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UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill linked to domestic battery case in suburban KC

The Chiefs are investigating an incident involving Tyreek Hill after their star wide receiver was involved in a domestic battery incident in suburban Kansas City earlier this week. The team …


Vegas-bound Raiders spending big for final season in Oakland

The Oakland Raiders’ rebuilding plan sped up with the availability of star receiver Antonio Brown. The team has handed out more than $200 million in contracts this week in the …


Free Agency: Disenchantment works, trench warriors coveted

It’s probably fair to compare the opening of the NFL’s business season with the wildness often seen on the stock market floor. A frenzy of bidding and trading and changes …


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 3:56 p.m.

Miami QB Ryan Tannehill traded to Titans for draft picks

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has been traded to the Tennessee Titans in a deal that also involves draft picks. The Dolphins sent their sixth-round pick this year to the …


John Elway insists Joe Flacco is still in his prime at age 34

Broncos general manager John Elway says Joe Flacco is in his prime at age 34. The Broncos introduced their new quarterback five weeks after they struck a deal with Baltimore …


Board approves Raiders lease to remain in Oakland in 2019

The Coliseum Authority has approved a lease agreement to keep the Raiders in Oakland for at least one more season. The deal for 2019 with an option for 2020 still …


Browns’ Kareem Hunt banned 8 games by NFL for ‘altercations’

The NFL has suspended Browns running back Kareem Hunt for eight games after a video showed him kicking a woman and his involvement in a fight at a resort. The …


5 games in, here’s what we know about Alliance football

So what do we know about the Alliance of American Football five weeks into its 10-week regular season?


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:21 p.m.

Analysis: Earl Thomas is gone, so what now for the Seahawks, and how will he be remembered?

Earl Thomas is officially gone, off to Baltimore to continue his NFL Hall of Fame career with the Ravens. So what now for the Seahawks?


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 10:11 p.m.

K.J. Wright will be back with the Seahawks in 2019, on two-year deal

Wright was an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NFL career and briefly tested the market.


OMG, OBJ: Odell Beckham’s arrival makes Browns instant contenders

The Cleveland Browns returned as an expansion team in 1999. They just became a real one. It only took 20 mostly tortuous years and one trade. The Browns flipped the …


Steelers shore up line, sign Maurkice Pouncey and Ramon Foster to new deals

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a significant investment in protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, signing Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey and left guard Ramon Foster to new deals. Foster was set to …


UPDATED: Thu., March 7, 2019, 4:31 p.m.

AP source: Broncos trading Case Keenum to Redskins

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press than the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade quarterback Case Keenum to the Washington Redskins. The deal will become …


49ers decline contract option on wide receiver Pierre Garcon

Pierre Garcon will become a free agent after the San Francisco 49ers declined his contract option. The team officially cut ties with Garcon after paying him nearly $23 million out …


Some prospects saw their stock slide at NFL Combine

While the likes of Kyler Murray, Montez Sweat and D.K. Metcalf saw their stock rise at the NFL combine, plenty of players had their draft prospects take a big hit. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:16 p.m.

Larry Stone: Kyler Murray should thank fellow ‘too-short QB’ Russell Wilson for paving the way

In one sense, there’s nothing new about the hue and cry over Kyler Murray, who shunned baseball to cast his lot with the NFL. He had the world waiting breathlessly …


Matt Calkins: Seahawks follow NFL’s safe game with big-time pass-rushers by tagging Frank Clark

Clark got a huge raise by getting the tag, but imagine what he and other coveted pass rushers would get if they hit the open market. So far this offseason, …


Landon Collins to test free agency after Giants skip franchise tag

The New York Giants didn’t put a franchise tag on three-time Pro Bowl safety Landon Collins. The Giants’ leading tackler in each of his four seasons with the team, Collins …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 2:22 p.m.

Jason Witten rejoining Cowboys after year as broadcaster

Jason Witten is coming out of retirement and rejoining the Dallas Cowboys after one season as a television analyst. The 36-year-old Witten says the “fire inside of me to compete …


Matt Upham Named Flathead Braves Football Head Coach

Flathead High School announced on Tuesday that Matt Upham will become the next head coach of the Braves football program.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 2:17 p.m.

Cowboys’ Randy Gregory suspended indefinitely in 4th ban from NFL

Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy, the fourth time the troubled player has been banned by the league. The suspension …


New Seattle XFL franchise names Zorn coach, GM

If the new Seattle XFL franchise was looking to making a splash with its first hire, it made a cannonball. Jim Zorn, who captured the heart of Seattle sports fans …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 7:40 p.m.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft denies charges of soliciting prostitute

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is denying misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute. But police in Jupiter, Florida, say Kraft was twice videotaped in a sex act at a …


Does Russell Wilson really want to leave Seahawks for Giants?

Does Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson really want out of Seattle and to play instead for the New York Giants? That was the juicy rumor passed along Wednesday morning by FS1 …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 10:02 p.m.

New Alliance of American Football gives former area players another chance at big time

Matt Linehan isn’t the highest-paid player on the Salt Lake Stallions’ 52-man roster. He isn’t fighting for scraps on the startup organization’s payroll, either.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

Are the Seattle Seahawks scouting the Alliance of American Football?

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said in January he was excited for the Alliance and wants to see it succeed.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019, 12:40 p.m.

AP Source: Broncos to acquire Joe Flacco from Ravens

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade veteran quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos for a fourth-round pick in this year’s …


How many Kyler Murrays are out there in specialization era?

Kyler Murray has chosen football over baseball, at least for now. The Oakland Athletics selected Murray ninth overall in the Major League Baseball draft last June. He then went out …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 12, 2019, 1:11 p.m.

AP Source: Antonio Brown asks Steelers for trade

Antonio Brown wants out of Pittsburgh. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver has asked the Steelers for a trade. …


Tom Withers: Browns give Kareem Hunt 2nd chance, hope he stays inbounds

The lasting visual of Kareem Hunt’s second NFL season wasn’t him stiff-arming a linebacker, shedding a tackle or barreling over a cornerback at the goal line for a touchdown. It …