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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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 …


Former Coug battles for starting Browns RB spot

BEREA, Ohio — So Jerome Harrison leads the Cleveland Browns to wins in their final four games last year, breaking rushing records held by the iconic Jim Brown while gaining …


Curry still out with concussion

RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks starting linebacker Aaron Curry will likely remain out until at least Thursday because of a concussion he sustained on the opening day of training camp last …


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 …


Milloy brings fire, experience to Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. — Lawyer Milloy is shuffling to the side. He’s waving his arms. He’s grooving to the rap music that is blaring yet again during a Seahawks practice run …


Thomas, Seahawks reach deal

Rookie safety Earl Thomas is now a member of the Seahawks, having signed his contract Sunday morning. Now Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is wondering why tackle Russell Okung isn’t too. …


Idaho’s Iupati signs with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati have been practically joined at their rather large hips since becoming San Francisco 49ers this spring, and that continued Friday on …


Spencer becoming dominant force at OLB for Dallas

Wade Phillips was raving about the standout play by one of his outside linebackers. Then the Dallas Cowboys coach compared that player to Hall of Famer-to-be Rickey Jackson. Phillips wasn’t …


Seahawks’ top picks close to signing deals

SEATTLE – Good news for new coach Pete Carroll on the eve of his first season running the Seahawks: It sounds like Seattle may not have to endure late reporting …


Owens joins buddy Ochocinco in Cincinnati

Receiver Terrell Owens agreed to a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday and will report to training camp in a couple of days, a person familiar with the situation …


Poster warns of concussions

NEW YORK – The NFL will distribute a new poster to teams that warns of the dangers from concussions in much harsher language than the league had previously used. Traumatic …


Seahawks, Leroy Hill just waiting

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks are continuing to keep Leroy Hill at home while they wait for the NFL to possibly discipline their dynamic linebacker. Authorities may act first.


Zorn tackles new project

BALTIMORE – Jim Zorn has already made an indelible mark as the Ravens’ new quarterbacks coach by bringing a kid-at-heart enthusiasm, a proven record for improving mechanics and a mean …


Seahawks to Hill: Stay away, for now

Football: Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the team told troubled linebacker Leroy Hill to stay away from this weekend’s minicamp to avoid being a distraction. Hill missed Seattle’s first …


Seahawks’ Jones ends elite career

SEATTLE – Offensive tackle Walter Jones has retired, the Seattle Seahawks announced Thursday. That ends 17 months of uncertainty after a knee injury Jones suffered on Thanksgiving 2008 in Dallas. …


Commentary: Veteran RBs might just work for Seahawks this time

RENTON, Wash. – The surprise wasn’t that the Seahawks added two running backs during the three-day NFL draft. The surprise was how they did it.


Carroll pulls levers

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted to resurrect his fallen Seattle Seahawks with competition everywhere – from anybody. And he keeps bringing in familiar …


Trojans surprised by NFL draft fall

LOS ANGELES — USC players were on the field before the NFL draft concluded Saturday, but they were still talking about the fates of former teammates when an 81-play scrimmage …


Niners nab Iupati

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Mike Singletary’s offensive line received a major makeover in a matter of 30 minutes. The San Francisco 49ers made sure they got their men, all right …


Seattle fills biggest holes

The Seattle Seahawks and their new regime addressed their biggest and most urgent needs by selecting All-American left tackle Russell Okung from Oklahoma State with the sixth overall choice in …


Seahawks draft LT Okung 6th overall

The Seattle Seahawks have selected All-American left tackle Russell Okung from Oklahoma State with the sixth overall choice in the NFL draft.