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Call to arms: Saints, Steelers reel with Brees, Big Ben out

Saints, Steelers see their title hopes damaged with major injuries to Brees, Roethlisberger.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Former Washington State QB Luke Falk brought off bench for New York Jets after Trevor Siemian injury

A historic weekend for ex-Washington State quarterbacks in the NFL continued Monday night in an AFC game between the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.


Ziggy Ansah will make his Seahawks debut against the Saints on Sunday

Ziggy Ansah is expected to make his much-anticipated debut with the Seahawks against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at CenturyLink Field.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Former Washington State standout Luke Falk sees first game-action with New York Jets

The New York Jets have promoted quarterback Luke Falk from the practice squad to serve as the backup to starter Trevor Siemian against the Cleveland Browns.


NFL roundup: Eddy Pineiro’s 53-yard FG at end lifts Bears past Broncos 16-14

DENVER – Eddy Pineiro kicked a 53-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Chicago Bears a wild 16-14 win over the Broncos and their former defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers look to recover from ugly opener against Seahawks

The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Seattle Seahawks in their home opener eager to move past a 30-point loss to New England


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 8:36 p.m.

Pats’ Antonio Brown said to be eligible, but will he play?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Antonio Brown is said to be eligible to play against Miami. Whether he actually does after just three practices with the Patriots is still not clear. “We’re …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Seahawks history shows how quickly things can change from one week to the next in NFL

It’s a lesson in the week-to-week roller coaster that can be the NFL that holds up to this day, repeated anew each season, if maybe not usually so extreme.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 10:19 p.m.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers use goal-line stand to beat Panthers 20-14

Chris Godwin had eight catches for 121 yards and a touchdown, Peyton Barber ran for 82 yards and a score and the Bucs won despite converting only 2 of 12 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 7:15 p.m.

Seahawks offensive line challenging itself after a ‘tough’ opener against Bengals

Offensive linemen such as Duane Brown spent the offseason saying they felt Seattle could have the best offensive line in the NFL with four of five starters back from a …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019, 6:48 p.m.

Jaguars expect more substance than style from former Washington State standout Gardner Minshew ahead of first NFL start

The Jacksonville Jaguars believe quarterback Gardner Minshew will bring more substance than style to the huddle when he makes his first career NFL start at Houston.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 7:34 p.m.

Antonio Brown accused of rape by former trainer

New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer. Brown has denied the allegations. Darren Heitner, a lawyer representing Brown, says it was …


AP Source: Texans release CB Aaron Colvin

The Houston Texans released cornerback Aaron Colvin after his struggles in the team’s season-opening loss to New Orleans, a person familiar with the move tells The Associated Press.


Cam Newton still getting questioned about lack of deep passes

Panthers QB Cam Newton still answering questions about his shoulder after not airing it out in opener against the Rams.


Seahawks bring back CB Jamar Taylor, waive Parry Nickerson

The Seahawks have re-signed veteran cornerback Jamar Taylor, who was one of Seattle’s final cuts at the end of training camp.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

AP source: Jets acquire WR Demaryius Thomas from Pats for draft pick

The New York Jets acquired wide receiver Demaryius Thomas from the Patriots for a 2021 sixth-round draft pick on Tuesday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Jets DL Nathan Shepherd suspended 6 games by NFL for PED violation

New York Jets defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd has been suspended six games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancers.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 3:14 p.m.

Patriots coaches mum on plans for Antonio Brown this week vs. Miami

Bill Belichick isn’t concerned about Antonio Brown’s past. He’s even less concerned about anyone outside the Patriots organization who questions whether Brown can fit into New England’s system without being …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 2:09 p.m.

Finally arrived! John Ross III shows moves in Bengals opener

John Ross III finally got his breakout game. The third-year receiver finished with seven catches for 158 yards and a pair of touchdowns – all career highs – in the …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 11:45 a.m.

Tick, tock: Odell Beckham Jr. plans to keep wearing lavish watch in games

Watch it: Odell Beckham Jr.’s taking a stand against the NFL on his lavish wrist wear.


Raiders beat Broncos 24-16 in first game after Antonio Brown’s release

Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass on the opening drive of the season, rookie Josh Jacobs ran for two scores and the Oakland Raiders responded to a tumultuous week surrounding …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Wil Lutz’s 58-yard field goal lifts Saints over Texans, 30-28

Wil Lutz made a 58-yard field goal as time expired, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Houston Texans 30-28 on Monday night in a game that had three scoring …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

Couch Slouch: Ryan Fitzpatrick rekindles chicken-or-egg dilemma

Couch Slouch: It is the golden age of golden oldies among NFL quarterbacks. Week 1 saw seven starting quarterbacks aged 35 or older.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars acquire Josh Dobbs as backup to Gardner Minshew

The Jacksonville Jaguars have acquired quarterback Josh Dobbs in a trade with Pittsburgh, giving them a backup while Nick Foles recovers from a broken collarbone.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 8, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

National reactions from Gardner Minshew’s NFL debut with the Jacksonville Jaguars

In case you spent Sunday afternoon beneath a bunker, former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew made his NFL debut for the Jacksonville Jaguars, replacing Nick Foles when the franchise QB …


Can the Seahawks’ last remaining starters from the 2014 Super Bowl – Russell Wilson, K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner – get to a third?

With Russell Wilson, K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner, the Seahawks built a Super Bowl champion. Now that their contracts are settled, the question now is whether Seattle can build one …


Cut by Raiders, Antonio Brown becoming a Patriot on eve of opener

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Randy Moss. Josh Gordon. And now Antonio Brown. A dozen years after Bill Belichick took a chance on Moss when the talented but troubled diva had worn …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks have areas of concern, but offseason moves make Super Bowl dreams not so far-fetched

In the 2018 season, the Seahawks lost six games – including the one to Dallas in the playoffs that still causes sleepless nights – by a total of 23 points.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 6, 2019, 10:39 p.m.

Antonio Brown returns to Oakland Raiders, plans to play opener

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden says star receiver Antonio Brown is back with the team and is expected to play the season opener. A run-in with general manager Mike Mayock …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 5, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Packers defense, Aaron Rodgers beat Bears 10-3 in opener

In a defensive battle also marked by sloppy offense and penalties, the Packers used the Bears’ usual trademark, a staunch D, and just enough from Aaron Rodgers to kick off …