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Seahawks News

New Deal, New Offense and Renewed Health: Seattle Seahawks RB Chris Carson Aims to Return to Elite Form – Sports Illustrated Seattle Seahawks News, Analysis and More
Chris Carson had a down year in 2020 for his lofty standards. Now invigorated with a clean bill of health and a new offense, this could be the year Carson returns to his pre-2020 form.

The sticky situation the Seahawks are in with LT Duane Brown
ICYMI: Do the Seahawks need to give 35-year-old left tackle Duane Brown an extension before the season, or will they pay down the line if they do so?

Huard: Seahawks’ situations with Adams, Brown a growing concern
Brock Huard isn’t sure if Jamal Adams or Duane Brown will miss games, but he is worried about where things lie between them and the Seahawks.

Most Important Seahawks: 2 top playmakers for Seattle’s offense
The Seahawks should have a top offense in 2021, and the No. 6 and 7 most important players on Jake & Stacy’s list figure to play big roles.

Tuesday Round-Up: Damien Lewis Talks Offseason Improvement, Positional Versatility And More With 710 ESPN Seattle
The second-year guard joined “Wyman and Bob” to discuss how he improved this offseason, his transition from right guard to left guard and more.

Live stream: Wednesday 1:30pm (PST) with Joe Fann « Seahawks Draft Blog
Join us for a live stream on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30pm (PST) where I’ll be speaking to Joe Fann to discuss the big talking point relating to the Seahawks.

Russell Wilson’s rookie year one of Seahawks’ top comebacks | RSN
NFL teams often face a big challenge to recover from awful losing seasons.

NFC West News

49ers release first unofficial depth chart: Brandon Aiyuk listed as the starting punt returner – Niners Nation
No real surprises other than that.

Memo to Kliff: Sit Kyler Murray in the preseason – Revenge of the Birds
The third year Pro Bowl QB should not be exposed to potential injury in meaningless games.

Cardinals sign 3 D-linemen and a tight end
The Arizona Cardinals made a flurry of roster moves on Tuesday, announcing four signings and four releases. They added three defensive linemen and a tight end.

49ers camp observations: Trey Lance gets rare do-or-die situation | RSN
Trey Lance was able to see how he fared during a touchdown-or-nothing situation with time running out on Tuesday during padded practice.

4 takeaways from Sean McVay in his latest LA Rams press conference – Turf Show Times
McVay touched on the offensive line rotation and Darrell Henderson’s ability in the receiving game.

Sean McVay officially declares who the ‘stand out’ in Rams camp has been – Turf Show Times
Sean McVay calls him a “stand out player”.

Around The NFL

How the Bengals put Joe Burrow back on the field so quickly: Inside a remarkable rehab process – The Athletic
Cincinnati director of rehab Nick Cosgray faced a giant task this offseason: Get Burrow and starting center Trey Hopkins back to health.

Packers’ Aaron Rodgers ranked as NFL’s most intriguing player entering 2021 – The Athletic
After an offseason where his NFL future was in question, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers enters the 2021 season as the league’s most intriguing player.

Patrick Robinson retiring, adding to New Orleans Saints’ CB dilemma
Veteran cornerback Patrick Robinson informed the Saints he is retiring, further reinforcing Sean Payton’s desire to add to the position before the season.

Meet Washington’s newest O-lineman: A 6-foot-5, 310-pound model – Washington Blog- ESPN
Journeyman center Jon Toth has been "paying the bills" as a big-and-tall model while waiting for a call to keep his NFL dream alive.

Mike Tomlin: T.J. Watt contract standoff ‘not unique’ – National Football Post
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt is continuing to sit out team drills, including anything involving hitting, while he and the Steelers attempt to negotiate a long-term contract.

Colts QB Carson Wentz at practice boot-free – National Football Post
Carson Wentz returned to practice, but the Indianapolis Colts quarterback was merely an observer on Tuesday morning.

Reich officially throws open Colts’ QB competition | Sports |
WESTFIELD – Game on.

NFL player prop of the day: Is Josh Jacobs still a 1,000-yard running back for Raiders?
Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders was a first-round pick during an era in which running backs are devalued. If you do take a running back in the first round, you need to get maximum value from him.

FO Fantasy Show: Interesting Carry and Target Share Splits for RBs with Scott Barrett | Football Outsiders
Scott Spratt takes his Fantasy Podcast to Twitch to discuss interesting carry and target share splits for RBs with Scott Barrett of Fantasy Points. Scott brings up some training camp buzz and the impact that might have with fantasy targets. The pair also discusses a number of RBs using the new splits tool from FO+.

KUBIAK vs. ADP: Fournette, Evans Among Overrated Buccaneers | Football Outsiders
Lombardi Trophies will raise a player’s profile, but they won’t help you win your fantasy league. Scott Spratt explains why so many Tampa Bay players are going too early in fantasy drafts.

Fantasy Football Podcast: Campfire Stories (aka A Conversation with Eric Moody)
Marcas Grant is joined by Eric Moody (Pro Football Network) for this special new edition of the NFL Fantasy Football Podcast, covering Deshaun Watson’s status, the return of Saquon Barkley, and Eric goes through some of his most underrated players for 2021.

Move The Sticks Podcast: Breaking down Hall of Fame induction ceremonies
Bucky Brooks is back with a new episode of Move the Sticks with special guest Steve Wyche. On this show, the guys look at the players, coaches and contributors who were inducted into the Hall of Fame this past weekend.

NFL roundup: Latest training camp news from Tuesday, Aug. 10
Colts star LB Darius Leonard made his training camp debut on Tuesday after fully recovering from an ankle procedure he underwent in June.

Cowboys on “Hard Knocks” episode 1 live thread – Blogging The Boys
Join us as we check in on the first episode of Hard Knocks in 2021.

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