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NFL plans to observe Juneteenth as league holiday

The NFL plans to recognize Juneteenth as a league holiday. Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

NFL to spend $250 million on social justice initiatives

The NFL is committing $250 million over 10 years to social justice initiatives, targeting what it calls “systemic racism” and supporting “the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Despite far more support, kneeling might not be widespread

NFL players who want to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racism have far more support than Colin Kaepernick did four years ago.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

George Floyd death spurs action in Minn. sports for societal change

The death of George Floyd hit close to home for Minnesota sports figures.


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

Washington State to begin voluntary workouts June 15; no positive COVID-19 tests recorded yet

Certain student-athletes at Washington State will be allowed to start participating in voluntary workouts on Monday as the school initiates a phased-in return to college athletics since the COVID-19 pandemic …


UPDATED: Thu., June 11, 2020

NFL extends virtual offseason until June 26

The NFL has extended virtual offseason programs for teams through June 26.


UPDATED: Tue., June 9, 2020

Carlos Hyde knows role in Seattle could be as No. 2 option

When he was an opponent playing in the same division, Carlos Hyde admired the way the Seattle Seahawks operated from afar.


UPDATED: Mon., June 8, 2020

NFL gives teams planner for total reopening of facilities

The NFL and the players’ union sent a planner to the 32 teams Monday outlining procedures for the full reopening of their practice facilities, which were closed because of the …


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Roger Goodell says NFL was wrong for not listening to players

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league was wrong for not listening to players fighting for racial equality and encouraged them to peacefully protest.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone.


UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

More than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilities

More than half of the 32 NFL teams will not have their coaching staffs back at their facilities Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

NFL coaches allowed to return to team facilities on Friday

NFL coaches will be allowed to return beginning Friday to team facilities closed because of the coronavirus pandemic as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season


UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Saints’ Drew Brees takes first step toward mending relationships

Drew Brees now realizes he’d fallen out of touch. His contemporaries drove that home when they pilloried him this week for repeating a long-held conviction he’d always felt comfortable expressing.


Seahawks’ Russell Wilson: ‘I don’t even want to talk about football’

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wasn’t interested in talking about football during his first session with the media since the end of last season.


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Drew Brees’ anthem comments draw backlash from teammates, others

Drew Brees is being sharply criticized by fellow high-profile athletes, including some of his own teammates, after the Saints quarterback reiterated his opposition to kneeling during the national anthem.


UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Demetri Goodson earns college scouting job with Green Bay Packers

Goodson, an intern last season, has been named a college scout covering the Midlands region, the NFL team announced.


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Analysis: NFL will play games after support/pressure applied

Call it support. Call it pressure. However you describe it, the National Football League is going to get it regarding playing games on schedule.


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Larry Stone: Will George Floyd’s death compel people to finally consider the substance of Colin Kaepernick’s message?

As always, you can hear the message you want to hear. Even if it’s at the expense of the one you should be absorbing, at full volume, now more than …


Seahawks sign fourth-round pick TE Colby Parkinson

The Seattle Seahawks have signed tight end Colby Parkinson, the first of the team’s draft picks to sign.


UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

NFL tells teams they must hold training camps at home

All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic.


UPDATED: Sat., May 30, 2020

Matt Calkins: Seahawks’ L.J. Collier ready to bust the notion that he’s a draft bust

After a rookie season that displayed limited promise amid limited snaps, L.J. Collier, the Seahawks’ 2019 first-round draft pick, plans to change skeptics’ minds. “I’m champing on the bit to …


No surprise as Carlos Hyde will count $2.75 million against Seahawks’ salary cap

Hyde’s signing became official this week, and the contract calls for him to make a base salary of $1.5 million with bonuses of $1.25 million.


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

Seahawks OL Duane Brown staying in the moment as he prepares for 13th NFL season

Duane Brown is the second-oldest Seahawk at 34, entering his 13th NFL season in a career in which he has established himself as one of the best left tackles of …


UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

NCAA offers plan to bring athletes back to campus

The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus during the pandemic


UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Bob Condotta: How does Seahawks’ ground game look with addition of Carlos Hyde?

In six of Pete Carroll’s 10 seasons with Seattle, the Seahawks have ranked among the top six in the NFL in the percentage of times they ran the ball – …


UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Bob Condotta: With the roster just about complete, have the Seahawks made themselves better?

There’s only one real offseason goal for any NFL team, such as the Seahawks – get better.


UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

What life is like for a quarantined NFL player through the eyes of Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs

Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs won’t go as far as saying he’s enjoying quarantine.


UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

Russell Wilson may want Seahawks to sign Antonio Brown, but a lot would have to happen first

As any close observer of the Seahawks should know by now, the public stance of coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider is that the team will always research …


Seahawks sign running back Carlos Hyde to one-year contract

The Seahawks’ pursuit of a veteran running back to add depth at a position that last year was decimated by injuries ended Friday as the team agreed to a one-year …


UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Larry Stone: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson has shown he can be like Mike regarding perceived slights

On the surface, Wilson and Michael Jordan couldn’t be more divergent. Wilson would never even think of riding his teammates as Jordan did. But like the Chicago Bulls great, the …