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  • Hyped Seattle secondary ready for season debut

    RENTON, Wash. – Earl Thomas was expected to be great. That’s why the Seattle Seahawks spent a first-round pick in 2010 on the speedy safety. Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Brandon …


  • Players win appeal in NFL bounty case

    The suspensions of Jonathan Vilma and three other players in the NFL’s bounty investigation were lifted Friday by a three-member appeals panel and the league reinstated those players a few …


  • Seahawks OL Carpenter back after devastating injury

    RENTON, Wash. – James Carpenter is just happy to be back practicing. The Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman has been cleared to return to practice and was back at work this …


  • Reggie Bush big fish for Dolphins

    MIAMI – Club-hopping A-listers are notorious for pushing to the front of most any South Beach line. Reggie Bush, meanwhile, spends his downtime pushing a blocking sled.


  • Story lines and players to watch in the NFL

    Five MVP candidates Tom Brady, Patriots QB


  • Seahawks release tight end Winslow

    The Seattle Seahawks released veteran tight end Kellen Winslow Saturday, keeping true to the team’s past form of tinkering with its roster even after all training camp cuts are made. …


  • Seahawks coach Carroll doesn’t go by the book

    SEATTLE – Conventional doesn’t suit Pete Carroll. Never did in college. Certainly doesn’t calling the shots in the NFL. Since taking control of the Seattle Seahawks, he’s given second chances …


  • Record crowd cheers on Manning

    On his first snap, Peyton Manning went deep. He overshot Demaryius Thomas but nonetheless showed off his arm strength to any doubters that might remain. On his 14th and final …


  • Steelers sign WR Antonio Brown to extension

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed wide receiver Antonio Brown to a five-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2017 season. Terms of the new deal announced …


  • NFL camps can’t open soon enough for this bunch

    Now that NFL training camps are up and running, perhaps the police blotter full of star players will begin to dry up. Even with a relatively short offseason, a whole …


  • NFL labor negotiations continue

    WASHINGTON – Federally mediated negotiations toward a new NFL labor deal lasted about eight hours Sunday, the third consecutive day the league and its players’ union met to try to …


  • Betting Goodell’s bottom dollar

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (pictured) will cut his salary to $1 if there is a work stoppage after the collective bargaining agreement expires in March. Goodell, who makes about $10 …


  • Third-string QB nearly saves Bears

    CHICAGO – A season in which the Bears benefitted from playing against third-string quarterbacks couldn’t be saved by their own No. 3. But Caleb Hanie’s gutsy performance in relief of …


  • Pittsburgh builds big lead, holds off Jets comeback

    PITTSBURGH – With a bare-knuckle opening and a hanging-on-by-their-fingernails finish, the Pittsburgh Steelers earned a shot to put another ring on their fingers Sunday, beating the New York Jets, 24-19. …


  • Packers, Steelers flush with history

    Get ready for a hair-raisin’ Super Bowl in Big D. No barbers necessary, that’s for sure, when the Steelers face the Packers.


  • Observers say Big Ben’s changed man on, off field this season

    PITTSBURGH – You see it all around town these days. The “Big Ben” signs gradually returning to the windows in working-class hillside neighborhoods. The No. 7 jerseys on the backs …


  • Packers dispatch host Falcons in romp

    ATLANTA – The postseason began a week early for the Green Bay Packers, who needed a victory in the regular-season finale over the Bears just to make the playoffs. Now, …


  • After season series split, Jets and Pats at it again

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Stop the chatter. It’s time for the sound that really matters. The opening whistle.


  • Roethlisberger goes for broke, cashes in

    PITTSBURGH – A most fitting comeback for Ben Roethlisberger. With the kind of playmaking that put two Super Bowl rings on his fingers, the Steelers quarterback connected on a 58-yard …


  • Playoff-tested Ravens have defense on side

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Todd Haley did a nose count to see how many Kansas City Chiefs own what he calls “priceless” playoff experience and was pleased to find that …


  • Ryan, Jets vanquish Manning with last-gasp field goal

    INDIANAPOLIS – Personally, Rex Ryan will take it. He beat Peyton Manning with a made-for-TV script.


  • NFL reaches out to its fans

    A day after the NFL regular season ended, commissioner Roger Goodell sent an e-mail to about 5 million fans, telling them that “if both sides give a little,” the league …


  • Source: Garrett keeps job

    IRVING, Texas – Jason Garrett will more than likely be named the Dallas Cowboys’ head coach, according to a high-ranking team source. It can’t happen now because the Cowboys must …


  • Holmgren faces choices

    BEREA, Ohio – If the strain of high expectations weighs heavily on Mike Holmgren, you couldn’t tell as he sat behind the desk inside his spacious corner office at Cleveland …


  • Super snow part of the plan

    NEW YORK – With all that snow blocking roads, closing airports and even forcing a game to be postponed in Philadelphia, it’s easy to wonder how the NFL and the …


  • Mostly about money

    LOS ANGELES – The 2010 NFL season began with a sign of solidarity. Before kickoff in the season-opening game, players from the New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings stepped onto …


  • Minnesota roughs up Vick in rare Tuesday NFL tilt

    PHILADELPHIA – Considering everything else the Minnesota Vikings have endured this season, it was silly to think two extra days sitting around a hotel room would bring ’em down. No …


  • Saints grab playoff berth

    ATLANTA – After tossing up two throws in the fourth quarter that he wishes never left his hand, Drew Brees connected on the one that really counted for the New …


  • Pats clinch home-field advantage; Chiefs win AFC West

    AFC teams seeking a Super Bowl berth must go through Foxborough, a place where Tom Brady rarely loses. Among the teams chasing the New England Patriots are the AFC West …


  • Missed extra point costly for Cowboys

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Jay Feely’s 48-yard field goal barely cleared the crossbar with 5 seconds to go to thwart a big Dallas rally and give the Cardinals a 27-26 victory …