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Boling: Seahawks’ Max Unger and Brandon Mebane sharpen each other’s craft | Dave Boling | The News Tribune
Way deep inside football, where fans can never go, operates a small group of prideful combatants.

Sure, it's preaseason, but it's also Seahawks - Denver Broncos Blog - ESPN
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Many of the prime-time players who had a role in Super Bowl XLVIII this past February won't make more than a cameo in Thursday nig

The Seahawks Aren’t Just Gunning for a Repeat; They’re on the Heels of a Much Rarer Three-Peat | BMB
With Adam Schefter reporting Thursday that Marshawn Lynch was ending his holdout, we now had confirmation that the majority of Seattle’s Super Bowl-winning offense would be back in the fold for 2014.

Building the Perfect NFL Defensive Back | Bleacher Report
The NFL became a passing league during the course of its evolution from a helmet-less game to something a little safer and much more appropriate for television audiences. But as the game has changed, defenses have been trying to play catch-up with offenses. We're now at a point in NFL history where the defensive back is as athletic as the wide receiver. But what would the best defensive back imaginable look like?

Which NFL preseason matchups to watch, and which to ignore. | : Mike Tanier Article
The best regular-season matchups make the worst preseason matchups. Fans have known this for years. Television programmers are finally starting to figure it out.

How will Patriots employ Darrelle Revis? - Sports - The Boston Globe
The NFL has an exciting trio of young superstar cornerbacks in Richard Sherman, Patrick Peterson, and Joe Haden, but former Patriots great Rodney Harrison is still a Darrelle Revis guy, through and through.

NFL 2014-15 Preview: Which QB Will Win the Game of Throws? | Rolling Stone
As the NFL gears up for another arms race, which QBs have the most firepower?

Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks OK with Patrick Peterson of Arizona Cardinals, but not Michael Crabtree of San Francisco 49ers - ESPN
"It's all fun," Sherman said Monday on 710 ESPN Seattle. "We're just trying to see who's the most clever. We're friends. We've known each other since the [NFL] combine [in 2011]. We've worked out together and he's a great dude."

Seahawks practice notes and Carroll video | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
It’s continuing to sound sort of ominous on WR Kevin Norwood as Carroll said “it’s going to take some time here. We’re going to continue to evaluate him. It’s a situation we’ve got to wait out a little bit.”

Three impressions from Seahawks practice from Jayson Jenks, Bob Condotta | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Here we go with our daily Three Impressions from Seahawks practice from beat reporters Jayson Jenks and Bob Condotta.

Wade Smith signs with Seattle Seahawks -
Seattle signed veteran guard Wade Smith to their offensive line on Monday. "So thankful to be able to continue living out my NFL dreams this year with the Seahawks," the ex-Texans lineman tweeted.

Waiving Michael Bowie sent message - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The Seattle Seahawks sent a message Saturday in waiving offensive tackle Michael Bowie:

A look back at Big Walt’s wonderful weekend adventure
Monday metatarsal musings: For a player who spent his career shunning the spotlight, Walter Jones embraced it while being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the weekend.

Notebook: Weight, conditioning factors in Bowie's departure - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
"That's the decision we made, yeah," Carroll said. "He came in 20 pounds overweight, too."

Kevin Norwood's foot injury a concern - NFC West Blog - ESPN
"We are waiting for some more information on him," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Norwood. "We are going to take our time with him. He's not going to come back right away."

Sherman: Can’t duplicate Seahawks defense | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Richard Sherman took the podium after the Seattle Seahawks’ training camp practice on Monday. He spoke about fellow defensive backs Byron Maxwell, Tharold Simon and Jeron Johnson and how well they’ve looked in camp.

Monday Seahawks injury updates | - Seattle Sidelines
The Seahawks returned to practice Monday following a day off, a that included a couple of players suiting up for the first time in camp, most notably ...

Pete Carroll: Unfortunate we lost Bowie | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
When the Seattle Seahawks waived second-year offensive lineman Michael Bowie this weekend, they did it with the intention of bringing him back and placing him on the injured reserve if he cleared waivers. He didn’t.

