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Jimmy Graham show begins in Seattle

The Jimmy Graham era started Saturday, as the Seattle Seahawks' newly acquired tight end came up with a leaping catch of a Russell Wilson pass.

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Cam Newton pleased for Russell Wilson

"I'm pretty sure he deserved it," Newton said of Wilson's reported $87.6M deal. "I'm always appreciative of guys who work hard. I'm a firm believer in hard work pays off, and it's great to see that a guy of his stature, with so much that he's accomplished, is being compensated for it."

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Bennett shows, Chancellor skips start of camp

Michael Bennett, Kam Chancellor and Bobby Wagner all took different approaches Friday to show displeasure with their contract situations with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, S. Richardson

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Bomani Jones discuss Russell Wilson's contact, Tom Brady's role at Patriots training camp, if the Jets should be worried about Sheldon Richardson and more.

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Wagner tweet: 'Can't keep everyone'

With Russell Wilson's new contract done, the Seahawks can now focus on Bobby Wagner's extension and Kam Chancellor's holdout. Still, Wagner's cryptic tweet on Friday was a bad sign. NFL rumors roundup

Sando: Seahawks maintain core players

Writes Mike Sando: "By signing [Russell] Wilson and nearly all the other front-line players on the team, Seattle is not banking on the draft to find as many immediate starters. That is a luxury the team has earned by methodically re-signing its best players." Winning formula

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Yates on Russell Wilson's new contract

ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates delves into Russell Wilson's new deal with Seattle worth $87M with $60M guaranteed as well as what the Seahawks will do with Kam Chancellor.

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Wilson a top fantasy option for 2015

Seahawks fans don't have to worry about Russell Wilson's contract, but will he be on your fantasy team this season? He enters camp as ESPN's No. 3-ranked fantasy QB, throwing a lot to Jimmy Graham. Play for free

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Clayton: Both sides win in Wilson deal

"[Russell] Wilson deserved to be paid and he accepted a strong contract. Call it a 'checkdown' with a great pay-off. Or call it taking the safe play, but the right play. ... It came down to the deadline, but in the end this was a win-win deal," John Clayton wrote. Good job, everyone

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Clayton: Wilson contract a win-win deal

Russell Wilson got a lot of money, avoided the distraction of a cloudy future hanging over the season, and will be a free agent again at 30. Everybody wins, writes John Clayton.

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Russell Wilson, by the numbers

The QB and the Seahawks have agreed to a deal that will make Wilson one of the highest-paid players in the NFL. And the numbers say Wilson is worth it. All he does is win

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BREAKING: Russell Wilson and Seahawks reach contract extension for 4 years, $87.6 million. (Via ESPN and Sports Illustrated)

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Wilson hit the ground running

Russell Wilson, who agreed to a 4-year extension with Seattle today, has rushed for 1,877 yards in his career, the most among all QBs since 2012 and the second-most by any QB in their first three seasons since the 1970 NFL/AFL merger.

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