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Five Things To Watch In Sunday’s Seahawks Preseason Game at Minnesota
Players, position battles and other things to keep an eye on in the Seahawks second preseason game.

Wagner returns to practice for Seahawks after brief absence
It remains unclear whether the All-Pro will see any preseason action.

Keep dreaming Seahawks fans, you’re unlikely to see Jadeveon Clowney in Seattle | The Seattle Times
With the Seahawks light on pass rush, wouldn’t this be the time to pony up a draft pick or two in exchange for a man who’s had a combined 18.5…

Seattle Seahawks still undecided on their starting nickel back
The battle between Kalan Reed, Ugo Amadi, Jamar Taylor and Akeem King for Seattle’s nickel position has no clear-cut winner after camp.

Al Woods will be a factor for Seattle Seahawks with Jarran Reed out
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes veteran Al Woods will step up for the team while Jarran Reed serves his six-game suspension.

D.J. Fluker never gets tired of football, even in training camp – al.com
Stallings spoke at Curry High in rural Walker County on Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the school’s football program and first-year head coach Jeff Foshee, who played for Stallings at Alabama in the 1990s.

Peter King on Seahawks: ‘Seattle is the Pittsburgh of the NFC’
NBC Sports writer Peter King compares the Seattle Seahawks to the Pittsburgh Steelers as far as players on the roster who cause distractions.

What we learned from Saturday’s preseason games – NFL.com
The Browns flexed their offensive depth, Jacoby Brissett, Deshaun and DeAndre are getting the band back together, Delanie Walker caught a TD in his return, James Conner was back on the field, as well, and the reigning MVP is racking up preseason starts.

Inclement weather delays Chiefs-Steelers kickoff – NFL.com
With inclement weather in the Pittsburgh area, the start of tonight’s Kansas City Chiefs-Pittsburgh Steelers game has been delayed. Kickoff is now expected to be at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Jaguars wideout Marqise Lee activated from PUP list – NFL.com
After missing the entire 2018 season with a torn ACL, Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee was activated from the physically unable to perform list Saturday and participated in practice.

Andrew Luck warms up before Colts preseason game – NFL.com
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was seen warming up before the team’s game against the Browns. The QB has been dealing with a nagging injury.

Chargers safety Derwin James to have foot surgery – NFL.com
Chargers safety Derwin James will undergo surgery on his foot following evaluations of the stress fracture in his fifth metatarsal and miss at least three months, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports.

Buccaneers sign GM Jason Licht to 5-year extension – NFL.com
Jason Licht signed a five-year extension with the Bucs in January, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reports. The deal came just days after Tampa Bay tabbed Bruce Arians to be its coach for five years.

Josh McCown ends retirement, signs with Eagles – NFL.com
After losing backup quarterbacks in successive weeks, the Eagles announced they have signed Josh McCown. The 17-year veteran had retired just two months ago.

Bill O’Brien: Matt Kalil is our starting left tackle – ProFootballTalk
Matt Kalil did not start at left tackle for the Texans on Saturday, but he will be in the lineup for Week One. Roderick Johnson got the start against the Lions with Deshaun Watson at quarterback, which led to questions for head coach Bill O’Brien about the plans for a key spot on an offensive lin…

Myles Garrett held out on Saturday because he’s “a little bit banged up” – ProFootballTalk
The Browns didn’t play many of their offensive starters on Saturday night, but they had several defensive regulars in the lineup for the early part of the preseason matchup with the Colts. Defensive end Myles Garrett was an exception.

Chiefs not concerned about Tyrann Mathieu’s status after shoulder injury – ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs had a defensive starter leave Saturday’s game in the first quarter, but they aren’t overly concerned about safety Tyrann Mathieu’s availability moving forward. Mathieu left the game with a shoulder injury and did not return to action against the Steelers.

Matthew Slater on Josh Gordon: We want to support him however we can – ProFootballTalk
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t have anything to share beyond his initial statement about wide receiver Josh Gordon’s reinstatement, but one of the team’s veterans was willing to talk about the wideout’s return.

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