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After piggybacking on baseball, NFL stood tall in expansion

NFL at 100: In its early days, the NFL often relied on baseball stadiums for its teams. Often, the football team took the name of the baseball team, looking to …


Nsimba Webster aims to be the next ex-Eastern Washington receiver to stick in the NFL

Los Angeles Rams backup quarterback Blake Bortles fired passes Tuesday to a series of undersized, fleet-footed receivers trying to extend their stay with the flourishing organization.


The Seahawks offseason program gave us some clarity, but here are five questions we’re still asking

The just-completed offseason program helped the Seahawks learn a few things about the team they expect to have in 2019.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 5:46 p.m.

NFL teams up with NCAA for next round of safety improvements

The NFL is teaming up with the NCAA to make football safer. Two of the league’s top medical experts spent two days in Indianapolis sharing data from their research with …


Broncos to honor Pat Bowlen in myriad ways in 2019

The Denver Broncos are planning several ways to honor team owner Pat Bowlen who died at age 75 last week. One way they won’t pay tribute, however, is by renaming …


QB Josh McCown retires after 16 NFL seasons

Quarterback Josh McCown has announced he is retiring from playing football after an NFL career that spanned 16 NFL seasons and included stints with 10 teams. McCown, who turns 40 …


Beefed up and healthy, former WSU Cougar Hercules Mata’afa vies for Vikings’ spot

Mata’afa had quite a spring for the Minnesota Vikings. Now up to 275 pounds – 20 to 25 pounds heavier than he was a year ago when he tore his …


Importance of Father’s Day extends three generations in football-loving Kupp family

Cooper Kupp is worried about the health of his younger, stouter younger brother.


Chargers coach Anthony Lynn has busy break ahead before camp starts

Anthony Lynn has a busy stretch ahead before the Los Angeles Chargers report to camp on July 24. He plans to start raising money for his family foundation and open …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks wrap up minicamp happy as clams, with none of the soap opera drama of 2018

“Let’s talk kickers,” gushed Pete Carroll, beginning his final press briefing of the Seahawks offseason on Thursday with unabashed enthusiasm over a mundane topic.


Vikings slowly but surely adjust to yet another new offense

The Minnesota Vikings have been adjusting to yet another system this spring, with Kevin Stefanski their fourth offensive coordinator in five seasons. What actually helps is that the veteran players …


What’s in a nickname? NFL has had great ones in its history

NFL At 100: The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the “Steel Curtain” or “America’s Team.” And the NFL …


UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 1:29 p.m.

Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at 75 before Hall enshrinement

Pat Bowlen, the longtime Denver Broncos owner who transformed the team from also-rans into NFL champions and helped the league usher in billion-dollar TV deals, has died just under two …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:52 p.m.

Eagles have landed: Nsimba Webster, Ketner Kupp add to heavy Eastern Washington presence on Rams roster

Nsimba Webster caught an inside screen pass and proceeded to bolt upfield past a host of defenders, including inside linebacker Ketner Kupp.


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

Cooper Kupp says knee a ‘work in progress’ after Rams minicamp

Rams head coach Sean McVay said Cooper Kupp has been smart in his recovery, which isn’t always easy for someone as competitive as the former Walter Payton Award winner.


Saints’ Alvin Kamara aims to expand his game as 3rd season nears

Saints running back Alvin Kamara says the offseason is a time when he experiments with training methods and nutrition to improve as an athlete. Kamara says he also has continued …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 4:26 p.m.

Titans scrap final minicamp session for escape to Topgolf

The Tennessee Titans wrapped up their three-day mandatory minicamp not on a football field but with a field trip to hit golf balls. Their last football play? Dean Pees caught …


New position, less attention in Shaquem Griffin’s 2nd year

Shaquem Griffin will begin his second training camp with Seattle in a different position. Griffin has moved from weak side linebacker to the strong side, where he will play closer …


Jets’ Gregg Williams establishing intense culture on defense

Gregg Williams has helped build stingy defenses all around the NFL for nearly 30 years with a mix of fiery passion, intimidating intensity and undeniable self-confidence. It has rubbed some …


Lamar Jackson settles in as Ravens starting quarterback

It’s been a year since Lamar Jackson arrived at his first NFL minicamp, fully understanding that his stature as a former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft pick didn’t guarantee …


UPDATED: Thu., June 13, 2019, 11:52 a.m.

Kenny Moore agrees to 4-year contract extension with Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II has agreed to a four-year contract extension. Moore says he was “speechless” following the Colts’ final offseason workout. Moore could have become a restricted …


Cowboys’ Dak Prescott clicks quickly with new QB coach Jon Kitna

Dak Prescott has clicked quickly with new Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Jon Kitna. The former NFL starter has appealed to Prescott’s desire to build on his first playoff victory. Prescott …


Bradley McDougald wants to play strong safety in Seahawks defense

Bradley McDougald’s versatility has proven to be one of his most valuable assets since joining the Seattle Seahawks before the 2017 season. But he does have a preference on where …


Bills QB Josh Allen focused on staying upbeat entering 2nd season

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is focused on staying upbeat despite the challenges and questions he faces entering his second season. But Allen says to not let his ‘awe-shucks’ demeanor …


Jimmy Garoppolo’s backups take center stage during 49ers’ minicamp

Jimmy Garoppolo’s backups have taken center stage during the 49ers’ minicamp. The 49ers coaching staff allowed Garoppolo to participate in seven-on-seven passing drills but not 11-on-11 team drills. So backup …


Deion Jones says Falcons defense has ‘chip on our shoulders’

Some key Falcons defensive starters are returning from injuries. Linebacker Deion Jones is one of them. He says those players have a “chip on our shoulders.” The defense will try …


Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey hoping stats translate to wins this year

Christian McCaffrey says he would welcome another huge statistical season if it translates into more wins for his Carolina Panthers. McCaffrey enjoyed a breakout season in 2018, flirting with prospect …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 4:22 p.m.

Titans retiring numbers of Eddie George, late Steve McNair

Controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk says nobody with the Tennessee Titans will ever wear Eddie George’s No. 27 nor the No. 9 of the late Steve McNair again. Strunk announced …


Ravens, Lamar Jackson get crash course in Greg Roman’s new-look offense

The Baltimore Ravens are receiving a crash course this week from first-year offensive coordinator Greg Roman, who’s rewritten the playbook to accommodate the peculiar talent of quarterback Lamar Jackson. Roman …


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 7:13 p.m.

AP source: Saints, Cameron Jordan agree on 3-year extension

A person familiar with the situation says Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan has agreed to a three-year extension worth up to $55.5 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press …