Stories tagged: football
Mon., May 21, 2018, 8:32 p.m.
Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald absent from OTA
Aaron Donald is skipping another set of offseason workouts while his contract negotiations with the Los Angeles Rams drag on into their second year.
Sun., May 20, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
1959 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80
Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman for LSU in 1959 with memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, has died. He was 80.
UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel signs with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, the latest move for the Heisman Trophy winner whose NFL career was a bust with the Cleveland Browns.
Thu., May 17, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Seahawks sign draft picks Shaquem Griffin and Tre Flowers
The Seattle Seahawks continued to lock up their 2018 draft class by signing linebacker Shaquem Griffin and cornerback Tre Flowers to rookie contracts. Griffin and Flowers were both selected in …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 4:52 p.m.
Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend testifies she lied about abuse
The former girlfriend of Reuben Foster has testified at a preliminary hearing that she lied to police when she said the San Francisco 49ers linebacker attacked her, allegations that led …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
Knock, knock: Browns there; team set for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’
The Cleveland Browns are becoming summer TV stars. The team has agreed to appear on HBO’s award-winning “Hard Knocks” series, which gives NFL fans a behind-the-scenes look into a team’s …
Wed., May 16, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Seahawks sign first-round pick Rashaad Penny to rookie deal
The Seattle Seahawks have signed first-round pick running back Rashaad Penny to his rookie contract. The Seahawks have now signed six of their nine draft picks. Penny was one of …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 11:57 a.m.
AP sources: David Tepper to buy Panthers for record $2.2 billion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Carolina Panthers are being sold for an NFL-record $2.2 billion. Hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson, …
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Dive play: Browns coach jumping into Lake Erie for charity
Hue Jackson’s shuddering season with the Cleveland Browns will include one last chill. The coach is keeping his promise and plans to jump into Lake Erie on June 1 in …
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Analysis: Seahawks’ 53-man roster projection – A really early guess at which players will make it
A look at the current 90-man roster shows the Seahawks will have some tough calls to make.
Thu., May 10, 2018, 3:39 p.m.
Titans agree to terms with Dane Cruikshank, QB Luke Falk
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with half their draft class in reaching deals with defensive back Dane Cruikshank and quarterback Luke Falk. Cruikshank was selected in the fifth …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 11:52 a.m.
Lions’ Matt Patricia says he was ‘falsely accused’ of assault
Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia says he was “falsely accused” in a 1996 sexual assault allegation that resurfaced this week. Patricia held a brief news conference a day after a …
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:26 p.m.
Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation
A 1996 sexual assault allegation has surfaced against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia. The Detroit News reports that Patricia and a friend were indicted 22 years ago by a Texas …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Derrick Johnson trades Chiefs red for Raiders silver and black
Derrick Johnson has been the enemy in Oakland for 13 years, tormenting the Raiders while wearing red for the Kansas City Chiefs. Johnson has now traded sides in the fierce …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 12:43 p.m.
Agents: Mark Ingram didn’t use PED, reviewing options
Representatives for Mark Ingram say the Saints running back did not test positive for a performance enhancing drug and is weighing options for challenging his four-game suspension. Paul Bobbitt and …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 8:06 a.m.
Jets’ Sam Darnold using high-tech training that could help QBs
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is serving as an adviser for Wilson to further develop smart-football technology that could enhance film sessions for players on pro and college teams. …
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 11:01 a.m.
One football team will be made up of players from two high schools – one in Idaho and one in Montana. It’s a numbers game.
Forty miles of winding road, a mountain pass and a time zone separate the tiny Interstate 90 towns of Mullan, Idaho, and St. Regis, Montana.
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 3:29 p.m.
Saints’ Mark Ingram suspended 4 games for NFL substance violation
The NFL says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for the first four regular season games of 2018 because of a violation of the league’s performance …
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
49ers’ Reuben Foster pleads not guilty in domestic violence case
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from allegations that he attacked his then-girlfriend in their home in February. A preliminary hearing has been …
Mon., April 30, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
Former NFL GM, player Matt Millen has rare illness
Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen says he is being treated for a rare disease that has robbed his heart of most of its normal function.
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings take on Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa as undrafted free agent
Most expected Hercules Mata’afa to become the third Cougar selected in the 2018 Draft, next to offensive lineman Cole Madison and quarterback Luke Falk, who were respectively taken Saturday by …
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:42 p.m.
Washington State’s Luke Falk plays waiting game, finally gets scooped up by Tennessee Titans with 199th pick
There’s already one Pac-12 record-setting quarterback in Tennessee. The Titans picked up another one, selecting Washington State’s Luke Falk with the 25th pick of the sixth round of the 2018 …
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
Shaquem Griffin steals show, but Seahawks show commitment in draft
Shaquem Griffin deservedly received the bulk of the attention when the Seattle Seahawks drafted star linebacker with one hand and reunited him with his twin brother. But aside from the …
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
From the Northwest to the Midwest: Washington State OL Cole Madison taken by Green Bay Packers in fifth round
Cole Madison was chosen with the first pick of the fifth round, the 138th pick overall, by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. He becomes the first Cougar selected in …
Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:33 a.m.
Seahawks have bevy of picks on final day of NFL draft
Get ready for a busy final day of the NFL draft for the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks will have eight selections on Saturday. They should be able to package some …
Wed., April 25, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
North Texas forecast: Drafty. And no one knows what’s next on eve of NFL Draft
Anyone who thinks the draft pundits and even some team general managers have no clue what will happen in Thursday’s opening round of the draft should talk to the guys …
Wed., April 25, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
Seahawks’ remodel needs boost with strong draft
The remodel of the Seattle Seahawks has started in earnest, all with the goal of remaining competitive while refreshing a roster that at one time was good enough to win …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 5:29 p.m.
Coach Jon Gruden returns to practice field for Raiders
Jon Gruden yelled out instructions, called out plays and ran an NFL practice for the first time since leaving coaching nearly a decade ago in Tampa Bay. This was the …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 4:17 p.m.
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he’ll play in 2018
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski says he is returning for his ninth NFL season. Gronkowski made the announcement in a post on Instagram. Gronkowski says he met with coach Bill …
Tue., April 24, 2018, 1:47 p.m.
Vikings’ Dalvin Cook making strong offseason comeback in knee rehab
The offseason headlines for the Minnesota Vikings were the fully guaranteed contract for quarterback Kirk Cousins and the signing of defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson for another instant boost. There’s another …