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No one knows more about the NFL than "The Professor" John Clayton. A ubiquitous presence on ESPN, he's an analyst, commentator, and human database of all things football. Get the latest lowdown on the league live every weekday at 4pm on 710 ESPN Seattle.




Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games

With the NFL handing Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott a 6 game suspension, The Professor gives his take on the subject. He also shares his insight on the Seahawks, the Buffalo Bills, the Sammy Watkins trade, Leonard Fournette, and all of the trending NFL buzz.

Duration: 00:24:23

Looking into Seahawks Rookies

With Shaquill Griffin, Ethan Pocic, and Chris Carson among others in the Seahawks 2017 rookie class standing out at Training Camp, The Professor shares some of his favorites. He also gives his insight on the Atlanta Falcons, the Green Bay Packers, Ezekiel Elliott, and much more NFL news.

Duration: 00:10:34

Jeremy Zuttah released by the 49ers

With the 49ers cutting offensive lineman Jeremy Zuttah just five months after acquiring him, The Professor gives his thoughts on the matter. He also discusses the NFL preseason, the LA Chargers, Byron Leftwich, Thomas Rawls, the Seahawks cornerback competition, and many more NFL stories.

Duration: 00:25:38

2017 Rookies Updates

Budda Baker, Deshaun Watson and Deshone Kizer have all been very impressive in the start of their respective Training Camps. Which of these rookies will get on the field quickly to start the season? The Professor shares his insight. He also breaks down the Seahawks running backs, the New York Jets, Marvin Lewis, and all of the latest NFL buzz.

Duration: 00:20:11

Hall of Fame Weekend and Seahawks Training Camp

The Professor just got back from Canton, Ohio and talks about his time at the Hall of Fame ceremony, including Kenny Easley's speech. He also discusses Seahawks Training Camp, Jimmy Graham, Jay Cutler signing with the Dolphins, and all of the latest NFL stories.

Duration: 00:21:17

Kam Chancellor signs contract extension

With Kam Chancellor signing a three year, $36 million contract extension with the Seahawks, John Clayton dives into how this will positively impact the team. He also gives his insight on the latest news regarding Malik McDowell, Joe Flacco, and all of the latest NFL news.

Duration: 00:09:44

Seahawks add Marcus Smith, DJ Alexander to the roster

With the Seahawks being busy today, resigning Marcel Reece, signing Marcus Smith, and trading Kevin Pierre-Louis to the Chiefs for linebacker DJ Alexander, The Professor explains why these moves were necessary. He also goes into detail about the rest of the Seahawks roster, Ryan Mallett, Aaron Donald, and much more lingering NFL buzz.

Duration: 00:23:45

Joe Flacco to miss start of training camp due to back injury

With Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco dealing with a back issue, The Professor shares his opinion on the injury, and if the Ravens will now go after Colin Kaepernick. He also discusses the recent CTE study, several members on the Dallas Cowboys, and much more NFL news.

Duration: 00:22:11

LeVeon Bell still plans to hold out

With Steelers running back LeVeon Bell asking to be paid like a combination of a number one running back and receiver, The Professor gives his take on the matter. He also talks Lucky Whitehead being claimed by the Jets, the Allen Barbre trade, the extension of Everson Griffen, Teddy Bridgewater being placed on the PUP list, and many more NFL stories.

Duration: 00:24:27

Evaluating the top 10 QB's heading into 2017

The Professor gives insight on his list of top 10 QB's coming into the 2017 season with Danny, Dave and Moore. He also looks into Brandon Linder's new contract, and how it will effect the Seahawks when Justin Britt becomes a free agent, along with the latest on Lucky Whitehead.

Duration: 00:21:37

Kam Chancellor entering the final year of his contract

With Kam Chancellor becoming a free agent after 2017, The Professor discusses what he thinks the Seahawks should do with him. He also talks Pacman Jones, Michael Oher, Anquan Boldin, Randy Moss, and all of the recent NFL news.

Duration: 00:21:07

Michael Oher released by Panthers

With Michael Oher being cut by the Carolina Panthers due to off the field issues and injuries, The Professor shares his thoughts on the move, and if there are issues in the front office in Carolina. He also talks about Chris Johnson, Trai Turner's contract extension, Greg Olsen, KJ Wright, Jaylon Smith's rehab process, and more lingering NFL buzz.

Duration: 00:23:40

Kirk Cousins declines huge contract extension

With Kirk Cousins failing to reach an extension with the Redskins, John Clayton gives his opinion on whether or not this was a good move, and what this means for Cousins. He also discusses Marty Hurney as the interim Panthers GM, Ezekiel Elliott's bar fight, the injury to Chargers rookie receiver Mike Williams, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons, and all of the latest NFL stories.

Duration: 00:23:29

Panthers fire GM David Gettleman

With the Panthers firing their GM David Gettleman just two years after a Super Bowl appearance, The Professor displays his opinion on the matter. He also looks into Ezekiel Elliott's bar fight, players on franchise contracts, such as Kirk Cousins, LeVeon Bell, and Trumaine Johnson, and more of the recent NFL buzz.

Duration: 00:08:38

Mike Zimmer highlighting headlines

With Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer in the news again with both his right eye and his comments about Michael Floyd, The Professor dissects the topic. He also shares his thoughts on Tom Cable, the Seahawks offensive line and running backs, coaches who have coached in both college and the NFL, and all of the latest NFL stories.

Duration: 00:22:00

Looking into the Seahawks defensive line

The Professor joins Danny, Dave and Moore to break down the Seahawks defensive line, particularly the defensive ends between Bennett, Avril, Frank Clark, and Malik McDowell. He also talks NFL salaries, a potential strike, the LA Rams, and all other things relating to the NFL.

Duration: 00:23:35

Calvin Johnson admits Lions mediocrity was reason to retirement

With Calvin Johnson coming out and saying the performance of the Lions was a large reason for his retirement, The Professor displays his insight on the matter. He also discusses Todd Merinovich coming out of retirement, Colin Kaepernick, the comments made by Marcus Peters about Marshawn Lynch, the Seahawks running game, and more NFL buzz.

Duration: 00:21:31

Can Marshawn Lynch have a big season?

With Marshawn Lynch in the headlines again, can he be a big contributor to the Raiders in 2017? The Professor gives his takes on the subject and whether or not he can rush for 1,000 yards. He also shares his knowledge on Brett Veach, Cam Newton needing to quicken his release, Ezekiel Elliott, Reuben Foster, and all of the latest NFL stories.

Duration: 00:23:34

What type of rookie season is Budda Baker destined for?

With Budda Baker looking to start in the Cardinals defensive backfield this season, The Professor discusses how productive he thinks the former UW safety will be in his rookie year. He also shares his takes on the rest of the Cardinals team, Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, the Broncos QB battle, Myles Garrett, and all of the latest NFL buzz.

Duration: 00:23:24

Seahawks Competition for 3rd Cornerback

With training camp coming up quickly, the competition for the Seahawks third cornerback will be under a close watch. Who will grasp the job? Shaquill Griffin? Neiko Thorpe? DeAndre Elliott? The Professor shares his insight. He also discusses LeVeon Bell, contract extensions, the rise in annual salary for quarterbacks, the two LA football teams, and all of the latest NFL news.

Duration: 00:23:05

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