Friday, July 5, 2013
Links: Golden Tate wants to stay in Seattle
By ESPN.com staff
“It’s kind of a love-hate day. You love the memories because you think back on those days but you also hate the day because you know what happened on the day," Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett tells the team's website about his mother's death on July 4, 1994.
Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu says last week's NFL Rookie Symposium, where the league's first-year players got a crash course into what life is like as a professional athlete, was a worthwhile experience.
San Francisco 49ers
Parys Haralson’s coaches missed having the linebacker's presence on the field last season, but 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is looking forward to seeing how Haralson performs in training camp.
Who is the Darren Sproles of the 49ers' offense? GoldenGateSports.com predicts the depth charts for each position for 2013.
An arrest warrant alleging that 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks hit a teammate on the head with a beer bottle has been put on hold at the request of prosecutors, who are reportedly "close" to deciding whether to file charges.
Kerry Washington, the star of TV's "Scandal," married 49ers cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha last week in Hailey, Idaho.
Wide receiver Golden Tate says he wants to stay in Seattle for "a long time." Also, NFL.com profiles the top 40 players they see Making the Leap in 2013, and Tate falls in at No. 31.
Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright were key contributors to the Seahawks’ success in 2012, writes Clare Farnsworth of the team's website. "But the defense’s top tacklers from a season ago have shown this offseason that they’re just getting started."
Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has launched his own charitable foundation called, "Blanket Coverage the Richard Sherman Family Foundation."
St. Louis Rams
Tavon Austin is quickly learning about handling his finances as an NFL pro, the rookie wideout tells NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano, and he plans to make his mom the "bad man." Also, Austin says he already has a rapport with quarterback Sam Bradford.
"What's left in St. Louis is a six-pack of running backs that is young and largely untested -- a six-pack that includes second-year player Isaiah Pead, who has a chance to redeem himself from what was, for many different reasons, a disappointing first season," writes SI.com's Dennis Dillon.