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UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 2:50 p.m.

Robert Kraft trial postponed while prosecutors appeal video ruling

A Florida judge has delayed the trial of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft on a misdemeanor charge that he paid for sex at a massage parlor. Judge Leonard Hanser …


Yannick Ngakoue rejoins Jaguars, vows to play even without new deal

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue emphatically says he plans to play this season even if he doesn’t get a long-term contract. The former Maryland standout and third-round draft pick …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 12:18 p.m.

Buccaneers moving on from 6-time Pro Bowl DT Gerald McCoy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are moving on from Gerald McCoy. The team released the six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, describing the move as a mutual agreement after nine seasons. McCoy …


UPDATED: Tue., May 21, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Ben Roethlisberger bothered by criticism but eager to move on

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he needs to do a better job as a leader in 2019. Roethlisberger received pointed criticism from former teammates Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Ex-Oregon football star stops armed student at Oregon school

A former college football standout at the University of Oregon was credited Friday with tackling an armed student at a Portland, Oregon, high school before anyone was injured.


Versatile Kareem Jackson sees time at safety and in slot

The Denver Broncos are lining up versatile defensive back Kareem Jackson at safety and in the slot position during organized team activities. That could change depending on the contract talks …


Broncos rookie Drew Lock doesn’t begrudge Joe Flacco for his comments

Drew Lock says he doesn’t begrudge Joe Flacco for saying his top priority is to win games, not mentor the Broncos’ rookie quarterback. Lock says he’s learning plenty from Flacco …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson suspended 6 games for PED violation

Arizona Cardinals All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson has been suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The NFL did not specify …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

WIAA allows football programs to petition to play down one classification

The WIAA Representative Assembly voted to pass eight amendments for the 2019-20 school year. One in particular will grab the attention of high school football fans in Eastern Washington.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:02 p.m.

AP sources: Jets, Adam Gase trade Darron Lee to Chiefs for 6th-rounder

Two people with direct knowledge of the deal say the New York Jets have agreed to trade linebacker Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs for a sixth-round draft pick. …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Kupple of Rams: Ketner Kupp signs with Los Angeles, joining brother Cooper and three other ex-EWU standouts

When asked last season about the professional football prospects of his younger brother, Los Angeles Rams receiver and former Eastern Washington star Cooper Kupp saw a potential self-made NFL linebacker.


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 1:38 p.m.

Kareem Hunt tells Browns, ‘You can trust me,’ after violent past

Browns running back Kareem Hunt knows only his actions will help him outrun a violent past. Hunt spoke for the first time since Cleveland signed him in February after he …


Seahawks sign former New York Jets starting QB Geno Smith

The Seattle Seahawks have added former New York Jets starting quarterback Geno Smith to the competition to back up Russell Wilson. Smith started his first two seasons with the Jets …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 7:53 p.m.

M-E-S-S: Jets fire GM Mike Maccagnan; Adam Gase acting GM

The New York Jets have fired general manager Mike Maccagnan and coach Adam Gase will serve as the acting GM in his place. The stunning decision by team chairman and …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 3:30 p.m.

Practice? Odell Beckham Jr. spends 1 day with Browns, leaves again

One practice appears to be enough for Odell Beckham Jr. The star wide receiver was not at Cleveland’s voluntary workout after showing up Tuesday following a monthlong absence. Beckham had …


Ryan Fitzpatrick, Josh Rosen embrace competition for Miami QB job

The competition for the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback job is under way with three practices this week. Well-traveled veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick signed with the Dolphins in March, and in April they …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

Cap-strapped Vikings sign 1st-round pick Garrett Bradbury

The Minnesota Vikings have signed first-round draft pick Garrett Bradbury, the center from North Carolina State selected with the 18th overall pick. The Vikings also confirmed they restructured the contract …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Charges against Redskins safety Montae Nicholson dropped

Charges against Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson stemming from an altercation in December have been dropped. Loudoun County Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Amy McMullen confirmed to The Associated Press that the …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 9:58 a.m.

Giants sign tackle Mike Remmers to solidify right side

The New York Giants have a new right side of their offensive line. Two months after acquiring right guard Kevin Zeitler in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, the Giants …


UPDATED: Tue., May 14, 2019, 9:20 a.m.

Odell Beckham Jr. practicing with Browns for first time

Odell Beckham Jr. is finally practicing with the Cleveland Browns. The star wide receiver was on the field for the first organized team activity practice. Beckham skipped Cleveland’s voluntary workout …


Invincible II? Vinny Papale long shot to make an NFL roster

Vinny Papale is following his father’s footsteps, hoping to become another long shot to earn an NFL roster spot in a real-life “Invincible” sequel. More than four decades after Vince …


UPDATED: Sun., May 12, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Larry Stone: Will Seahawks’ bet on pass-rusher Ziggy Ansah pay off?

For the Seahawks, Ezekiel “Ziggy” Ansah is worth dreaming over. This is a Seahawks addition predicated on upside and best-case scenario. But for a team striving to find its way …


UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 8:13 p.m.

University of Idaho football player gets six months probation

University of Idaho football player Christian Elliss received the same punishment as teammate Dalton Cash after both were accused of attempting to steal food from Moscow’s Walmart in March.


Seahawks add Al Woods, announce Ezekiel Ansah signing

Free-agent defensive tackle Al Woods has agreed to a one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks according to his agency. Woods’ representatives from SportsTrust Advisers announced the agreement on social media. …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 6:22 p.m.

Cardinals sign top pick Kyler Murray to four-year deal

The Arizona Cardinals have signed No. 1 overall draft pick Kyler Murray to a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth. The Cardinals also signed five other draft …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 7:03 p.m.

Jaguars release backup QB Cody Kessler along with 5 others, sign Gardner Minshew

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released quarterback Cody Kessler. The move clears the way for rookie Gardner Minshew to become Nick Foles’ backup this fall. The Jags drafted Minshew in the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Larry Stone: Pete Carroll seems convinced Seahawks are on verge of breakthrough. Are they really?

The Seahawks’ painful playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys in January had barely ended when Seattle coach Pete Carroll began gushing about the prosperous times ahead.


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

Buffalo Bills sign 7 draft picks; QB Derek Anderson retires

The Buffalo Bills have signed seven of their eight draft picks, including first-round selection Ed Oliver, while veteran quarterback Derek Anderson is retiring after 14 seasons. The Bills announced the …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 6:31 p.m.

Seahawks add to secondary, signing cornerback Jamar Taylor

The Seahawks made a few more quick moves Thursday as NFL free agency entered a new phase, signing a trio of veterans – cornerback Jamar Taylor, fullback Nick Bellore and …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 6:15 p.m.

Seahawks release Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor after failed physicals

Doug Baldwin appears to be another step closer to retirement after being released by the Seattle Seahawks because of a failed physical.