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Red Bryant embracing his elder Seahawk status
As odd as it might sound, defensive linemen – and best friends – Red Bryant and Brandon Mebane have suddenly become the longest-tenured Seahawks on the team’s 90-man training camp roster.

What Percy Harvin’s surgery means for Golden Tate | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“Yeah, there are certain things we could do,” Bevell said. “Doug (Baldwin) can do a lot of the same things that Percy could do. Golden can do some of those things as well. There are different guys we can plug in.”

Two-Minute Drill: Rookie wide receiver Chris Harper taking cues from quarterback Russell Wilson
Catching up with fourth round draft pick Chris Harper on day seven of Seahawks training camp.

What we've learned from Seahawks training camp -
Coach Pete Carroll said that Friday's simulated game will be a test of sorts for his team, a chance to measure how much his players are retaining.

Fangio has seen good and bad from Asomugha | CSN Bay Area
Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio has seen a mixed bag from 49ers cornerback Nmamdi Asomugha during the first week of training camp, he said Friday.

Sidney Rice returns to Seahawks after knee treatment -
Sidney Rice has returned from Switzerland after leaving training camp this week to undergo a non-surgical procedure on his knee,'s Ian Rapoport reported Friday.

Good, bad contracts in the NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Larry Fitzgerald has leveraged a favorable rookie contract into two massive extensions negotiated almost entirely on his terms.

Camp Confidential: Arizona Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Carson Palmer's relationship with his new head coach, Bruce Arians, is unlike any the Arizona Cardinals quarterback has experienced in 10 NFL seasons or even in college under Pete Carroll at USC -- except for a nine-start period in 2011.

Schofield making impression with Seahawks - Seahawks News -
After recovering from an ankle injury that prematurely ended his 2012 season, O'Brien Schofield reported early for training camp with the Arizona Cardinals looking to get a jumpstart on his fourth year with the team.

Seahawks notebook: Rookie Michael off to strong start -
One thing to know before meeting Christine Michael: Dude's got a vice grip of a handshake.

So who returns kickoffs now? | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“We have some guys trying out for that spot and Golden (Tate) wants to do it and he can do it. Excited to see Jeremy Lane back there, he’s probably our fastest football player, he wants to do it. Christine Michael is going to be back there as well and Bryan Walters, who has a great background in college of being a very productive returner will be back there, too, and there are some other guys want to get back there, too, but those are the top four guys.’’

Seattle vs. San Francisco Rivaly Heating Up - Seahawks Blogs, NFC West Blog Online
Rivalries are the lifeblood of sports. That game coaches, players, and fans all circle on their schedules. Yankees-Red Sox. Bears-Packers. Michigan-Ohio State.

Analyzing What Patrick Willis' Hand Injury Could Mean for 49ers Camp, Preseason | Bleacher Report
San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Patrick Willis is no stranger to hand injuries. Since his junior season at Ole Miss, the six-time All-Pro selection has worn a cast on his right hand on three separate occasions...

Miller, Backs Focus on Pass Protection
Bruce Miller said working on pass protection is his primary focus this month and beyond.

49ers Blog and Q&A: Austin Collie to join 49ers receiving corps

Austin Collie ran routes and caught passes from Colin Kaepernick around noon on Friday. Less than three hours later, he had signed a contract with the 49ers, and he presumably will be on the field when the team begins practice at 5 p.m.

Asa Jackson gets 8-game PED suspension | ProFootballTalk
Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson now has two strikes.

Backup QBs Remain in Competition
Colin Kaepernick has produced plenty of eye-catching moments in 49ers training camp. In fact, the third-year passer has had several more than the other quarterbacks on the roster.

Vic Fangio: Jury still out on Nnamdi Asomugha | ProFootballTalk
With Chris Culliver lost for the season to a torn ACL, there's an opportunity for other cornerbacks to earn more playing time in San Francisco. One of the 49ers vying for those snaps is Nnamdi Asomugha, who signed a one-year deal with no guaranteed money with the 49ers after being released by the...

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Study Hall Book Excerpt: Coaches vs. Stats
Is Football Outsiders Almanac 2013 not enough for you? Then I have good news: We've got a second book for college football fans. My first solo book is called Study Hall: College Football, Its Stats and Its Stories. It is available through Createspace and Amazon. You can so buy it as a PDF through the FO store for $8.99. Learn more about it here.

Surrounded by Icons | The MMQB with Peter King
GREG BEDARD: What’s it like as a rookie to be playing with this good of a defense? ERIC REID: I couldn’t ask to be in a better situation. Obviously it’s my dream to be in the NFL, but to be with the guys on this defense is incredible.

Fantasy Football Preview 2013: New Head Coach Rankings - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Before we rank the new NFL head coaching hires on the basis of fantasy-friendliness, it’s important to note that each coach’s ranking larg

Will injuries change the NFC West? -
Both the 49ers and the Seahawks have suffered significant injuries this offseason. Will that change the order of things in the division and even the conference?

The Rams can live with Sam Bradford's contract - Turf Show Times
Sure, Bradford's rookie deal is big, but it's not going to keep the Rams tied down.

Photo Gallery: Scenes from Rams Training Camp - Turf Show Times
Training Camp attendance is up 70% from last year. All the more to get out to Rams Park and enjoy the lively and fun aura cast by fans. Take a look at these photos; maybe they'll give you a little more 'umph' to get you out to Earth City.

Arizona Cardinals training camp: Bobby Massie having a 'so-so' camp - Revenge of the Birds
Mental erros have been his bugaboo so far.

Arizona Cardinals training camp 2013: Dan Williams to miss some time with knee, ankle injuries; is having Pro Bowl camp - Revenge of the Birds
The DT shoul be out a few days, hopes to play against GB.

49ers to sign Austin Collie, Lavelle Hawkins per reports - Niners Nation
The 49ers are reportedly signing Austin Collie and Lavelle Hawkins. The wide receiver competition just go a lot more interesting.

Quinton Patton visualizes success - Niners Nation
What do you do when your only job is to catch passes and you can't do that? Ask 49ers rookie Quinton Patton...He catches the ball, visually.

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