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UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed, London Fletcher, Champ Bailey 1st-year HOF nominees

Tony Gonzalez is the most accomplished tight end in NFL history. He’s now a nominee for the 2019 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. So is safety Ed …


Marcus Mariota practices for Titans, expected to play vs. Texans

Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has practiced fully after being knocked out of Tennessee’s season opener. He hurt the elbow on his throwing arm in the game. Barring any setbacks, Tennessee …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

When he was most needed, Seahawks linebacker Austin Calitro answered the call

After being signed and released by four teams last season, Villanova product Austin Calitro is making the most of his second opportunity in Seattle. That means rotating with Shaquem Griffin …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 1:45 p.m.

Mike McCarthy: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to get week to get ready

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy says that quarterback Aaron Rodgers will work with the rehab group in practice. McCarthy says Rodgers will be given the whole week to get …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

Seahawks likely to be without Doug Baldwin at Chicago

The Seattle Seahawks are likely to be without wide receiver Doug Baldwin for at least Monday’s game at Chicago and possibly longer because of an MCL injury to his right …


Jon Gruden dealing with first loss since 2008 after opening dud

Losing didn’t get any easier for Jon Gruden in his nine seasons away from coaching. Gruden’s much-anticipated return from the broadcast booth to the sideline for Oakland ended in disappointment …


Jets set blueprint with stunning, dominant opening win

Sam Darnold sparkled in his NFL debut after a disastrous first throw and the New York Jets dominated on offense, defense and special teams for a stunningly complete 48-17 victory …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 2:38 p.m.

Falcons place Pro Bowl LB Deion Jones on IR with foot injury

The Atlanta Falcons have placed linebacker Deion Jones on injured reserve. Jones is the second key 2017 Pro Bowler on the defense to be placed on IR in less than …


Patriots, Eagles switch places in latest AP Pro32 poll

The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots, who met in the Super Bowl, have switched places in the latest AP Pro32 poll. After the first week of the regular season, …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 1:19 p.m.

Panthers’ Greg Olsen breaks foot; Daryl Williams will need surgery

The Panthers will be without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen and second-team All-Pro Bowl right tackle Daryl Williams for the foreseeable future. The team announced Tuesday that Olsen …


With AFC title game rematch on tap, Jaguars relive The Play

Jacksonville linebacker Myles Jack was “just starting to forget” about New England’s third-and-18 conversion in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship game in January. The defensive lapse was instrumental …


Too slow: Rob Gronkowski’s grab not reviewed by poky NFL

The NFL spent a lot of time and effort in the offseason simplifying what constitutes a catch and trying to make the game safer with new rules that require both …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 11:11 p.m.

Cooper Kupp plays big role in Rams’ 33-13 win over Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. – Jared Goff threw two touchdown passes, newcomer Marcus Peters returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown and the Los Angeles Rams spoiled coach Jon Gruden’s much-anticipated …


New York Jets poured it on in third quarter to rout Detroit Lions

Sam Darnold made a stellar debut despite throwing a pick-6 on his first NFL pass and the New York Jets intercepted five passes while routing the Detroit Lions 48-17 in …


Larry Stone: Brace yourselves: After that loss to Broncos, Seahawks are in for a roller coaster season

The Seahawks asked for this. For better or worse. Oh, they’ve refused to use the “r” word – rebuilding – but they certainly were intent on a reboot, which is …


Couch Slouch: Nepotism alive and well among NFL coaches

Couch Slouch: As the NFL begins another flag-waving, player-kneeling, Nike-infested, anthem-ambivalent, Kaepernick-free season, it is important to remember that – on the sideline – in the immortal words of Sly …


Von Miller wrecks Seattle Seahawks’ opener

The Denver Broncos throttle back Von Miller every summer because if they don’t, in the words of coach Vance Joseph, “he’ll wreck practice.”


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 8:50 p.m.

Seahawks struggle in fourth quarter, fall to Denver 27-24 in opener

“We were making plays when we were not even being at our best,’’ said Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson after a 27-24 loss to the Denver Broncos. “If we can …


Larry Stone: Can Seahawks put latest report of locker-room dissension behind them?

It’s indisputable by now that the locker-room culture in Seattle has been flawed. The burning question moving forward is whether the offseason roster transformation has cleansed the Seahawks of the …


Seahawks’ Earl Thomas activated; Dontae Johnson on IR

The Seattle Seahawks have activated safety Earl Thomas to the 53-man roster, making him eligible to play in the season opener against Denver. But Seattle has a developing situation at …


Seahawks’ Shaquem Griffin continues to inspire on cusp of NFL debut

Shaquem Griffin’s story will likely add another unplanned chapter on Sunday in Denver, one nobody could have expected on the day he was drafted by Seattle. He’ll do more than …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 6:25 p.m.

Seahawks have yet to make decision on activating Earl Thomas

The Seattle Seahawks have not yet decided whether safety Earl Thomas will be added to the active roster ahead of the season opener in Denver. Coach Pete Carroll said a …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:17 p.m.

Eagles stop Matt Ryan to Julio Jones again, beat Falcons 18-12 in NFL opener

Jay Ajayi had a pair of touchdown runs, Nick Foles caught another pass to jump-start a sputtering offense and the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles needed another defensive stand to open …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 8:32 p.m.

Seahawks’ 2018 season will have tremendous bearing on Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson’s futures in Seattle

Pete Carroll and Russell Wilson each have two years remaining on their contracts and how the offseason changes work out might influence decisions to be made a year from now.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 10:54 a.m.

Locals in the NFL: Idaho’s Jesse Davis, Eastern Washington’s Kendrick Bourne make most of opportunities

For every Deone Bucannon, Cooper Kupp and Mike Iupati there’s a surplus of of Washington State, Eastern Washington, Idaho alums fighting for permanence in the National Football League. Over a …


Shaquem Griffin set to start 1st NFL game for Seahawks

Seahawks rookie Shaquem Griffin will start at weakside linebacker when Seattle opens the regular season at Denver on Sunday.


First Nike Kaepernick ad to air during NFL opener

Nike has unveiled its first “Just Do It” ad narrated by Colin Kaepernick, and a person familiar with the situation says the spot is scheduled to air during the NFL …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 5:07 p.m.

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas ends lengthy holdout

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas ended his lengthy holdout in time for the start of the regular season, even without the long-term contract he was seeking. Thomas showed up at the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 3:18 p.m.

Nike store in downtown Spokane draws politically driven customers after Kaepernick ad campaign unveiled

Todd Eklof, the reverend of the Unitarian Universalist Chruch of Spokane, had heard the story of Nike’s ad featuring Colin Kaepernick on the radio and he thought it was courageous.


Nick Foles ready to lead Eagles again with Wentz still out

A rough preseason had people doubting Nick Foles again.