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Monday Round-Up: St. Louis Rams lose quarterback Sam Bradford to season-ending injury
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, August 25- about your Seattle Seahawks:
NFC West Rival Rams Lose Quarterback Sam Bradford
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, will miss the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn ACL in Saturday's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. The injury to Bradford's left knee is the same one that brought an early end to his 2013 campaign.
Shaun Hill, a 34-year-old signal caller in his 13th NFL season, will take Bradford's place under center for the Rams. The veteran Hill last started a game in 2010 with the Detroit Lions, a season that saw him throw for 2,686 yards and 16 touchdowns in 11 games for injured starter Matthew Stafford.
Packers Lose Pair Of Starters
The Green Bay Packers, the Seahawks' Week 1 opponent at CenturyLink Field, lost a pair of starters to injury in their preseason game against the Oakland Raiders on Friday night.
Defensive end B.J. Raji suffered a season-ending torn biceps and second-year center JC Tretter will miss up to six weeks with a knee injury.
Seahawks Trim Roster
All NFL clubs must trim their 90-man rosters down to 75 players by Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT, and the Seahawks got a jump start on the process today, making the following transactions:
Terminated veteran contracts:
T Wade Smith
CB Terrell Thomas
T Cory Brandon
RB Demitrius Bronson
S Mike Dobson
DE Jackson Jeffcoat
WR Kevin Smith
CB Thomas Wolfe
The moves bring Seattle's roster down to 82 players, meaning seven more roster moves need to come by tomorrow afternoon.
Tweet Of The Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seattle Sounders FC defender DeAndre Yedlin, who raised the 12 flag prior to Friday night's game against the Bears at CenturyLink Field.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Clare Farnsworth talks with wide receiver Doug Baldwin about the evolution of the Seahawks offense and catches up with linebacker Marcus Dowtin, who made plays to help hold the Chicago Bears to just six points on Friday night.
After Friday's game against the Bears, I caught up with Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, who finally got to boot the ball away after 123 minutes and 12 seconds of game-time. I also pose five questions for Washington-native actor Jim Caviezel, who is currently starring in the feature film When The Game Stands Tall, about his love for the Seahawks.a big chance for quarterback Terrelle Pryor to prove his worth. Blount also has his latest projection of the Seahawks' 53-man roster.
In his latest "Monday Morning Quarterback" column, Peter King of TheMMQB.com says the Seahawks' are the best team in the NFL, but they won't repeat as Super Bowl champions.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald highlights the improved play of the Seahawks' offense that was on display for the second consecutive week on Friday against the Bears.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times has a quick review of each position group's play from Friday's game against the Bears.
Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune wonders if this is the year everything goes the Seahawks' way.
Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR AM has his takeaways from Friday's game against the Bears, believing if the Seahawks offense can keep up their current play, the rest of the League could be in trouble.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com details what wide receiver Percy Harvin brings to the Seahawks' offense.
And Josh Kerns of MyNorthwest.com says defensive end Greg Scruggs is eager to make up for the Super Bowl season he missed to injury.
Did I miss anything you think is worthy of inclusion? Let me know on Twitter @TonyDrovetto