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Should the Seahawks Pay Marshawn Lynch? «
Marshawn Lynch took a little longer on his way to becoming every other running back, but this weekend, he finally got there. Friday afternoon, Lynch stated his intention to hold out from training camp by calling a former teammate turned TV analyst and having him announce it on-air. Like so many other things with Lynch — his candy, his fury, and being all about that action — he did it his own way. Over the past few years, if Lynch has been anything, he’s been different.

Looney becomes the wildcard in Alex Boone holdout | ProFootballTalk
As the holdout of 49ers guard Alex Boone lingers, the team’s resolve or lack thereof will hinge on the performance of his replacement, Joe Looney. So far, so good.  So the 49ers say.

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Sherman talks, Lynch fines add up, and more | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
2, While the team is not practicing, it is still a day of camp, and thus counts as a holdout day for Marshawn Lynch if he does not report. Also, Seattle’s camp officially started on Thursday when players reported. So, today is the fifth day of his holdout, if he doesn’t report. At $30,000 a day, that’s $150,000 he could be fined — fines are at team discretion and can be worked out later.

NFL: After 11 seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Kevin Williams signed with the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks | News OK
In a state that’s produced Heisman Trophy winners, electric wishbone stars and highlight-reel wide receivers, Kevin Williams’ NFL career has flown under the radar.

49ers 2014 opponents preview, Part 4: Seahawks, Raiders, Chargers - Niners Nation
In the fourth and final part of our 2014 opponent preview, we examine the prospects of the Seahawks, Raiders and Chargers for the coming season.

Cassius Marsh off to a fast start | Seahawks Draft Blog
More than anything, this is what I wanted to see at the start of training camp: Cassius Marsh fitting right in straight away.

Company News :: Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (AMBS)
Brewer Sports International (BSI), a multi-faceted global sports advisory firm, and Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:AMBS), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics related to cell cycle dysregulation, endoplasmic reticulum stress, neurodegeneration and apoptosis, are pleased to provide an update surrounding the 3rd Alzheimer's focused #C4CT (Coalition for Concussion Treatment) Concussion Awareness Summit, powered by MDM Worldwide on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the United Nations in New York City, NY.

B/R Exclusive: Jim Harbaugh Discusses His Contract, Expectations and More | Bleacher Report
Jim Harbaugh's office is a bit of a mess. There are boxes on the floor, chairs askew in a small seating area near his desk and a pair of shoes tossed asunder in the haste to make it to practice. Another box sits atop a stack of papers on his desk, competing for space with two computer monitors.

What they’re saying after start of Seahawks training camp - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
Three days into training camp, the Seattle Seahawks are dominating the media cycle.

Seahawks have received full value on Marshawn Lynch contract - The Washington Post
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch began his holdout Friday in hopes the team will pay him more money, despite his contract having has two years and $13 million remaining. The four-year, $30 million contract Lynch signed two years ago already has paid him $17 million, and puts him among the top six highest paid backs in the league.

ESPN to air two hour special from Seahawks training camp | 790 KGMI
On Tuesday, July 29 ESPN will air a live two-hour SportsCenter special from Seattle Seahawks training camp from the Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

From Reddit:
"The Seahawk's saved the whiteboard from the Locker room with the last play Mike Holmgren ever drew up and it's on display in the "Coaches Loung" at the CLink (I got a cool tour and they told the story)"

Broncos DT Kevin Vickerson has strong words for Seattle | ProFootballTalk
“(Bleep) Seattle,” Vickerson said, according to the Gazette‘s Paul Klee, a columnist for the paper. “Write it down. Take a picture.”

Clayton's Cold Hard Facts: Where does Marshawn go from here? - Danny, Dave and Moore | 710 ESPN Seattle
Highlights from the latest edition of 'Cold Hard Facts' on 710 ESPN Seattle, including John Clayton's breakdown on why Marshawn Lynch is about to run out of options with his hold out. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Marshawn Lynch's financial losses start Tuesday - ESPN
If Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is looking at his holdout from a standpoint of financial losses, he might want to show up on Tuesday when the players return to the field after an off day Monday.

