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Pre-Snap Reads 9/4: Seahawks continue to tweak roster ahead of season opener


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Seahawks News

Analysis: Breaking Down Seattle Seahawks 'Cheetah' Pass Rush Package - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seahawks have a plan in place for rushing the passer this season: the cheetah package. As Matty F. Brown explains, offenses will have to be alert for this Ken Norton Jr./Pete Carroll concoction for pressuring quarterbacks with just four rushers.

Clayton: Where Seahawks stand at LB and CB ahead of Week 1 opener
With just over a week remaining before Week 1, John Clayton takes a closer look at the Seahawks' situations at linebacker and cornerback.

Friday Round-Up: “The Matt Hasselbeck Show” Starts Sept. 15 On 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks legend is set to host a new radio show every Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. on 710 ESPN.

Seahawks trade Ahkello Witherspoon to Pittsburgh « Seahawks Draft Blog
Just a couple of quick thoughts on this…

Seahawks work out Daren Bates, Kamal Martin
The Seahawks are looking at bringing in some additional depth at linebacker.

Turning the corner: Seahawks trade Witherspoon – Sportspress Northwest
Ahkello Witherspoon was a priority hire, the Seahawks offering $4 million guaranteed on a one-year deal at the start of the NFL’s free agency period in March. He quickly accepted.

Seahawks trade benched Ahkello Witherspoon to Steelers | Tacoma News Tribune
The Seahawks trade Ahkello Witherspoon to the Pittsburgh Steelers days after benching him for D.J. Reed, Tre Flowers. Seattle gets a fifth-round draft choice.

NFC West News

NFL 100: At No. 6, Joe Montana was both Comeback Kid and notorious bicycle thief – The Athletic
Some key ingredients to Montana — and to the 49ers' dominance in the 1980s — were warmth, wit and a fondness for mischief.

49ers picked to win Super Bowl 56 by five NFL Network analysts | RSN
San Francisco received the second-most votes from NFL Media analysts to win it all.

49ers injury update: Dee Ford looks like himself again - Niners Nation
49ers Head Coach Kyle Shanahan describes Dee Ford’s comeback from a season-long injury last season.

Arizona Cardinals D.J. Humphries Rips NFL Top 100 - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Cardinals’ left tackle claimed voting for the top players is “all made up.”

Cardinals retain entire 2021 draft class
The Arizona Cardinals have finalized their 53-man roster following final cuts and have signed 17 players to the practice squad. They have all of their 2021 draft picks.

Arizona Cardinals add seven players to their practice squad - Revenge of the Birds
The Arizona Cardinals filled out their 16-man practice squad roster, that is actually a 17-man roster with the exception for Bernhard Seikovits.

Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson Could Be Key to Los Angeles Rams Offense - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
DeSean Jackson is from South L.A., so he and his mom are both very happy to return home to sunny Los Angeles for what could be the best opportunity to continue his storied career.

Rams press conference: 7 takeaways from Sean McVay’s latest media meeting - Turf Show Times
Is the defense now ready for a championship run?

Rams News: NFL voters predict the LA Rams will win the NFC West - Turf Show Times
Your source for Rams and NFL News from around the web.

Watch: Rams drop hype video for Matthew Stafford’s first game in LA
The Los Angeles Rams are nine days away from beginning a new era with Matthew Stafford at quarterback.

Around The NFL

NFL execs rank the NFC 1-16: Bucs and Packers in front, NFC West power, and weakness up front with Giants and Bears – The Athletic
The teams best positioned to challenge the NFC title game finalists — the Rams, Niners and Seahawks — are set for a pitched fight.

The QB is the System: How the Chargers are building their offense through Justin Herbert – The Athletic
The Chargers’ goal wasn’t to drop Herbert into an offensive system that already existed. It was to turn him into the offensive system.

Fantasy football 8-team, PPR mock draft - Darren Waller moves up the draft board
The fantasy crew got together for another fantasy football mock draft, this time with only eight teams.

Texans 53-man roster: What to make of the moves
The Houston Texans made a series of moves throughout the offseason, and this is what their final roster looks like.

Three-time Super Bowl winner David Patten dies at 47 - ProFootballTalk
Patten’s manager Sam Gordon confirmed Patten’s death with multiple outlets on Friday morning.

Forbes: Dak Prescott is NFL's highest earner in 2021 - National Football Post
Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott and Tampa Bay counterpart Tom Brady will square off in the NFL’s season opener Thursday night.

Fantasy Football: NFC team-by-team predictions
Comments/Fantasy Predictions: Dak Prescott receives MVP votes and has a huge season, while CeeDee Lamb finishes as a top-five fantasy WR …

Ross, Frelund set expectations for Darnold vs. Jets in Week 1
NFL Network's Marc Ross and Cynthia Frelund set expectations for Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold against the New York Jets in Week 1.

The Week in Quotes: September 3, 2021 | Football Outsiders
This week in quotes: Kyle Shanahan tries to keep a secret, Christian McCaffrey tries to not get hit, and the Packers try to get past Tom Brady. Good luck with that.

NFL roundup: Latest league news from Friday, Sept. 3
The Cowboys might be down one of their starters in Week 1.

2021 NFL season preview: Fifty-six things to watch on the road to Super Bowl LVI
With the 2021 NFL campaign about to kick off, Judy Battista identifies 56 things to watch en route to Super Bowl LVI. What can we expect from the first 17-game regular season? Which showdowns will be must-see TV?

Patriots CB J.C. Jackson on QB Mac Jones: 'He's a rookie, but he plays like a vet'
Perhaps no one saw Mac Jones' evolution throughout training camp better than the CBs who faced him. J.C. Jackson gives his evaluation of the Patriots new rookie quarterback.