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Seahawks’ Barkevious Mingo back at defensive end

Barkevious Mingo is all about being a defensive end. The former first-round pick is in favor of moving back to the position where he was a star in college. The …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 1:51 p.m.

In video, Colin Kaepernick says he’s ‘still ready’ to return

Colin Kaepernick says he’s “still ready” to return to the NFL, even though he is set to enter his third season out of the league. In a video posted on …


Offensive continuity could have Chiefs flying high again

The Kansas City Chiefs did a complete overhaul of their defense this past offseason. But the offense? There is plenty of continuity there. And that could mean more big things …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 1:23 p.m.

Aussie rugby league star Valentine Holmes tackling NFL dream with Jets

Valentine Holmes was a big star in the National Rugby League in Australia. He stunningly left it all behind to try to fulfill a dream of playing American football in …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 10:15 a.m.

NFL Pro Bowl returns to Orlando for 4th straight year

The Pro Bowl will return to Orlando for the fourth straight year and be held one week before the Super Bowl. The NFL’s all-star game will be an afternoon match …


Cards’ Kyler Murray getting ready for 1st preseason game

The Arizona Cardinals don’t often get much buzz for preseason games. But this year is different because of the NFL debut of Kyler Murray. The No. 1 overall choice in …


Vance McDonald sees positive changes in Steelers, Ben Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald noticed a positive change in the organization following last year’s turbulent season. McDonald also noticed a difference in quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the chemistry …


Running back Jerick McKinnon practices for 49ers

Running back Jerick McKinnon is back on the field for the 49ers nearly a year after a torn right ACL prematurely ended his first season in San Francisco. McKinnon participated …


D’Onta Foreman hoping to take advantage of making Indy new home

Maybe D’Onta Foreman just needs a fresh start. The Houston Texans told him as much last weekend. And the Indianapolis Colts figure it can’t hurt. Two days after his hometown …


Immersing Irv: Vikings have big plans for rookie tight end Irv Smith Jr.

When the Minnesota Vikings take the field against New Orleans in their preseason opener, Irv Smith Jr. will celebrate his 21st birthday in a special way. The second-round draft pick …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:47 p.m.

Matt Calkins: For Seahawks’ D.J. Fluker, being big is old news; being counted upon each week doesn’t get old

When you’re talking to Seahawks guard D.J. Fluker, don’t worry so much about technical detail. Just enjoy the ride. Listen to him talk about how he couldn’t play Pop Warner …


Daniel Jones anxious for first game action with Giants

The New York Giants are finally going to get a glimpse of Daniel Jones in an NFL game. The sixth pick overall in the draft, Jones is going to get …


Off and running: Browns RB Nick Chubb poised for breakout season

After finishing just 4 yards shy of 1,000, running back Nick Chubb is poised for a breakout season with the Cleveland Browns. The 23-year-old Chubb will be the primary back …


Broncos receivers say they’ve moved on after scuffle

Broncos teammates Emmanuel Sanders and Courtland Sutton say they’ve patched up their differences. The two ex-SMU receivers threw punches and water bottles at each other at training camp this week. …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 1:30 p.m.

Jordy Nelson retires after memorable run with Rodgers, Packers

Jordy Nelson’s NFL career ended in the same place where it began: Lambeau Field. Nelson signed a one-day contract with the Packers and announced his retirement after 11 seasons, 10 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 12:42 p.m.

Bills running back LeSean McCoy using his doubters as motivation

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he’s heard people question whether he’s lost a step at the age of 31 and using that as motivation entering his 11th NFL …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:56 a.m.

Redskins to offer gambling-focused preseason telecast

The Washington Redskins will become the first NFL team to have a gambling-focused telecast of their games. They will offer cash prizes to viewers who correctly predict in-game outcomes during …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 10:16 a.m.

Panthers to hold out Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly in preseason opener

Panthers coach Ron Rivera says quarterback Cam Newton and linebacker Luke Kuechly will not play in Carolina’s preseason opener against the Bears in Chicago. Rivera said Tuesday he is being …


Geno Smith, Paxton Lynch competing for backup QB spot with Seahawks

In the grand scheme of things, serving as the backup to Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is mostly meaningless.


Tom Brady signs 2-year, $70 million extension with New England Patriots

Tom Brady, who turned 42 on Saturday, is signing a two-year, $70 million extension that runs through 2021 and includes a hefty raise this season, a person with knowledge of …


Seahawks’ Barkevious Mingo pleased to be pure pash rusher again

At age 28 — and having already been labeled by many as a bust after he was taken with the sixth overall pick of the 2013 draft by Cleveland and …


Former Raiders wide receiver Cliff Branch dies at age 71

Cliff Branch, one of the Raiders’ career-leading wide receivers who won three Super Bowls in 14 seasons with the franchise, has died. He was 71.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 3, 2019, 9:48 p.m.

Defensive backfield trio of Champ Bailey, Ty Law, Ed Reed inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Also inducted were Kevin Mawae, Pat Bowlen, Johnny Robinson and Gil Brandt.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 4:36 p.m.

Cassius Marsh ‘thankful for how good we have it here’ after returning to Seahawks

It’s not just what you hear in the words of his coaches that gives a sense that the Cassius Marsh playing for the Seahawks now is different from the Cassius …


Russell Wilson misses Seahawks practice to attend grandfather’s funeral

Wilson is expected back in Seattle for the Seahawks’ practice Saturday, a mock game that will be held at Pop Keeney Stadium in Bothell. He is expected to return to …


Warren Moon settles sexual harassment case

Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon reached a settlement with a former employee of his sports marketing company who accused him of sexual harassment, the woman’s lawyer said.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Vic Fangio coaches after kidney stone issue, Denver wins on Brett Rypien’s late TD pass

Hours after visiting a hospital because of a kidney stone, Vic Fangio won a football game. The new coach of the Denver Broncos saw a late interception set up rookie …


Chargers, Rams hold first practice in 2 years without fight

The Chargers and Rams took the “Fight for L.A.” slogan literally during a joint practice two years ago. Both coaches were thankful there wasn’t a sequel on Thursday. The teams …


Jimmy Garoppolo working on ability to read defenses

The San Francisco 49ers want Jimmy Garoppolo to improve his ability to read defenses. Through five training camp practices, Garoppolo has completed only 34 of 62 passes, a sign of …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 1, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Fists fly as Ethan Pocic, Jarran Reed sidelined on sixth day of Seahawks training camp

Linemen Ethan Pocic and Jarran Reed livened up practice with a little tussle that led to players on both sides converging in a big pile in the middle of the …