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Former Boise State QB Moore finds home with Detroit

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Kellen Moore, an undrafted free agent from Boise State, beat the odds by making Detroit’s 53-man roster Friday, landing a job as its No. 3 quarterback. …


Ex-Cougars kicker Lindell set sights on NFL playoffs

Rian Lindell has a long list of accomplishments on his 12-year NFL resume, but the former Washington State University kicker wants more. He wants what many western New Yorkers want: …


NFL veteran Lindell dreams of shot at playoffs

Rian Lindell has a long list of accomplishments on his 12-year NFL resume, but the former Washington State University kicker wants more.


NFL teams cut backup quarterbacks

Backup quarterbacks were prominent among players cut early Friday as team’s needed to get down to the 53-man roster limit. Nine-year veteran Seneca Wallace (formerly Seattle) was beaten out by …


Seahawks finish preseason unbeaten

SEATTLE – Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson played just one quarter in his final tuneup before the regular season, so high-priced backup Matt Flynn led Seattle on a three scoring drives. …


Philadelphia completes unbeaten NFL preseason

Trent Edwards threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns to help the host Philadelphia Eagles finish unbeaten in the preseason for the first time since 1995 with a 28-10 win …


Seahawks complete perfect preseason

SEATTLE – Rookie quarterback Russell Wilson played just one quarter in his final tuneup before the regular season, so high-priced backup Matt Flynn led Seattle on a three scoring drives. …


Best bet on the Tube

The Seahawks were in a hurry to improve their pass rush this offseason. That’s why they made Bruce Irvin the first defensive end chosen in the draft, picking him No. …


Seahawks’ Sweezy makes smooth transition

RENTON, Wash. – Throughout his college career at North Carolina State, J.R. Sweezy had coaches telling him he would make a great offensive lineman even though he started on the …


Brees gives pep talk after Saints’ latest challenge

Drew Brees called the New Orleans Saints together before the start of practice on Tuesday, an uncharacteristic move by the quarterback to make sure that a team with so much …


NFL exhibitions draw big numbers

The NFL season hasn’t started yet, but with little else happening on broadcast television, exhibition football games are making a dent in the ratings. Three games were ranked in Nielsen’s …


Sweezy surprises Seahawks with smooth move

RENTON, Wash. – Throughout his college career at North Carolina State, J.R. Sweezy had coaches telling him he would make a great offensive lineman even though he started on the …


Seahawks’ Wilson excited to start

RENTON, Wash. – Russell Wilson walked on the sun-drenched practice field Monday as the freshly minted starter for the Seattle Seahawks. To Wilson, even though he had a new title, …


Young cut by Bills

Vince Young is out of work, Terrell Suggs is on PUP and several veteran NFL kickers are on the street after the first set of mandatory NFL cuts. Teams needed …


Seahawks’ Wilson ‘excited about the opportunity’

Russell Wilson walked on the sun-drenched practice field Monday as the freshly minted starter for the Seattle Seahawks. To Wilson, even though he had a new title, nothing had changed …


Seahawks will go with Wilson

Russell Wilson will start the Seahawks’ season opener Sept. 9 at Arizona, Matt Flynn will be the backup, and Tarvaris Jackson will shuffle off to Buffalo.


Wilson named Seahawks starter; Owens cut

A day that began with some prominent subtractions from Seattle’s roster ended with a definitive statement: Rookie Russell Wilson will start the season at quarterback. “He’s earned this job,” coach …


Manning inspiring in defeat

Peyton Manning was magnificent in his final regular-season tuneup Sunday, throwing his first two touchdown passes for the Denver Broncos in a 29-24 loss to visiting San Francisco. Manning completed …


Rookies propel Bucs over Patriots

First-round draft picks Mark Barron and Doug Martin scored touchdowns, helping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 30-28 on Friday night in Tampa, Fla. …


Staking his claim

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It’s going to take a lot more than one dazzling performance against the Kansas City Chiefs’ first-team defense to surprise Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. …


Wilson does it again for Seahawks

It’s going to take a lot more than one dazzling performance against the Kansas City Chiefs’ first-team defense to surprise Seattle Seahawks rookie quarterback Russell Wilson. Perhaps getting the starting …


Seahawks coach Carroll loves watching rookies make a name for themselves

SEATTLE – Patience in the pocket can be considered a virtue for a quarterback. It’s not the way coach Pete Carroll has approached rookie Russell Wilson’s NFL introduction, though.


Commentary: Carroll rolls dice with QB Wilson

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll stepped to the podium adjacent to the practice field Tuesday afternoon, looking as defiant as a middleweight champion announcing his next title defense. Staring into …


Commentary: Carroll rolls dice with QB Wilson

Pete Carroll stepped to the podium adjacent to the practice field Tuesday afternoon, looking as defiant as a middleweight champion announcing his next title defense.


Hawks trade Ruud

RENTON — The Seattle Seahawks parted ways with a veteran linebacker Monday, showing just how confident they are in a rookie linebacker. Barrett Ruud, who was signed in April as …


Foles, not Vick, saves day

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Michael Vick keeps taking his lumps. His Philadelphia Eagles keep winning. The star quarterback was leveled after throwing a long pass in the first quarter and underwent …


New-look Jets offense looks familiar

Things were supposed to look a lot different for the New York Jets’ offense. There’s a new coordinator in Tony Sparano, a rededication to a run-first approach and the addition …


Seahawks owe Wilson shot at starting

If Russell Wilson doesn’t start the Seahawks’ third exhibition game Friday in Kansas City, it will be an abdication of coach Pete Carroll’s strategy in camp, as well as his …


Rookie Luck looks sharp in Colts’ loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH – Andrew Luck shook off a pair of early interceptions to put together three second-quarter scoring drives, giving the Indianapolis Colts a halftime lead before the Pittsburgh Steelers rallied …


Titans’ quarterback situation remains unclear

Jake Locker’s struggles in his first preseason start have the Tennessee Titans pushing back their timetable for announcing their starting quarterback for this season. Mike Munchak had pegged the third …