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Mock game over — Seahawks waive injured OT Michael Bowie | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
The Seahawks' mock game is over, and it was a day for the defense, as there were no touchdowns scored. Instead, three Steven Hauschka field goals, on three attempts, marked all the scoring. The bigger news came afterward when the Seahawks announced they have waived second-year OT Michael Bowie with the injured designation. It's a surprising move...

Seahawks Daily Top 10: Jones' big day, and more | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Stat fact: According to, among quarterbacks with at least 390 attempts in a season, only 43 in NFL history have ever posted a quarterback rating of 100 or higher. Seattle’s Wilson has done that twice in two seasons. That’s a remarkable achievement, and a reason that one would think the Seahawks will eventually start leaning more on Wilson and the passing game.

Micah Rice: Seahawks repeat? Yes, no and maybe | The Columbian
On the eve of the 2014-15 NFL preseason, here are five reasons the Seahawks will and will not repeat as Super Bowl champs.

Seahawks Daily - "Mock Game"
The Seahawks participated in drills before playing a "Mock Game" to prepare themselves for the first preseason game against the Denver Broncos.

Seahawks lose Michael Bowie for the year with shoulder injury - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
The Seahawks' right-tackle battle is now rookie Justin Britt's to lose, as Michael Bowie will miss the season with a shoulder injury he suffered on the first day of camp. - Blog - 710 ESPN Seattle

Seattle Seahawks Training Camp Report: Day 8 - ESPN
A daily review of the hot topics coming out of the Seattle Seahawks training camp:

Is this Marshawn Lynch’s last season as a Seahawk? Maybe not | Larry Stone | The Seattle Times
Lynch’s apparent fears that the Seahawks will cut him loose after this year are legitimate, but what if he rushes for 1,300 yards and leads the Seahawks to another Super Bowl?

Extra Points: Bob Condotta talks about the Seahawks mock game and waiving Michael Bowie | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s today’s Extra Points video:

Russell Wilson talks about the mock game, and more | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s what Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson had to say today following the team’s mock game:

Seahawks 2014 Draft class update | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
If you were at the Seahawks’ mock game today, you didn’t see much of the team’s 2014 draft class. In fact, by the end of the day, there was only one member of that class available to play — fullback Kiero Small.

Seahawks' mock game is prep for preseason opener -
The Seattle Seahawks held a mock game during practice on Saturday as the team prepares for the preseason opener against the Denver Broncos.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talks about the mock game, and more | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here’s what Seattle coach Pete Carroll had to say to the media following today’s mock game:

Seahawks hold mock game, Michael Bowie waived/injured - August 2, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
Linebacker Horace Miller made a nice play to stop receiver Percy Harvin on a fly-sweep. Miller also deflected a pass intended for Doug Baldwin.

Three Impressions from Jenks and Condotta on Seattle's mock game | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here are Three Impressions on the Seahawks’ mock game today from beat writers Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta;

Post mock game … who plays RT? | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
The news after practice was that the Seahawks waived/injured second-year right tackle Michael Bowie (shoulder). If he clears waivers, they can bring him back on IR. At the same time, rookie RT Justin Britt injured his left shoulder. Carroll did not seem to believe it was serious. it left veteran Eric Winston going with the 1s almost all day at RT. How good is his signing looking now. Is Schneider clairvoyant?

RENTON: Seahawks notebook: Former UW receiver hopes to make good impression | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Which is better? Three field goals and no touchdowns for the Seattle Seahawks in their first mock game or a rookie wide receiver beating the NFL’s best corner on a fade route?

Shutdown Countdown: Seahawks have huge challenge to repeat | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo Sports
Shutdown Corner is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per day in reverse order of our initial 2014 power rankings. No. 1 will be revealed Aug. 2, the day before the preseason begins with the Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio.

Ravens All-22: Running Back "Vision" in the Zone Blocking Scheme
Much has been made about Gary Kubiak bringing his brand of the West Coast Offense to Baltimore for the 2014 season.

Ravens All-22: Playbook: Zone Blocking Scheme
The zone blocking scheme (ZBS) is a staple rushing concept used by every NFL team.  At it's core, the ZBS is predicated on the offensive lineman moving in unison toward the playside (ball carrier's target) and blocking "areas" rather than men or gaps.  A good zone-blocking offensive lineman can give up a bit of strength, but he needs to be able to move laterally, work with leverage, and have a very good understanding of his responsibilities.

Giants sign CB Chandler Fenner; waive Travis Howard
The Giants signed cornerback Chandler Fenner

Vindicated LB Brian Banks gets job in NFL front office -
After failing to stick with an NFL team, Brian Banks has taken a job in the league's front office.

Bruce Arians disappointed in Jonathan Cooper's play -
Arizona's counting on a big season from Jonathan Cooper as he returns from a broken leg that cost him his entire rookie season. But Cardinals coach Bruce Arians isn't satisfied with his progress.

Niners' Glenn Dorsey likely out for 2014 season -
San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Glenn Dorsey likely is out for the 2014 season after tearing his biceps. How big of a blow is this for Vic Fangio's defense?

Niners may have lost nose tackle for season | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Glenn Dorsey has a torn left biceps muscle and will undergo surgery, a person with knowledge of the injury said Saturday.