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A slew of injuries, probablys, and maybe-nots have our Seattle Seahawks looking at an atypical, if not expected, starting roster for week 1 versus the Rams. Amongst other possiblys is LB Jordyn Brooks, one of our dynamic and game-wrecking stars. If Brooks starts, personally I would not expect him to be at 100% for the next several games. But of course, having him on the field will mean that he feels comfortable enough to begin to get back to the player he has been for most of his career, meaning good things for our squad Here’s to a healthy roster and a good next couple days of practice for the ‘Hawks!

Seahawks News

Jaxon Smith-Njigba to play vs Rams - Seaside Joe
JSN is IN, Cooper Kupp is OUT in Week 1's NFC West matchup

Seahawks Week 1 injury report: Jamal Adams, Kenny McIntosh DNP - Seahawks Wire
Updates for the Seahawks from their first injury report of the season.

Seahawks name six players as team captains - Seahawks Wire
It is an increase from last year, when the Seahawks only had four.

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Seahawks 2023 season preview

Huard: The 2 surprises from Seattle Seahawks' Week 1 depth chart - Seattle Sports
With the Seattle Seahawks' first regular season depth chart of 2023 revealed, Brock Huard looks at two things that stand out.

Seattle Seahawks' Jordyn Brooks set for opener after ACL recovery - Seattle Sports
Somewhat lost in the excitement that comes with the start of a new season is a notable Seattle Seahawks injury recovery that's taken place.

Seahawks expect WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba (wrist) to play vs. Rams - ESPN
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who had surgery on his left wrist two weeks ago, to play in Sunday's season opener against the Rams.

Hawk Talk Podcast: Hawk Talk Talks Again -
The Hawk Talk podcast is back and ready to take flight for the 2023 season.

“It Feels Like Something Really Special Is Going To Happen” -
On the culture, the caring and the competitiveness that the Seahawks believe will make them contenders in 2023.

Without Jamal Adams, Seahawks counting on ‘severely underrated’ Julian Love to shine - The Athletic
Love will play all over the Seahawks' defense in Sunday's opener against the Rams. "He can do so many things," DC Clint Hurtt said.

Seattle Seahawks 'Unique Weapon' Jake Bobo Motivating DK Metcalf, Teammates - Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
No longer sweating about job security, Jake Bobo impressed all of the right people in his ascent to a roster spot with the Seattle Seahawks and will look to take his impressive preseason show into the regular season as a complementary target for Geno Smith.

NFC West News

49ers news: Nick Bosa and Christian McCaffrey not among 6 team captains - Niners Nation
Arguably the most skilled player on the team wasn’t selected. San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said he wants to cap the captains at 6.

49ers reportedly sign DE Nick Bosa to massive 5-year, $170 million extension - Yahoo Sports
By a margin of more than $2 million per year, Nick Bosa is now the highest-paid defensive player in the NFL.

Extending Nick Bosa provides foundation for next wave of 49ers stars - ESPN
Bosa is arguably the biggest key to the 49ers winning the Super Bowl now, but his extension makes him the linchpin for the next era of Niners football.

49ers Finally Agree to a Contract Extension With Nick Bosa - Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
The 49ers finally get a deal done with Nick Bosa four days prior to their Week 1 matchup with the Steelers. Here are the details and why it likely took so long.

Why Starting Josh Dobbs is Right Move for Arizona Cardinals - Sports Illustrated Arizona Cardinals News, Analysis and More
The Arizona Cardinals are reportedly starting Josh Dobbs in Week 1, and that's the right move.

Is Jonathan Gannon’s appointment of his own captains a wise decision? - Revenge of the Birds
Could Gannon’s decision to forgo a team vote for captains backfire on him?

Cooper Kupp injury update: Rams rule out WR vs Seahawks, could go on IR - Turf Show Times
The Rams will play the Seahawks without Cooper Kupp in Week 1

Week 1 History in Sean McVay Era Favors Los Angeles Rams in Opener - Sports Illustrated LA Rams News, Analysis and More
As Sean McVay prepares for his seventh season as coach, here's what the Los Angeles Rams have done in each of the six season-openers under him.

Around The NFL

Jets punter goes viral for his epic 'Dad Triumph' - Larry Brown Sports
New York Jets punter Thomas Morstead proved he has elite hang time in more ways than just his punting and had an epic dad triumph.

Led by Patrick Mahomes, NFL quarterbacks have entered their transformative athlete generation - Yahoo Sports
The ability of these new quarterbacks is changing the landscape of how teams are approaching the game as a whole. Look no further than the NFL's current budding dynasty.

How much will teams use NFL's new rule related to fair catches on kickoffs? - NBC Sports
Under a one-year rules change approved by NFL owners in the spring, the ball will be placed on the 25-yard-line if a kickoff returner makes a fair catch inside the 25-yard-line.

Romeo Doubs, Christian Watson injuries a concern for Jordan Love? - ESPN
Love could end up making his first start as the Packers' new starting quarterback without his top two receivers.

Week 1 NFL injury report for 2023 NFL season - keeps you up to date with each player's injury designation for Week 1 of the 2023 season.

2023 NFL Kickoff Game: Four things to watch for in Lions-Chiefs -'s Eric Edholm breaks down four things to watch for when the Detroit Lions open the 2023 NFL Season at the reign Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night.

Untold stories from Patrick Mahomes' rookie season - ESPN
Mahomes spent his rookie season in 2017 as a backup to Alex Smith, but his teammates and coaches knew he was a budding star.

The duo that made the Lions — those Lions — one of the NFL’s most fascinating teams - The Athletic
The two men overseeing this new era of Lions football never met before they were hired. Now they've got Detroit thinking playoffs.

NFL coach hot seat rankings entering Week 1: Commanders' Ron Rivera, Saints' Dennis Allen in dire need of wins -
These coaches are on watch heading into 2023

Sam Monson's 2023 NFL Award Predictions: Garrett Wilson, Bijan Robinson and more | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | PFF
Bijan Robinson has Offensive Rookie of the Year and the rushing crown in his sights, whereas Garrett Wilson should excel with Aaron Rodgers behind center.