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Gridiron gaming: A look back at some of the NFL video game classics, including Madden

The former NFL coach and broadcaster’s name is the biggest in NFL video games, but that wasn’t always the case. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest football …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Branden Jackson, like lots of other Seahawks, gets one last chance to prove he belongs

Maybe defensive end Branden Jackson has already appeared to show a lot to the Seahawks this preseason.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 7:59 p.m.

Matt Calkins: After tough decision to walk away, could we see Andrew Luck return to NFL one day?

Saturday night, America bore witness to the most shocking sports retirement since Michael Jordan’s first exit from the NBA. Coming off the best season of his career, Colts quarterback Andrew …


Seattle Seahawks add Washington State’s Logan Tago, one other to fill out 90-man roster

Logan Tago has agreed to a free agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks, who signed the Washington State defensive end and one other player, offensive tackle Will Holden, Wednesday to …


Seahawks’ Shaquem Griffin enjoys having focus on football

Nothing will ever be completely normal for Shaquem Griffin as a football player. He will always be known for being drafted and making the Seattle Seahawks roster despite not having …


Patriots’ Patrick Chung pleads not guilty on drug charge

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung focused on football, not the cocaine possession charge he is facing, after waiving a court appearance in New Hampshire. Chung spoke briefly with reporters …


It’s Brett Rypien vs. Kevin Hogan to be Denver Broncos backup QB

There is still time for Brett Rypien to take the next step when the Denver Broncos play the Arizona Cardinals in an NFL exhibition on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019, 9:36 p.m.

Big Ben makes preseason debut, Steelers beat Titans 18-6

Ben Roethlisberger needed three series to show he’s ready for the regular season in Pittsburgh’s 18-6 win over the Titans who pulled Marcus Mariota after two series in order to …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Russell Wilson leads 2 touchdown drives as Seahawks defeat Chargers 23-15

Russell Wilson directed a pair of first-half touchdown drives, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Los Angeles Chargers 23-15 on Saturday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

NFL capsules: Jimmy Garoppolo shines in 49ers’ 27-17 win over Parick Mahomes, Chiefs

San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was impressive in his return to Arrowhead Stadium, and Chiefs counterpart Patrick Mahomes may have been even better, as the 49ers beat Kansas City 27-17 …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck retires from NFL at 29

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who missed the 2017 season with a shoulder injury and was struggling with a lower-leg injury this summer, retired from the NFL Saturday, according to …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 9:39 p.m.

NFL preseason roundup: Bills top Lions as key players on both teams injured

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford threw a go-ahead touchdown in his first preseason game, but the Buffalo Bills rallied to beat the Lions 24-20 in a preseason game that became significant …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 8:58 p.m.

Analysis: Seven Seahawks with a lot on the line Saturday against the Chargers

All the work of the last eight months comes to a head over the next eight days.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

Seahawks receiving corps takes another hit as David Moore injures shoulder and will be ‘out a while’

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore will miss the start of the regular season after suffering a shoulder injury in practice.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019, 9:51 p.m.

NFL preseason roundup: Cam Newton leaves injured in Panthers’ loss to Patriots

This was not the return to the field that Cam Newton was hoping to make. The Carolina Panthers quarterback left Thursday night’s 10-3 exhibition loss against New England in the …


Patriots’ Patrick Chung indicted on charge of cocaine possession

New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung has been indicted in New Hampshire on a charge of cocaine possession, according to court paperwork released Thursday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani, River Cracraft work to stick in NFL

Former Washington State standouts Shalom Luani and River Cracraft have kept an eye on the Cougars’ ascension since exhausting their eligibility in 2016, each keeping in touch with players from …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:55 p.m.

Analysis: Projecting the Seattle Seahawks’ 53-man roster ahead of their third preseason game

Cornerback, safety, receiver, running back all have lots of uncertainty for some of the final roster spots, complicated by the Seahawks’ preseason loss Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Larry Stone: Shaquem Griffin, an inspirational NFL story, might be on the bubble to make the Seahawks roster

It was one of the feel-good stories of the sports world in 2018 when the Seahawks drafted Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round out of Central Florida.


Antonio Brown practices with Raiders in certified helmet

Star receiver Antonio Brown practiced in a certified helmet with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, two days after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be “all …


Indianapolis Colts bring in former Washington State RB James Williams as free agent

The Indianapolis Colts signed Williams to a free agent contract Tuesday after waiving defensive end Dadi Nicolas to clear a roster spot for the ex-Cougar standout.


49ers rally in second half, defeat Broncos 24-15

Emmanuel Sanders shines in the Denver Broncos’ 24-15 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers, whose quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a tough time in his return to action.


Dolphins’ Kenny Stills objects to comments by Jay-Z about NFL deal

Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills is objecting to recent comments from rapper Jay-Z about social activism by current and former NFL players, including Colin Kaepernick.


DeShawn Shead got plenty of work at safety against Vikings

A few day-after thoughts on what we learned from the Seahawks’ second preseason game, a 25-19 loss to Minnesota that otherwise will drift quickly into the abyss of the memory. …


Taysom Hill rallies New Orleans Saints to 19-17 victory over Los Angeles Chargers

Taysom Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the New Orleans Saints rally for a 19-17 exhibition victory over the Los Angeles Chargers …


Former Texas Longhorns, NFL RB Cedric Benson dies in motorcycle accident

Former NFL running back Cedric Benson, one of the most prolific rushers in NCAA and University of Texas history, has died in a motorcycle accident in Texas. He was 36.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 10:43 p.m.

NFL capsules: Jarrett Stidham impresses again as Patriots rally to beat Titans

Jarrett Stidham threw a 23-yard TD pass with 4:12 left, rallying the Pats to a 22-17 victory over the Titans.


ESPN documentary shows Rocky Bleier’s emotional return to Vietnam

Rocky Bleier thought he made peace with what happened in a rice paddy in Vietnam on Aug. 20, 1969. What the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back didn’t have though was …


Antonio Brown moves closer to return to practice for Raiders

Antonio Brown made it through a walkthrough practice for the Oakland Raiders with no issues with his frost-bitten feet and is expected to be a full participant in practice soon …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 3:09 p.m.

Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee practices for 1st time in nearly a year

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee is practicing for the first time since tearing three ligaments in his left knee last preseason. Lee took part in drills for the first time …