Pre-Snap Reads 6/9: Seahawks OTA observations – Field Gulls

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Seahawks News

Seahawks OTA observations: Vets get back to work, led by a busy DK Metcalf – The Athletic
After low attendance at prior voluntary OTAs, roughly 75 Seahawks took the field Tuesday for a 45-minute, helmets-only session.

Seahawks: 8 free agents who are still available at positions of need
Seahawks have had a strong off-season. Most of their position groupings are stronger today than last year. However, there are still some glaring weaknesses.

Seahawks Q&A: Why hasn’t safety Jamal Adams been extended yet?
Stacy Rost of 710 ESPN Seattle’s Jake and Stacy answers a few burning questions from Seahawks fans about the offseason and the 2021 schedule.

Podcast Player – sports.MyNorthwest.com – Brock and Salk Podcast
NFL draft expert and former front office member Daniel Jeremiah joins Brock & Salk to give his perspective on the Hawks’ roster and tenuous situation with Russell Wilson as OTAs wrap up.

Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf ‘focused on football,’ lauds track and field stars after running debut
Keeping the door open for another foray into track and field down the line, Seattle wide receiver DK Metcalf is “just focused on football” and the Seahawks as OTAs roll on.

DK Metcalf Talks “Very Intricate” New Seahawks Offense, His Multi-Sport Offseason & More
Highlights from Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf’s press conference following Tuesday’s OTAs.

Thiel: The many aspirations of DK Metcalf | Sportspress Northwest
DK Metcalf, a just-turned 23, aspires to be “one of the greatest humans to walk the planet.” But first, the Seahawks prefer he would master the new Rams-style offense.

NFC West News

Cardinals sign first-round pick LB Zaven Collins – National Football Post
The Arizona Cardinals inked their first-round pick, former Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins, to his rookie contract on Tuesday..

Chandler Jones skipping Cardinals’ mandatory minicamp ahead of contract season – CBSSports.com
The pass rusher is set to become a free agent after the 2021 campaign

Revenge of the Birds Podcast #140: A New Corner In The Cards, Jones Trade Talk & OTA’s – Revenge of the Birds
The ROTBPod guys are back talking Arizona Cardinals OTA’s and trade rumors as well as looking at a new cornerback.

DeSean Jackson ready to connect with new Ram Matthew Stafford – Los Angeles Times
DeSean Jackson has been in a Sean McVay offense before, so once he gets acclimated with quarterback Matthew Stafford he is certain the Rams offense is going to be great.

Why 49ers have NFL’s best linebackers unit per Pro Football Focus | RSN
The best of the best.

49ers 90-in-90: Talanoa Hufanga can replace Tarvarius Moore’s role on special teams – Niners Nation
Breaking down the 90 players on the 49ers offseason roster in 90 posts (over 90 or so days). Today is safety Talanoa Hufanga.

Rams News: Daily Links 6/8/21 – Turf Show Times
Your source for Rams and NFL news from around the web.

Injury-bit San Francisco 49ers lose Justin Skule, Tarvarius Moore to season-ending injuries
The 49ers’ injury problems have resurfaced again as offensive lineman Justin Skule and safety Tarvarius Moore suffered season-ending injuries in an OTA on Monday.

Around The NFL

Jared Goff says he feels empowered by Detroit Lions’ coaches
Jared Goff says he has a “healthy relationship” with first-year Lions head coach Dan Campbell and offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn.

Ravens sign OG Michael Schofield – National Football Post
Offensive guard Michael Schofield signed a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens. The 30-year-old has started 69 career games with three teams, inc

Former Giants coach Jim Fassel dies at 71 – National Football Post
Former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel died at the age of 71 on Monday.

Aaron Rodgers proved he can stand in defiance. Now the Packers must accept he could do it for an entire season.
At the very least, Aaron Rodgers proved a point Tuesday.

Jane Slater shares early reviews of Micah Parsons in Dallas
NFL Network’s Jane Slater reports the latest on how Cowboys rookie linebacker Micah Parsons is fitting in with his new team and what’s being said about new defensive coordinator Dan Quinn in Dallas.

Patriots Talk: Why Deion Branch believes Cam Newton will improve | RSN
Former Patriots wideout Deion Branch joins Tom E. Curran on a new episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast about why he expects Cam Newton to be a much better QB in 2021.

Anti-Dynasty Rankings 41-50: Brady Saves the Bucs | Football Outsiders
Our dynasty rankings continue! Come learn about multiple San Diego squads, your defending Super Bowl champions, and the Boston team that really, really wanted to be a New York team.

Ryan Tannehill ‘Fired Up’ to Add Julio Jones to Tennessee Titans Offense – Sports Illustrated Tennessee Titans News, Analysis and More
As an NFL quarterback, he has never had such an accomplished wide receiver.

Urban Meyer: Some Jaguars assistants got vaccinated to avoid losing Tier 1 status – ProFootballTalk
The NFL put out a warning last week that some assistant coaches were in danger of losing their Tier 1 status — which means no face-to-face contact with players — because they hadn’t been vaccinated.

Aaron Rodgers could lose out on more than $35 million if he refuses to play for the Packers in 2021 – CBSSports.com
The Packers quarterback is going to have an expensive decision to make if Green Bay refuses to trade him.

Nine NFL bandwagons to hop on in 2021: Tennessee Titans, Joe Burrow and Brandon Staley top the list
In the dog days of the NFL offseason, optimism reigns.