Some football news to chew on this morning while you figure out how to weasel your way out of the office to enjoy the weather.
With only a couple days left at the old practice facility in Kirkland, Dave Boling takes a stroll down memory lane with the recently retired Mack Strong, who shares his best memories on the old place.
Charlie Frye will get an opportunity to show what he can do this week. He doesn't have to spectacular, just efficient.
A good read on Tacoma native and all-around nice guy Marcus Trufant from Gregg Bell of the Associated Press.
Scott Johnson of the Everett Herald talks to Jordan Kent, who improves daily in his battle to earn a spot at receiver.
Here's a quick look at Seattle's opponent this week – Chicago. The Bears still are embroiled in a quarterback competition, with Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton locked in a stalemate.
Head coach Lovie Smith said he could play his starters into the 3rd quarter on Saturday.
San Francisco 49ers
More on the quarterback competition from Kevin Lynch at Niners Insider, who hints that J.T. O'Sullivan may have locked up the position heading into this weekend's game against the Packers, and that according to ESPN's John Clayton San Francisco could save millions by shelving Alex Smith because he would not be able to reach his incentives for this season.
Matt Maiocco of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports that the 49ers are getting thin at receiver because of injuries.
Smith also is dealing with some heartache. His best friend David Edwards committed suicide, and he will leave the team to attend the funeral, which will be held at his family's home in Bonita, Calif.
Arizona linebackers will compete each week in a sack competition, with the winner getting to sport a gaudy belt similar to the ones pro wrestlers wear. Linebacker Travis LaBoy apparently plunked down between $10,000 and $20,000 for the belt.
Some notes from Cardinals camp, including a couple brief scuffles. Also, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie appears to have suffered a minor ankle sprain and should be OK.
Cardinals rookie running back Tim Hightower continues to receive high praise.
St. Louis Rams
The Rams break training camp but still no sign of Stephen Jackson.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bernie Miklasz simply asks that the Rams actually show up and look like that want to play in the team's preseason game this weekend against San Diego.
A report on Rams training camp from Sports Illustrated.