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Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey has died at 73 from what his family described as complications from the new coronavirus.


UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Trump talks with U.S. pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump has met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic.


UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Seahawks’ Russell Wilson on Jadeveon Clowney: ‘I need you homie’

Whether Jadeveon Clowney will remain a member of the Seahawks in 2020 remains unclear.


UPDATED: Sat., April 4, 2020

Couch Slouch: After years of opposing gambling, the NFL sounds ready to go all in

Money never sleeps, correct? Well, the sun never sets on the sports-betting empire either.


UPDATED: Fri., April 3, 2020

Bears declare open competition between Mitchell Trubisky, Nick Foles

The Chicago Bears declared the quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and newcomer Nick Foles an open one on Friday.


AP source: Chiefs agree to reworked deal with WR Sammy Watkins

The Chiefs and wide receiver Sammy Watkins have agreed on a restructured one-year contract that gives the franchise much-needed salary cap relief.


Titans running back Derrick Henry signs franchise tender

Titans running back Derrick Henry has signed a franchise tender that puts him under contract for the 2020 season as Tennessee works toward reaching a long-term deal with the 2019 …


AP source: Cowboys sign DE Aldon Smith, suspended since 2015

The Dallas Cowboys have signed suspended defensive end Aldon Smith, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.


NFLPA describes change in CBA language as not “substantive”

The NFL players’ union says changes made to the labor agreement players narrowly approved last month “reflects no substantive difference whatsoever,” a claim the lawyers for free agent safety Eric …


Seahawks add another pass rusher, bring back Benson Mayowa

The Seattle Seahawks are reuniting with another former pass rusher, agreeing to terms on a deal with defensive end Benson Mayowa.


Titans GM wants long-term deal with NFL rushing leader Derek Henry

The Tennessee Titans don’t want Derrick Henry going anywhere anytime soon, and the NFL rushing leader sounds as if he’s eager to stick around, too.


Sean Payton back at work, unsure if Drew Brees plays beyond 2020

Saints coach Sean Payton says he didn’t mean to insinuate on a recent television appearance that record-setting quarterback Drew Brees plans to retire after the upcoming season.


Jadeveon Clowney said to be lowering asking price as Titans publicly express interest

Could we be getting closer to some resolution to the future of Seahawks free agent defensive end Jadeveon Clowney?


NFL teams rely on tape with virus altering pre-draft routine

NFL teams are having to adjust to a new normal as they prepare for the draft in three weeks without being able to visit prospects for in-person evaluations and interviews.


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

AP source: Browns signing free agent Adrian Clayborn to 2-year deal

A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press the Cleveland Browns intend to sign free agent defensive end Adrian Clayborn to a two-year contract.


Colts looking for ways to get most out of Philip Rivers, Jacoby Brissett

Jacoby Brissett’s role is changing again with the Indianapolis Colts.


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

Seahawks release TE Ed Dickson, waive S Tedric Thompson

The Seattle Seahawks have cleared a chunk of salary cap space by waiving safety Tedric Thompson and releasing veteran tight end Ed Dickson.


How paths might have changed under expanded NFL playoffs

The NFL’s decision to expand the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams this season could have a major impact on the league based on how things have played out in …


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

NFL team owners vote to expand playoffs by two teams

NFL team owners voted to expand the playoffs by one team in each conference for next season.


Jaguars’ Yannick Ngakoue makes another trade plea on 25th birthday

Disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is making another public plea to be traded.


Most NFL teams extend ticket payment deadlines due to virus

At a time when America is trying to cope with the financial fallout created by the deadly coronavirus the renewal of NFL season tickets is not exactly a high priority.


NFL VP reaches out to prospects about draft participation

NFL vice president Troy Vincent has sent a letter to several prospects inviting them to participate “live” in the NFL draft in three weeks.


UPDATED: Tue., March 31, 2020

What’s left on Seahawks’ free agent to-do list? Resolving Jadeveon Clowney’s situation, adding RBs, QBs

We’re two weeks into the NFL free-agent signing period – players were first allowed to negotiate with teams on March 16 – and the pace of activity is predictably beginning …


UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

Cancellation of pro day shifts course for Eastern Washington products aiming for NFL

Eastern Washington football players who’ve been training vigorously since the end of last fall to impress scouts – many who’ve hired agents and personal trainers to help heighten their chances …


UPDATED: Sat., March 28, 2020

Analysis: Jadeveon Clowney watch continues for Seahawks with no apparent end in sight

As of Saturday, the Clowney watch is now on day 13, which seems a fitting time for an update. Not that there appears to be much of one.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

‘Loud. Insane. Fun.’ 20 years after its implosion, Seattle’s Kingdome will never be forgotten

In a 364-page history of American baseball stadiums published last year titled “Ballpark: Baseball in the American City,” author Paul Goldberger makes two references to the Kingdome.


Melvin Gordon using lessons of holdout as motivation in 2020

Former Chargers running back Melvin Gordon says one of the biggest takeaways from his futile holdout in Los Angeles last year was realizing he still has so many detractors.


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

The story of the NFL draft, from extravaganza to unadorned

An NFL draft handled remotely because of the coronavirus pandemic is the latest twist to this event.


NFL keeping its draft in April as scheduled

Commissioner Roger Goodell told NFL teams the draft will go on as originally scheduled for next month


UPDATED: Thu., March 26, 2020

Bears finalize 2-year deal with former All-Pro TE Jimmy Graham

The Chicago Bears have finalized a two-year contract with former All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham and one-year deals with six other players