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Pre-Snap Reads 9/21: Seahawks battered and bruised rolling into Panthers matchup


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Sometimes, if not all the time, health is the determining factor in the success of an NFL team’s season. Right now, our Seattle Seahawks are beat up and they will turn confidently (for now) to their depth. Young players and veterans alike will continue to take first team reps in preparation for Sunday’s home game against the Panthers. What will the team look like on Sunday? Whom are you expecting to step up and make plays? Only someone knows and we don’t know who that someone is. For now, let the links guide you.

Seahawks News

Seahawks release 2022 draft pick; Bryce Young (ankle) misses practice - Seaside Joe
Lots of NEWS already this morning!

Video: QB starts, JSN usage, Seahawks & QB scouting « Seahawks Draft Blog
Seahawks Talk

Rost: 2 Seattle Seahawks who can have a big game in Week 3 - Seattle Sports
When looking at this Sunday's Week 3 matchup, Stacy Rost thinks two young Seattle Seahawks could have big games against the Panthers.

Huard: 'So curious' to see where Seahawks play Jamal Adams - Seattle Sports
Things are set to get "very entertaining" for the Seattle Seahawks on defense if safety Jamal Adams plays this week, Brock Huard says.

Seahawks Pro Bowler Riq Woolen likely out Sunday vs. Panthers - ESPN
The Seahawks are likely to be without cornerback Riq Woolen for their Week 3 game against the Panthers, and they might be without safety Jamal Adams for at least another week.

Riq Woolen “Pretty Sore,” Mike Morris To Have Surgery & Other Seahawks Injury Updates -
Seahawks injury updates from Pete Carroll’s Wednesday press conference.

Seahawks rookie Devon Witherspoon’s debut: Ups, downs and subtle signs of promise - The Athletic
Yes, Witherspoon gave up a TD and was flagged once, but he showed off his instincts, too. "A terrific first game," Pete Carroll said.

Seattle Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker Ready For Breakout Week vs. Carolina Panthers - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
The Seattle Seahawks face a winless Carolina Panthers team on Sunday that is facing injuries to key defensive players.

NFC West News

49ers vs Giants Roster Preview: It’s Fred Warner and Daniel Jones - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers hold the upper hand on a short week against Daniel Jones

Move the Sticks: Micah Parsons' dominance + Giants vs. 49ers TNF preview -
Daniel Jeremiah, Bucky Brooks and Rhett Lewis are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

Giants Will Have to Stand Tall to Beat 49ers - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Analyzing what the San Francisco 49ers would have to do to lose to the New York Giants.

Arizona Cardinals: Josh Dobbs Gives Nerdy Breakdown on Touchdown Run - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Dobbs spoke extensively on his touchdown run against the New York Giants.

Cardinals’ DC Nick Rallis on learning from loss to Giants in Week 2 - Revenge of the Birds
Why Nick Rallis is not only cool, why he is wise beyond his years, which is shown by his reflection on Cardinals loss to the Giants

Former All-Pro WR: Puka Nacua is the new Cooper Kupp on the L.A. Rams - Turf Show Times
Does Sean McVay have a role for both Kupp and Puka at the same time?

Sean McVay Supports Los Angeles Rams WR Van Jefferson Amid Slow Start - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
Despite a slow start from Los Angeles Rams receiver Van Jefferson, coach Sean McVay still has the utmost confidence in him.

Around The NFL

NFL admits to key missed call in Jets-Cowboys game - Larry Brown Sports
The New York Jets got an admission from the NFL about a key missed call in Sunday's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Justin Fields' coaching bandwidth issues sound like another recent QB who never recovered his promise - Yahoo Sports
Time will tell if Fields ends up winning with the Bears, but the concerns he spoke about on Wednesday were not encouraging.

Sean Payton begins process of simplifying verbiage of play calls - NBC Sports
An early-season issue has emerged for the Broncos, regarding the calling of plays on a timely basis.

Inside the record-breaking rise of Rams rookie Puka Nacua - ESPN
Nacua's transcendent performance through two games has flipped the script on the Rams' offensive identity -- and likely made 31 other NFL teams wish they had picked the rookie out of BYU.

Week 3 injury report for 2023 NFL season - keeps you up to date with each player's injury designation for Week 3 of the 2023 season.

Mueller: The Atlanta Falcons have the best defense nobody is talking about - The Athletic
Atlanta is showing how familiarity and freedom to build can pay off. Plus, concern about the Jets and one particular free agent group.

2023 Week 3 NFL QB Power Rankings: Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa, Packers' Jordan Love setting bar for young QBs -
Assessing every team's starting QB for 2023, including three rookies

NFL Week 3 Analytical Quarterback Rankings: Tua Tagovailoa holds on to the top spot, Baker Mayfield climbs up the rankings | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Tua Tagovailoa enters Week 3 as the top-ranked quarterback in Amelia Probst's analytical quarterback rankings.