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Seahawks’ Williams will be opening-day starter

RENTON, Wash. – Entitlement is a tricky topic for Seattle’s Mike Williams. When he was young and brash, Williams felt a certain sense of it. He was, after all, taken …


NFL picks: Go with Saints, Seahawks

Maybe this time Brett Favre won’t get picked off with victory in his grasp.


Seahawks purge continues: Terrill waived; Babineaux returns

SEATTLE – Seattle released defensive tackle Craig Terrill on Tuesday, a move that can’t be considered a shock the way the Seahawks have pink-slipped veterans the past four days. The …


Seahawks cut Babineaux; Jones practices

The Seattle Seahawks have released veteran safety Jordan Babineaux, fullback Owen Schmitt and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson. They were replaced on the roster Monday by defensive end Raheem Brock, running …


Team of Destiny? With no McNabb? Slouch tabs Eagles

In a stunning offseason move, the Philadelphia Eagles dealt quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins. Conventional wisdom says you don’t trade your signature superstar to a division rival. Conventional …


Ravens grab Houshmandzadeh

The Baltimore Ravens upgraded their receiving corps again by agreeing to terms Monday with former Seahawks receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh.


Carrol, Seahawks continue cuts

SEATTLE – “Win Forever” is the title of Pete Carroll’s book. “Shuffle Now,” however, would be a more apt title for the Seahawks’ operating manual, as the team on Sunday …


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.


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. …


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 …


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 …