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Seahawks News

Big play and a bigger heart: How Poona Ford went from undrafted rookie to Seahawks star – The Athletic
Overlooked in the 2018 draft, Ford just three years later has quietly become one of Seattle’s key defensive players, and a fan favorite.

How Seattle Seahawks Can Maximize Contributions of 'All-Around Dude' Freddie Swain in 2021 - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Presented with an opportunity for more playing time this preseason, second-year receiver Freddie Swain could be a Swiss Army knife of sorts for the 2021 Seahawks.

Clayton: Numbers show Seahawks' pass rush should be in for a big year
The Seahawks' lackluster pass rush in 2019 and the first half of 2020 is still fresh to many people, but this year should be very different.

New OC Shane Waldron Talks Tempo, Calling Plays & More After First Week Of Seahawks Training Camp
Notes from offensive coordinator Shane Waldron’s first press conference of 2021 training camp.

Prime directive for new Seahawks OC Waldron: Beat LA – Sportspress Northwest
The way everyone around the Seahawks has talked about Shane Waldron’s actual and potential contributions this season, the new offensive coordinator has risen in importance above any of the new player acquisitions. He’s developing a bit of a rock-star aura.

Around The NFL

Arizona Cardinals Thursday training camp 2021 open thread - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals continue to have daily open practices, meaning we have something to discuss with regards to the Arizona Cardinals.

Matt Maiocco says 49ers’ Lance is the best rookie QB he’s ever seen - Niners Nation
All aboard the Trey Lance hype train.

Five offensive takeaways from the 49ers offense one week into training camp: Let Trey Lance work with the starters - Niners Nation
We run through each position and see who is standing out and who must improve.

It’s Time for Trey Lance to Consistently Get First-Team Reps - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Enough waiting. Trey Lance has shown the 49ers enough to get his share of first-team reps.

49ers training camp: Ho hum — another one-incompletion outing for Trey Lance – The Athletic
The rookie's seventh practice was marked by an efficient red zone session and by deep passes to tight ends George Kittle and Ross Dwelley.

Rams RB Room: Monitoring Which Free Agents Remain Available - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
What free agent running backs remain available?

Rams news: Will the LA Rams regret passing on WR Terrace Marshall Jr.? - Turf Show Times
Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web.

Around The NFL

When the Jets’ Elijah Moore sees himself, he sees the best rookie wide receiver in the NFL – The Athletic
The rookie second-round NFL Draft pick from Ole Miss has stood out for his performance from the moment he donned a New York Jets uniform.

NFL training camp updates - Mac Jones' big day, Andy Reid mulls rest schedule, Hall of Fame Game
Real live football kicks off tonight, while some rookies shined in camp practices and some vets got some rest. Check out the top photos, videos, quotes and notes from the NFL on Thursday.

Steelers defeat Cowboys 16-3 in Hall of Fame Game - National Football Post
The Pittsburgh Steelers scored 16 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 16-3 in the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday night in Canton, Ohio.

Report: Free agent LB K.J. Wright visits Raiders - National Football Post
Free agent linebacker K.J. Wright visited with the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, ESPN reported.

Report: Packers have agreed to trade Aaron Rodgers if he still wants out in 2022 - ProFootballTalk
The Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have an agreement. But it’s not in writing. Which means it’s not worth the paper it’s not written on.

A grand jury could ultimately hold the key to Deshaun Watson's legal and football future
Despite a report that Deshaun Watson trade talks were “heating up” between the Houston Texans and Philadelphia Eagles, multiple sources close to the teams and quarterback told Yahoo Sports that Watson’s NFL future remains in limbo and there has been little movement on the trade front.

FO Radio Hour: Training Camp news and WR prop bets | Football Outsiders
An all-new stream of the FO Radio Hour hosted by Aaron Schatz with featured guests Mike Tanier and Andrew Potter discuss training camp buzz and news about some big names from around the league. The guys also talk about some interesting wide receiver prop bets going into the season.

AFC East Over/Unders: Can Tua Get Dolphins to the Playoffs? | Football Outsiders
Bryan and Andrew come back for their second Scramble in two days, looking at the over/under lines in the AFC East. They are of Tua minds on Tagovailoa and the Dolphins, but also spare time to talk about Josh Allen and getting caught in sudden New York rain showers.

What we learned from Steelers' win over Cowboys in Hall of Fame Game
For the first time since 2019, NFL preseason football was played on Thursday night. It was the Steelers who came away with the win over the Cowboys at the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

Jordan Love 'super excited' for first game-action with Packers: 'I've been training a year'
More than 18 months after participating in the 2020 Senior Bowl, Jordan Love is looking forward to his first pro contest when the Packers face the Texans on Saturday, Aug. 14, in Week 1 of the preseason.

Move The Sticks Podcast: Training Camp Observations & Breakout Players
Bucky Brooks is back with a new episode of Move The Sticks with special guest Rhett Lewis. The pair preview Thursday night's Hall of Fame Game, share their observations from Saints and Browns training camp and discuss breakout players for 2021.

LA Super Bowl? Brandon Staley is a hit in Chargers camp so far - Turf Show Times
Brandon Staley was the most sought after head coaching candidate in the NFL in 2021, and I know this because he was hired by the Los Angeles Chargers.

Cowboys vs Steelers recap: Dallas loses the Hall of Fame 16-3 with few stars available - Blogging The Boys
Football is back as the Cowboys and the Steelers got it rolling at the Hall of Fame game.