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NFC West Q&A: Was 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick exposed last se…

NFC West Q&A: Was 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick exposed last season?

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NFC West Q&A: Was 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick exposed last season?
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  • Seattle hopes to get better performance from its offensive line

    Seattle hopes to get better performance from its offensive line

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    As the Seahawks fret about how they’ll pay quarterback Russell Wilson while having enough money left for other key players on the team, they currently don’t have to worry about the offensive linemen busting the budget. Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Trib…
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  • Russell Wilson says he and girlfriend Ciara aren't having sex, …

    Russell Wilson says he and girlfriend Ciara aren't having sex, and that has people all abuzz

    yahoo.com 18 hours ago
    When it comes to athletes and sex, fans are naturally curious — especially when they date other very public figures. In Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson and pop singer Ciara you have the perfect mashup to get the Internet buzzing about what t…
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  • Russell Wilson’s preference between football and baseball? “Bot…

    Russell Wilson’s preference between football and baseball? “Both”

    profootballtalk.com 21 hours ago
    Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson continues to do a lot of talking, and he’s talking more and more about baseball. Following last week’s admission to Jimmy Kimmel that Wilson would consider playing football and baseball at the same time if his basebal…
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  • Chris Borland says money was never a factor in retirement call

    Chris Borland says money was never a factor in retirement call

    profootballtalk.com Jul 6 (yesterday)
    Former 49ers linebacker Chris Borland has been widely supported for his decision to walk away from the NFL after a year because of long-term health concerns. But when he talks to people, he hears a common refrain, wondering how he could step away fro NF…
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  • Are contract expectations undermining Russell Wilson’s image?

    Are contract expectations undermining Russell Wilson’s image?

    profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Jul 3 (4 days ago)
    The apparent desire of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson to become the newest highest-paid player in the NFL conflicts with the “Go ‘Hawks!” mentality Wilson regularly projects. As Wilson’s unsettled status beyond 2015 continues to linger, that discon…
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  • NFC West Q&A: Will the Rams' defensive line dominate?

    NFC West Q&A: Will the Rams' defensive line dominate?

    ESPN.com Jul 3 (4 days ago)
    NFC West Q&A: Will the Rams' defensive line dominate?
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  • Packers have leapfrogged Seahawks as Super Bowl favorites

    Packers have leapfrogged Seahawks as Super Bowl favorites

    profootballtalk.com Jul 2 (5 days ago)
    Maybe a summer of Russell Wilson contract drama is rubbing off on the betting public. Whether it’s that or the relative stability in other precincts, there’s a new Super Bowl favorite in Las Vegas. Kevin Bradley, the sports book manager at Bovada.lv, sa…
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  • Report: Rams not interested in Evan Mathis

    Report: Rams not interested in Evan Mathis

    profootballtalk.com Jul 2 (5 days ago)
    Guard Evan Mathis remains unsigned after his release from the Eagles last month and it doesn’t look like he’ll wind up in St. Louis for the 2015 season. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report reports that the Rams are not interested in signing Mathis. Per Cole, …
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  • NFC West Q&A: What moves were made to catch the Seahawks?

    NFC West Q&A: What moves were made to catch the Seahawks?

    ESPN.com Jul 2 (5 days ago)
    NFC West Q&A: What moves were made to catch the Seahawks?
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  • Jim Harbaugh is still Jim Harbaugh

    Jim Harbaugh is still Jim Harbaugh

    profootballtalk.com Jul 1 (6 days ago)
    As former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was on the verge of leaving the team, he was asked if he’d miss the NFL. “Is the NFL going anywhere?” Harbaugh said. It was more humorous than obtuse. But Harbaugh is often more obtuse than humorous. He was more obtuse…
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  • Even with L.A. questions lingering, Jared Cook working to help …

    Even with L.A. questions lingering, Jared Cook working to help St. Louis

    profootballtalk.com Jul 1 (6 days ago)
    Rams tight end Jared Cook knows there’s a good chance his employer won’t be in St. Louis this time next year. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop working there. Via Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, Cook said the talk about a pending move to Los Angeles t…
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  • Justin Bethel says flag debate in South Carolina hits close to …

    Justin Bethel says flag debate in South Carolina hits close to home

    ESPN.com Jun 30 (7 days ago)
    Justin Bethel says flag debate in South Carolina hits close to home
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  • NFL Nation TV wonders if Russell Wilson should be league's high…

    NFL Nation TV wonders if Russell Wilson should be league's highest-paid QB

    ESPN.com Jun 30
    NFL Nation TV wonders if Russell Wilson should be league's highest-paid QB
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  • Michael Bennett comes closer to making his best argument for ne…

    Michael Bennett comes closer to making his best argument for new deal

    A year ago, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett signed a new four-year deal to stay with Seattle, after jumping to the Seahawks from the Buccaneers on a one-year contract. Now, he’s not happy with the contract he signed, and he’s not getting much sym…
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  • NFC West Q&A: What's the book on 49ers coach Jim Tomsula?

    NFC West Q&A: What's the book on 49ers coach Jim Tomsula?

    ESPN.com Jun 30
    NFC West Q&A: What's the book on 49ers coach Jim Tomsula?
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  • Marshawn dives into Skittles, talks about “grabbing my ding-din…

    Marshawn dives into Skittles, talks about “grabbing my ding-ding”

    While Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was talking about his contract on ESPN, running back Marshawn Lynch was on TBS discussing slightly more sophisticated matters. “I done got in a lot of trouble for grabbing my ding-ding,” Lynch told Conan O’Brien…
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  • Report: Free agent linebacker Kyle Knox suspended four games

    Report: Free agent linebacker Kyle Knox suspended four games

    Free agent linebacker Kyle Knox has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season, according to Howard Balzer of lockerdome.com. Knox, 26, has spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowb…
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  • Vernon Davis: Very good at football, less so at Family Feud

    Vernon Davis: Very good at football, less so at Family Feud

    New 49ers coach Jim Tomsula might be off the hook. Tight end Vernon Davis may have created the most unintentionally hilarious video of their offseason, with one of the worst Family Feud answers in the history of the game. Via The Diamondback, Davis was …
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  • Video - Which NFL defenses are built to win right now? 02:20

    Which NFL defenses are built to win right now?

    Jul 6
    ESPN NFL Insider Mark Dominik discusses his top defenses in the league for the 2015 season.
  • Video - How does the salary cap affect the NFL? 04:13

    How does the salary cap affect the NFL?

    Jul 1
    Kevin Seifert discusses how much star NFL players like Russell Wilson and Dez Bryant would be paid if the league didn't have a salary cap.
  • Video - Wilson assuming all the risk 02:45

    Wilson assuming all the risk

    Jun 30
    Adam Caplan says Seattle QB Russell Wilson, who is seeking a new deal, assumes all the risk by playing under the final year of his current deal.
  • Video - How does the rest of the division regard 49ers coach Jim Tomsula?... 02:13

    How does the rest of the division regard 49ers coach Jim Tomsula?...

    Jun 29
    ESPN 49ers reporter Paul Gutierrez says coach Jim Tomsula provides a breath of fresh air for the franchise.

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