The Seahawks’ third exhibition game Saturday at San Diego will be Tharold Simon’s first game since offseason shoulder surgery — and since Tom Brady and New England targeted him for two touchdowns in February’s Super Bowl. His size, and confidence, remain intact to possibly challenge Cary Williams for a job.
In person, the hit by Seattle’s defense end in the first quarter of last week’s exhibition was a step or two late after a throw but didn’t look all that vicious or with malicious intent. But it’s the sign of the NFL’s times. Plus, coach Pete Carroll’s words before the third exhibition game at San Diego Saturday.
Manchester City demonstrated its financial might by breaking the club's transfer record for the second time this summer to sign Kevin de Bruyne on Sunday, making the Belgium midfielder the second most-expensive player in English football history.