The Seahawks have one stud in pass-rushing end Frank Clark. They’re trying to make up for the lack of Richardson, Bennett and Avril with more depth and youth.

eagles_039A player to watch opposite Clark is Dion Jordan, who revived his career with strong situational play last season. The attention Clark demands this year will give Jordan better opportunities to get to the QB. That will buy time for rookie second-rounder Rasheem Greene to emerge as a backfield disruptor who can slide inside the way Bennett did.

Inside, as the Seahawks lost Richardson to Vikings, they picked up both Minnesota’s former starter in Tom Johnson and its top backup in Shamar Stephens. Those two will push Jarran Reed and Nazair Jones to be better. Johnson and Stephens were better than the incumbents against the run last season, which could get them on the field more if others can replace the lost pass-rush production.

Nationals: Scherzer (10-1, 1.95) struck out 10 in six innings in an April 25 victory at San Francisco.Goldschmidt homers twice, Diamondbacks beat Rockies 9-4

DENVER Paul Goldschmidt has looked like a new slugger since the calendar turned.

Goldschmidt continued his sizzling June with two long home runs and a double, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Colorado Rockies 9-4 on Friday night.

It was his second straight game with at least three hits, and he has raised his average by 32 points in the past eight days.

The league is facing labor grievances from Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, both of whom claim they have been blacklisted due to their decisions to kneel during the anthem in protest of social injustice.

The media in attendance wasn’t going to let that be the only explanation as one reporter pressed about the allegations from the White House that the Eagles chose to abandon their fans and not attend the ceremony as a complete team.

What you’ve seen and what you’ve heard is enough, and I’m not discussing it, Pederson said. I’m not discussing it because we’ve got two OTA practices, I’ve got a mandatory minicamp next week, and I’m focused on that.

He added: We’re united. We’re a team. Been that way since I’ve been here. We’re focused on today, great practice, today and tomorrow, three days next week and our goal is 2018. Nobody’s talking about it. It’s over, behind us and we’re moving on.

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