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Seattle, Oakland figure to rest starters in finale

SEATTLE – Starters are unlikely to play much in tonight’s preseason finale between the Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks. For Seattle, that’s prudent. The Seahawks have lost three-fifths of their …


Bennett hopes to beat the odds

RENTON, Wash. – Michael Bennett packed a couple of bags of clothes, an X Box and a whole lot of hope for Seattle’s training camp. No car, at least not …


Seahawks beat Chiefs despite kicking troubles

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It was far from perfect and certainly wasn’t what the Seahawks planned, but it worked. That was the play-by-play description of Matt Hasselbeck’s two-handed shovel pass …


Hawks focus on run

RENTON, Wash. – Greg Knapp has always been able to run the football. In his eight seasons as an offensive coordinator, Knapp’s teams have finished in the top 10 in …


Seahawks RB OK with new role

RENTON, Wash. – Running back Edgerrin James wore No. 32 for his first practice as a Seahawk, the same jersey number he had first in Indianapolis and for the past …


Seahawks trying to keep up without Jones

RENTON, Wash. – The second knee surgery in eight months for Seahawks nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Walter Jones has removed loose fragments, including scar tissue from the original surgery. …


Injuries concern Seattle

RENTON, Wash. – Tackle Walter Jones’ left knee needs more surgery, and cornerback Marcus Trufant’s back injury will require more time. Those were the anatomical realities coach Jim Mora described …


Wilson likes competition

RENTON, Wash. – When Ken Lucas was signed by the Seahawks this offseason, he was immediately penciled into the starting lineup at cornerback ahead of Josh Wilson. And Lucas may …


Seahawks work to get heavier on defensive line

RENTON, Wash. – More to love. That was coach Jim Mora’s first reaction to the exhibition debut of a defensive line that was made bigger this offseason with the hope …


NFL notebook: Cable punched coach, report says

Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable declined to comment Monday about reports he punched defensive assistant Randy Hanson in the jaw and caused injuries that required treatment at a hospital …


‘Housh’ makes off-field difference

RENTON, Wash. – Everyone has seen the gaudy numbers T.J. Houshmandzadeh put up in Cincinnati, seen the pony tail and the tattoos, even heard the interviews where he sounds like …


Vick says he cried in prison because of guilt

NEW YORK – Michael Vick says he cried in prison because of the guilt he felt about being involved in dogfighting, and was disgusted with himself for allowing it to …


Hawks top San Diego

SAN DIEGO – The Seattle Seahawks took advantage of three straight turnovers by Chargers third-string quarterback Charlie Whitehurst in the second half to take control en route to a 20-14 …


Mora era opens tonight

The Seattle Seahawks open their exhibition season tonight at San Diego with the players getting their first chance in a game to impress new coach Jim Mora (above). Most of …


The hurry on Curry

Aaron Curry kept the Seattle Seahawks waiting for more than a week before showing up at training camp. But the team isn’t going to delay the professional debut of the …


Michael Vick signs with Philadelphia Eagles

Michael Vick is back in the NFL, landing a job with the Philadelphia Eagles.


Hawks open to safety battle

RENTON, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks thought they had solved their issues at safety two seasons ago. That year, free-agent acquisitions Brian Russell and Deon Grant looked as though they …


New defense suits Tapp just fine

RENTON, Wash. – Since Darryl Tapp started 16 games in 2007, the Seahawks have drafted another defensive end with a first-round pick – Lawrence Jackson in 2008 – and acquired …


Hawks’ Jones, Duckett have ground game covered

RENTON, Wash. – There’s not much small about Julius Jones. Not the size of his biceps nor the yardage he hopes to gain. He’s even got a fairly large chip …


Seahawks tackle Willis battles for spot

RENTON, Wash. – Ray Willis is not smiling, which constitutes a potential problem. This is 315 pounds of potential malice we’re talking about here, and he has just been asked …


No lyin’, this guy can play

RENTON, Wash. – Was Cory Redding really a Lion? Now in Seattle, the huge defensive lineman looks more like a dancing bear. He’s merrily skipping, singing and flying around Seahawks …


NFL notebook: Leinart battling for job

A year ago in training camp, Matt Leinart was trying, and ultimately failing, to keep the Arizona starting quarterback job. Now he’s in a fight to remain No. 2.


Undersized Forsett impresses Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. — Think Justin Forsett is stressed about being third on the depth chart during Seahawks training camp? Hardly.


Hawks feeling healthy

RENTON, Wash. – To say the 2008 Seattle Seahawks were injury-riddled would be putting it mildly. By season’s end, 14 Seahawks found their way onto the injured reserve list. The …


Mora ready to whip Hawks into shape

RENTON, Wash. – Good thing new coach Jim Mora is in phenomenal shape. He still has a lot to do this summer. The 47-year-old, who so easily summitted 14,411-foot Mount …


Vikings wasted time on Favre

MINNEAPOLIS – Brett Favre, the Hamlet of Hattiesburg, finally made a decision, finally told the Vikings that, after teasing them for months, he intends to remain retired. Favre should be …


NFL teams in no hurry to sign Vick

If any NFL teams are interested in Michael Vick, they’re not saying. A day after the quarterback was conditionally reinstated to the league, only the Baltimore Ravens would directly acknowledge …


In brief: Vick reinstated, looking for team

NFL: The NFL announced a conditional reinstatement of Michael Vick on Monday, clearing the quarterback to sign with any interested team and participate in training camp. Commissioner Roger Goodell said …


Sports in brief: Vick a free man, awaits meeting

NFL: Michael Vick had the electronic monitor removed from his ankle Monday, making him a free man. Vick’s release after serving 23 months on a dogfighting conviction – the last …


Ex-Coug Leaf surrenders on charges in Texas

CANYON, Texas — Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf has surrendered to Texas authorities to face burglary and drug-related charges.