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Seahawks News

DK Metcalf contract extension: When, how much, and is a trade a real option?
Seaside Bonus: What wide receivers are ACTUALLY being paid and why it makes sense for Seahawks to finish the deal soon

Chris Carson announces retirement from NFL - Seaside Joe
Seaside Bonus: The last of 11 picks by Seahawks in 2017, Carson outlasted everyone drafted ahead of him

Despite Short Career, Chris Carson Leaves Lasting Legacy as Seahawks' Bruising Tone Setter - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
When the Seahawks desperately needed an identity on offense, Carson filled the void as an unheralded seventh-round pick. Though his career wound up being too short because of injuries, the impact he made on the franchise and community will endure long after he hangs up his cleats.

Pre-Training Camp Seahawks 53-Man Roster Projection - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Seattle will have several new faces on both sides of the ball as the franchise jumpstarts a new era without Russell Wilson or Bobby Wagner. Who will be on the roster when Denver comes to town in Week 1?

Seahawks RB Chris Carson retiring after five seasons - The Athletic
Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson is retiring, a source confirmed to The Athletic. Seattle released the running back Tuesday with a failed physical designation, the result of a neck injury.

Carson, 27, had neck surgery in November that ended his 2021 season.

Chris Carson’s Seahawks legacy: Punishing rusher, but injuries took their toll - The Athletic
Carson couldn't fully recover from the neck injury he suffered last season, and now the RB will retire after his release by the Seahawks.

Seahawks Sign Rookies Boye Mafe, Kenneth Walker III & Coby Bryant; Entire Draft Class Now Under Contract
The Seahawks signed three more 2022 draft picks ahead of the start of training camp, meaning their entire nine-player draft class is now under contract.

Fann's Seahawks Preview: 8 players with uncertain, important upside - Seattle Sports
The Seahawks' big question is at quarterback, but they need answers at several other positions. Joe Fann looks at eight potential X-factors.

Bump's Seahawks Breakdown: How Drew Lock can win starting QB job - Seattle Sports
Geno Smith has the advantage in the Seahawks' QB battle, but Drew Lock seems to be the preferred option. So how can Lock win the job?

Chris Carson reportedly retires, officially released by Seahawks - Seattle Sports
Two-time 1,000 rusher Chris Carson is retiring from the NFL and the Seahawks will release him, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

DK Metcalf reports on time to Seahawks training camp. Now, will he practice?
DK Metcalf wasn’t about to give away money to make a statement.

He’s about to get money, instead.

NFC West News

New Year, New Kupp: How L.A. Rams' All-Pro WR Is Prepping To Build Off Record Setting Season - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Cooper Kupp is leaving his Offensive Player of the Year season in past to prep for a stronger 2022 campagin in Los Angeles

Rams depth chart: Predicting starting offense, defense, special teams - Turf Show Times
Expect a few surprises when Sean McVay announces his starters this year

2022 Arizona Cardinals positional preview: Arizona Cardinals should have their off-ball linebackers set... right? - Revenge of the Birds
We are heading into 2022 training camp with the Arizona Cardinals and one position group that feels like it should be solidified is a question mark.

All The Angles—Did Michael Bidwill want a “pre-nup” before a long-term extension? - Revenge of the Birds
Was the Cardinal QB’s new deal overshadowed by the fact that ownership wanted a "pre-nup" before signing? And what if the owner is right? Or is Murray a victim of poor public perception?

Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Preview: Safety - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Budda Baker and Jalen Thompson should return as the safety duo for the Arizona Cardinals. But spots are still open for the remaining four safeties to find a role.

Arizona Cardinals Players Defend Kyler Murray Following Contract Addendum - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Kyler Murray's contract has put into question the quarterback's work ethic. Players and head coach Kliff Kingsbury defended Murray on the first day of training camp.

Kyle Shanahan Officially Hands Trey Lance the Keys to the 49ers - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Kyle Shanahan for the first time this year comes out publicly to say the 49ers is Trey Lance's team now.

49ers news: 3 Takeaways from the Lynch/Shanahan presser: ‘We have moved on to Trey’ - Niners Nation
Shanahan believes this is one of the best rosters he’s ever had

Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo passes physical, won't be placed on PUP list
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday evening that Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo passed his physical and will not be placed on the PUP list as training camp kicks off.

Around The NFL

NFL offseason 2022 - Everything you missed, including QB movement, WR market reset, coaching hires, big trades and new rules
Need a catch-up on the past six months? Here's what happened during the NFL offseason, including big trades, signings, hirings and rule changes.

Denver Broncos QB Russell Wilson throws it back and more training camp arrivals
The busy NFL offseason is over, and training camp is here.

Patrick Mahomes saw George Floyd’s death and knew he couldn’t stay on the sideline — Andscape
Adapted from Rise of the Black Quarterback, the first title from Andscape Books.

Move The Sticks: Kyler Murray's film clause & Julio Jones to the Bucs
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

Jaguars' Josh Allen on Doug Pederson: 'It feels good to be part of a professional locker room'
The Jaguars are enjoying life so far with new head coach Doug Pederson. Linebacker Josh Allen: "It feels good to be part of a professional locker room."

Training Camp Buzz: Aaron Rodgers evokes 'Con Air,' Derrick Henry likely to not play in preseason games
The 2022 regular season is just around the corner, and NFL Network has you covered with wall-to-wall training camp coverage each day starting at 10 a.m. ET. Follow along here for some of the best sights, sounds and moments from "Inside Training Camp Live"

Report: Joe Burrow having appendix removed - National Football Post
Cincinnati Bengals star quarterback Joe Burrow is having surgery to remove his appendix, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Going Camping: Tennessee Titans - National Football Post
The Tennessee Titans have a slightly different flavor when their veterans report for training camp on Tuesday.

As Cowboys camp starts, Jerry Jones backs Mike McCarthy … right into a playoff-success-or-else corner
The Dallas Cowboys' official 2022 training camp kicked off on a stage perched under gray clouds and described in similarly gray tones. But when Jerry Jones finally stopped talking on Tuesday, the path forward had steered into 100 percent visibility — or to borrow Jerry’s term, "viability" — for head coach Mike McCarthy.