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Thursday already.

Seahawks plan to keep Harvin on PUP | ProFootballTalk
When it comes to handling receiver Percy Harvin's status on the roster, the Seahawks have two options, which is one more than they would have had before last year.

Introducing the Defensive Scheme Type Indicator - It's All Over, Fat Man!
Happy Tuesday, friends. As promised in my last article, today, I want to propose a proposition. I think that it’s high time that people stop acting like there are only two kinds of defense being played in the NFL, and that we come up with a better way to identify them.

No Percy Harvin? No Problem! | RotoViz
Reports indicate that Percy Harvin will miss a majority of the season for the Seahawks. From a fantasy standpoint, all fantasy owners reading this should be upset with the loss of Percy Harvin, because it’s one less player that some noob in your league will overdraft. It’s not that I think ill of Harvin as a player, but the fact is the majority of our staff believed his ADP pre-injury was too high compared to his upside. With Harvin gone, it opens up the door for two other receivers: Sidney Rice and Golden Tate. Our writers here at RotoViz have already profiled the dynasty potential for Rice and why he was a better, cheaper option compared to Percy Harvin pre-injury.

Inside the 49ers | The Jim Harbaugh Game: The coach and his world of contradictions | The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA
Here’s how you play The Jim Harbaugh Game: Listen to his next interview. Write down the exact time he sets himself up for future contradiction. Then, predict how long it will take for the contradiction to occur – a year, a month, a day, an hour, a minute, etc.

Seahawks' training camp is off to a strange start -
Well, at least the mystery finally has clarity – Percy Harvin will have surgery to repair his hip injury and isn't expected to be back until November or December.

Receiver group ready to step up with Harvin out | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“I hate to say it, but Sidney (Rice) was dealing with injuries my rookie season, and we were able to go forward without him, Baldwin said. “Percy wasn’t here last year. So we still have depth. We have guys on this team that haven’t even had a chance to play football yet on Sundays, and they’re more than capable of filling in too, if we need them as well.”

No charges against Leroy Hill | ProFootballTalk
Free-agent linebacker Leroy Hill is now a free man, and until further notice he’ll remain one.

Seahawks hope Percy Harvin returns by Thanksgiving -
After the initial shock of Percy Harvin's hip surgery, the Seattle Seahawks now are planning for life without him. As Ian Rapoport reports, the Seahawks have set a date by which they're hopeful for his return.

Ex-Seahawks QB Matt Flynn pursues starting job in Oakland | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Matt Flynn is solidifying his role as starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, a year after failing to win a similar job with the Seahawks.

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Considerations for Hawks, Cards, Schofield - NFC West Blog - ESPN
O'Brien Schofield made his Seattle Seahawks practice debut this week after the team claimed him off waivers from the NFC West-rival Arizona Cardinals.

Some non-Percy Harvin notes from Wednesday's practice | - Seattle Sidelines
It's early still, but rookie Jordan Hill is becoming a regular with Seattle's first-team nickel defense, and has looked very disruptive.

Percy Harvin won't be rushed back, Pete Carroll says -
The Seattle Seahawks are aiming for Percy Harvin's return by Thanksgiving, Ian Rapoport reported. Coach Pete Carroll told "ITC" on Wednesday that Harvin won't be rushed back into the lineup.

A few minutes with Benson Mayowa | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“He’s done a really cool job at this camp,” Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said. “He’s shown an unusual knack for rushing the passer, and so far he’s been very impressive. We don’t know what that means yet, we haven’t gotten him in enough live situations, but every day he’s come up with a play of some sort to gain some recognition. “We’re kind of hopeful to see what this means. He’s in the body type where he’s just 240 pounds, real fast, kind of lean. He’s a Sam/Leo type of guy like O’Brien Schofield. He’s shown special pass rushing ability.”

Are the Seattle Seahawks still contenders? - NFL Videos
Percy Harvin is expected to be out 3 to 4 months, but how will this affect the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl chances? Charley Casserly gives his thoughts.

Seattle Seahawks Training Camp Notes: July 31st - 12th Man Rising - A Seattle Seahawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
A lot less energy in camp today. Slower between drills and between plays. This isn’t exactly unexpected though, camp is long, and players get tired of practicing when there’s no games.

Rex Ryan: New York Jets plan to use Wildcat more -
Rex Ryan told reporters Wednesday that his New York Jets plan to use more Wildcat, not less, in 2013. Why is the Jets coach so enamored with the subpackage?

Vernon Davis top 'deep threat' for San Francisco 49ers? -
The receiver-needy San Francisco 49ers are lining up Vernon Davis out wide. Based on one report, it's paying off, as the tight end quickly has become Colin Kaepernick's top option downfield.

How Percy Harvin's Injury Affects the Seattle Seahawks | Bleacher Report
When Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin opened training camp on the PUP list, it raised a few eyebrows. Fans and media members alike were wondering whether or not there was reason for concern...

Kaepernick Focused on Improvement
Colin Kaepernick is all about getting better at 49ers training camp.

Seahawks notebook: Offense moves on without Harvin -
"No Percy Harvin questions," Doug Baldwin said. That wasn't a joke from Seattle's receiver, but it was a request that had absolutely no chance of being honored.

The Agent's Job During Camp | National Football Post
A lot is going on behind the scenes as agents help manage the ebb and flow of camp for their clients.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Ray McDonald: 49ers plan to platoon more on defense
Ray McDonald today said the 49ers intend to do more rotating along the defensive line than they have in the previous two seasons when he's played as many as 91 percent of the team's defensive snaps. Attrition appeared to be an issue last year with the unit, which sagged in mid December through the playoffs.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Chad Hall's advantage? "He gets open," Kaepernick said.
Chad Hall is winning the war of attrition at the 49ers receiver position. And it's not entirely due to luck.

Seahawks Training Camp: Day Six Wrap-Up - July 30, 2013 | Seattle Seahawks
CB Byron Maxwell had a strong day as he dislodged a pass from QB Brady Quinn to WR Golden Tate. He came back shortly after and knocked away a pass from TE Sean McGrath. It follows up an interception of QB Russell Wilson in Tuesday's practice.

Contenders for Arizona Cardinals fourth, fifth receivers spot | Insiders
The top three receiver positions are established: Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and Andre Roberts. After that, the competition is open.

Raiders' Matt Flynn: 'I believe I can be a franchise quarterback' -
There have been a lot of starting quarterbacks the past decade in Oakland, but Matt Flynn believes he's the guy to lock down the position. "I believe I can be a franchise quarterback," he said.

Pittsburgh Steelers Preview 2013: Next-man-up philosophy will work again | The MMQB with Peter King
The Rooney family’s Steelers are the gold standard for stability in pro sports. The front office, headed since 2000 by Kevin Colbert, has the security to abide by a resolute formula for steady, long-term player development. It generally drafts to fill needs two or three years out.

Silva's Early-Camp Top 150 - Goal Line Stand -
Bengals rookie Giovani Bernard rises as Evan Silva releases his early-camp Fantasy Top 150 Rankings.

Adrian Peterson and the Lead Draw: The Vikings' Throwback Play for Their Throwback Runner - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
In recent years, running back, once football's glamour position, has been diminished beyond all recognition. Not so long ago, NFL teams routinely built around franchise running backs, but now the need to highly invest in the position is mostly gone. Late-round picks in established systems frequently explode onto the scene, only to be replaced by some other value pick in time. The franchise running back is dead.