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John Ursua, Tre Brown among Seahawks players with most to gain in preseason home opener – The Athletic
Seven players stand to dramatically increase their standing on the Seahawks with a strong performance Saturday.

Pete Carroll Updates Seahawks Injury Situation Ahead of Preseason Tilt vs. Broncos - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seahawks will still be without their starting center in Ethan Pocic, but a few veterans who didn't play in the preseason opener should be available to suit up against the Broncos.

Rise and Shine: Seattle Seahawks WR D'Wayne Eskridge Adjusting to Early Wake-Up Calls, Working Out With Russell Wilson - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Though he doesn't enjoy hearing his alarm go off at the crack of dawn, meeting up with Wilson bright and early has allowed Eskridge to build a rapport with the quarterback and avoid falling too far behind after missing three weeks worth of training camp with a toe injury.

Pete Carroll: Seahawks' preseason approach, rookie standout, Adams deal
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll sat down with 710 ESPN Seattle's Wyman and Bob to discuss the preseason, a new contract for Jamal Adams and more.

Quandre Diggs, not Duane Brown, could get next deal from Seahawks
When it comes to the next Seahawks player to get a contract extension, Jake Heaps thinks Quandre Diggs may get one before Duane Brown.

Friday Round-Up: Gabe Jackson Talks O-Line Chemistry, Working With Russell Wilson
As he prepares for his eighth season in the NFL and first as a Seahawk, the veteran guard spoke with 710 ESPN’s “Danny & Gallant” about training camp and building chemistry with his new team.

Seahawks DB Ryan Neal on free agent K.J. Wright: ‘I miss him dearly’
K.J. Wright played linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks at a high level for the last 10 years. At the moment he’s a free agent and a lot of fans are eager to see him re-signed for another year. They aren’t the only ones who miss having No. 50 around, either.

Carroll: No concern Duane Brown won’t play Seahawks opener | Tacoma News Tribune
Coach Pete Carroll says he is not concerned over Duane Brown’s availability for the Seahawks’ opener in three weeks. Yet issues remain on Russell Wilson’s line.

NFC West News

Bets piling up on 49ers QB Trey Lance for NFL MVP - National Football Post
Trey Lance is the No. 2 quarterback on the San Francisco 49ers’ roster entering the weekend. BetMGM clearly expects his standing to change and recently trimmed his MVP odds by more than half.

49ers news: Who Is Nsimba Webster? What Does He Do? - Niners Nation
More importantly, will he be able to win his position battle and make the team?

Arizona Cardinals' offense falls flat as QB Kyler Murray makes preseason debut vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The second preseason game for the Arizona Cardinals saw the first game action for starting quarterback Kyler Murray. But the only Cardinals quarterback to throw a touchdown pass was No. 3 signal-caller Chris Streveler.

Arizona Cardinals look lifeless in preseason loss to Kansas City Chiefs - Revenge of the Birds
It was as unwatchable as any football game I can remember, and yet it was still football.

Ex-Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald doesn't have the urge to play in NFL 'right now'
Future Hall of Fame receiver Larry Fitzgerald said he just doesn't "have the urge to play right now," but he admitted that he doesn't know how he'll feel about participating in an 18th season moving forward.

What's Los Angeles Rams' Biggest Weakness Going Into 2021? - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
The Rams have made moves to improve their team in 2021. But what remains as their biggest weakness as we approach the start of the regular season?

Final LA Rams 2021 training camp observations - Turf Show Times
Gather your koozies, your shades, and your big floppy-brimmed hats, because training camp is essentially over for the LA Rams.

4 bold predictions for the Rams-Raiders preseason game on Saturday - Turf Show Times
Perkins has a night and other bold predictions for the second preseason game.

Around The NFL

Chargers training camp report, Day 17: Derwin James vs. George Kittle – The Athletic
After George Kittle beat Derwin James for a touchdown in seven-on-seven work, the Chargers safety ended practice with the play of the day.

Houston Legend Warren Moon Tells Texans QB Deshaun Watson To 'Stick To Your Guns" - Sports Illustrated Houston Texans News, Analysis and More
Houston Oilers legend and NFL Hall of Famer Warren Moon recently weighed in on Texans QB Deshaun Watson's legal situation.

Could Aaron Rodgers still land 'Jeopardy!' job after host Mike Richards' resignation?
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers insisted Friday that he legitimately would have taken the job hosting “Jeopardy!” had it been offered to him earlier this summer.

In a twist, criminal probe into Deshaun Watson may ensure he’s eligible to play entire 2021 NFL season
For months, the number of investigations and legal entanglements surrounding Deshaun Watson have grown. First with 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct, then with subsequent probes launched by the Houston Police Department, Harris County prosecutor and NFL.

The Week In Quotes: August 20, 2021 | Football Outsiders
This week: Jamal Adams gets a lot of money, coaches get vain, Mike Zimmer gets sarcastic, Dan Campbell gets buzzed, and Peyton Manning gets a gold jacket.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Friday, Aug. 20
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced a pair of Cardinals assistant coaches out of action.

Patriots' QB competition heats up as Cam Newton, Mac Jones impress in preseason win over Eagles
In New England's preseason win over Philadelphia, rookie Mac Jones reinforced the notion that he is the Patriots' quarterback of the future.

Broncos passed on Justin Fields because of epilepsy concerns?
A new report indicates that the Denver Broncos passed on drafting quarterback Justin Fields due to concerns about his epilepsy.