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Already Tuesday!

Giordano gives Rams experience at safety : Sports
When safety Matt Giordano paid a free-agent visit to Rams Park in June, he got to meet his new teammates, but it was basically a “hi and bye” kind of deal. “The last week of OTAs everyone has their mind set on getting out of Dodge,” Giordano told the Post-Dispatch. “It was one of those: ‘Hi, nice to meet you. I’ll see you in August’ type things.”

Desert living an adjustment for Bruce Arians and family | Insiders
There’s a lot to like about living in the desert, especially the ideal weather we usually have from October (or) through April (or so). But for new residents, adjusting to the desert sometimes can be a difficult, and painful, process.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Harbaugh no-comments his way through touchy questions on Wright, Brooks
The curious case of Eric Wright came to a sudden end Monday when the cornerback failed his physical with the 49ers, rendering null and void a trade with Tampa Bay three days earlier. The 49ers had agreed to send a late-round draft pick in 2014 to the Buccaneers for the troubled cornerback pending a physical. The trade was conditional, meaning that if Wright, 27, did not make the 53-man squad the 49ers would not owe the Buccaneers anything.

How do the Seahawks Match Up Against Themselves? - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Those among you that read 12thmanrising last season may recall that I did a weekly feature entitled “matchups of the game.” I looked at what I figured would be the most interesting one on one matchups in any particular contest. While Keith and I haven’t sat in a dark room over fine scotch and impossibly thick cigars (a common practice among blog writers/ “craft journalists”) and come to a formal decision on whether that feature will return this season I thought I might revisit it in a sense today.

Better production by a mile (1.5, actually) - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Running back situations in the NFC West come into clearer focus when we consider the 2012 stats for backs currently on division teams' rosters.

Seahawks going green with backup offensive tackles -
Tom Cable's name doesn't appear anywhere on the Seahawks' depth chart at offensive tackle. It should since it's the offensive line coach Seattle is truly depending on should an injury befall either of the starters, Russell Okung or Breno Giacomini.

The 5 most intriguing training camp questions for 2013 -
Can Chip Kelly turn the Eagles around? Will the Browns finally get over the hump? And what about the Raiders? A closer look at the stories to watch as the NFL resumes.

45-Day NFL Warning: Assessing the Obviousness of Training Camp's Opening-Weekend Headlines - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Training camp! It’s here!

Translating Nick Saban: Three Plays from the BCS Championship | Smart Football
ick Saban did the full ESPN car wash today, and ESPN, to their credit, fit in a brief bit of actual football talk as they looked at three plays from the BCS Championship game against Notre Dame. The segment is definitely worth watching:

49ers' Michael Crabtree could be on pace for late-season return -
Michael Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in late May. Now, two months later, coach Jim Harbaugh says Crabtree's tendon "looks good," and there's a chance he'll play in 2013.

NFL, NFLPA agree to HGH population study | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
Nearly two years after negotiations were completed on the 2011 collective bargaining agreement, the NFL and NFLPA are moving closer to reaching an agreement on implementing a human growth hormone (HGH) testing program.

Which first-round offensive players will contribute most this year? | National Football Post
Keep an eye on these names this fall.

RGIII cleared by Redskins doctors, will ease into drills -
In a great sign for Washington Redskins fans, Robert Griffin III tweeted that he's been cleared by doctors for training camp. RGIII won't be on the physically unable to perform list.

Von Miller of Denver Broncos: 'I did nothing wrong' -
Von Miller tweeted Monday that he had seen the reports of his potential four-game suspension and added that he had done nothing wrong. A vigorous battle might be on the horizon.

Harbaugh: Colin Kaepernick's allegiance is with 49ers -
Colin Kaepernick got plenty of criticism when a photo emerged of the San Francisco 49ers star wearing a Miami Dolphins hat at a party. His coach effectively has put the matter to rest.

Learning a few moves with the Seahawks | The Columbian
Leave it up to the Seahawks to pack Kiggins Bowl.

Brian Banks launches blog before Atlanta Falcons camp -
Brian Banks has waited 10 years to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL. The Atlanta Falcons open training camp Wednesday, and Banks launched a blog Monday to track his journey.

Seahawks sell out season | Seattle Seahawks & NFL News -
Want to go see a Seahawks game this year? If you don’t have tickets, you’ll have to buy them second-hand.

Harbaugh dismounts from the 49ers’ high horse: An untidy off-season, a toning down of the rhetoric | Talking Points
Getting off the high horse isn’t always easy or enjoyable, especially for Jim Harbaugh, a full-gallop coach if there ever was one.

Jim Harbaugh, the Seahawks and Adderall - NFC West Blog - ESPN
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has been known to take issue with those who would, in his view, twist his words.

An Insider's Look at Rookie Hazing in NFL Training Camps | Bleacher Report
Every first-year player entering the NFL comes with the distinct understanding that rookie hazing is a rite of passage designed to humiliate. What they don’t know, however, is just what exactly that process will look like...

49ers Blog and Q&A: 90 Niners: Defensive review of the 49ers' training-camp roster
The 49ers' first practice of training camp is Thursday. We ran down every offensive player on the roster Sunday; here are their defensive counterparts:

RG3: It’s Not Just the Knee | Monday Morning Quarterback
Following an embarrassing Week 9 loss to the Panthers that dropped his team to 3-6, coach Mike Shanahan seemed to be waving a white towel on the Redskins’ 2012 season. “You lose a game like that, now you’re playing to see who obviously is going to be on your football team for years to come,” he told the media. “I’ll get a chance to evaluate players and see where we’re at.”

Are you ready for some football, 12th Man? Seahawks single-game tickets on sale | Q13 FOX News
Want to see the Seahawks dominate the 49ers? Or how about watch the Hawks run over the Jaguars?

When the Phone Rings at 4 a.m. | Monday Morning Quarterback
It’s the call every team executive dreads. What happens, and where the Patriots go from here

When the Phone Rings at 4 a.m. | Monday Morning Quarterback
It’s the call every team executive dreads. What happens, and where the Patriots go from here

Roster Analysis | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Good morning. With training camp set to begin on Thursday, we take a closer look at the Seattle Seahawks’ 90-man roster in what will likely be the most competitive training camp in Pete Carroll’s tenure in Seattle. Read more here: