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The Case Against Andrew Luck | Rolling Stone
In a make-or-break NFL season, the Colts' quarterback must finally be elite

The Backup Plan: Can Shaun Hill Save the St. Louis Rams? | Rolling Stone
After losing Sam Bradford once again, the Rams season rests on the shoulders of a 34-year-old journeyman

Richard Sherman still central to Seahawks' swagger
Energy exudes throughout the Seattle Seahawks' practice facility. A glass case holding the team's 2013 Super Bowl rings greets you in the lobby. Loud rap music later blares in the locker room. General manager John Schneider — unlike his former boss, Ted Thompson — bounds off the field as if ready to take a Student Body Sweep Right himself.

Money, notoriety haven't changed Seahawks cornerback Sherman | HeraldNet.com - Sports
Richard Sherman strode to the podium for his weekly press conference Monday in a nice pair of Nikes, which was noticed by some because last season he almost always came to his pre-practice media sessions in a beat-up pair of slippers.

Seahawks’ Richard Sherman shows his discipline in practice ... preparing to fight boredom | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Talented cornerback still working hard despite the fact not many balls could come his way

Packers vs. Seahawks: Key Matchups - Acme Packing Company
Here are some of the key matchups for Thursday's Packers vs. Seahawks season opener.

Spencer Ware arrested for DUI after being cut by Seahawks | www.kirotv.com
Former Seattle Seahawks running back Spencer Ware was arrested early Tuesday for investigation of driving under the influence.

Winning Stats 2014 NFL Season Preview: NFC and AFC West - Stampede Blue
Can another team really beat the Broncos in the AFC West? And can the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks repeat in the toughest division in the NFL? Let's see what the Winning Stats have to say.

Red Byrant ready to prove Seahawks wrong - Big Cat Country
"So if I respond in the right way," Bryant continued. "If I can prove Gus [Bradley] and Dave [Caldwell] right for wanting to pick me up, I'll feel like I accomplished something."

Seattle's Marshawn Lynch concise, compliant with NFL's media policy
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch doesn't plan to get fined by the NFL for not fulfilling his media obligations this season.

Vernon Davis: 'I didn't see anything' | CSN Bay Area
“I didn’t see anything, I didn’t hear anything.,” Davis said Tuesday. “I don’t know what went on over there. I wish I could put my finger on it, but I don’t know. All I do know is Ray is a great guy. He’s awesome. “He’s got great character. Everyone on the team knows that. He’s a guy of good integrity, great character, hard worker, good player, comes to work each and every day.”

NFL previews for all 32 teams - NFL - SI.com
Get ready for the 2014 NFL season with previews of each and every team. Are the Cincinnati Bengals poised for a step back after three straight playoff seasons? Will the Jacksonville Jaguars be the surprise of the season? Can anyone in the AFC East topple the New England Patriots? Find team-by-team previews from Don Banks below.

San Jose Police: 'The victim had visible injuries' | CSN Bay Area
The San Jose Chief of Police on Tuesday released a brief synopsis of the case in which 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested Sunday morning on felony domestic violence charges.

Russell Wilson doesn't expect many new twists from Packers D - JSOnline
“No, you’re not expecting a lot of new things," Wilson said. "They’re the Packers and they do a really great job all the time just because of the system and what they do. They do it very, very well. So we’re going to have to be ready to go and just lock ‘em up and get the ball out on time and throw it to the right guy at the right time.”

Photo Gallery - "No Repeat Friday" on Tuesday
With the Seahawks' regular-season opener just two days away, the team held a "No Repeat Friday" practice - on a Tuesday - at Virginia Mason Athletic Center.

McCarthy welcomes change in practice schedule
This marks Mike McCarthy’s ninth training camp as the Green Bay Packers head coach. He has a Super Bowl ring, four division titles and 22 total years of NFL experience.

Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman seeks balance, escape from spotlight | National Post
“It’s difficult at times. It’s more frustrating at times,” the star cornerback says about that anonymity being gone. “When you’re at dinner with your family or you’re just trying to be out hanging out on vacation and you can’t just sit there and sit on the boat without people driving up to the boat, constantly trying to take pictures and then them calling you rude because you say you just want to relax and be on vacation for a second.