DeShawn Shead learning all about being versatile in the Seahawks defensive backfield | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
DeShawn Shead, in his third year out of Portland State, is learning the free safety role with Seattle right now

San Francisco 49ers' projected roster - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Examining the San Francisco 49ers' roster:

Former agent Joel Corry with some thoughts on Marshawn Lynch situation on KJR-AM | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Some good stuff on the Marshawn Lynch holdout today on KJR-AM from  former player agent agent Joel Corry, who now writes for, among other titles.

Seattle Seahawks' projected roster - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Examining the Seattle Seahawks' roster.

St. Louis Rams' projected roster - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Examining the St. Louis Rams' roster.

Arizona Cardinals' projected roster - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Examining the Arizona Cardinals' roster. There has not been any changes since we first ran this list earlier this month.

The life and times of Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch - Seattle Seahawks & NFL News
The Seattle Seahawks began their 2014 campaign with the start of training camp Friday, but all the attention fell on a player who was not on the field, or even in town: Marshawn Lynch.

RENTON: Richard Sherman still perfecting his craft | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Richard Sherman remains confounded by quarterbacks who try to throw fade routes against him. Sunday’s misguided attempt came from his pal Russell Wilson during the third day of the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp.

RENTON: Rule emphasis could limit Seahawks | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Tweets dispatched by former NFL vice president of officiating Mike Pereira last week felt as though they had a Seattle Seahawks vibe to them.

John Abraham arrested on suspicion of DUI last month -
Arizona Cardinals pass rusher John Abraham was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Georgia late last month. Does Abraham have a prior arrest history that could lead to NFL discipline?

Monday Musings: Why Bill O'Brien's style reminds me of Tom Coughlin -
Bill Belichick's underlings have mostly failed as head coaches, but Bill O'Brien has the makeup to succeed in Houston with an innovative mind and an old-school approach.

14 things you need to know about training camps -
A question mark entering camp, Julio Jones is already giving the Falcons reason for excitement. Find out what else we learned Monday in training camps across the league.

More 2014 NFL over-under win totals released -
If you want to bet on your favorite team, here are the over-under win totals for all 32 NFL squads.

Patriots claim running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers -
New England Patriots claimed running back Tyler Gaffney off waivers on Monday. The sixth-round pick out of Stanford was placed on waivers by the Carolina Panthers.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly calls the draft the worst thing about the NFL -
Chip Kelly is entering his second season as the Eagles coach and one of the biggest surprises of Year 1 wasn't the speed of the game, or how different the NFL is from college, but ... the draft. Specifically, all the hype leading up to an event that pretty much involves middle-aged men reading names off a card for three days.

Monday Morning MD | National Football Post
Don’t be fooled by a player’s current PUP designation.

Oakland Raiders 2014 Preview: Another busy offseason as they rebuild | The MMQB with Peter King
Throughout the preseason Andy Benoit will provide in-depth breakdowns of all 32 teams, in reverse order of 2013 finish. Today, the Cleveland Browns … DEFENSE Trying to follow a Raiders’ defensive game-plan can be like trying to follow the plot of a David Foster Wallace novel.

Jim Harbaugh denies desire to be paid like Super Bowl-winning coach | ProFootballTalk
It's a given in league circles that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has yet to sign a new contract because he wants more money than the 49ers are willing to pay.

FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | 373 Oakland Championships
Baseball Prospectus had an article before the season where they detailed some of the simulated seasons where the Houston Astros -- the consensus worst, most hopeless team in baseball -- somehow made it to the postseason. The Astros only won the American League West in 0.4 percent of BP simulations, but still, the simulations showed why every team has a chance. Even Houston.

49ers agree to terms with Alfonso Smith | ProFootballTalk
With Kendall Hunter and LaMichael James each suffering injuries this week, the San Francisco 49ers had to hit the free agent market to bolster some running back depth for training camp.

How Good Is Andrew Luck? | FiveThirtyEight
As he prepares for his third season in the NFL, Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts is already regarded as one of the league’s premier quarterbacks. ESPN’s Mike Sando polled 26 NFL front-office and scouting types this month, asking them to sort every current starting quarterback into one of five tiers; Luck was in the top group, ranking fifth overall.