San Francisco 49ers waived/injured RB Kendall Hunter -
The San Francisco 49ers waived/injured running back Kendall Hunter. Hunter, who tore his ACL, will revert to the 49ers' injured-reserve list if unclaimed.

Monday Musings: Larry Fitzgerald no longer No. 1 Cardinals receiver -
No longer the Cardinals' No. 1 receiver (that would be Malcolm Floyd), Larry Fitzgerald may well be playing his last year in Arizona.

Bears' Marquess Wilson suffers fractured clavicle -
The Chicago Bears receivers corps took a hit on Monday as Marquess Wilson suffered a fractured clavicle. How will Wilson's absence from the lineup affect what Brandon Marshall called the "four horsemen?"

Andy Dalton, Bengals reach six-year, $96M extension -
The Andy Dalton era in Cincinnati is just getting started. The signal-caller and the Bengals agreed to a six-year extension worth $96 million. Could the Bengals be making a commitment to mediocrity?

Super Bowl Preview: Attacking the Seahawks Defense | Jim Light Football
The first concept is a three level passing concept also known sail. This concept features a three level flood of a third of the field.

2015 NFL draft primer: The best prospects from smaller conferences |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

Buffalo Bills most likely team to go worst to first in 2014 - NFL - ESPN
Each of the past 11 seasons, at least one team has made the transition from last place in their division the previous season to first place in their division the next season. The Carolina Panthers did it in 2013, the Washington Redskins in 2012, and the Denver Broncos in 2011. Which last-place team will accomplish the feat this year?

Kenny Britt claims a starting spot on first St. Louis depth chart | ProFootballTalk
Lost and forgotten in a contract year that made Hakeem Nicks look like Randy Moss circa 2007, receiver Kenny Britt left the Titans in the offseason for a reunion with Jeff Fisher. So far, so good.

T.J. Ward must do four hours community service to get assault charges dropped | ProFootballTalk
It took almost three months for the misdemeanor assault and disturbing the peace charges against Broncos safety T.J. Ward to work its way through the system, but it will only take him an afternoon to complete the sentence handed down on Monday.

Looking ahead at future Hall of Fame classes | ProFootballTalk
The seven members of the 2014 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame have received their busts in Canton, Ohio, and now that enshrinement weekend is behind us, let's look ahead at the players, coaches and contributors who could comprise the next five Hall of Fame classes.

» Over the Cap- Andy Dalton Salary Cap and Contract Page
QB Andy Dalton signed a six year, $96 million contract extension with the Cincinati Bengals on August 4, 2014. All details of the contract extension currently come from Pro Football Talk.�Dalton received a $12 million signing bonus and a $5 million roster bonus upon signing the contract, to bring the total guarantee on the contract up to $17 million. On the third day of the 2015 League Year, Dalton will receive a $4 million roster bonus. Dalton will be eligible for $200,000 in annual workout bonuses as well as potential escalators that can increase the total value of the contract to $115 million. The escalators will be triggered by various levels of playoff success.

Monday in Hawkville: Initial reaction to B.J. Daniels is positive
After getting few reps in the Seahawks’ first eight training camp practice, QB B.J. Daniels made up for it by throwing a pair of touchdown passes in Monday’s session.

Thiel: Seahawks have job opening at right tackle | Sportspress Northwest
The losses of Breno Giacomini and Michael Bowie leave a big hole at right tackle, where a rookie, Justin Britt, and three veteran newcomers will try to hang in against the Broncos.

Right tackle job up for grabs after Michael Bowie release - Aug. 4, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
With the departure of Michael Bowie, the Seattle Seahawks starting right tackle job is now wide open between Justin Britt and Eric Winston.

Running back Justin Forsett providing knowledge about Gary Kubiak's playbook -
Whenever the Ravens' running backs are in doubt about the nuances of offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's playbook, they can always refer to the equivalent of a human cheat sheet.

Photo Gallery - Training Camp Practice 9
Photos from the ninth practice of Seahawks training camp at Renton's Virginia Mason Athletic Center.