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Seahawks wrap up three-day mini-camp - July 19, 2014
After an offseason of rehabilitation, Williams says he feels the best he has in years. "Probably (since) before Alabama," Williams said. "Alabama was a tough gig for me. I feel a lot better now. I've lost close to 20 pounds now. It feels a lot better on my knee and running out there is a lot easier for me now." He said he's down to 312-315 pounds and feels much better at that weight.

Terrelle Pryor taking advantage of opportunity with Seahawks | Jerry Brewer | The Seattle Times
Wondering how Terrelle Pryor is handling his new, under-the-radar assignment with the Seahawks? Well, the fact that he’s attached himself to Russell Wilson says everything. He’s learning plenty. And he’s contributing to Wilson’s efforts to get even better.

Robinson on Lynch, playing again and daytime TV | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Michael Robinson sat down in the media work room at Seahawks headquarters Thursday and grabbed a roster. He looked through the list, not knowing some of the names but glad no one was listed next to “26″.

Seahawks put a fitting capper on their offseason program
In their final practice of the offseason, the Seahawks displayed the same characteristics that helped make them Super Bowl champions last season. Now they must maintain that edge until training camp opens next month.

What Kevin Williams Brings to Seahawks' Already Dominant Defensive Line | Bleacher Report
It’s no secret that the Seattle Seahawks defensive line was one of the most destructive units in the NFL last season. According to the analysts at Pro Football Focus (subscription required), Travis Jones’ (defensive line coach) group tallied 36 quarterback sacks, 63 quarterback hits, 179 quarterback hurries and an overall grade of plus-97.9.

Michael Robinson back in town, likely done playing, offers a couple thoughts on Lynch | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Super Bowl ring party for the Seahawks tonight also means some old faces are back in town — everybody who was a member of the team last year is invited.

Undrafted Jeffcoat looks to make mark in Seattle -
Jackson Jeffcoat's resume almost made it certain he would be picked somewhere during the first two days of the NFL draft.

Seahawks minicamp: Hawks scuffle again, but look good heading into break - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks ended their three-day mandatory minicamp with yet another scuffle in practice, but that didn’t dampen the celebratory mood at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center on the day when the Hawks receive their Super Bowl XLVIII championship rings.

Hawk Talk highlights: Where Kevin Williams fits -
Highlights from the latest edition of "Hawk Talk" with Danny O'Neil:

Seahawks wrap up mini-camp: 'We've had just a fantastic off-season,' Carroll says | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
“He’s done a really good job,” Carroll said. “He is totally different than our other guys. Unfortunately he hurt his shoulder a little bit. Banged it and didn’t get all of the work. But he has shown really good stuff and styles as a big guy. Always appreciated big receivers and he has that stuff and I like the variety that he offers us and in camp will be a great competition. We would like to spread the varity of style guys if we can, so he will be in the mix of it.”

News, notes and quotes from the close of minicamp | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Carroll’s main concern between now and the start of training camp (late July): That “everybody stays safe. They’re on their own now. We’re encouraging our guys to workout together and find each other. Our guys have worked so hard, I can’t imagine they’ll lose their conditioning over this time. We want them to maintain at least and improve if they can. It’s kind of the unknown.”

Seahawks' rookie receiver Paul Richardson flaunting his speed
Rookie wide receiver Paul Richardson is fast, and becomes even faster when the ball is in the air and he has a chance to rundown a touchdown reception – just as he did in Wednesday’s minicamp practice.

Carroll honored for media cooperation | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks are sweeping up awards being handed out by the Pro Football Writers of America.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wins writers' award for accessibility | Fox News
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has won the Jack Horrigan Award for his accessibility and enthusiastic cooperation with the media.

The best CB? Julio Jones picks Patrick Peterson over Richard Sherman -
Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson are two of the best cornerbacks in the NFL. Which is better? Pete Prisco asked a guy with first-hand knowledge: Falcons WR Julio Jones.

