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Former Coug battles for starting Browns RB spot

BEREA, Ohio — So Jerome Harrison leads the Cleveland Browns to wins in their final four games last year, breaking rushing records held by the iconic Jim Brown while gaining …


Milloy brings fire, experience to Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. — Lawyer Milloy is shuffling to the side. He’s waving his arms. He’s grooving to the rap music that is blaring yet again during a Seahawks practice run …


NFL notebook: Position swap challenges Edwards

To this point in his newborn NFL career, the transition from All-American quarterback to receiver for former Appalachian State star Armanti Edwards has been about what he expected. That isn’t …


Curry still out with concussion

RENTON, Wash. — Seahawks starting linebacker Aaron Curry will likely remain out until at least Thursday because of a concussion he sustained on the opening day of training camp last …


Thomas, Seahawks reach deal

Rookie safety Earl Thomas is now a member of the Seahawks, having signed his contract Sunday morning. Now Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is wondering why tackle Russell Okung isn’t too. …


Idaho’s Iupati signs with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati have been practically joined at their rather large hips since becoming San Francisco 49ers this spring, and that continued Friday on …


Seahawks’ top picks close to signing deals

SEATTLE – Good news for new coach Pete Carroll on the eve of his first season running the Seahawks: It sounds like Seattle may not have to endure late reporting …


Spencer becoming dominant force at OLB for Dallas

Wade Phillips was raving about the standout play by one of his outside linebackers. Then the Dallas Cowboys coach compared that player to Hall of Famer-to-be Rickey Jackson. Phillips wasn’t …


Poster warns of concussions

NEW YORK – The NFL will distribute a new poster to teams that warns of the dangers from concussions in much harsher language than the league had previously used. Traumatic …


Owens joins buddy Ochocinco in Cincinnati

Receiver Terrell Owens agreed to a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday and will report to training camp in a couple of days, a person familiar with the situation …


Seahawks, Leroy Hill just waiting

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks are continuing to keep Leroy Hill at home while they wait for the NFL to possibly discipline their dynamic linebacker. Authorities may act first.


Zorn tackles new project

BALTIMORE – Jim Zorn has already made an indelible mark as the Ravens’ new quarterbacks coach by bringing a kid-at-heart enthusiasm, a proven record for improving mechanics and a mean …


Seahawks to Hill: Stay away, for now

Football: Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the team told troubled linebacker Leroy Hill to stay away from this weekend’s minicamp to avoid being a distraction. Hill missed Seattle’s first …


Seahawks’ Jones ends elite career

SEATTLE – Offensive tackle Walter Jones has retired, the Seattle Seahawks announced Thursday. That ends 17 months of uncertainty after a knee injury Jones suffered on Thanksgiving 2008 in Dallas. …


Commentary: Veteran RBs might just work for Seahawks this time

RENTON, Wash. – The surprise wasn’t that the Seahawks added two running backs during the three-day NFL draft. The surprise was how they did it.


Carroll pulls levers

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted to resurrect his fallen Seattle Seahawks with competition everywhere – from anybody. And he keeps bringing in familiar …


Trojans surprised by NFL draft fall

LOS ANGELES — USC players were on the field before the NFL draft concluded Saturday, but they were still talking about the fates of former teammates when an 81-play scrimmage …


Niners nab Iupati

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Mike Singletary’s offensive line received a major makeover in a matter of 30 minutes. The San Francisco 49ers made sure they got their men, all right …


Seattle fills biggest holes

The Seattle Seahawks and their new regime addressed their biggest and most urgent needs by selecting All-American left tackle Russell Okung from Oklahoma State with the sixth overall choice in …


Seahawks draft LT Okung 6th overall

The Seattle Seahawks have selected All-American left tackle Russell Okung from Oklahoma State with the sixth overall choice in the NFL draft.


Unusual NFL draft begins three-day run today

NEW YORK – Sam Bradford chucked footballs to Pop Warner players. Ndamukong Suh posed for dozens of cameras. Gerald McCoy surveyed the Central Park landscape. While the top prospects enjoyed …


Carroll pumped for draft

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll is pumped about having the sixth and 14th overall picks in the NFL draft. The Seahawks’ new coach likens it to being a kid waiting …


Carroll pumped for draft

RENTON, Wash. – Pete Carroll is pumped about having the sixth and 14th overall picks in the NFL draft. The Seahawks’ new coach likens it to being a kid waiting …


Iupati gears up for call

MOSCOW, Idaho – If Thursday night unfolds like many expect it to, at some point Mike Iupati will take a call from a National Football League franchise and quickly see …


Hasselbeck knows pressure can come from every side

RENTON, Wash. – Everything is new at Seattle Seahawks headquarters – the coaching staff, the noise level and, yes, the utter lack of expectation, for the time being. Also the …


Victory revelry

NEW ORLEANS – Only a Super Bowl victory parade could upstage Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Carnival floats carrying Saints players, coaches and team owner Tom Benson rolled past tens …


All the way back

MIAMI, Fla. – The ultimate underdogs, they ain’t. Not anymore. The Saints are Super Bowl champions now. Who Dat? Try Drew Brees, Sean Payton and a team that has reversed …


Risks rewarded

MIAMI – Sean Payton coaches a football team that for decades personified the stubbornness of futility. He coaches in a city that in recent years has come to represent the …


Manning’s mistake costly

MIAMI – Peyton Manning spent the whole season building toward a Super Bowl crown, a win that certainly would put him among the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. And then …


Victory completes parallel journeys for Brees, Big Easy

MIAMI – Drew Brees grew up in Texas and started playing for pay in faraway San Diego. But he made New Orleans his home and its cause uniquely his own. …