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Pre-Snap Reads 8/17: Seahawks cut roster down to 85 players

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Seahawks News

Seahawks risers and fallers: Ugo Amadi keeps pace at nickel cornerback; tough night for Geno Smith – The Athletic
Amadi and Ben Burr-Kirven were among those to impress in Seattle's preseason opener, while Smith left Las Vegas with a concussion.

Analysis: 3 Takes Following Seattle Seahawks' First Preseason Game - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Ty Dane Gonzalez analyzes the Seahawks' third down running back role, if Ahkello Witherspoon has earned the starting left cornerback job and the importance of Al Woods following the team's 20-7 preseason loss to the Raiders.

Clayton: Breaking down the Seahawks after their preseason opener
John Clayton goes through the Seahawks' preseason loss to the Raiders, sorting through what was positive and what the problems are.

The simple change that could greatly impact the Seahawks' offense
The way the Seahawks plan to run the ball in 2021 could make the offense much better, former NFL players Jake Heaps and Ray Roberts say.

Seahawks Sign DE Alex Tchangam; Waive Six Players
The Seahawks reduced their roster to 85 players on Monday and added defensive end Alex Tchangam.

Monday Round-Up: Rasheem Green Stands Out To Media After Strong Preseason Opener
The defensive end shined for Seattle in their preseason opener against the Raiders on Saturday.

Some voiced concerns « Seahawks Draft Blog
Here’s a clip from my recent appearance on the brilliant Pedestrian Podcast. It explains why I have reservations about the direction of the Seahawks and their 2021 prospects.

Source: Jamal Adams would challenge safety-based franchise tag - ProFootballTalk
The Seahawks have very real leverage when it comes to the contract talks with safety Jamal Adams. Barring a long-term deal, they can pay him $9.86 million and then apply the franchise tag twice.

Seahawks hold advantage with Jamal Adams in contract impasse | Tacoma News Tribune
The Seahawks hold ultimate leverage in their contract impasse with Jamal Adams: the ability to use a franchise tag to keep him. Precedent says it won’t happen.

NFC West News

NFL 100: At No. 24, Rams' Aaron Donald is 'everything that's right' — watching film with Sean McVay proves it – The Athletic
Watch film of Aaron Donald with Sean McVay for a few minutes and it's obvious what the Rams coach thinks of his do-it-all defensive lineman.

5 things we learned from LA Rams 13-6 loss to the Chargers on Saturday - Turf Show Times
Here are the five things we learned from Saturday’s game.

49ers preseason rookie report: Demmodore Lenoir had an impressive debut - Niners Nation
Breaking down how each rookie performed in their first preseason game.

49ers DE Nick Bosa progressing from ACL injury - National Football Post
San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa is slated to participate in team drills next week as he continues his recovery from an ACL tear in his left knee.

49ers Talk with Matt Maiocco and Laura Britt
Matt Maiocco and Jennifer Lee Chan break down the 49ers' first preseason game against the Chiefs, including how Trey Lance performed in his first appearance as a 49ers quarterback, what the rushing attack looked like and if San Francisco’s youthful secondary held up against the Chiefs offense.

Arizona Cardinals' Washington Huskies connection making big impact
Five players from one college football program on a 90-man NFL training camp roster isn't the most uncommon thing in sports.

Toughness Wins - Revenge of the Birds
For the first time on quite some time, toughness has arrived inside the Cardinals’ building.

Reviewing every song on the Madden 22 soundtrack, plus NFL trade rumors - Turf Show Times
Plus updates on some former Rams around the NFL after the first preseason game.

Around The NFL

Bengals stock report: Risers and fallers after win over the Buccaneers in preseason opener – The Athletic
Joseph Ossai leads the list of those making a good impression while others took a hit on their standing in the pecking order.

Tua Tagovailoa's mistakes in Dolphins' preseason loss are 'correctable' - Miami Dolphins- ESPN
Miami coach Brian Flores is optimistic about the second-year quarterback's judgment in the preseason opener, saying he "will move on to get better."

Fantasy Marathon mailbag - High hopes for Ezekiel Elliott, Najee Harris, J.K. Dobbins
You had fantasy questions. Our NFL Nation reporters have answers on which running backs have the most upside, what to make of the offensive line in Pittsburgh and much more.

ESPN: NFL's All-Value Team 2021 | Football Outsiders
A new feature for ESPN+, looking at an all-22 team of the NFL's best value contracts -- no rookies included -- ranging from Tom Brady in Tampa Bay to Tyron Smith in Dallas and Xavier Rhodes in Indianapolis.

Tua, Fields, and Lance Check All the Boxes | Football Outsiders
Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Fields, and Trey Lance checked all the boxes in the first weekend of the NFL preseason. But is checking ALL the boxes really a good thing? Also in this edition of Walkthrough, Mike Tanier finds out just who Rhamondre Stevenson and Sandro Platzgummer really are so you don't have to.

NFL player cuts tracker: Team-by-team roster moves
Prior to the 2021 NFL regular season, all 32 franchises must meet three roster-cut deadlines set by the league. Around The NFL tracks all of the releases in this team-by-team rundown.

C.J. Mosley warns sleeping on Jets defense 'won't end well' for opposition
With new head coach Robert Saleh on board, Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley has a message that this isn't the same old Gang Green D.

Luke Kuechly makes surprise appearance at Bills practice
Former Carolina Panthers All-Pro linebacker Luke Kuechly made an appearance at Buffalo Bills camp Monday to work with the linebackers.

Josh Allen reveals big change he's trying to make this season
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen revealed he has put in major work on the mental side of his game during the offseason.

What we learned about the Dallas Cowboys after preseason game #2 - Blogging The Boys
A retrospective of the Cowboys game versus the Cardinals.