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Pre-Snap Reads 9/2: Practice squad signings and more news from around the league


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Seahawks News

Lack of new Quandre Diggs deal saves Seahawks money now, but will it cost them later? – The Athletic
The Seahawks may be reluctant to pay big bucks to extend both Diggs and fellow safety Jamal Adams. But can they afford not to?

Seahawks Deserve Kudos For Adopting Altered Preseason Approach - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
In the past, Seattle played starters a fair amount during preseason games. But the COVID-19 pandemic proved the team didn't need to do so moving forward, leading to a "revolution" in how they approached exhibition dress rehearsals.

Pete Carroll Breaks Down Seattle Seahawks Additions Dakoda Shepley, Nigel Warrior - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Arriving less than two weeks before the start of the regular season, Shepley and Warrior will have some catching up to do in Seattle. But both players could have a chance to battle for playing time in quick fashion at their respective positions.

Heaps: What Sidney Jones' addition to CB room means for the Seahawks
CB Sidney Jones is now a member of the Seahawks' secondary. Jake Heaps breaks down what the addition of Jones means for Seattle in 2021.

Seahawks sign 14 to practice squad, including Hart and Nkemdiche
The Seahawks have announced 14 practice squad signings. The list is headlined by WR Penny Hart and former first-round DT Robert Nkemdiche.

Wednesday Round-Up: Could Russell Wilson Set His Career High In Passing Yards This Season?
ESPN’s Dan Graziano wouldn’t be surprised to see the Seahawks quarterback throw for more yards than ever in 2021.

Notes on Quandre Diggs & the 53-man roster « Seahawks Draft Blog
I think Quandre Diggs tried to pull a fast one at the end of camp and has been left with his tail between his legs.

Pete Carroll “counting on” Duane Brown for Seahawks’ opener | Tacoma News Tribune
Pete Carroll gives his strongest indication yet he thinks holding-in Duane Brown will block for Russell Wilson in the Seahawks’ opener. “I’m counting on him.”

NFC West News

Kyle Shanahan Should Make His Own Decisions for the 49ers - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The wrong decision can jeopardize Kyle Shanahan's career, but that should not be an excuse to avoid hard decisions.

Dr. Disrespect wants to bet $10M on 49ers winning Super Bowl | RSN
The 49ers could make him a lot of money...

49ers News: What does the 53 man roster say about the team? - Niners Nation
Now that the 53 man roster is all but official, we can step back and see what kind of team the 49ers are hoping to be in 2021.

Arizona Cardinals Malcolm Butler Strange Mystery - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Why did Butler walk away from the Cardinals? Was it related to others getting more playing time?

Red Rain: Mitchell/Comeau Roster Cuts, Malcolm Butler and Pats/Cards Synchronicities - Revenge of the Birds
What are your thoughts of the Cardinals’ 53 man roster decisions and Malcolm Butler’s retirement?

Arizona Cardinals announce 10 practice squad signings - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals brought back 10 recently released players to their practice squad the team announced on Wednesday

2021 Los Angeles Rams Practice Squad Tracker - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Follow along to see who the Rams sign to their practice squad..

Los Angeles Rams 2021 practice squad tracker - Turf Show Times
Who will make it to LA’s practice squad?

Around The NFL

Philadelphia Eagles TE Zach Ertz ready to move past offseason trade-talk drama
Speaking publicly for the first time since January, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz said he's ready to move past the offseason trade-talk drama and recommit to the team and the city.

32 bold and not-so-bold NFL predictions for 2021: Patriots and the playoffs, Eagles and that pass rush and more – The Athletic
Super Bowl favorites, MVP favorites, playoff contenders, teams headed to rare losing seasons — Sheil plants a flag on it all.

NFL 100: At No. 8, Walter Payton's recipe of toughness, versatility and dedication created Sweetness – The Athletic
There was nothing the Chicago Bears running back couldn't do and his determination ensured he'd get it done.

Colts GM: WR T.Y. Hilton to IR after neck procedure - National Football Post
T.Y. Hilton is on injured reserve following a “minimally invasive” neck procedure, Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Wednesday.

Panthers release WR David Moore - National Football Post
The Carolina Panthers released wide receiver David Moore on Wednesday. Moore, 26, signed a two-year, $4.75 million contract with the club in March to compete for a starting spot alongside DJ Moore and Robby Anderson.

Urban Meyer, Bill Belichick & why NFL coaches have no choice but to lie about cutting players due to vaccine status
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer did an amazing thing Tuesday. Something he almost never does. He told the truth. Meyer revealed that cutting players due to their vaccination status against COVID-19 was, "certainly in consideration."

NFL betting snapshot: The Buccaneers try to pick up where they left off
As the offseason went along, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kept convincing their Super Bowl starters to stay.

Tony Romo believes Jets' Zach Wilson will be 'one of the top three to five quarterbacks very quickly'
CBS analyst Tony Romo gave high praise to Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson on Wednesday during a video call with reporters.

2021 Award and Stat Predictions: Living in Patrick Mahomes' World | Football Outsiders
Bryan and Andrew's offseason tour continues as they turn their attention to the individual stats and awards! Patrick Mahomes tickles them pink, Dak Prescott is in the pink, and Matt Nagy's slip may be pink.

Former Lions player Cecil Souders passes away at 100
Believed to have been the oldest living NFL alum, former Lions end/tackle Cecil "Cy" Souders died at the age of 100 this week.

2021 NFL season award predictions: Who'll win MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year?
Who is poised to nab NFL MVP? How about Defensive Player of the Year? And which rookies will take home the hardware? As we head into the 2021 season, analysts predict every award winner.