Pre-Snap Reads 6/9: Seahawks QB competition heats up

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As Seahawks QB battle continues, Geno Smith and Drew Lock make their case – The Athletic
Both Smith and Lock have a long way to go to earn Seattle’s No. 1 quarterback position, but the goal with either is to win a championship.

Wednesday roundup: Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III named to NFL Rising Stars list
Rookie running back Kenneth Walker III has been named to the NFLPA’s “Rising Stars” list.

Seahawks QBs Geno Smith and Drew Lock embrace competition to start their work
Drew Lock and Geno Smith discuss the ongoing competition for the starting quarterback job.

Why the Seahawks dropped the ball on DK Metcalf « Seahawks Draft Blog
I have long struggled with Seattle’s approach to contract negotiations.

Seahawks’ Geno Smith Sees No Issues Resulting From DUI Arrest – ‘Will Be Resolved’
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith said he doesn’t foresee “any problems” resulting from his arrest in January on suspicion of impaired driving.

Seahawks QBs Smith and Lock remain in minicamp spotlight
Quarterbacks Geno Smith and Drew Lock are at the center of Seattle’s biggest unknown as the Seahawks reunite for minicamp this week.

Salk: DK Metcalf’s Seahawks minicamp absence isn’t a big deal – yet
DK Metcalf does not fall under the Seahawks’ minicamp as he seeks a new long-term extension. Mike Salk explains why he’s not too worried about it.

NFC West News

Arizona Cardinals Zach Ertz on Kyler Murray: ‘The most talented player I’ve ever known’ – Reuters
On the Dave Pasch podcast, Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz spoke on a variety of topics, including quarterback Kyler Murray.

Kliff gets props from PFF – Revenge of the Birds
What PFF has acknowledged is how Kliff Kingsbury’s attack “keeps humming” when some of its star players are missing.

49ers news: Will Brandon Aiyuk make the next milestone in Year 3? -Niners Nation
The first feedback is positive…

49ers minicamp: Nick Bosa praises Drake Jackson, his new bookend – The Athletic
Bosa, who is eligible for a lucrative new contract extension, has spent most of the offseason training in his native Florida.

How the 49ers will be improved on special teams under Brian Schneider – Sports Illustrated San Francisco 49ers News, Analysis and More
Kyle Juszczyk explains what the improvements will bring to the 49ers’ special teams under new coach Brian Schneider.

Rams minicamp: Matthew Stafford to attend training camp, along with stars – The Athletic
Matthew Stafford says he’s returning to pitching and will spend a few weeks before camp spending sessions with the Rams WR.

Rams sign Cooper Kupp to 3-year extension worth $75 million – Reuters Sports News
Kupp now joins Aaron Donald as one of the highest paid players in the NFL

Where does Aaron Donald rank among the greatest defensive players of all time? – Timings of lawn shows
Donald’s legendary resume ranks among the greatest defensive players in NFL history

Why Cooper Kupp signs his mega-deal with the Los Angeles Rams in a Matthew Stafford jersey matters – Los Angeles Rams – ESPN
Kupp, who spent the offseason watching a movie with his QB after a triple WR crown in 2021, now has time to lean on chemistry with Stafford.

Around the NFL

Baltimore Ravens expect Lamar Jackson to return next week in ‘great form’ – Baltimore Ravens Blog – ESPN
Jackson skipped OTAs for the first time in his career as he enters his fifth-year option season, but the Ravens are confident he’ll be ready.

Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy’s challenge to Micah Parsons: ‘Be an elite player’ – Dallas Cowboys Blog – ESPN
Parsons’ sophomore leap will not be measured by statistics, McCarthy says, but by his impact on the team on and off the field.

Giants RB Saquon Barkley begin to regain their ‘swagger’, their ‘confidence’ in the knee
Giants running back Saquon Barkley thinks at this point he has his swagger and much-needed confidence in his knee back – as well as newfound versatility on a new offense.

NFL roundup: Latest league news for Wednesday, June 8
Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford said Wednesday he will “definitely” be able to pitch before training camp next month after being hampered by a right elbow injury so far this offseason.

Lawyer adds Texans to lawsuit against Deshaun Watson – National Football Post
Texas attorney Tony Buzbee added the Houston Texans as a defendant in the lawsuit against Deshaun Watson on Wednesday, saying the organization “facilitated” the actions of its former quarterback.

Aaron Rodgers makes a bold comment about his future plans
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made a bold statement about his career plans with the Green Bay Packers.

Browns now bear the price of going all-in on Deshaun Watson
Less than three months ago, Jimmy and Dee Haslam, owners of the Cleveland Browns, expressed their supreme confidence in Deshaun Watson.

Sammy Watkins: My career hasn’t been what I projected, and my back is against the wall
Sammy Watkins was the fourth overall pick in 2014. He’s with his fifth team, has never made the Pro Bowl, has missed 30 games due to injury, and had just one 1,000-yard season. and it was 1,047 yards.

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