Thursday Seahawks gameday traffic, parking to be bad
Changes to the area around CenturyLink Field could mean big traffic backups for Thursday night's nationally-televised game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.

Marshawn Lynch stares down question on contract, expansive on how he uses his foundation: “It gives inner-city youth an opportunity” | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Well, that was an interesting seven minutes I just spent with Marshawn Lynch at his locker.

Lynch speaks (sort of), Irvin says he's playing against Packers - Sept. 2, 2014 | SPORTS RADIO KJR
Running back Marshawn Lynch met with the media Tuesday for the first time this season.

Wes Welker's absence will hurt Broncos in September - NFL.com
Wes Welker was Peyton Manning's security blanket last season. Will the absence of the Broncos' slot receiver be a big problem in September matchups with the Seahawks and Colts?

Niners GM: Due process to 'play out' for Ray McDonald - NFL.com
Following Ray McDonald's arrest over the weekend, San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said that, while the team won't tolerate domestic violence, the defensive end will be granted due process.

Greg Robinson not in Week One starting lineup | ProFootballTalk
The second overall pick in the draft will start the season on the second string. Rams guard Greg Robinson, a tackle whom the team has moved inside, has moved behind Rodger Saffold on the depth chart at left guard, via Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Picking the NFL's dark horse teams in 2014 - NFL.com
It's easy to pick Super Bowl teams. But can you pick the teams that will thrive despite being overlooked? Around The NFL takes its best shot -- starting with Mike Zimmer's revamped Vikings defense.

Jackson Jeffcoat lands on Redskins practice squad | ProFootballTalk
Jim Jeffcoat played in a lot of Cowboys-Redskins games during his career in Dallas, but his son might find himself on the opposite side of those games in the future. The Redskins announced that they have added linebacker Jackson Jeffcoat to their practice squad.

Five questions: Seattle Seahawks | ProFootballTalk
The defending Super Bowl champions are quickly closing in on the start of their 2014 season Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers.

NFL Season Predictions, Part 1: The Cellar Dwellers «
The rosters have been pared down to 53 men, and with thousands of words of preamble out of the way, it’s time to finish up the 2014 NFL Preview. As always, during this last week of boring before the NFL season finally begins, we break up the league’s 32 teams into four groups, writing about one of those groups per day.

One-Question Interview with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning | The MMQB with Peter King

One-Question Interview with NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino | The MMQB with Peter King

A Peek Inside Every NFL Playbook - WSJ
A Look at the Primary Tactics and Techniques of All 32 Teams

Kawakami: The 49ers' opening week morality test and Harbaugh's two-principle statement on Ray McDonald's domestic-abuse arrest
The 49ers are facing an immediate decision on Ray McDonald, in a similar way that they faced a decision on Aldon Smith last fall: In the wake of an ugly arrest, do they keep a valuable player active for an upcoming game in a few days, who cares what it looks like?

Andrew Luck is almost too smart for football. | SportsonEarth.com : Dan Pompei Article
Mature beyond his years, unfailingly professional, and almost too smart for football, that is Andrew Luck. He started 38 games at Stanford, and twice was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. In his first two NFL seasons, he took the Colts to the playoffs and was invited to the Pro Bowl. Even his beard and thinning hair seem to suggest wisdom.

NFL Preview 2014: NFC Is High Drama, AFC Needs a Reboot | Bleacher Report
The AFC needs a reboot.

49ers Rework Ray McDonalds Contract for Salary Cap Relief | Over the Cap
Word came out latelast week that the San Francisco 49ers reworked the contract of DE Ray McDonald for salary cap relief and today we have the details.

2014 Rams Depth Chart: Robinson At Backup - Turf Show Times
A series of tweets from the Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas revealed the #2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft will be among the backups against the Vikings on Sunday.

The St. Louis Rams winners and losers of the preseason - Turf Show Times
The preseason is over and the real games are about to begin. So let's look at what players stood out for good reasons and bad.

49ers depth chart for Week 1 vs. Dallas Cowboys - Niners Nation
The San Francisco 49ers released an unofficial depth chart on Tuesday. We take a look at some of the early details.

Jim Harbaugh reiterates zero tolerance for domestic violence - Niners Nation
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke on the radio on Tuesday, and had a chance to reiterate his position on domestic violence. He made that clear, as well as his thoughts on due process.

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