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UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Is Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise getting his last chance to prove himself in Seattle?

There is a wooden plaque that hangs, at a distinct tilt, on the right side of C.J. Prosise’s locker in the Seahawks’ clubhouse. A thin layer of dust has collected …


Ten ex-NFL players charged with defrauding healthcare program

Ten former NFL players have been charged with defrauding the league’s healthcare benefit program


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Lamar Jackson, Ravens beat Jets 42-21 to clinch AFC North title

Lamar Jackson threw five touchdown passes and the Baltimore Ravens clinched the AFC North title by beating the New York Jets 42-21


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Mike Iupati’s NFL career – one grand NFC West tour – has taken the ex-Idaho guard back home to the Pacific Northwest

Mike Iupati didn’t plan on making his professional football career one grand tour of the NFC West, but when his contract expired with the Arizona Cardinals last spring, the veteran …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Last time Washington, Boise State met in Las Vegas, Bishop Sankey ruled

Bishop Sankey earned MVP honors in a game he didn’t win. In the seven years since, the ex-Husky running back has also earned a degree, as well as an opportunity …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 12, 2019

Matt Calkins: NFL playoff-seeding system just fine, even if commish-in-waiting K.J. Wright disagrees

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright thinks the most spectacular play in franchise history never should have happened. He feels Marshawn Lynch’s “Beast Quake” run in the first round of the 2010 …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

Rashaad Penny will need surgery, recovery could push into 2020 season

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll on Wednesday finally confirmed what had been revealed Monday and had appeared likely on Sunday — running back Rashaad Penny will need surgery to repair an …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 11, 2019

In second NFL season, ex-Washington State star Hercules Mata’afa still trying to outplay his size

Fewer than two full seasons into his professional career, Mata’afa is still fighting a stereotype that some thought would preclude him from playing in the NFL at all.


Carson Wentz leads Eagles’ rally past Eli Manning, Giants

Carson Wentz rallied the Eagles from a 14-point deficit, tossing a 2-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz in overtime to lead Philadelphia to a 23-17 win over the New York …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Matt Calkins: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson falls way behind Ravens’ Lamar Jackson in MVP race

Perhaps that game Sunday night was, indeed, a one-off for these Seahawks. Maybe it was like Steph Curry air-balling a shot or Mike Trout dropping a pop fly – embarrassing …


Couch Slouch: Roger Goodell, NFL coming off as high and mighty in Josh Shaw case laughable

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UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 8, 2019

Los Angeles Rams stay in playoff hunt, end Seattle Seahawks’ 5-game streak 28-12

The Los Angeles Rams prevented the Seattle Seahawks from clinching a playoff berth with a 28-12 victory


Seattle Seahawks visit Los Angeles Rams for rematch with playoff hopes on line

Greg Zuerlein has made plenty of tougher field goals than the 44-yarder he pushed barely wide right through the Seattle night air two months ago.


Tre Flowers overcomes illness, continues to grow for Seahawks

Tre Flowers was throwing up into trashcans and practicing with a surgical mask on at times last week as the flu had hit him and several teammates ahead of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Seahawks’ ‘Spiderman’ K.J. Wright keeps climbing the record books, but he says he’s far from done

A large wall in a hallway at the Seahawks training facility that leads from the lobby to the indoor practice field and locker room is peppered with photos of glorious …


Daniel Jones misses third straight practice, Eli Manning likely starter

Daniel Jones missed his third straight practice Friday because of a sprained right ankle, making it likely Eli Manning will return as the New York Giants starting quarterback on Monday …


Von Miller says he’ll test out injured knee Sunday

Von Miller said Friday he will test his injured left knee before the Denver Broncos’ game at Houston to see if he’ll be able to start a new streak.


NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Judging by the jump start, it looks like we’re headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned.


Jerry Jones tries everything, but Cowboys can’t get it right

Jerry Jones tried ripping the coaching staff of the Dallas Cowboys after the first loss in the current three-game skid, then took the gentle approach following the second.


Jumping right in: Rookies make big impact on NFL season

The salary cap, rookie wage scale and migration of strategies from the college to the professional game have placed more of a premium than ever on playing rookies in the …


More mobile QB Mitchell Trubisky makes Bears offense stronger threat

The Chicago Bears hadn’t run well or passed effectively much of the season against better defenses before quarterback Mitchell Trubisky did both with surprising effectiveness Thursday night in a 31-24 …


Tom Brady, Patriots face Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs in AFC title rematch

Tom Brady wanted to make one thing clear: He did not injure his toe during a tryout to become the New England Patriots’ new placekicker.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Mitchell Trubisky helps Chicago Bears beat Dallas Cowboys 31-24

Mitchell Trubisky threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score in the Chicago Bears’ 31-24 victory over Dak Prescott and the slumping Dallas Cowboys.


Clay Matthews is unapologetically focused on LA Rams’ surge

Nearly two months later, Clay Matthews still isn’t sorry for his tweet condemning the performance of the NFL’s referees this season.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Jets’ Robby Anderson believes he’s top-5 WR when he gets chances

Robby Anderson believes he’s one of the NFL’s top wide receivers – even if the numbers this season don’t necessarily show it.


Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs playing with fractured shoulder

Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs may make a little history if he’s named rookie of the year at the end of the season.


Giants’ Saquon Barkley hoping to break 100-yard drought vs Eagles

The combination of playing the Philadelphia Eagles and Eli Manning returning at quarterback for the New York Giants might be what gets Saquon Barkley a much-sought 100-yard game rushing.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Matt Calkins: Three games ago, the Seahawks’ defense decided it was time to be great … mission accomplished

There was no victory celebration for the Seahawks’ defense three games ago when Seattle beat Tampa Bay 40-34 in overtime. At that point, though, the defenders decided it was time …


Odell Beckham Jr. vague about future with Browns amid ‘bad’ season

Odell Beckham Jr.’s disappointing first season with the Browns isn’t even over, and the star wide receiver is already making predictions about the next one. “2020’s going to be my …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Von Miller says sprained MCL could keep him out vs Texans

Broncos star linebacker Von Miller says he won’t go on IR because of a sprained left MCL that ended his 95-game starting streak.