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Pre-Snap Reads 8/19: News and notes from Russell Wilson press conference

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“It’s been so nice to finally meet you. Smell ya later.”

Seahawks News

Seahawks observations: Russell Wilson's 'mission to win' starts bright and early – The Athletic
The Seahawks QB on Wednesday talked about the importance of being physically and mentally strong, and why he's working out at 5:45 a.m.

At Long Last, Seattle Seahawks LB Darrell Taylor Breaks Free - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
After months and months of starts and stops, Darrell Taylor finally took the field in a Seahawks uniform on Saturday night and he did not disappoint.

'So grateful': Seahawks' Jamal Adams discusses new deal, goals and more
The NFL's new highest-paid safety, Jamal Adams, joined 710 ESPN Seattle's Wyman and Bob on the heels of his extension with the Seahawks.

2 Seahawks players who saw their stock rise and fall in preseason opener
A pair of Seahawks defenders who are entering important seasons for their careers are trending in opposite directions, says Jake Heaps.

Early-Morning Work With D’Wayne Eskridge & Other Takeaways From Russell Wilson’s Wednesday Press Conference
Highlights from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s press conference following Day 15 of training camp.

Wednesday Round-Up: Jordyn Brooks Poised To Be ‘Defensive Leader’ For Seahawks This Season
Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager is high on Seahawks linebacker Jordyn Brooks as he enters his second season.

Russell Wilson: I'm sure Duane Brown's contract will get worked out - ProFootballTalk
Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown continues to sit out practice, holding in as he seeks a new deal. The team’s season opener is 25 days away.

Adams shows another rare football skill: He can blink – Sportspress Northwest
The Jamal Adams skeptics are beside themselves. First the Seahawks expend great treasure to acquire a safety, then double down by expending great treasure to keep him long term.

NFC West News

'Kyler Murray should have fun' with Cardinals receivers DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green - Arizona Cardinals- ESPN
Neither Hopkins nor Green has played alongside a receiver like the other. If they can stay healthy, it could be a "big issue" for opposing defenses.

Red Rain: 20 Minute 53 Man Roster Talk - Revenge of the Birds
Update on my Cardinals 53 Man Roster favorites, following the Cardinals exciting 19-16 win over the Cowboys.

49ers News: Nick Bosa has been vaccinated - Niners Nation
About 96 percent of the team has gotten at least one shot.

49ers news: How much of what Trey Lance did Sunday is transferable to the regular season? - Niners Nation
Plus, injury updates, more QB talk, and if we see a trade for a CB down the line.

Rams injury updates: Ben Skowronek expected to miss 4-6 weeks - Turf Show Times
Unfortunate news for the rookie out of Notre Dame.

NFC West Notes: Seahawks, Watt, 49ers
Here is more from Seattle and the latest from elsewhere in the NFC West.

Around The NFL

Josh Allen’s contract, a pass-happy approach and 10 takeaways on the Bills – The Athletic
The Bills got a lot better last season. Here's how much better, and how they're planning to stay in contention long-term in the AFC.

NFL training camp updates: Bears lose rookie Jenkins, plus buzz on Antonio Gibson, Lamar Jackson and Tua Tagovailoa
An injured Bears rookie, latest on Gibson, Lamar and Tua. Check out the top photos, videos, quotes and notes from the NFL on Wednesday.

After considering retirement, Aaron Rodgers vows to enjoy 2021 - National Football Post
Aaron Rodgers says he plans to enjoy every minute of his 2021 season with the Green Bay Packers, a team he reportedly swore at one point to never suit up for again.

The Cowboys star under the most pressure to deliver this season may not be Dak Prescott
Even with HBO cameras following the Dallas Cowboys everywhere, the two biggest question marks surrounding the team’s two biggest stars with the two biggest contracts remain mostly unanswered.

NFC South Over/Unders: The Crushing Despair of the Atlanta Falcons | Football Outsiders
Bryan and Andrew take a spirited look at the NFC South, questioning the past of Sam Darnold, the present of Taysom Hill, and the future of Tom Brady.

Vikings LB Cameron Smith, who returned from heart surgery, announces retirement
Vikings LB Cam Smith, who missed all of the 2020 season due to heart surgery, announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, via social media.

Dalton supports Bears fans' excitement for Fields, but makes it clear 'right now, it's my time'
Bears QB Andy Dalton supports the excitement in Chicago for Justin Fields, but maintains that the rookie will have to wait until his time is over.

Deshaun Watson's lawyer says FBI is investigating accuser for possible extortion
Deshaun Watson's lawyer says one of the quarterback's accusers is being investigated by the FBI for possible extortion.