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Otto Greule Jr

Brand new week.

Post-game notes and thoughts after Seahawks blast Broncos | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
A pretty fun night for the fans who came to see the Seahawks in person for the first time this season as Seattle blasted the Broncos 40-10.

Brandon Browner takes a chance and ends up with a touchdown for Seahawks | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Browner opted not to down the ball for a touchback when he recovered a fumble in the end zone, instead returning it 106 yards for a touchdown.

Kearse looks good as kick returner; offense shows up | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Carroll said that Kearse got the nod over Jeremy Lane because he wanted to go with an offensive player first. “I really wanted to put an offensive guy back there first, because they’re more used to getting hit, and we’re so concerned about the football,” Carroll said. “He kind of got the nod over Jeremy Lane. So he took advantage of it, I guess. He did about as well as you could do in cranking out your first opportunity. It was beautiful.”

Seahawks 40, Broncos 10--postgame notes and quotes | - Seattle Sidelines
Before we get to analyzing a game that didn't count, we'll get to the most important and best news of the night: Broncos DE Derek Wolfe appears to be ...

Three things revisited: Broncos-Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Looking back on three things discussed here before the Seattle Seahawks' second exhibition game of the 2013 preseason, a 40-10 victory at home against the Denver Broncos on Saturday night:

An Angry Doug Baldwin is good for the Seahawks | - Sports
Doug Baldwin parlayed his only Division I scholarship offer into a successful college career at Stanford. And when leading the Cardinal in receiving as a senior wasn't enough for a single NFL team to bother drafting him, he didn't just win a roster spot as an undrafted free agent, he managed to lead the Seattle Seahawks in receptions and receiving yards as a rookie.

Mario Manningham put on reserve/PUP list by 49ers -
49ers receiver Mario Manningham, coming off major knee surgery, has been moved to the team's reserve/PUP list, meaning he'll miss at least the first six games of the season.

Fanspeak Fantasy Football Impact: Injury Prone Players | Fanspeak Fantasy Football
Harvin only played in 9 games last year because of a nagging ankle sprain, he did have 62 receptions for 677 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also ran the ball 22 times for 96 yards and a touchdown. Harvin was a viable MVP Candidate last year until he got hurt, and this offseason he tore his labrum in his hip. The Doctor who performed the surgery said he was “thrilled” with the progress of Harvin, so far he is ahead of schedule with his range of motion. Let's not get ahead of ourselves though, Harvin at best will be back in the lineup after week 13.

Seahawks return home, with Jermaine Kearse and Brandon Browner leading the way
The Seahawks used a 107-yard kickoff return from Jermaine Kearse and a 106-yard fumble return from Brandon Browner to break open a close game and slap the Broncos with a 40-10 loss in their preseason home opener.

Eye On Football - Rookie passers won't be making much impact early in 2013
With Geno Smith and EJ Manuel dealing with injuries, don't expect any of the rookie quarterbacks from the 2013 NFL Draft class to make an impact.

Rams looking for fundamental improvement - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Following the St. Louis Rams' 19-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night, coach Jeff Fisher said that at first it did not seem like the team had improved from the first week of the preseason.

NFC West rookie review: Snap leaders - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few notes on playing time for 2013 NFC West draft choices after each team played its second game of the exhibition season:

St. Louis Rams rookie review - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Rams made a concerted effort to get many of their rookies some valuable playing time in Saturday night’s preseason loss to Green Bay.

Which Rookies Are Already Shining in NFL's Preseason? | Bleacher Report
Whether a player is a first-round pick or an undrafted free agent, preseason football is less about the score and more about the individual play on a per-snap basis. Exhibition contests give rookies the opportunity to shine and earn extra playing time...

Coaches Notebook: Aug. 18
Jim Harbaugh addressed the media Sunday at 49ers headquarters.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Race to be Kaepernick's backup grows crowded after Daniels' debut
The race is on to be Colin Kaepernick's backup this season.

Aaron Rodgers, best player in football, leading Green Bay Packers to another run | The MMQB with Peter King
The Green Bay Packers seem to have everything a professional football team could ever want: • An innovative offense directed by a likeable but no-nonsense head coach and quarterbacked by a 29-year-old superstar. • A multifaceted, young, athletic defense.

Jenkins will get audition on kick returns | CSN Bay Area
Receiver A.J. Jenkins, who has yet to seize a roster spot, will be auditioned on kickoff returns this week, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Sunday.

Life as an NFL Road Scout in August
Former Eagles area scout John Middlekauff talks about his experiences as a scout on the road during the summer months.

Rams vs. Packers: The Quick Five - Turf Show Times
It wasn't all rosy, but there were some bright spots for the young Rams in their second preseason game.

Cardinals vs. Cowboys Player of the Game - Revenge of the Birds
The Cardinals were a mixed bag this week, no superb offensive production, but there was production, and the Defense made great plays to balance out the more than few bad plays. Who, if any, deserves a game ball?

49ers roster cuts: What can we expect in the cut down to 75 players? - Niners Nation
The 49ers will have to cut down to 75 players on August 27. Who can we expect to see get cut by that point?