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Seahawks News

Seahawks observations: Offense stalls again in sloppy loss to Broncos, with brief glimpse of the tempo to come – The Athletic
Context matters about a game in which the Broncos played most of their starters while the home team sat nearly all of its best players.

Seahawks Expected to Play Starters in Preseason Finale - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
A longer break between the preseason finale and season opener in Indianapolis played a key role in Seattle's decision to rest starters in the first two exhibition contests. But that should change with a home game against the Los Angeles Chargers on tap.

Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf, Bobby Wagner & Jamal Adams Named To NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2021 List
Four more Seahawks were named to the NFL Network’s Top 100 players of 2021 list as players No. 41-11 were revealed on Sunday.

What The Seahawks Said Following Their 30-3 Preseason Loss To The Denver Broncos
Interviews, transcripts and press conferences from Seattle's preseason game Denver.

Pre-season week #2 thoughts (vs Denver Broncos) « Seahawks Draft Blog
At the start of Pete Carroll’s post-game press conference, a loud horn-honk blurted out, presumably from someone’s cell phone. “I agree” said Carroll, dryly, in response to the noise, after a 30-3 hammering.

Few Seahawks starters again, and it only gets worse – Sportspress Northwest
We all know that in terms of outcomes, the NFL preseason is meaningless, especially when the Seahawks are in max-protect mode regarding the health of players. The truth was amplified last season when all fake games were scrubbed because of COVID-19 and no one noticed any compromised play.

DeeJay Dallas pays respect to Kam Chancellor after another impressive preseason game for Seahawks | Tacoma News Tribune
Running back--and now kick returner -- DeeJay Dallas gives respect to another Seahawks number 31, Kam Chancellor. Dallas has had two impressive preseason games in a row.

NFC West News

Rams roster taking shape: Some good problems and some bad problems following second preseason game – The Athletic
Bryce Perkins looked dynamic at quarterback at times Saturday, but the Rams lost a running back and their punters were sidelined.

Cardinals Taking Each Preseason Game 'Week-to-Week' - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Most of Arizona's starters took the field last Friday against the Chiefs.

San Francisco 49ers' Trey Lance recovers from slow start to second preseason game, leads 2 TD drives on final 3 series
Trey Lance's second preseason game went a lot like his first one -- in reverse. After struggling to find a rhythm early against the Chargers on Sunday, the 49ers rookie QB recovered to finish 8-of-14 for 102 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.

49ers QB battle: Jimmy Garoppolo throws INT, then Trey Lance is up and down
The only remaining question for the San Francisco 49ers is if Trey Lance's great plays will be worth the inevitable rookie mistakes. There have been plenty of both in the preseason.

2021 Arizona Cardinals: Mold of Clay? - Revenge of the Birds
I hold a profound appreciation for the spectacularly detailed projections that Mike Clay does for ESPN. Let us know in the comment section what you think of Mike Clay’s work.

49ers vs. Chargers: Trey Lance throws two touchdowns in a 15-10 win - Niners Nation
It felt like the 49ers' defensive line was teeing off on the Chargers quarterbacks all night.

5 takeaways on how the LA Rams offensive line did against the Raiders - Turf Show Times
The Los Angeles Rams were unable to pull out the win versus the Las Vegas Raiders Saturday night, losing by a final score of 17-16.

The status on these 6 key position battles for Rams bubble players - Turf Show Times
The roster is starting to come into shape.

Chandler Jones linked to Jets after report they want to make trade
Chandler Jones began trending after a report claimed the New York Jets are looking for pass rush help ahead of the 2021 season.

Around the NFL

Texans QB Deshaun Watson is No. 18 on NFL Top 100 Players list
Deshaun Watson may not be getting any team reps or preseason action with the Houston Texans, but he is still foremost on the mind of his peers.

Everything we know about Chargers’ loss to 49ers in preseason Week 2
In a relatively low-scoring affair, the Chargers were unable to come out on top over the 49ers, losing by the score of 15-10.

Report: Saquon Barkley to participate in drills vs. Patriots - National Football Post
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley is expected to participate in team drills during upcoming joint practices with the New England Patriots, NFL Network reported Sunday.

NFL MVP Betting Odds - National Football Post
NFL MVP betting odds change quickly during each season and long-shots sometimes surge up the board. See the current MVP favorites.

FMIA: Nineteen Minutes With Tom Brady at Bucs Camp - Peter King, NBC Sports
Peter King's Football Morning In America column begins with 19 minutes with Tom Brady at Bucs camp; also stops with Saints, Vikings, Jags and more.

An update on several injured Miami Dolphins and where they stand | Miami Herald
Injury updates on several Miami Dolphins who have been sidelined. And notes on the offensive line, a player who has been great all camp and backup cornerback.

'It's just devastating' - Falcons FB Keith Smith's aunt and uncle cope with Dixie Fire loss
Falcons fullback Keith Smith was in between meetings at training camp earlier this month when he got a message in a group chat with family: His aunt and uncle's house in California had burned down and they had lost essentially everything.

Top 100 Players of 2021: Top 10 players revealed in alphabetical order ahead of final episode
The finale of the Top 100 Players of 2021 will not air until Sunday, Aug. 29 on NFL Network, but we now know the 10 players who are vying for the top spot.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Sunday, Aug. 22
Bengals rookie DE Joseph Ossai is set for knee surgery this week to repair a meniscus injury and is feared to be lost for the season, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

Jets Exploring Trade For Pass Rush Help
In the wake of Carl Lawson‘s season-ending Achilles tear, the Jets are on the lookout for pass rushing help, as Adam Schefter of tweets. The club will surely scour the free agent market, which will continue to grow as cuts are made throughout the league, and New York is also exploring trade possibilities.

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor talks status of Joe Burrow and Trey Hopkins, Ja'Marr Chase's confidence – The Athletic
With one preseason game remaining, some of the biggest questions surrounding the Bengals remain unanswered, and new ones continue to arise.