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UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

Colin Kaepernick has more support now, still long way to go

When Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the national anthem to take a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in 2016, he was mostly alone.

UPDATED: Fri., June 5, 2020

More than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilities

More than half of the 32 NFL teams will not have their coaching staffs back at their facilities Friday.

UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

NFL coaches allowed to return to team facilities on Friday

NFL coaches will be allowed to return beginning Friday to team facilities closed because of the coronavirus pandemic as the league continues preparation for training camps and its season

UPDATED: Thu., June 4, 2020

Saints’ Drew Brees takes first step toward mending relationships

Drew Brees now realizes he’d fallen out of touch. His contemporaries drove that home when they pilloried him this week for repeating a long-held conviction he’d always felt comfortable expressing.

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson: ‘I don’t even want to talk about football’

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson wasn’t interested in talking about football during his first session with the media since the end of last season.

UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Drew Brees’ anthem comments draw backlash from teammates, others

Drew Brees is being sharply criticized by fellow high-profile athletes, including some of his own teammates, after the Saints quarterback reiterated his opposition to kneeling during the national anthem.

UPDATED: Wed., June 3, 2020

Former Gonzaga guard Demetri Goodson earns college scouting job with Green Bay Packers

Goodson, an intern last season, has been named a college scout covering the Midlands region, the NFL team announced.

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Analysis: NFL will play games after support/pressure applied

Call it support. Call it pressure. However you describe it, the National Football League is going to get it regarding playing games on schedule.

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

Larry Stone: Will George Floyd’s death compel people to finally consider the substance of Colin Kaepernick’s message?

As always, you can hear the message you want to hear. Even if it’s at the expense of the one you should be absorbing, at full volume, now more than …

Seahawks sign fourth-round pick TE Colby Parkinson

The Seattle Seahawks have signed tight end Colby Parkinson, the first of the team’s draft picks to sign.

UPDATED: Tue., June 2, 2020

NFL tells teams they must hold training camps at home

All 32 NFL teams have been told by Commissioner Roger Goodell to hold training camps at their home facilities this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

UPDATED: Sat., May 30, 2020

Matt Calkins: Seahawks’ L.J. Collier ready to bust the notion that he’s a draft bust

After a rookie season that displayed limited promise amid limited snaps, L.J. Collier, the Seahawks’ 2019 first-round draft pick, plans to change skeptics’ minds. “I’m champing on the bit to …

No surprise as Carlos Hyde will count $2.75 million against Seahawks’ salary cap

Hyde’s signing became official this week, and the contract calls for him to make a base salary of $1.5 million with bonuses of $1.25 million.

UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

Seahawks OL Duane Brown staying in the moment as he prepares for 13th NFL season

Duane Brown is the second-oldest Seahawk at 34, entering his 13th NFL season in a career in which he has established himself as one of the best left tackles of …

UPDATED: Fri., May 29, 2020

NCAA offers plan to bring athletes back to campus

The NCAA has released a long and detailed plan to help schools bring athletes back to campus during the pandemic

UPDATED: Thu., May 28, 2020

Bob Condotta: How does Seahawks’ ground game look with addition of Carlos Hyde?

In six of Pete Carroll’s 10 seasons with Seattle, the Seahawks have ranked among the top six in the NFL in the percentage of times they ran the ball – …

UPDATED: Wed., May 27, 2020

Bob Condotta: With the roster just about complete, have the Seahawks made themselves better?

There’s only one real offseason goal for any NFL team, such as the Seahawks – get better.

UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

What life is like for a quarantined NFL player through the eyes of Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs

Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs won’t go as far as saying he’s enjoying quarantine.

UPDATED: Sat., May 23, 2020

Russell Wilson may want Seahawks to sign Antonio Brown, but a lot would have to happen first

As any close observer of the Seahawks should know by now, the public stance of coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider is that the team will always research …

Seahawks sign running back Carlos Hyde to one-year contract

The Seahawks’ pursuit of a veteran running back to add depth at a position that last year was decimated by injuries ended Friday as the team agreed to a one-year …

UPDATED: Fri., May 22, 2020

Larry Stone: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson has shown he can be like Mike regarding perceived slights

On the surface, Wilson and Michael Jordan couldn’t be more divergent. Wilson would never even think of riding his teammates as Jordan did. But like the Chicago Bulls great, the …

UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Tom Brady’s Super Bowl journeys to be part of 2021 ESPN series

Tom Brady’s journey to each of his nine Super Bowls with the New England Patriots will be the subject of an ESPN series released in 2021

UPDATED: Thu., May 21, 2020

Matt Calkins: Even if Jadeveon Clowney returns, Seahawks need another career year from Bruce Irvin

Bruce Irvin is used to shouldering lofty expectations. That’s part of the burden that comes with being a first-round draft pick, as the defensive end was for Seattle back in …

NFL looks at adding ‘booth umpire’ and tech adviser for refs

The NFL is considering adding a “booth umpire” and a senior technology adviser to the referee to assist the officiating crew.

Fort Benton Longhorn football coach Jory Thompson discusses 2020 football preparation

Hear from Fort Benton head football coach Jory Thompson as he discusses his plan for keeping his student athletes prepared for football season.

Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar surrenders to Florida police on armed-robbery charges

A day after his lawyer said he had affidavits proving his innocence, Seattle Seahawks cornerback Quinton Dunbar surrendered to the Miramar, Fla., Police Department on four felony charges of armed …

UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020

Seahawks, Browns discussed Russell Wilson trade in 2018

The headline on the Pro Football Talk story was undoubtedly eye-catching — “Could Russell Wilson be traded by the Seahawks?” Well, “could” is a powerful word.

UPDATED: Fri., May 15, 2020

NFL teams can reopen facilities Tuesday – with provisos

NFL teams can begin reopening their facilities on Tuesday if state and local governments will allow it.

Seahawks re-sign Geno Smith to fill out backup quarterback battle

Thursday, the Seahawks made a move to put that talk to a stop, agreeing to re-sign Geno Smith, who served as Russell Wilson’s backup last year and will compete to …

UPDATED: Thu., May 14, 2020

Quinton Dunbar’s time in Seattle seems tenuous after robbery charges

Quinton Dunbar spent Thursday morning on a video conference talking about what he could add to the Seattle Seahawks defense after arriving via a trade in March.