Carpenter says there is a simple explanation for improved conditioning | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Left guard James Carpenter heads into the final year of his contract 15 pounds lighter. Carpenter said there is a simple reason for that: He could run this offseason. Read more here:

Seahawks, Niners still NFL's two best teams, all drama aside -
Amid all the recent hand-wringing over Marshawn Lynch and Vernon Davis, Adam Schein says we shouldn't forget what really matters: The Seahawks and Niners are, bar none, the NFL's best.

Harbaugh's words of caution for 49ers on getaway day | CSN Bay Area
Coach Jim Harbaugh wrapped up the 49ers’ offseason program Thursday with some words of caution to his team.

Observations from St. Louis Rams' final OTA - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams wrapped up organized team activities with their ninth and final practice Thursday. For those keeping score at home, yes, that's a day earlier than expected; coach Jeff Fisher canceled Friday's previously planned practice.

Tank Carradine appears ready to roll - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Vic Fangio is finally seeing the Tank Carradine the San Francisco 49ers drafted and he likes what he sees.

Vikings' Adrian Peterson: Age 'doesn't apply to me' -
Father Time is undefeated but Adrian Peterson doesn't think it applies to him. The 29-year-old running back is confident that age won't slow him down.

Jason Babin released by Jacksonville Jaguars -
The Jacksonville Jaguars parted ways with Jason Babin on Thursday for the second time this offseason. The veteran defensive end originally re-signed with the team in March three days after voiding his contract.

Niners' Marcus Lattimore has eyes on Frank Gore's job -
Frank Gore sits securely in the starting running back role for the San Francisco 49ers, and Marcus Lattimore knows it. But that doesn't mean the young running back isn't dreaming of swiping the top job.

Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers tight end, building his own brand | The MMQB with Peter King
In my many years on both sides of the negotiating table in the business of football, I always referred to this time of year as “me time” in the NFL. With only a five-month season, more than half of the league’s calendar year is consumed with matters off the field.

The Smarter (Sigh) Football Betting Market —
Economists (I am one) have historically been trained to believe in the efficiency of markets. The simplest way to think of this is that market prices capture all relevant information. Of course, this is sometimes not quite right, or even close to right. All the mortgage-backed securities that helped bring down our economy were horrendously mispriced, for example, despite lots of people seeing the warning signs. Even then, people betting against those securities provided information about their true value. They were just drowned out for too long by people clamoring to buy that worthless stuff.

Tom Brady Knew the Groom When He Used to Rock ‘n’ Roll | The Tailgater
According to Browns head coach Mike Pettine, Tom Brady bragged during Wes Welker’s 2012 wedding about possibly having possession of Jets playbooks. This bit of gossip prompted most of the NFL world to wonder just how brazen the Patriots have become about using cloak-and-dagger tactics to get an edge on opponents. It got me wondering how Wes Welker and bride Anna Burns assigned their wedding tables.

Declining RB Production and NFL Contract Modeling - Over the Cap
Though plenty has been written on the decline of the running back at 30, I figured why not add to that with a focus on the contract and likelihood of players performing. It’s a good topic if you are interested in working in the NFL, simply like Fantasy Football, or are going to take a more holistic look at Fantex valuations in the future. Plus with all the discussion on giving Seahawks’ RB Marshawn Lynch a raise and a new contract to reflect what he has accomplished combined with fact that a number of solid NFL running backs are about to make that turn into the late 20’s, it’s a good time to look at those late 20 years.

12 questions (and answers) that explain the 'Redskins' trademark case -
SB Nation spoke with intellectual property attorney Brad Newberg to learn more about the ruling to reject the Washington football team's trademark, how the appeal process might play out and what it means for the team and the NFL.

Is Zac Stacy's job really up for grabs? - Turf Show Times
Evidence suggests that the Rams competition for the top running back duties might be more than just lip service.

Random Ramsdom: Kurt Warner Being Honored, A Position Battle at RB, & Rookies Impressing at OTA's - Turf Show Times
The St. Louis Rams will continue with their OTA’s on Thursday. Which players are turning heads thus far?