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Friday Round-Up: Media React To Seahawks’ 22-14 Preseason Win vs Broncos
Local and national media react to the Seahawks’ 22-14 win over the Broncos in the team’s preseason opener at CenturyLink Field.

What The Broncos Said Following Their 22-14 Preseason Loss vs The Seahawks
Postgame reaction from the Denver Broncos following the team’s 22-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in the 2019 preseason at CenturyLink Field.

What The Seahawks Said Following Their 22-14 Preseason Win vs The Broncos
Postgame quotes and reaction from the Seattle Seahawks following the team’s 22-14 win over the Denver Broncos in the 2019 preseason opener at CenturyLink Field.

Seattle Seahawks open their preseason with a win: The good and the bad – oregonlive.com
The Seahawks posted a 22-14 win over the Denver Broncos Thursday to open their 2019 preseason schedule. Here’s some good and bad from the game.

Report: Seahawks tackle George Fant has a ‘legit’ ankle sprain | KOMO
SEATTLE – Last night’s preseason opener went pretty well for the Seahawks – with one notable exception. For the second time in his short career, the offensive tackle and occasional tight end George Fant went down with an injury before seeing action in a regular season game. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll confirmed to ESPN’s Brady Henderson that Fant suffered “a legit ankle sprain” during last night’s contest.

Seahawks news: Barkevious Mingo ‘enjoying the opportunity’ to going back to being a pass rusher
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Barkevious Mingo is converting to a full-time pass-rushing role in their 4-3 scheme. He’s “enjoying the opportunity” doing so.

Locals in the NFL: Utes’ Marquise Blair makes physical first impression in Seahawks’ preseason debut | KSL.com
The former Utah defensive back tied for the team-high with five tackles in Seattle’s 22-14 win over Denver.

What we learned in Friday’s preseason double dip – NFL.com
Jameis Winston got off to a good start, but Devin Bush and the Steelers prevailed in Pittsburgh, while the starters came out in the VikingsSaints tilt.

ATN Podcast: A.B. drama; teams you’re not talking about – NFL.com
A room filled with heroes — Dan Hanzus, Chris Wesseling, Gregg Rosenthal and Marc Sessler — talk Antonio Brown drama, the Duke Johnson trade and more!

Browns WR Antonio Callaway suspended four games – NFL.com
Cleveland Browns receiver Antonio Callaway is suspended four games to start the season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.

Pat Shurmur: Giants’ QB situation ‘has not changed’ – NFL.com
Even after Daniel Jones completed a perfect evening in his preseason debut, Giants coach Pat Shurmur said that Eli Manning remains the starting quarterback in New York.

Rivera iced Elliott Fry to ‘help’ Bears’ kicking search – NFL.com
With the Bears still looking for a new kicker, Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he iced Chicago’s Elliott Fry on a 43-yard field goal just before halftime of Thursday’s preseason opener to “help” his former team.

Patriots rookies Stidham, Meyers stand out in debuts – NFL.com
Rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham and wide receiver Jakobi Meyers shined in their preseason debuts for the New England Patriots on Thursday night, as the Patriots rolled to a 31-3 win.

Andrew Luck (calf) will miss next three Colts practices – NFL.com
Andrew Luck has participated in just three training camp practices because of a nagging calf injury. Colts coach Frank Reich says his franchise QB still is “not comfortable” and will sit out out the next three practices.

Poll of Native Americans’ view of Redskins name finds “proud” most common answer – ProFootballTalk
A new survey has found that Native Americans are more likely to be proud than offended by the name of the Washington Redskins. The survey, as reported by the Washington Post, asked 500 people who identify as Native American to pick from a list of words which one best described their feelings abou…

NFL wants offsetting penalties when players lower helmet into each other – ProFootballTalk
The NFL is planning a crackdown on players who initiate contact by lowering the helmet this season, and in some cases that will mean throwing flags on both players in a collision.

James Washington stakes claim for key role in Steelers’ passing game – ProFootballTalk
Yes, it was just the first game of the preseason. But during this specific preseason, the Steelers are looking for pass-catchers who can help fill the void created by the departures of receiver Antonio Brown and running back Le’Veon Bell.

NFL sees no basis for Antonio Brown’s effort to wear discontinued helmet – ProFootballTalk
As the dust settles on what became an unexpectedly crazy Friday afternoon, some clarity has emerged regarding Raiders receiver Antonio Brown’s effort to continue to wear his helmet of choice.

Report: Darius Philon arrested for aggravated assault with deadly weapon – ProFootballTalk
Police in Phoenix arrested Cardinals defensive lineman Darius Philon for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for allegedly threatening to shoot a woman outside a strip club, TMZ.com reports. Philon, 25, was taken to the Maricopa County Jail on Friday morning.

Teddy Bridgewater has solid outing against his former team – ProFootballTalk
Teddy Bridgewater had a chance to leave for Miami in the offseason. He chose to return for another season behind Drew Brees in New Orleans. With Brees sitting out the preseason opener Friday night, Bridgewater got a chance to start against the team that drafted him 32nd overall in 2014.

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