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Seahawks News

How cornerback John Reid can help the Seahawks, plus TE Luke Willson returns – The Athletic
The Seahawks agreed to send a conditional seventh-round 2023 pick to the Texans for Reid, described as "steady" by Pete Carroll.

No Need to Stress About Seattle Seahawks' Lackluster Preseason... Yet - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The first two games of the preseason for the Seahawks are a firm reminder of the perils of taking the preseason too seriously as a fan. The constant mismatches on the field can lead to lopsided results and unnecessary heartburn.

Podcast Player - sports.MyNorthwest.com - Brock and Salk Podcast
Has Pete Carroll completely changed his "always compete" philosophy, and if so, are the Hawks better off for it?

Heaps: Why DT Geno Atkins would be a great addition to Seahawks' D-line
All-Pro DT Geno Atkins visited the Seahawks on Monday, and Jake Heaps thinks Atkins could add a lot to Seattle's defensive line in 2021.

Seahawks trade for CB John Reid, bring back TE Luke Willson
The Seahawks are making a change at CB, one of their least deep positions, and bringing fan favorite TE Luke Willson back.

Tuesday Round-Up: John Schneider Joins The Rich Eisen Show
The Seahawks general manager and Eisen discussed Jamal Adams’ new deal, drafting DK Metcalf, his relationship with Pete Carroll and more.

Tre Brown hurt, Seahawks make a trade, D.J Reed returns | Tacoma News Tribune
Pete Carroll says rookie Tre Brown being injured is why Seahawks traded for Houston’s John Reid. D.J. Reed returns to practice and is back on track to start.

NFC West News

NFC West Odds - National Football Post
NFC West odds are no longer just a division betting line with Seattle at the top every year. Arizona, San Fran and the Rams are all gaining.

Arizona Cardinals Budda Baker’s Love for Candy - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Baker has “cheat snacks” on weekends and told reporters about his favorite candy.

Arizona Cardinals make a number of roster moves - Revenge of the Birds
As the Arizona Cardinals head into their final preseason game of the 2021 and their roster is light five players after the team announced their moves to get to 80 players.

Raheem Mostert's confidence 'skyrocketing' for 2021 season | RSN
Raheem Mostert will look to bounce back after a frustrating season in 2020.

Candlestick Chronicles: Stock report and the 49ers QB debate rages
Chris and Kyle are back with another episode of Candlestick Chronicles after the 49ers’ second preseason game vs. the Los Angeles Chargers.

49ers News: Kyle Shanahan sees improvement in Trey Lance - Niners Nation
"I like how he responded"

49ers news: Steve Young says Trey Lance should start Week 1 over Jimmy Garoppolo - Niners Nation
"The transition is so much easier now than it ever was...he needs to be on that field"

Johnny Mundt, the Rams tight end who can make any D silent - Turf Show Times
LA has a surprise TE2 headed into the season.

Around The NFL

NFL agent survey: 33 reps on Aaron Rodgers, Dak Prescott, QB power and the most trustworthy GMs – The Athletic
Rodgers' situation in Green Bay, Dak Prescott's contract, the Bucs' offseason moves and the best GMs are discussed by NFL agents.

Teaching Tuesday: 'Playing gap and a half' in Vic Fangio and Brandon Staley's system – The Athletic
The Rams defense last season focused on stopping the pass over the run, but still managed to do very well against the run.

NFL Power Rankings 2021 - Preseason 1-32 poll, plus players, coaches, general managers on hot seat
Kliff Kingsbury needs a playoff berth. Odell Beckham Jr. needs a healthy season. Aaron Rodgers needs a little respect.

With Travis Etienne out and their offense in disarray, should Jaguars sit Trevor Lawrence? - Jacksonville Jaguars Blog- ESPN
While the Jaguars' O-line may have problems protecting Lawrence, here is why he needs to be at the helm from Week 1 on.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Ryan Succop tests positive for COVID-19 after Tennessee Titans dinner; out for preseason game
Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop, who is fully vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19 after having dinner with some friends on the Titans. He will miss the final preseason game on Saturday, coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday.

FO Fantasy Show: Touchdown Over and Under Achievers | Football Outsiders
Scott Spratt hosts the FO Fantasy Show on Twitch discussing Touchdown Over and Under Achievers with special guest Mike Clay of ESPN. Scott and Mike take a look at RB, WR, and TE stats from 2020 to determine their value for fantasy drafts this season.

Moore, Palmer, St. Brown Top Rookie Sleeper WRs | Football Outsiders
Fantasy expert Scott Spratt explains why the Cardinals, Chargers, and Lions freshmen may have higher fantasy ceilings than you realize.

Secrets to Travis Kelce's Success: DVOA by Route 2020 | Football Outsiders
Our look at DVOA by route data for 2020 shows just what Kansas City's tight end did to be the best receiver in the game last season.

NFL Fantasy Football Podcast: Michael F. Florio returns! (aka The Band is Back Together!)
Michael F. Florio returns to the show, joining Marcas Grant for a brand new edition of the NFL Fantasy Football Podcast to discuss Travis Etienne's season-ending injury, the Bears' QB situation and more preseason news.

Cliff Branch, Dick Vermeil selected as Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2022 senior finalists
Former Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch and 15-year NFL head coach Dick Vermeil were selected as the senior finalist and coach finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2022, the Hall announced Tuesday.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Tuesday, Aug. 24
Lions coach Dan Campbell told reporters Tuesday that he's concerned about D'Andre Swift's conditioning as the RB deals with a groin injury with less than three weeks until Week 1.

Why won’t media admit that Andy Dalton is starting over Justin Fields? - Turf Show Times
Plus: the 49ers have the worst QB situation in the NFC West, Wentz returns, and more RBs to consider

Saints' CJ Gardner-Johnson calls taunting penalty emphasis 'bulls---'
CJ Gardner-Johnson is known for his talking during games, so he is not a fan of the NFL's new anti-taunting emphasis.

Lamar Jackson responds to NFL execs saying he has been figured out
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had a simple response when asked if he believes NFL defenses will figure him out.