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How and where are you watching the game tonight?

Seahawks News

Tre Flowers, Stone Forsythe and other Seahawks to watch in the preseason opener – The Athletic
Amid the news that Seattle TE Colby Parkinson has reinjured his foot, five players Pete Carroll will have his eye on Saturday in Las Vegas.

Analysis: 7 Things We Have Learned About Seahawks OC Shane Waldron’s Offensive Scheme - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Now in the midst of week three of training camp, we've finally learned more about Shane Waldron's new offense with the Seahawks. Ahead of the plain scheming that comes with preseason football, Matty F. Brown breaks these offensive lessons down into seven key areas.

Gallant: 6 things I'll be looking for during Seahawks' preseason opener
The Seahawks' first preseason game is almost here, so Paul Gallant has shared six things he'll be looking for when Seattle faces Las Vegas.

Friday Round-Up: Marquise Blair Discusses Return From Injury, Training Camp Competition At Cornerback
The third-year corner spoke with 710 ESPN’s “Danny & Gallant” about rehabbing the torn ACL he suffered a year ago, and the training camp battle between him and Ugo Amadi for the nickel cornerback spot.

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll 'can't even imagine' Jamal Adams not playing Week 1
When asked if he sees any chance safety Jamal Adams won't suit up for Seattle's regular-season opener against Indianapolis, Pete Carroll was dismissive when replying, "I'm not even thinking about that at all."

Seahawks’ Parkinson breaks foot again, will miss significant time - The Columbian
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll confirmed the worst fears about tight end Colby Parkinson's injury: another broken foot.

Seahawks star Bobby Wagner named league’s best off-ball linebacker
Seahawks star Bobby Wagner named league's best off-ball linebacker by going into the 2021 season.

No one wants to see Brown frown; deal has to go down – Sportspress Northwest
Now that more has been reported about about the contract drama unfolding at training camp, the more it seems that LT Duane Brown is the Seahawks’ most difficult roster problem.

2012 Seattle Seahawks highlight notable modern, historic QB rooms | RSN
The Seattle Seahawks' 2012 quarterback competition highlights notable modern and historic crowded QB rooms.

NFC West News

Who and what to watch for in the 49ers' preseason opener against Kansas City – The Athletic
Trey Lance will make his NFL debut and probably play about 30 plays, but he's not the only 49ers player to keep an eye on Saturday.

49ers news: John Lynch says Jimmy Garoppolo is still the starter, but Trey Lance is pushing him - Niners Nation
The 49ers GM joined KNBR on Friday to discuss the 49ers QBs.

49ers news: DeMeco Ryans emphasizes taking the ball away. “Everything we do is about taking the ball away” - Niners Nation
The Niners finished third-worst in the league (-11) in turnover differential in 2020.

Listen: Who Is Charging Up The Los Angeles Rams NFL Depth Chart? - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Locked On Rams: Los Angeles Rams TE Jacob Harris to climb depth chart and QB Matthew Stafford to potentially break passing yardage record.

LA Rams: 3 offensive and 3 defensive players to watch vs Chargers - Turf Show Times
Saturday’s contest against the Chargers will be fans’ first look at promising young players.

LA Rams roster: The state of the 2021 offensive line - Turf Show Times
Is the offensive line actually a strength?

Arizona Cardinals primed to end NFL playoff drought in 2021-22 season
The Arizona Cardinals have not been to the NFL playoffs since the 2015-16 season. Will that end this season?

Revenge of the Birds Podcast #145: Preseason Game 1 Preview & Are We Underrating the Arizona Cardinals? - Revenge of the Birds
Blake & Johnny preview the players and positions to watch for Preseason Game 1 against the Cowboys.

Around The NFL

NFL 100: At No. 28, Deion Sanders backed up the ‘Prime Time’ style with substance – The Athletic
Sanders earned respect on the field and in the locker room and earned unparalleled attention everywhere else.

After one Patriots preseason game, the Mac Jones-Cam Newton QB competition is a toss-up – The Athletic
Both QBs had their moments on Thursday. The takeaway: Jones does still have an opportunity to push the veteran for the top job.

Veteran NFL running back Dion Lewis to announce retirement, source says
Dion Lewis, used primarily as a third-down back for most of his NFL career, will retire, a source told ESPN. He gained 3,833 yards from scrimmage, scoring 22 total touchdowns.

NFL roundup: Bills spoil Jared Goff’s Lions debut - National Football Post
The home team Detroit Lions stormed back with 12 fourth-quarter points — including a 28-yard go-ahead field goal from Randy Bullock — to grab a 15-13 lead over the Buffalo Bills Friday night...

Most underrated Packers player, rookie roles, team's weak link and more: Mailbag, Part 2 – The Athletic
In Part 2 of our mailbag, we cover a lot of ground, including expectations for the Packers D, potential surprise cuts and plenty more.

Patriots' Mac Jones looks comfortable in NFL preseason debut - Sports Illustrated
The former Alabama QB's preseason debut against Washington wasn't exactly spectacular, but the rookie never looked rattled in his first NFL game.

A grand jury investigation has been launched into complaints against Deshaun Watson
As civil litigation against Houston Texans star Deshaun Watson crawls forward, two sources have confirmed the Harris County District Attorney’s office has launched a grand jury investigation into the quarterback.

With injuries mounting, Packers work out three different wide receivers
The Green Bay Packers may need to sign a wide receiver to get through the preseason, and they are looking into outside options.

What Danielle Hunter Means for Vikings | Football Outsiders
Last year, Minnesota had the weakest pass rush we have seen in a long, long time. The Vikings will need to get better there to get back to the playoffs, and they'll need Danielle Hunter to bounce back from injury in a big way to get it done.

Dwayne Haskins performs like a 'jazz player' in bid to earn Steelers' No. 2 QB job
Dwayne Haskins' bid to put heat on Mason Mason Rudolph for the Steelers' No. 2 QB gig gained gravitas Thursday night.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Friday, Aug. 13
Eddie Goldman is finally on his way back to the field for the Chicago Bears. The team officially announced Friday that Goldman has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Giants forced to use assistant coach as practice lineman due to injury issues
The New York Giants were forced to turn to assistant coach Ben Wilkerson as a temporary offensive lineman due to injuries and retirements.