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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

Mike Vrabel: Titans switch to Ryan Tannehill at QB looking for spark

The Tennessee Titans want to jump-start an offense that has just one touchdown over the past 10 quarters, so they’re turning to veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill and benching Marcus Mariota. …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 12:47 p.m.

Ryan Fitzpatrick to start for Dolphins at Buffalo on Sunday

The winless Miami Dolphins have again changed starting quarterbacks because coach Brian Flores changed his mind. Ryan Fitzpatrick will make his first start since Week 2 when the Dolphins play …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

AP source: Titans to start Ryan Tannehill instead of Marcus Mariota

A person familiar with the decision says the Tennessee Titans will start Ryan Tannehill at quarterback instead of Marcus Mariota on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019, 2:13 a.m.

XFL draft: Former Freeman, Idaho lineman Jordan Rose selected by Seattle Dragons while other locals await call

Former Freeman High and Idaho standout offensive lineman Jordan Rose heard his name called Tuesday in the inaugural draft of the ravamped XFL.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 5:50 p.m.

Rams get CB Jalen Ramsey from Jaguars for 3 draft picks

The Los Angeles Rams acquired Jalen Ramsey from the Jaguars on Tuesday night, ending the star cornerback’s tumultuous tenure in Jacksonville with a trade to the defending NFC champions. Jacksonville …


Packers’ Allen Lazard ‘fulfills journey’ in standout effort against Lions

Allen Lazard wasn’t even on the Packers’ initial 53-man roster. The 6-foot-5 receiver was cut before the season, signed to the practice squad, only to end up on the roster …


Detroit coach Matt Patricia says Lions ‘turning the page’

Matt Patricia was diplomatic, pointing out the obvious: Yes, there were a handful of ways the Detroit Lions could have played better at Green Bay.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

NFL: Preseason game concussion rate increased by 44%

The NFL says the number of concussions in exhibition games this year rose to 49 from 34 in 2018, an increase of 44% and a setback in efforts to reduce …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 3:54 p.m.

Rams trade CB Marcus Peters to Baltimore for LB Kenny Young

The Los Angeles Rams traded cornerback Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday for linebacker Kenny Young and an undisclosed pick in the 2020 draft.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Browns trade C Austin Corbett to Rams for fifth-round pick

Austin Corbett moved around on Cleveland’s offensive line. His next stop is Los Angeles. The Browns traded Corbett, who failed to live up to high expectations after being selected with …


Pats, Saints top 2 teams in AP Pro32 poll; 49ers now 3rd

Patriots, Saints remain top 2 teams in AP Pro32 poll; 49ers now 3rd; Seahawks, Packers round out top five


Chiefs’ run-pass option game has suddenly gone awry

Patrick Mahomes takes the snap from Chiefs center Austin Reiter, pulls away from the line of scrimmage and then, in a little more than a split-second, must identify the best …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 1:04 p.m.

Browns’ Baker Mayfield slowed by hip injury, but should face Pats

Baker Mayfield will have extra time to prepare for the unbeaten Patriots. He needs it. Cleveland’s quarterback was limited during Tuesday’s practice with a hip injury sustained on a scramble …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 15, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

Lions latest victims of NFL’s flag football problem

Another frustrating weekend of flag-filled football culminated with the Packers’ 23-22 last-second win over the Lions on Monday night thanks to two hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 10:14 p.m.

Packers’ Mason Crosby hits late FG to beat Lions

Mason Crosby nailed a 23-yard field goal as time expired, and the Green Bay Packers benefited from some questionable officiating to edge the Detroit Lions 23-22.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 13, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

49ers throttle Rams’ once-elite offense on Sean McVay’s ‘humbling day’

The Los Angeles Rams dazzled the NFL with inventive, exciting offensive football during their first two seasons under coach Sean McVay. Six games after being embarrassed in the Super Bowl, …


Russell Wilson off to sensational start, Seahawks hit road against Browns

Always underrated, often overlooked and rarely mentioned in any conversations about who is the NFL’s best quarterback, Russell Wilson is outplaying every one of his contemporaries.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Pac-12 football roundup: No. 9 Notre Dame holds off USC 30-27

Tony Jones Jr. rushed for a career-high 176 yards and Jonathan Doerer kicked three long field goals as No. 9 Notre Dame held off longtime rival Southern California 30-27 Saturday …


Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley ruled out for showdown with 49ers

Rams running back Todd Gurley won’t play in Los Angeles’ divisional meeting unbeaten San Francisco 49ers because of bruised left thigh.


Prep football: Ryan Blair tosses school-record 8 passing touchdowns in Mead win

Roundup of Friday’s high school football action from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 10:23 p.m.

Chad Carlson helps Central Valley bounce back in win over Mt. Spokane

Chad Carlson rushed 21 times for 158 yards and Central Valley rebounded from a lopsided home loss last week to beat Mt. Spokane 27-7 at Albi Stadium on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Prep football roundup: Jovan Ruffin scores twice to help Ferris top North Central

Roundup of Thursday’s prep football action from across Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

New England Patriots force 4 turnovers, beat Giants 35-14 to reach 6-0

Tom Brady had two touchdown runs and moved ahead of Peyton Manning for second place on the NFL’s all-time passing yards list as the New England Patriots pulled away for …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019, 6:58 p.m.

Week 6 prep football preview: Central Valley faces Mt. Spokane in marquee matchup of ranked teams

It’s a 4A/3A week in the Greater Spokane League, so there are no playoff implications on the line – but there are a few interesting matchups.


Rams’ Todd Gurley wears shirt criticizing NCAA to news conference

Todd Gurley has spelled out his feelings about college athletes’ ongoing fight with the NCAA over compensation for their work.


Cowboys’ Dak Prescott stays upbeat amid uptick in interceptions

Dak Prescott leaves little doubt he thinks he’s a more confident and aggressive quarterback than, say, three years ago when the sudden star threw just four interceptions while leading the …


Jamarco Jones likely to get first start after relief duty vs Rams

Just nine plays into the Seattle Seahawks’ game with the Los Angeles Rams, Jamarco Jones was called upon to get the first regular-season action of his career at a position …


Jets’ Sam Darnold eager to play, not worried about taking hits

Sam Darnold stepped to the podium as the New York Jets’ starting quarterback again, his once-swollen spleen no longer keeping him from playing in a game. Nearly a month of …


49ers thrilled with Nick Bosa through 4 games

The San Francisco 49ers had high expectations when they drafted Nick Bosa with the second pick in the draft. Through just four games, he may have already exceeded those expectations.


Falcons face tough task in corralling Arizona’s Kyler Murray

The Atlanta Falcons are looking for any way to get one of the NFL’s worst pass rushes going, whether it’s with a four-man rush, stunting or sending blitzes. Their task …