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Training camp returns.

Justin Tuck goes 1-on-1 with Shaun O'Hara
New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck goes 1-on-1 with former teammate Shaun O'hara on how the defensive line reads the offensive running game.

John Madden: `I've become a fan of Colin Kaepernick' -
On my drive from 49ers to Raiders training camp last week, I stopped in San Francisco to see John Madden , who typically spends a few days a week at his condominium in the city. He prefers the cool, foggy weather in summer to the relative heat of the East Bay, where he has a home.

The Viability of TE Streaming - Draft Analysis -
It’s not just tight ends’ body types, height, weight, speed – their sheer athleticism – that has so radically changed in the position’s evolution. It’s everything.

Russell Wilson opens up about his first job and ideal woman | Seattle
Michael King from Evening Magazine stopped by training camp to learn a little bit about Russell Wilson off the football field. Check out what Russell has to say about his first job, his ideal woman and more.

Photos: Top 10 Seahawks salaries | Portland
Here's a look at the top Seahawks salaries in 2013 (based on the per-year average of their contracts) according to Sporttrac.

Can Bruce Irvin make the transition to linebacker? -
For Bruce Irvin to make progress in his football career, he must take a few steps back.

Seahawks notebook: McDaniel no longer overlooked -
It's hard to overlook Tony McDaniel these days, and not just because at 6-foot-7 he is the tallest player on the Seahawks' roster.

Aggressive Giacomini vows to play smarter for Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Breno Giacomini quickly halted Red Bryant’s path to the quarterback during pass rush drills Sunday, stuffed the stout defensive end on his backside and tauntingly glared at his teammate as if to ask, “You want some more?”

'Hawk Talk' highlights: Battle is fierce at CB -
The Seahawks certainly don't have a problem with depth at cornerback, but that itself could become an issue as training camp continues.

McGrath making most of opportunity with Seahawks | - Sports
So, Sean McGrath, just how long are you going to let that beard go?

Who Are The Potential Cap Casualties On This Team? - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Dec 2, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Seattle Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson (26) catches a pass during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier

Is This James Carpenter's Year? - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
August 27, 2011; Englewood, CO, USA; Seattle Seahawks offensive linesman James Carpenter (75) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Denve

Cardinals' Ryan Williams to get second opinion on knee -
Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams has been sent for a second opinion on his surgically repaired knee. Does coach Bruce Arians consider this a make-or-break season for Williams?

Smith Eyes NFL Sack Record
Entering his third season, the 6-foot-4, 265-pound linebacker has lofty goals in mind.

49ers Utilize iPad Playbooks
San Francisco’s coaches surprised the team by introducing digital versions of the playbook at the start of training camp.

Patrick Peterson moonlighting on Cardinals' offense -
The Arizona Cardinals still are experimenting with cornerback Patrick Peterson on offense. Will he see more gadget plays with rookie Tyrann Mathieu around to take over punt returns?

49ers Blog and Q&A: The Road: 49ers to travel more -- a lot more -- than any other team this year
The 49ers, Seahawks and Chargers usually duke it out for supremacy in this category, but this year the 49ers are the flyaway winners. Or losers, if you worry about how much mileage your team piles up in a season.

Has the RB position become devalued in the NFL? | National Football Post
The past draft was the first time in 49 years a running back was not selected in the first round.

Where Davis fits among other 49ers pass-catchers | CSN Bay Area
Tight end Vernon Davis spent a lot more time talking about playing wide receiver on Sunday than actually playing the position.

The Best Passing Games of 2012 (NFL)
Yesterday, I presented my Rearview ANY/A ratings for quarterbacks and defenses in 2012. Strength of schedule adjustments are important — without it, Peyton Manning‘s numbers were tops in the league, but after the adjustments, Tom Brady moved into the number one slot. To create the season rankings, I had to come up with rankings for each quarterback and each defense in every game last season, so I figured I should present those results as well.

Kaepernick's touch throws have vastly improved | CSN Bay Area
Colin Kaepernick's repertoire of pitches is expanding.

Arizona Cardinals spice up the offense in Sunday practice | Insiders
The Cardinals offense worked on a couple of interesting wrinkles on Sunday. One of them I can envision seeing on future Sundays. The other? Not so much.

And a backup shall lead them: NFC edition -
Each NFC team's second quarterback, evaluated for potential championshipness.

Swope's retirement heightens concern with concussion histories - CBSSports
An NFL scout said Ryan Swope's retirement due to concussion issues is unfortunate - and will only increase the homework teams do on prospects.

The Most Overlooked Storyline of Training Camp | The MMQB with Peter King
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — What I love about NFL training camps was on display Sunday, around 4:30 in the afternoon, as the sun beat down on the fields where the Super Bowl favorites (in the eyes of many) went through their fourth practice of the summer.

Watching Tape With Torrey | The MMQB with Peter King
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Despite having just one catch for 14 yards in the Ravens’ Week 15 loss to the Broncos, receiver Torrey Smith emerged as a key player a month later in Baltimore’s stunning 38-35 overtime victory against Denver.

Adderall suspension and an NFL female fan's perspective
TFE opens up to the perspective from an NFL female fan's point of view and her reaction to the New York Giants' Will Hill's Adderall suspension.