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The Seahawks sold Deshawn Shead on a job as an assistant coach, and it's paying off for both – The Athletic
Shead, a former Seahawks DB, had a successful career in software sales. But the coaching itch remained, and now he's back with Seattle.

Seattle Seahawks Cover 2 Fire Zones: Explaining the Alton Robinson Play - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The infamous Alton Robinson coverage was a major talking point of the Seahawks' preseason road trip to Las Vegas. Matty F. Brown explains what actually happened, delving into the Seahawks' cover 2 fire zones.

Clayton: What's next for the Seahawks after paying Jamal Adams
The Seahawks extended Jamal Adams, which worked out well for both sides. With that done, John Clayton looks ahead to Seattle's next moves.

Bachelorette’s Katie Thurston Attends Seahawks Camp on Thursday
The Bachelorette star received roses and an autographed Russell Wilson football at today’s practice.

Thursday Round-Up: DK Metcalf Named One Of 10 Best Players Under 25 Heading Into 2021 Season
NFL.com analyst and former All-Pro running back Maurice Jones-Drew details why Metcalf should be a staple of the Seattle offense for years to come.

New podcast: Reacting to the Jamal Adams deal & more « Seahawks Draft Blog
Today I was joined by Robbie Williams & Matt Mikolas to discuss the Jamal Adams contract and other Seahawks topics going into the second pre-season game…

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson hoping to get reps against Denver
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is hoping to get reps Saturday night against Denver in the team's preseason home opener.

Wilson’s made up with the O-linemen; can they keep him upright? – Sportspress Northwest
Only one other time in the Pete Carroll/Russell Wilson era have the Seahawks fallen so hard, so fast. If you don’t remember when that was, turn in your Ricardo Lockette jersey and stop reading.

Ranchers Al Woods, Cody Barton rare in Seahawks locker room | Tacoma News Tribune
Defensive players Al Woods and Cody Barton are a rarity and curiosity among Pete Carroll and teammates in the Seahawks locker room. They are farmers, ranchers.

AFC West News

Kawakami: Trey Lance hesitates, the 49ers' Week 1 QB situation clarifies – The Athletic
Friday's practice against the Chargers might be Lance's last chance this training camp to make a run for Jimmy Garoppolo's starting spot.

49ers rookie storylines heading into their second preseason game against the Chargers - Niners Nation
We take a look at what to expect from the first-year players headed into their second preseason game.

LISTEN: Recapping Rams QB Matthew Stafford's Day 1 of Joint Practice - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Locked On Rams: Los Angeles Rams joint practice with Las Vegas Raiders Day 1 recap with QB Matthew Stafford and offense struggling.

Rams-Raiders practice brawl adds anticipation to nationally-televised preseason game - Turf Show Times
The Los Angeles Rams and Las Vegas Raiders are slated to hold a preseason game on Saturday night at 7 PM, but so far the tenor of everything you hear out of camp is that Wednesday and Thursday’s joint practices will carry more weight, importance, and excitement than anything you’re set to see in the game this weekend.

Six Arizona Cardinals to watch in preseason Week 2 vs. Kansas City Chiefs - Revenge of the Birds
Kyler Murray is expected to play on Friday.

Around The NFL

Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden sends team to buses after brawl with Los Angeles Rams
A brawl prompted Raiders coach Jon Gruden to send his players to the buses, ending a joint practice with the Rams earlier than scheduled.

Reports: Stadium finance issues led to Raiders' front office shakeup - National Football Post
Four front office executives for the Las Vegas Raiders left the team in recent weeks, and accounting problems involving the club’s new stadium were the

Colin Kaepernick is in 'Madden 22' and has a better overall rating than several current starters
Former quarterback Colin Kaepernick made it into the latest edition of “Madden” despite still not having a team to play for in the NFL.

How will taunting penalties & fan vaccine mandates affect the season? Plus reactions from Bears, Colts & Dolphins camps
Two major policy edicts are poised to drastically change the fan experience both on the field and off this NFL season. Charles Robinson is joined by Yahoo's Eric Edholm to dive into a breadth of topics from around the league, including the major question marks surrounding the NFL's new focus on taunting penalties and a pair of NFL teams issuing strict rules regarding entry to their stadiums.

FO Radio Hour: Dr. Jen Welter on Coaching and Women in Football | Football Outsiders
An all-new stream of the FO Radio Hour hosted by Aaron Schatz with Mike Tanier and featured guest Dr. Jen Welter! Aaron and Mike talk with Dr. Welter about her career as a football player as well as the first woman coach in the NFL and the emergence of women coaching in the game.

AFC South Over/Unders: The Houston Texans and the Legion of the Adequate | Football Outsiders
Bryan and Andrew turn their attentions to the AFC South, where pessimism abounds: questionable quarterbacks in Indianapolis, questionable staff in Jacksonville, and questionable everything in Houston.

Eagles' Jalen Hurts sent to hospital, 'going to be OK' after late scratch vs. Pats because of stomach illness
The Eagles announced shortly after Thursday's kickoff that presumed starting QB Jalen Hurts would not be available versus the Patriots because of an illness.

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: A Conversation with Matt Harmon (aka Camp, Catch and Cook)
Marcas Grant is joined by our old friend Matt Harmon (Reception Perception, Yahoo Fantasy) to preview the second week of preseason action, talk through preseason storylines and examine WR play.

Move The Sticks: Reaction to Jamal Adams' extension & New Faces, New Places
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back, reviewing the huge contract extension of Seahawks safety Jamal Adams, looking at teams with multiple first-round picks in the 2022 NFL Draft and focus on the notable players in new places this upcoming season.