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A History of the NFL in 95 Objects: Seattle Seahawks 12th Man Flag | The MMQB with Peter King
It has been unfurled below the Statue of Liberty and raised above the Space Needle. President Obama posed for photos while holding it up. In the months surrounding Seattle’s Super Bowl XLVIII win, the “12th Man Flag” has experienced a tour-de-force of sightseeing. But for fans of the Seahawks, the electric-blue nylon piece of fabric with a white No. 12 printed in the center is as familiar as any player on the Seattle roster.

Michael Robinson: Seahawks have to “keep close watch” on egos | ProFootballTalk
“My question for the Seahawks this year is … there’s a lot of young guys in that locker room with new money,” Robinson said on the Dave Dameshek Football Program. “When issues come up in the locker room, who is the veteran that settles it? . … Things come up, ‘Hey guys — stop doing that! Hey, you go over there, you go over there, and it’s over. No more.’ And guys would stop. Right now, guys have gotten paid, you know what I mean? Guys have got egos, you know what I mean? That’s just only natural with money, and they have to watch against that in the locker room, and that’s something that Pete [Carroll] can’t see — their offices are upstairs. They just have to keep a close watch on it.”

Michael Robinson: 'New money' on Seahawks' roster -
The Seahawks' roster is relatively intact and ready to defend its Super Bowl title. But former Seattle fullback Michael Robinson said on 'DDFP' he sees a potential pitfall in the team locker room in '14.

How Seattle Seahawks' offense stacks up - ESPN
Before training camp begins on July 25, here's a look (by position) at how the Seattle Seahawks stack up going in and whether the team is improved or not as good as it was a year ago.

Finding the Fits: Speedy Seahawks even faster with Paul Richardson -
I believe Bailey will prove an example of a good player slipping through the cracks due to the paralysis-by-analysis that sometimes occurs when teams focus too much on measureables. Bailey, a three-year starter who left USC with 222 career tackles and 11 interceptions, may lack elite size or straight-line speed but he has very good instincts and changes directions fluidly.

NFL training camp: Five veterans to watch for holdouts - NFL - Sporting News
There haven't been many notable holdouts from NFL training camp in recent years. Cornerback Darrelle Revis (2010 with the Jets) and running back Chris Johnson (2011 with the Titans) would be at the top of the list. Since the new rookie wage scale was put in place three years ago, unsigned first-round draft picks aren't much of a concern, either.

Green Bay Packers' financial data shows how an NFL team can make money in any market - Vox
That national TV deal is worth a lot.

Eyes on the 'chise: Who could get tagged in 2015 | FOX Sports on MSN
Now that the Jimmy Graham saga is behind us, a team-by-team look at which players could get the franchise tag next offseason.

2014 Version of 2013 Breakouts - Draft Analysis -
As draft season approaches, fantasy pundits hear a lot of the same questions:

Seahawks Hire Goines as General Counsel and VP, Government Affairs
Ed Goines will administer the corporate legal affairs for the Seahawks and First & Goal and will be responsible for managing the organization's government relations strategy and policies.

Feeling lucky, 12s? Deck your home with Seahawks swag for chance to win tickets
Showcase your Seahawks spirit outside your home and you could be randomly selected to win two tickets to a Seahawks home game.

Bucky's Best: Jimmy Graham shines among hybrid tight ends -
Jordan Cameron and Julius Thomas each enjoyed a breakout year in 2013, furthering a tight end revolution. But where do these two rising stars stand among the matchup nightmares at the position?

Percy Harvin Could Be the NFL's Most Dangerous Weapon in 2014 | Bleacher Report
If wide receiver Percy Harvin finds his groove, the Seattle Seahawks could have one of the most explosive offenses in the entire league. Then again, we've heard this tale before.

Earl Thomas deep in the heart of Orange, Texas
Earl Thomas returned, for the third-straight year, to provide a free football camp for the kids of his small home town in southwest Texas.

Russell Okung Helps Summer Meal Program
Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung teamed up with Safeway and Within Reach to help hand out healthy lunches to children in Renton.

Sights and Sounds - #12Tour Down South
Take a behind the scenes look as Seahawks players, staff, Sea Gals and Blue Thunder travel to Portland and Vancouver on the #12Tour.

Russell Wilson: 'It's not about stats, it's about winning football games'
NFL Network's Amber Theoharis chats with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson about what it takes to have a successful season, the impact Percy Harvin makes when he's on the field and how much energy he receives from the kids at his Passing Academy.

Russell Wilson takes his show on the road
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks about what it's like to tour the country for his own passing academy.

Clayton's Cold Hard Facts: How much will Russell Wilson make? - Danny, Dave and Moore | 710 ESPN Seattle
A few highlights from the latest edition of 'Cold Hard Facts' on 710 ESPN Seattle, including John Clayton's take on what Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson's next contract will look like. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Mike Florio wrote a sci-fi novel about football in 2001. Here's a review of it. -
NBCSports' Mike Florio wrote a science fiction novel about two time-traveling quarterbacks who go back to play for the 1960 Pittsburgh Steelers.

Rookies for 49ers, Bills, Ravens report to camp -
Bills, 49ers and Ravens rookies kick off the procession of reporting to training camp when they head to their respective workout sites today. What can we expect from Sammy Watkins and C.J. Mosley this season?

Real Madrid, Barcelona top 'Forbes' value list; NFL well represented -
Three European soccer powers top 2014 'Forbes' most-valued sports teams list led by Real Madrid and Barcelona while NFL teams make up 60 percent of the top 50.

NFL's most influential: Ten who have biggest impact on America's game -
Roger Goodell is the NFL's most powerful man, but hardly the only one of noteworthy impact. From coaches and QBs to a judge, we rank the 10 most influential.