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Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

The party’s officially over for Rob Gronkowski. The New England Patriots’ fun-loving, touchdown-spiking tight end announced Sunday that he is retiring from the NFL after nine mostly dominant, Super Bowl-filled …

Oakland Raiders’ lease for Coliseum gets final approval

The Raiders have gotten final approval for their lease to remain in Oakland for at least one more season. The Oakland City Council voted to approve the lease for 2019 …

From high atop Kilimanjaro, Haloti Ngata retires

Haloti Ngata found a unique place to announce his retirement from the NFL: atop Mount Kilimanjaro.

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?

Seahawks bring back D.J. Fluker, K.J. Wright, add Mike Iupati

The Seattle Seahawks are keeping a couple of key pieces from last year’s playoff team while adding to their offensive line. The Seahawks announced a pair of signings on Thursday, …

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.

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:49 p.m.

AP Sources: Seahawks bring back LB Mychal Kendricks, K Jason Myers

The Seattle Seahawks hope they have found the solution for their recent kicking troubles in Jason Myers and are bringing back linebacker Mychal Kendricks despite his uncertain legal situation

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:55 p.m.

Matt Calkins: Pete Carroll bets on himself while letting Seahawks great Earl Thomas walk

Seattle was likely never going to offer the free safety

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 …

UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 4:13 p.m.

Former Seahawks safety Earl Thomas to sign with Baltimore Ravens

Earl Thomas, a longtime fixture of Seattle’s secondary, is headed to Baltimore as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that Thomas will sign with the Baltimore Ravens. NFL Network also reported …

UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Another receiver megadeal: Giants trade Beckham to Browns

While the free agency spending frenzy runs wild, the Giants and Browns found a way to overshadow it Tuesday night: a trade of Odell Beckham Jr.

NFL free agency: Nick Foles to Jaguars, Landon Collins to Washington, Trent Brown to Oakland

The big-money offers for NFL free agents began Monday, two days before they can sign contracts.

UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

Where will Le’Veon Bell, Nick Foles and other NFL free agents sign? Here are 10 predictions.

The negotiating window for the 2019 NFL free agency period begins Monday, with deals able to become official Wednesday. As usual, signings are expected to happen fast this season, and …

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 …

Evaluating Washington State’s NFL Combine participants with draft evaluator Rob Rang

A trio of Washington State players took on the NFL Scouting Combine’s gauntlet of strength tests, agility drills and private interviews last weekend, completing what most might argue is the …

5 defensive players and kicker get franchise tags

Five defensive players, all premier pass rushers, and 49ers placekicker Robbie Gould, were given franchise tags by their teams before the NFL deadline. Gould, ends DeMarcus Lawrence of Dallas and …

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 …