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Houshmandzadeh among Seahawks’ cuts

SEATTLE – Receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh was sent packing from Seattle on Saturday, cut by the Seahawks after just one season as coach Pete Carroll continued his roster purge. Houshmandzadeh, the …


Cardinals release QB Matt Leinart

NFL: The Arizona Cardinals released Matt Leinart, parting ways with the former Heisman Trophy winner who was supposed to be the team’s franchise quarterback but couldn’t escape the backup role. …


Seahawks cut T.J. Houshmandzadeh

Receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh was sent packing from Seattle on Saturday, cut by the Seahawks after just one season as coach Pete Carroll continued his roster purge.


Broncos’ Dumervil confirms he’s done for year

Elvis Dumervil’s season is officially sacked. The Denver Broncos had been holding out hope the league’s top sacker would make a quicker than anticipated recovery from a torn chest muscle …


Roethlisberger’s suspension clipped

The NFL reduced the suspension of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from six games to four games. League commissioner Roger Goodell informed Roethlisberger of the decision during a meeting Friday. …


Houshmandzadeh could be on the trading block

ALAMEDA, Calif. – T.J. Houshmandzadeh didn’t play in Seattle’s final exhibition game Thursday night, a loss against the Oakland Raiders. That wasn’t a surprise. Many of Seattle’s veterans got the …


Seahawks wrapping up preseason, roster

The preseason game that is least appealing to the average football fan is also the most important to the handful of players still on the bubble when it comes to …


Seahawks busy as season nears

SEATTLE – Leroy Hill’s future appeared tenuous this month, the linebacker in danger of being cut out of Seattle’s plans until he agreed to a new deal Tuesday for a …


32 NFL teams, 7 Matts starting at QB

There are 32 teams in the National Football League and nearly one-quarter of them – seven – have starting quarterbacks named Matt. (This is a statistical anomaly of epic proportions, …


Branch, Seahawks finally feel comfortable with each other

SEATTLE – Deion Branch botched his first impression in Seattle. And his second. And his third. And his fourth. And somehow, against all opposition, the cameras are still rolling for …


Rookie’s TD return highlight of Seahawks’ loss

MINNEAPOLIS – Looking to catch up on what happened in Seattle’s exhibition game at Minnesota on Saturday night? Well, that’s going to be difficult, considering the speed of Seattle safety …


Hawks’ to-do list

Tonight, the Seahawks take on Minnesota in preseason game No. 3, also known as the most important of the games that don’t count. But while this, like all preseason games, …


Washington happy to be with Seahawks, back on field

RENTON, Wash. – Leon Washington is back. He’s no longer a Jet. Yet the former All-Pro is soaring again, 10 months after a grotesque compound fracture in his leg.


Seahawks hoping Okung can return for opener

Sixth-overall draft pick Russell Okung has a high right ankle sprain, putting the key position of left tackle in flux for the Seattle Seahawks heading into the regular season. Coach …


Seahawks release former Oregon State WR, add Jones

The Seattle Seahawks have released former Oregon State wide receiver Mike Hass to make roster room for newly acquired free agent wide receiver Brandon Jones. The team had agreed to …


Seahawks lose game to Packers, top pick Okung to injury

SEATTLE – The Seahawks lost a preseason game to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night. And much more significantly, they may have lost a big part of their future …


Seahawks see vintage Hasselbeck

Matt Hasselbeck finally got to enjoy a night like those from his former Pro Bowl days for Seattle even if the Seahawks lost the preseason game to the Green Bay …


Seahawks take a chance with AWOL Balmer

RENTON, Wash. – The Seahawks acquired disgruntled defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer, a former first-round pick, in a trade with San Francisco Monday, giving the team another big body in a …


Seahawks acquire Balmer

Defensive lineman Kentwan Balmer was traded to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday after a mysterious absence from the San Francisco 49ers over the past week.


Whitehurst answers his skeptics

SEATTLE – The pressure was more than just a metaphor during Charlie Whitehurst’s first possession in his first game for the Seahawks. The Tennessee Titans’ defense was front-loaded at the …


Carroll happy, Whitehurst impressive as Hawks rebound

SEATTLE – After a start that was probably way too familiar to Seahawks fans, the team’s first preseason game of the Pete Carroll era turned into a mostly positive night …


Carroll wins in debut with Seahawks

Coach Pete Carroll, who bolted Southern California in January to resurrect the fallen Seahawks, looked like he was having more fun than his players during Seattle’s 20-18 preseason victory over …


NFL notebook: Saturday out 2-6 weeks

Colts coach Jim Caldwell isn’t ready to say how much time Jeff Saturday might miss. Jim Irsay is. The Colts owner told reporters Wednesday that Indy’s Pro Bowl center could …


Seahawks starter at QB settled

RENTON, Wash. – When the starting quarterback misses 11 games the past two seasons, turns 35 next month and has a history of back and oblique injuries, it’s prudent to …


Seahawks’ Pitcock after fresh start

RENTON, Wash. – Quinn Pitcock’s self-doubts are gone. So is his two-year disappearance from the NFL. The once-promising Colts defensive tackle resurfaced Thursday with a free-agent contract from the Seahawks, …


NFL notebook: Texans lock up Johnson

Andre Johnson got the deal he wanted and says he’s committed to playing for the Houston Texans for his entire career. The All-Pro receiver signed a two-year extension on Thursday …


NFL notebook: Suh joins Lions

The Detroit Lions waited four-plus days to get Ndamukong Suh on the field, then wasted no time putting him on their first-string defense in his first practice. Suh took a …


Seahawks get rare break from practice

RENTON, Wash. – T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Matt Hasselbeck and Lawyer Milloy have 34 seasons of NFL experience combined. Yet they have never experienced a day off just five days into a …


NFL notebook: Okung still no-show for Hawks

Russell Okung can find empathy in fellow first-round pick Aaron Curry, who is one year older. As for one of the most influential Seahawks, 34-year-old Matt Hasselbeck? Okung will get …


NFL notebook: Position swap challenges Edwards

To this point in his newborn NFL career, the transition from All-American quarterback to receiver for former Appalachian State star Armanti Edwards has been about what he expected. That isn’t …