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Marshawn Lynch's mom, Sunshine, did not take kindly to Terry Blount's suggestion that the Seahawks could win without her son and responded with an all-caps rant that included "I GUESS THATS WHY HE HATES REPORTERS."

Eleven things you need to know from training camps -
Division rivals Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have traded barbs over the years as two of the game's best corners. Now, the Cardinals star can yap about owning the bigger contract.

Vic Fangio talks rookie development process, disappointing Tuesday practice - Niners Nation
Vic Fangio spoke with the media on Tuesday, and he had his usual blunt comments. We've got a transcript for your viewing pleasure.

Richard Sherman vs. Patrick Peterson: Just more (corner)back talk - NFL - Sporting News
Get the latest NFL news, video updates, scores, schedules, standings and more on Sporting News.

Is Nick Foles Better Than Russell Wilson? | Bleacher Report
The 2012 quarterback draft class is extremely good.

The Truth About Studying Your Playbook in NFL Training Camp
Believe it or not, studying your playbook is one of the most overblown narratives we hear about during this time of year. NFL training camps are in full force now. This is a critical time for rookies and teams learning a new system. Nearly every play they will utilize throughout the season will be discussed and taught during these pivotal weeks in the summer heat.

» Over the Cap- Patrick Peterson Salary Cap and Contract Page
Patrick Peterson salary cap and contract history, dead money, and contract breakdowns

All-22: Snag, Tempo And the Eagles | Birds 24/7
During the early part of every Eagles practice, the robotic voice that emanates from the speakers at the NovaCare Complex announces a period called RVA, or routes versus air.

The Seattle Seahawks’ Youth Could Portend a Dynasty (Yes, Really) | FiveThirtyEight
It wasn’t long after the Seattle Seahawks put the finishing touches on their 43-8 Super Bowl rout of the Denver Broncos that media people began throwing around the d-word, dynasty, as they peered into the franchise’s future.

Derrell Bevell Training Camp Press Conference
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell talks about training camp thus far, key players, and continuing to improve the offense as a whole.

Dan Quinn Training Camp Press Conference
Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn discusses training camp, the mindset of the team, and the match up between offense and defense.

Seahawks’ Walter Jones looking forward to his induction into the Hall of Fame | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Famed left tackle from Seattle officially gets his gold jacket Saturday.

Kentwood's Bronson fighting for Seahawks roster spot | Sports | Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO News
Demitrius Bronson graduated from Kentwood High School, played at the University of Washington and Eastern Washington University, and now he's fighting for a spot on the Seattle Seahawks roster.

Green Bay Packers – Official Blog | Packers GM Ted Thompson signs multi-year contract
Ted Thompson, the architect of the Packers’ current five-year playoff run, will remain the team’s executive vice president and general manager for the long-term future.

Seahawks notebook: DT Jesse Williams leaves practice on a cart - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Second-year defensive tackle Jesse Williams, who missed his rookie season with a knee injury, was carted off the Seahawks' practice field Wednesday. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Sherman's reaction to Peterson's deal has a nice ring to it - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
Richard Sherman is not longer the league's highest-paid cornerback, and the way he responded when Arizona's Patrick Peterson pointed that out shows that money isn't his ultimate measurement. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Key points on Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch's fines - ESPN
There has been a lot of confusion over the fines Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is incurring, so here a few of the main points:

Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn talks about Bryon Maxwell, Greg Scruggs, and more | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn also met the media after practice Wednesday. Here’s what he had to say:

Seahawks’ Percy Harvin ready to show his star power | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
At training camp, Harvin is showing a bounce in his step he hasn’t felt since his heyday with the Vikings. “I’m not worried about holding back,” he says.

Nothing specific on Jesse Williams’ knee injury | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Williams was hurt during the one-on-one pass protection/rush session against the offensive line. He had come into camp after missing his rookie season with a knee injury, and looked leaner and quicker than he did when he showed up as a rookie. He had been doing very well in these drills thus far in camp. This time, against C.J. Davis, he appeared to have reached a standoff and was trying to leverage his position when his knee bent awkwardly. He stopped immediately and moved gingerly behind the action.

