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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 12:19 a.m.

Gardner Minshew returns to Washington State amid much fanfare ahead of UCLA clash

Children peeked around nearby adults, or if that didn’t work, they hopped in the air, waiting for the first look at Gardner Minshew donning crimson once more.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 21, 2019, 7:12 p.m.

Wounded Saints face unbeaten Seahawks in early NFC showdown

In his 13 seasons in charge, New Orleans coach Sean Payton has always had one constant by his side.


Calvin Johnson: Lions told him to change concussion story

Former Detroit Lions star receiver Calvin Johnson says the team wanted him to change his story regarding one of the many concussions he had during his nine-year NFL career.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 10:24 p.m.

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct – the third team in seven months to tire of …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew earns first NFL win as Jacksonville Jaguars down Tennessee

Gardner Minshew threw two touchdown passes and should have had a third, Calais Campbell spearheaded another defensive gem and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 20-7 in sloppy conditions …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019, 5:20 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks not expecting to see ‘a crazy different’ Saints offense without Drew Brees

It’s not that the New Orleans Saints haven’t decided who their starting quarterback will be Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks, it’s just that they’ve decided not to say.


Los Angeles Rams’ pass defense off to another strong start

Just like the rest of the pigskin-loving world, the Los Angeles Rams’ secondary was dazzled by Odell Beckham Jr.’s latest feat of one-handed brilliance when they watched Monday night’s game. …


Oh, brother: J.J., Derek Watt face each other for first time

Derek Watt and J.J. Watt have played against each other in the yard of their parents’ home in Waukesha, Wisconsin. There will be bigger stakes on Sunday when Derek and …


Cowboys’ Robert Quinn faces former team in return from suspension

Dallas defensive end Robert Quinn wasn’t sure how to respond when asked if he had talked to any of his former teammates in Miami as he prepares to make his …


Suspension over, Richie Incognito rejoins Raiders

Oakland Raiders left guard Richie Incognito practiced for the first time Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension and said he’s anxious to play. He’s just as eager to leave …


Broncos have had it with Garett Bolles’ holds

His teammates and even his boss have had it with Broncos grabby left tackle Garett Bolles, who suggested officials are unfairly targeting him for holding infractions. Their 2017 first-round draft …


Seahawks line looks to improve after sacks, penalties

Back in May, Seahawks left tackle Duane Brown said he believed Seattle’s offensive line had a chance to be the best in the NFL. While Seattle is off to a …


Minkah Fitzpatrick attacking fresh start with Steelers

Minkah Fitzpatrick walked into the locker room fresh off the first practice of the rest of his football life, noticed the semi-circle of cameras and microphones running three deep around …


Undrafted players fuel 49ers running game

Losing the free agent running backs San Francisco signed the past two offseasons to injuries did little to slow down the 49ers ground game. A trio of undrafted free agents …


Barry Wilner: Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Nick Foles, Sam Darnold. Who’s next to go?

The way NFL quarterbacks having been going down or losing their jobs just two weeks into the season, it’s no stretch to wonder who’s next.


Jags hope to slow Derek Henry, end 4-game losing streak to Titans

There are two games Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue would like to erase from his resume – and his memory. Both against Tennessee. Both in prime time. Both lopsided …


Eli Manning knew he might lose Giants job, Daniel Jones says he’s ready

While not happy about losing his long-time starting job, Eli Manning knew there was a distinct possibility Giants coach Pat Shurmur would make Daniel Jones the New York quarterback if …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 2:22 p.m.

Pats defense has been cohesive, dominant through 2 games

With 76 points through two games, plenty has gone right for the New England Patriots. Offense has certainly been a big part of their dominance, but their defense has been …


NFL picks: Jaguars could enter AFC South race with win over Titans

The AFC South is shaping up as quite a division race. Should the Jaguars win at home Thursday night against the Titans, it would tighten up things early in the …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 4:58 p.m.

AP sources: 1 of Antonio Brown’s accusers has met with NFL

Two people with knowledge of the investigation into Antonio Brown being accused of sexual assault tell The Associated Press that one of the accusers has met with NFL investigators and …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 12:42 p.m.

Chiefs left tackle Eric Fisher headed for groin surgery

Pro Bowl left tackle Eric Fisher is headed to Philadelphia to have surgery on his injured groin, leaving the Kansas City Chiefs without their blindside protector for Patrick Mahomes for …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 5:39 p.m.

Saints QB Drew Brees has surgery on hand, teammates move on

As Drew Brees underwent surgery on his injured throwing hand Wednesday afternoon in Los Angeles, his New Orleans Saints teammates went about business mostly as usual preparing for their first …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Watched: Odell Beckham Jr. says NFL has ‘different’ rules for him

Odell Beckham Jr. feels the NFL is unfairly watching him. Beckham said Wednesday that he believes the league is holding him to a different standard than other players, pointing to …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 3:26 p.m.

Sam Darnold working way back to health as Jets prepare for Pats

Sam Darnold is back at the New York Jets facility, feeling healthier by the day. Patience and caution are the two key plays in his game plan right now, but …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 1:50 p.m.

Cam Newton misses 2nd straight day of practice with foot injury

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is confident backup quarterback Kyle Allen can get the job done if Cam Newton can’t play Sunday against the Cardinals, a scenario that seems increasingly likely …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

Washington State players, coaches not surprised to see Luke Falk, Gardner Minshew step into NFL spotlight

The recent wave of quarterback injuries in the National Football League may be an unsettling trend for anyone playing the position at the professional level, but it’s also created an …


Marcus Mariota: Trying to be aggressive part of issue for Titans

Marcus Mariota has looked at the tape, and the Tennessee Titans quarterback is ready to move on. Up next is a quick turnaround with the Titans visiting Jacksonville on Thursday …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 3:29 p.m.

Jalen Ramsey wants out, doesn’t want to be distraction for Jaguars

Jalen Ramsey arrived for the season in the back of an armored truck , sending a clear message to the Jacksonville Jaguars about his worth. It would be fitting if …


Saints QB Drew Brees: Confident in surgery, dedicated to rehab

Injured Saints quarterback Drew Brees says he has surgery on his throwing thumb scheduled on Wednesday in Los Angeles. In a text message to news outlets, Brees says he is …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:42 p.m.

Jets’ Sam Darnold hopes to return to field in Week 5 vs. Eagles

Jets quarterback Sam Darnold hopes to be fully recovered from mononucleosis and return to the field in Week 5 of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles. Darnold says during his …