Stories tagged: NFL
Sun., May 20, 2018, 4:54 p.m.
1959 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80
Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman for LSU in 1959 with memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, has died. He was 80.
Sat., May 19, 2018, 10:09 a.m.
NFL star J.J. Watt to pay for funerals of Santa Fe shooting victims
Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt told officials at Santa Fe High School that he will pay funeral costs for the victims of Friday’s mass shooting, according to multiple …
Thu., May 17, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Seahawks sign draft picks Shaquem Griffin and Tre Flowers
The Seattle Seahawks continued to lock up their 2018 draft class by signing linebacker Shaquem Griffin and cornerback Tre Flowers to rookie contracts. Griffin and Flowers were both selected in …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 4:52 p.m.
Reuben Foster’s ex-girlfriend testifies she lied about abuse
The former girlfriend of Reuben Foster has testified at a preliminary hearing that she lied to police when she said the San Francisco 49ers linebacker attacked her, allegations that led …
UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
Knock, knock: Browns there; team set for HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’
The Cleveland Browns are becoming summer TV stars. The team has agreed to appear on HBO’s award-winning “Hard Knocks” series, which gives NFL fans a behind-the-scenes look into a team’s …
Wed., May 16, 2018, 4:58 p.m.
Seahawks sign first-round pick Rashaad Penny to rookie deal
The Seattle Seahawks have signed first-round pick running back Rashaad Penny to his rookie contract. The Seahawks have now signed six of their nine draft picks. Penny was one of …
UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 11:57 a.m.
AP sources: David Tepper to buy Panthers for record $2.2 billion
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Carolina Panthers are being sold for an NFL-record $2.2 billion. Hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson, …
Mon., May 14, 2018, 6:42 p.m.
Couch Slouch: Old QBs never quite fade away
Couch Slouch: Kurt Warner, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady are three of the iconic NFL quarterbacks of the last 20 years: One is retired, one talks about retiring and one …
UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018, 4:59 p.m.
Dive play: Browns coach jumping into Lake Erie for charity
Hue Jackson’s shuddering season with the Cleveland Browns will include one last chill. The coach is keeping his promise and plans to jump into Lake Erie on June 1 in …
UPDATED: Sat., May 12, 2018, 12:17 p.m.
Former Boise State football player sees himself in newest NFL star
Few can understand the challenges faced by Shaquem Griffin better than DaWuan Miller. And few who had never even met Griffin were as happy when he was taken last month …
UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018, 4:41 p.m.
Analysis: Seahawks’ 53-man roster projection – A really early guess at which players will make it
A look at the current 90-man roster shows the Seahawks will have some tough calls to make.
Thu., May 10, 2018, 3:39 p.m.
Titans agree to terms with Dane Cruikshank, QB Luke Falk
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with half their draft class in reaching deals with defensive back Dane Cruikshank and quarterback Luke Falk. Cruikshank was selected in the fifth …
UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 11:52 a.m.
Lions’ Matt Patricia says he was ‘falsely accused’ of assault
Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia says he was “falsely accused” in a 1996 sexual assault allegation that resurfaced this week. Patricia held a brief news conference a day after a …
UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:26 p.m.
Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation
A 1996 sexual assault allegation has surfaced against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia. The Detroit News reports that Patricia and a friend were indicted 22 years ago by a Texas …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Derrick Johnson trades Chiefs red for Raiders silver and black
Derrick Johnson has been the enemy in Oakland for 13 years, tormenting the Raiders while wearing red for the Kansas City Chiefs. Johnson has now traded sides in the fierce …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 12:43 p.m.
Agents: Mark Ingram didn’t use PED, reviewing options
Representatives for Mark Ingram say the Saints running back did not test positive for a performance enhancing drug and is weighing options for challenging his four-game suspension. Paul Bobbitt and …
Wed., May 9, 2018, 8:06 a.m.
Jets’ Sam Darnold using high-tech training that could help QBs
New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is serving as an adviser for Wilson to further develop smart-football technology that could enhance film sessions for players on pro and college teams. …
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 3:29 p.m.
Saints’ Mark Ingram suspended 4 games for NFL substance violation
The NFL says New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram has been suspended for the first four regular season games of 2018 because of a violation of the league’s performance …
UPDATED: Tue., May 8, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
49ers’ Reuben Foster pleads not guilty in domestic violence case
San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from allegations that he attacked his then-girlfriend in their home in February. A preliminary hearing has been …
Fri., May 4, 2018, 1:33 p.m.
Seahawks release Cliff Avril; injury cost him most of 2017
Defensive end Cliff Avril has been released by the Seattle Seahawks with a failed physical designation due to a neck injury that cost him most of the 2017 season. Avril’s …
UPDATED: Thu., May 3, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
AP source: Cowboys’ Jason Witten retiring, heading to ESPN
A person with knowledge of the decision said tight end Jason Witten informed Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Thursday that he was retiring, choosing a role as lead analyst on …
Tue., May 1, 2018, 1:55 p.m.
Matt Calkins: Should Seahawks really be running so hard to stay away from the pass?
That notion is one that has gained traction over the years, but isn’t one Seahawks coach Pete Carroll subscribes to. A longtime proponent of run-first football, Carroll oversaw some not-so-subtle …
Mon., April 30, 2018, 8:19 p.m.
Former NFL GM, player Matt Millen has rare illness
Former NFL player and general manager Matt Millen says he is being treated for a rare disease that has robbed his heart of most of its normal function.
Mon., April 30, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
Seahawks continue eight-year trend in NFL draft
Shaquem Griffin is just one of multiple players Seattle drafted who continue coach Pete Carroll’s and general manager John Schneider’s common thread through eight years: Seeking guys who, for one …
Sun., April 29, 2018, 7:24 p.m.
Five Seahawks could be impacted by team’s new draftees
Here’s a look at five current Seahawks players whose roster spots – if not in 2018, at least down the road – could be impacted by players drafted this year.
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 9 p.m.
Matt Calkins: Seahawks drafting Shaquem Griffin and reuniting him with his twin? That’s pure Hollywood
Shaquem Griffin had been the darling of his draft class since his superhero performance at the NFL combine in March. In addition to running the fastest 40-yard dash for a …
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
Minnesota Vikings take on Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa as undrafted free agent
Most expected Hercules Mata’afa to become the third Cougar selected in the 2018 Draft, next to offensive lineman Cole Madison and quarterback Luke Falk, who were respectively taken Saturday by …
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 7:42 p.m.
Washington State’s Luke Falk plays waiting game, finally gets scooped up by Tennessee Titans with 199th pick
There’s already one Pac-12 record-setting quarterback in Tennessee. The Titans picked up another one, selecting Washington State’s Luke Falk with the 25th pick of the sixth round of the 2018 …
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
Shaquem Griffin steals show, but Seahawks show commitment in draft
Shaquem Griffin deservedly received the bulk of the attention when the Seattle Seahawks drafted star linebacker with one hand and reunited him with his twin brother. But aside from the …
UPDATED: Sat., April 28, 2018, 6:37 p.m.
From the Northwest to the Midwest: Washington State OL Cole Madison taken by Green Bay Packers in fifth round
Cole Madison was chosen with the first pick of the fifth round, the 138th pick overall, by the Green Bay Packers on Saturday. He becomes the first Cougar selected in …