Darrell Bevell: ‘We are talking about the best defense in the NFL’ | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“We have to really be on our stuff,” Bevell said. “We are talking about the best defense in the NFL and they have proved that.”

Quick practice notes | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Baldwin and Bryan Walters each had big plays in Red Zone sessions. Walters’ diving sideline catch for a touchdown from Russell Wilson was the play of the day, although the official there might have been a little generous on the call. Thankfully, there’s no instant replay in practice.

Richardson drawing raves | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
“He continues to show that he’s really, really fast and he can get up on you and he’s real comfortable catching everything that you throw at him,” coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday. “We’re real excited about Paul and hopefully we’ll just keep learning him and figuring him out and figure out how to best utilize his talents. He got talents; he’s really quick in and out of his breaks. I love his catching range so we’ll try to figure it out but we’re real excited right now.”

Smith hopes to follow in Kearse's footsteps with Seahawks | - Sports
RENTON — Jermaine Kearse was one of the Seattle Seahawks' breakout players in 2013. He not only established himself as one of Russell Wilson's...

K.J. Wright looms as key part of Seahawks’ future plans | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Linebacker K.J. Wright is entering the last year of his contract, and the Seahawks could give him a new contract or extension at any time, as they did during the offseason for Richard Sherman.

Eleven things you need to know from training camps -
Brandon Marshall believes Jay Cutler will win league MVP honors in 2014. Should we buy it? Around The League swings through camps to offer up the nuggets you need to know from Wednesday.

Patrick Peterson: I should be paid as best cornerback -
"I believe that I am playing at a high level," Peterson said. "I believe I am the best in the league, so I believe I should be compensated as the best...But it was extremely important to be the highest paid cornerback in the NFL...that was definitely a point of emphasis throughout the negotiations, and as you guys can tell, (the team and his agents) made it happen."

Fred Jackson signs one-year extension with Bills -
The Buffalo Bills announced that running Fred Jackson signed a one-year extension. But at 33, how much of a long-term role does he have with the team?

Report: Alex Boone contacted by San Francisco 49ers -
The San Francisco 49ers reportedly have reached out to their holdout right guard Alex Boone. Is this a sign that the contract standoff is coming to an end?

NFL suspends Bills LB Nigel Bradham for one game -
The league announced Monday that Bills LB Nigel Bradham will be suspended for the game for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy.

5 ways the agent business has changed | National Football Post
Over the last 10 years, the NFL agent business has dramatically changed.

Behind the scenes at 2014 NFL training camp |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Football Savages / Damaged Goods - Don't Give Up On Us
Essentially, this is a my collection of NFL players that, for some reason, we just can't quit. Their ship may or may not be sinking...

Jim Harbaugh annoyed with questions about Aldon Smith | ProFootballTalk
The 49ers didn’t have linebacker Aldon Smith at practice today because Smith was in Los Angeles, dealing with the fallout from an April incident in which he was accused of making a bomb threat at Los Angeles International Airport. Coach Jim Harbaugh wasn’t in the mood to talk about it.

Brandon Browner gets heated at Patriots practice | ProFootballTalk
“It gets us both better,” Browner said, via “Guys on the other side of the ball, it’s what [opponents are] going to do in guys in games. And it’s what they’re going to do to me in games … That’s my style of play. Play aggressive. You don’t want to cost your team any penalties, but we’ll let the officials do their job.”

Using ADP to Generate Value - Draft Analysis -
I don’t know as much as I think I do about fantasy football. That might seem like a dumb thing to say for someone trying to give you advice on the topic, but I really believe that embracing the uncertainty inherent to the game—accepting what we don’t know or what we think we know that could just be wrong—is essential to progressing as a fantasy owner.

Figuring Out the Falcons «
After a forgotten 4-12 season, can a revamped Atlanta return to the playoffs?

Don’t Dismiss Texas «
New coach, new scheme, and a little less bad luck should have Houston looking better than most people think