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Seahawks News

In Biggest Surprise of Day, Seattle Seahawks Waive WR Penny Hart - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
As a result, the Seahawks may only carry four receivers to start the regular season.

Analysis: 5 Takeaways Examining Seattle Seahawks Initial 53-Man Roster - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Seattle will undoubtedly make additional moves to bolster its roster over the next several days, particularly when it comes to the waiver wire. But until then, there's plenty to unwrap looking at the initial 53.

Quandre Diggs Not 'Holding In,' Expects to Play in Seahawks' Season Opener - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
A bystander once again on Tuesday, Diggs' decision not to practice doesn't appear to be contract related. Instead, the star safety simply wants to protect himself as he heads into the final year of his current deal and approaches free agency.

Clayton: The biggest surprises from the Seahawks' roster cutdown
The Seahawks' roster cutdown to 53 players had a few surprises. "The Professor" John Clayton breaks down what stood out most to him.

A Position By Position Look At The Seahawks’ Initial 2021 Roster
A breakdown of the Seahawks’ initial roster following Tuesday’s moves to get below the 53-man limit.

Seahawks’ D.J. Reed on Ahkello Witherpsoon’s left corner now | Tacoma News Tribune
D.J. Reed has been Seahawks’ starting right cornerback. He says he got moved to left corner. Ahkello Witherspoon has been starting there. Sidney Jones arriving.

NFC West News

Arizona Cardinals Suddenly Thin in Secondary - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The retirement of CB Malcolm Butler for reported personal reasons could have the Cardinals scrambling for depth at the position.

Arizona Cardinals initial 53-man roster heading into 2021 - Revenge of the Birds
Who makes up the Arizona Cardinals 53-man roster heading into the 2021 season?

Let’s take a look.

49ers final 53-man roster: Gallman, McKivitz, and Dontae Johnson among notable cuts - Niners Nation
What else stands out?

49ers news: Why cut down day means more than people realize - Niners Nation
Talk is cheap, and today will prove it

LA Rams 53-man final roster 2021: Sean McVay makes cutdowns by deadline - Turf Show Times
The decisions are in! For now!

Rams trade Corey Bojorquez to Packers, keep Johnny Hekker at punter! - Turf Show Times
LA wasn’t ready to say goodbye to its all-time great punter.

5 Takeaways from LA Rams head coach Sean McVay’s presser following cuts - Turf Show Times
The Rams head coach spoke to the media following Tuesdays practice to discuss the final roster.

Around The NFL

NFLPA opens investigation after Jacksonville Jaguars' Urban Meyer says vaccination status a factor in roster cuts
Jaguars coach Urban Meyer said whether a player was vaccinated for COVID-19 was taken into consideration when the team set its roster. The NFL Players Association then said Meyer's statement "led us to open an investigation."

Former NFL RB, college star Junior Coffey dies at 79 - National Football Post
Former Atlanta Falcons running back and college star Junior Coffey has died. He was 79. Coffey later became a horse trainer after his football career.

Bills submit paperwork for new stadium by 2027 - National Football Post
The stadium proposal to give the Buffalo Bills a new home in Orchard Park, N.Y., calls for completion by 2027, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.

Vikings make surprise release of Everson Griffen; will they bring him back?
Cutdown day in the NFL always brings surprises.

FO Fantasy Show: Live Mock Draft with the Writers of Football Outsiders | Football Outsiders
Scott Spratt hosts the FO Fantasy Show on Twitch this week with a collection of Football Outsiders writers joined him to do a fantasy mock draft.

Keenan Allen, Tyreek Hill, and Slot Receiver Archetypes | Football Outsiders
The term "slot receiver" used to be effective as a catch-all term for interior targets, but no longer. Scott Spratt breaks down slot receivers into five categories and explains which you should shoot for and which you should avoid in your fantasy drafts.

HC Nick Sirianni makes it official Jalen Hurts is Eagles' QB1
The Philadelphia Eagles made the obvious official on Tuesday, as first-year head coach Nick Sirianni announced that Jalen Hurts is the starting quarterback.

Veteran CB Desmond Trufant released by Bears
Desmond Trufant was among the Bears' cuts on Tuesday, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

Debrief: 22 biggest moves from NFL cut-down day
Gregg Rosenthal highlights 22 of the biggest developments from a busy cut-down day in the NFL, including the Patriots' bold move at quarterback.

Move The Sticks: Reaction to Cam Newton's release; Deep dive on rookie WRs
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move The Sticks, first reacting to the New England Patriots releasing quarterback Cam Newton and naming quarterback Mac Jones the starter.

Report: Cam Newton being unvaccinated was factor in release
One report says that Cam Newton being unvaccinated was a factor in the New England Patriots' decision to release him.