Stories tagged: NFL
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 1:09 p.m.
Seattle Seahawks Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dead at 48
Cortez Kennedy, one of three Seahawks to have his number retired and one of four to make it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after playing his entire career …
Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:02 p.m.
Calvin Johnson: Playing through concussions is part of NFL life
If Tom Brady played through a brain injury last season like his wife, Giselle Bundchen, suggested, he wouldn’t be the first NFL player to do so.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 9:53 p.m.
Matt Calkins: Seahawks’ Michael Bennett does great things, but why the immaturity?
Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is as passionate and colorful and dynamic as they come.
Sat., May 20, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Former WSU QB Ryan Leaf profiled by ESPN’s E:60
Tom Rinaldi knows there will be skeptics. He expects some cynics who doubt that this is the time, finally, when Ryan Leaf has cleaned up his act for good.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jameis Winston’s backup
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will serve as a veteran backup to Jameis Winston. Fitzpatrick spent the last …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
Former University of Idaho, Detroit Lions football player Wayne Walker dies at 80
Former University of Idaho and NFL football player Wayne Walker died on Friday from complications from Parkinson’s disease.
Fri., May 19, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
Agent: Tom Brady didn’t have concussion last season
The agent for Tom Brady says the New England Patriots quarterback wasn’t diagnosed with a concussion last year. Don Yee made that comment to ESPN. Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, …
UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Top dollar: Browns sign Myles Garrett, 1st overall pick
Top overall draft pick Myles Garrett has signed his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns. The former Texas A&M All-American signed the four-year $30.4 million deal, which includes a $20.3 …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 6:10 p.m.
Seahawks’ Twitter mailbag: Eddie Lacy’s incentives, Seattle backup QB options
More Seahawks’ mailbag questions about Eddie Lacy’s incentives and the backup QB spot.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:31 p.m.
Board OKs conditional lease for Raiders stadium in Las Vegas
The board that’s building a new stadium for the Raiders in Las Vegas has unanimously approved a lease after months of talks. Labor Union members cheered as the board approved …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
‘Smoke’ is smiling again, a great sign for Cardinals
John “Smokey” Brown went through a difficult 2016 season, fighting fatigue and weakness. Doctors seem to have found out what was wrong, and the diminutive speedster is ready to resume …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Former Vikings coach Bud Grant runs disciplined garage sale
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Bud Grant coach runs his garage sales with steely discipline. Grant gave the fans gathered outside his home in Bloomington his annual warning of no haggling. …
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 5:57 p.m.
Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won’t open until 2020
The opening date for the $2.6 billion football stadium under construction in Inglewood, California, has been pushed back one year to 2020. The Los Angeles Rams are financing the stadium …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
High hopes for new high-tech Atlanta stadium despite delays
The $1.5 billion stadium – touted as a state-of-the-art facility that can help transform downtown Atlanta – is facing construction setbacks. The AP gets an exclusive tour of the stadium.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Former Eastern Washington football star Cooper Kupp quickly impresses Los Angeles Rams
At every stop, Cooper Kupp has converted the doubters. Now it’s SoCal’s turn.
Wed., May 17, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Momentum building linking Colin Kaepernick and the Seahawks
Another day of reports led to more indications that the Seahawks are serious about pursuing quarterback Colin Kaepernick to serve as a backup to Russell Wilson.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
Colin Kaepernick vs. RGIII: Who would you rather have on the Seahawks?
On Monday, Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll was asked about Seattle’s search for a quarterback to back up Russell Wilson. Specifically, he was asked about whether his team was interested in …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on 1-year contract
The Eagles and running back LeGarrette Blount have agreed on a one-year contract. Blount led the NFL with 18 touchdowns rushing in 2016 while helping the New England Patriots win …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:01 a.m.
Leonard Marshall, Matt Hasselbeck pledge brains to research
Two more retired football stars have pledged their brains to research. Two-time Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall and three-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Hasselbeck say they will donate their brains …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year
Gisele Bundchen says her husband Tom Brady suffered a concussion in 2016, the year the Patriots began a season in which the star quarterback led the Patriots to another Super …
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Could Colin Kaepernick, Robert Griffin III be an option for Seahawks? Pete Carroll says maybe
Could Colin Kaepernick really be an option for a Seahawks’ team whose backup quarterback spot hasn’t exactly gotten clearer during the offseason?
Fri., May 12, 2017, 5:49 p.m.
Malik McDowell hops into new role with Seahawks
Malik McDowell was called “too unique” to pass up by Seattle Seahawks general manager John Schneider after the team selected him with the 35th pick in the NFL draft. On …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 7:39 p.m.
Did Seahawks land an NFL Draft steal in Michigan State’s Malik McDowell?
Pre-draft criticisms of the defensive lineman were overstated, said one of his college coaches, who offered several reasons as to why his final season with the Spartans was ‘underwhelming.’
Thu., May 11, 2017, 12:37 p.m.
Cardinals announce signing of QB Blaine Gabbert to 1-year deal
The Arizona Cardinals have officially announced the signing of quarterback Blaine Gabbert to a one-year contract. Gabbert presumably will compete for the backup job behind 37-year-old starter Carson Palmer. Drew …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:10 a.m.
AP Source: WR Josh Gordon’s reinstatement denied by NFL
A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been denied reinstatement by the NFL. The person, speaking on condition …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 7:12 p.m.
AP Source: Cardinals, QB Blaine Gabbert agree on 1-year deal
A person with knowledge of the situation says quarterback Blaine Gabbert has agreed to a one-year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Michael Floyd signs with hometown Minnesota Vikings
Wide receiver Michael Floyd has signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with his hometown Minnesota Vikings. Floyd finished last season with Super Bowl champion New England after a drunken driving …
Wed., May 10, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Fowler, Heuerman injuries spurred changes in rookie camps
Hands on and lots of hand-offs? No longer. The Denver Broncos’ upcoming rookie minicamp reflects a change in the way many teams handle the draft class introduction into the NFL.
Wed., May 10, 2017, 8 a.m.
NFL promotes Alberto Riveron to head of officiating
The NFL has promoted Alberto Riveron to its head of officiating. Riveron was the senior director of officiating under Dean Blandino, who left the NFL last month. Riveron joined the …
Tue., May 9, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
Seahawks’ situation may clear up after Tuesday’s deadline for compensatory picks
Tuesday marks a subtle NFL deadline that could mean we begin to see a little more movement in signing veteran free agents while also clarifying a bit what the Seattle …