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Sanchez signs sizeable deal with Jets

Football: The New York Jets and quarterback Mark Sanchez reached an agreement on a five-year contract Wednesday that includes $28 million guaranteed. The Jets made the announcement while Sanchez, the …


Cowboys say no to ‘Pacman’

IRVING, Texas – The Dallas Cowboys say there are no plans to bring back Adam “Pacman” Jones, the cornerback whose career has been marred by off-the-field problems. Cowboys owner Jerry …


Commentary: Vick needs NFL, but does NFL need Vick?

Michael Vick hit the highway on his first day of semi-freedom, setting off on a 1,176-mile road trip from Kansas to his Virginia home, where he will make the transition …


Seattle retains LB Hill

Seattle Seahawks president Tim Ruskell took a risk last weekend, removing the franchise tag on linebacker Leroy Hill not long after the team selected linebacker Aaron Curry with the fourth …


Lucas returns to Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. – The Seahawks are prepared to move on without starting outside linebacker Leroy Hill. Seattle brought back veteran cornerback Ken Lucas and signed free-agent fullback Justin Griffith with …


Seahawks set Hill free

RENTON – Enter one franchise linebacker … exit another? Less than 24 hours after selecting Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry with the fourth overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft, …


Jets get aggressive

NEW YORK – If there’s an NFL executive Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum hasn’t approached with an offer to trade up in the draft, he should be ready for a …


Seahawks draft QB Teel

RENTON, Wash. – On Day 2, the Seattle Seahawks finally got their quarterback. Seattle used its sixth-round pick on Mike Teel of Rutgers, who was considered by some scouts as …


Eagles draft Cougs’ Gibson

Brandon Gibson’s months of frustration and personal loss – and then an agonizing weekend of waiting – ended Sunday when Washington State’s star receiver became the state’s only collegian selected …


Drafted for big missions

NEW YORK – Matthew Stafford’s mission is daunting: Lead the Detroit Lions back from the only 0-16 season in NFL history. Mark Sanchez has nearly as big a challenge: He’ll …


Seahawks pick Curry, Unger

RENTON, Wash. – The poker face dissolved into a smile about 30 minutes into the NFL draft. Tim Ruskell had been keeping a tight lip about Seattle’s interest in linebacker …


Seahawks must wait their turn

RENTON, Wash. – The Detroit Lions are reportedly close to doing the Seattle Seahawks a favor. Several media outlets are reporting that the Lions and Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford are …


Hawks have had mixed success with high draft picks

The first loss in Seattle Seahawks history came not on the field but with the flip of a coin. The Seahawks lost a coin toss leading up to the 1976 …


Success in later rounds key to draft

The importance of the No. 4 overall draft pick has not been lost on local Seattle Seahawks fans, but that doesn’t mean that Tim Ruskell and Co. will pack up …


Seahawks won’t draft out of necessity

The Seattle Seahawks’ collective brain trust uses no crutches to help explain the pitiful four months that made up the 2008 NFL season. Yes, injuries were a huge part of …


Seahawks’ changes affect draft

Through all the front-office transitions, from Bob Whitsitt to Bob Ferguson to the current era under Tim Ruskell, the Seattle Seahawks have long been Mike Holmgren’s team. The offense-minded coach …


It’s fourth down for Seahawks

OK, Seattle Seahawks fans. Now’s the time to dictate the franchise’s future. Would you rather have the next Walter Payton? Or the next Cedric Benson?


Next chapter in Oher’s life: NFL draft

Ole Miss offensive tackle Michael Oher’s life is an open book. Literally. Oher’s story was chronicled in a best-selling book “The Blind Side: The Evolution of a Game” by Michael …


Video replay on loose ball highlights new NFL rules

Ed Hochuli and other NFL referees can rest easier after team owners passed a rule Wednesday in Dana Point, Calif., allowing video replays on a loose ball that could be …


Warner signs two-year deal with Cardinals

One month after Kurt Warner nearly led the Cardinals to a comeback win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl, he decided to remain with Arizona. The 37-year-old quarterback …


Search for players off Florida coast called off

The Coast Guard says it is suspending the search for two NFL players and another man whose boat capsized off Florida’s Gulf Coast. The Coast Guard said Tuesday it doesn’t …


Two NFL players remain missing; one man rescued

The Coast Guard on Monday narrowed the search area for two NFL players and a third man missing since a weekend fishing trip off the Florida Gulf Coast after crews …


Search narrows for NFL players off Fla. Gulf Coast

TAMPA, Fla. — The Coast Guard says it has narrowed the search area for two NFL players and another man whose overturned boat was found off the Florida Gulf Coast.


Coast Guard searches for NFL players

CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Coast Guard searched off Florida’s Gulf Coast on Sunday for a fishing boat carrying NFL players Corey Smith and Marquis Cooper and two other men missing …


Patriots trade Cassel, Vrabel to Chiefs

The New England Patriots sent Matt Cassel to the Kansas City Chiefs and a message to their own fans: Don’t worry about Tom Brady’s knee. One question, though, remained.


Buccaneers release older veterans before deadline

Eleven-time Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks was released by the Buccaneers on Wednesday, part of a purge of veterans to help Tampa Bay get ready for free agency. Cut along …


Different routes, same destination

INDIANAPOLIS – Patrick Chung and Rulon Davis arrived at this week’s NFL scouting combine with wildly different perspectives. Chung, the 21-year-old safety from Oregon, describes himself as cocky and ready …


Harrison, Colts may be done

INDIANAPOLIS – Marvin Harrison’s reluctance to take a pay cut could mark the end of his career in Indianapolis. Colts president Bill Polian told reporters Sunday at the NFL’s annual …


Panthers tag Peppers

Julius Peppers was slapped with the franchise player tag by Carolina on Thursday, making it more difficult for the star defensive end to get his wish and leave the Panthers. …


Aloha means goodbye for Pro Bowl in Hawaii

KAPOLEI, Hawaii – The Pro Bowl is bidding aloha to the islands after Sunday’s game following a 30-year run. Next year’s Pro Bowl will be played in Miami a week …