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Former Seahawk Richard Sherman arrested for suspicion of DUI

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SEATTLE — A King County District Court judge found probable cause to charge former Seahawk star Richard Sherman for driving under the influence Saturday following his arrest earlier in the morning.

Sherman is expected to have a court hearing Monday morning to address the conditions of his release from King County Jail, according to a ...Read more

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Mike Sielski: If Nick Sirianni wants to save his career as the Eagles' coach, he needs to learn to calm down

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PHILADELPHIA — So it turns out that the most valuable acquisition the Eagles could make this offseason won’t be a decent linebacker or a young cornerback but a Hefty bag of cannabis gummies for their head coach. Nick Sirianni needs something to calm him down, and the time for brainstorming to solve this problem is getting short. Maybe they ...Read more

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2024 NFL mock draft: Caleb Williams tops two-round projections after the Super Bowl

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With another victory over the San Francisco 49ers, this time in Super Bowl LVIII, the Kansas City Chiefs remain the dragon the rest of the NFL will continue to chase and attempt to slay as long as two-time MVP Patrick Mahomes makes Arrowhead his home office.

The focus of the pro football world now shifts toward the Motor City, where the 2024 ...Read more

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Jim Souhan: How did 'Cousins will stay in Minnesota' become a hot take?

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MINNEAPOLIS — I rewatched the "Quarterback" documentary again this week. Not so much for the football insights as in the hope that it could help me with my stock picks.

Has a documentary ever been so prescient?

The Netflix series highlighted three NFL quarterbacks: the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes, the Vikings' Kirk Cousins and Marcus Mariota, ...Read more

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Steelers release 2-year starting center Mason Cole as offensive line rebuild continues

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PITTSBURGH — The Steelers are moving on from Mason. No, not that Mason. Starting center Mason Cole, who has held that role for two years running, was released Friday.

It’s a move to save room under the salary cap for the Steelers, who will shave $4.75 million and incur a dead-money charge of about $1.5 million by cutting Cole, according to ...Read more

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Dave Hyde: Ten Not-So-Simple Ways to Solve the Miami Dolphins this offseason

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My head is pounding. My calculator is drained. My writing this annual column of Ten Simple Steps To Solve The Miami Dolphins isn’t so simple this winter.

In the past, I’d write something snappy like drafting Russell Wilson (2012) or Lamar Jackson (2018) or signing Nick Foles (we all have our bad moments).

Now I need aspirin. I need a ...Read more

Pat Leonard: What would a Giants NFL draft trade up for QB look like?

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NEW YORK — The rumor mill continues to rage that the Giants and other quarterback-needy teams might be aggressive and trade up in this year’s NFL draft.

The Giants (pick No. 6), Atlanta Falcons (No. 8), Minnesota Vikings (No. 11), Denver Broncos (No. 12) and Las Vegas Raiders (No. 13) are all teams to watch — even with the Chicago Bears (...Read more

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Rams and wide receiver Demarcus Robinson agree to one-year contract

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LOS ANGELES — The Rams and receiver Demarcus Robinson agreed to terms on a one-year contract, people with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly said Friday.

The people requested anonymity because the contract has not been signed. The Rams announced the deal, but terms were not disclosed.

Robinson, 29, played for the ...Read more

Eagles' A.J. Brown says 'I want to be here' and has no issues with Jalen Hurts

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PHILADELPHIA — A.J. Brown wanted to set the record straight.

The Eagles star wide receiver called into 94.1 WIP Friday afternoon to address discussions surrounding him on the station and elsewhere earlier in the week. In a 15-minute interview live on air, Brown refuted the notion that he’s unhappy on the Eagles or that he and quarterback ...Read more

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Dolphins to release CB Xavien Howard, longest-tenured player on team

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MIAMI — The Dolphins are releasing cornerback Xavien Howard at the start of the new league year on March 13, a league source told the Miami Herald, parting ways with the longest-tenured player on the team.

Howard, 30, just completed his eighth NFL season after Miami selected him with the No. 38 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

The move saves ...Read more

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Bucs begin talks to re-sign Baker Mayfield, will resume at NFL combine

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TAMPA, Fla. — The workouts and interviews with college stars will kick off the annual NFL scouting combine next week in Indianapolis.

But it’s what happens in the downtown bars and steakhouses that will determine the course of the Bucs next season.

That’s where general manager Jason Licht will huddle with the agents for key players such ...Read more

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Dolphins to release veteran edge defender Emmanuel Ogbah

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The Miami Dolphins plan to release edge defender Emmanuel Ogbah, according to multiple sources Friday.

The cut saves Miami $13.7 million against the 2024 salary cap, with just $4 million in dead cap.

Ogbah signed a lucrative four-year, $65 million deal with Miami in the 2022 offseason, but it offered an out two years into the contract.

The ...Read more

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Raiders face huge decision on RB Josh Jacobs' future this offseason

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LAS VEGAS — The NFL’s franchise tag window opened this week. That raises the question of what the Raiders will do with star running back Josh Jacobs.

Jacobs, 26, is a pending free agent after playing on a one-year, $11.79 million contract last season. Raiders coach Antonio Pierce has said often Jacobs is the team’s heartbeat. Pierce will ...Read more

Brock Bowers to head list of Georgia connections at NFL Scouting Combine

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FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. — Former Georgia tight end Brock Bowers is considered a top-five talent in coming NFL draft.

He will be a part of a group of 35 players with Georgia connections participating in the NFL Scouting Combine, which starts Monday and runs through March 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

A total of 321 players were invited ...Read more

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Rams coach Sean McVay hoping to get 'clarity' on Stetson Bennett's status

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LOS ANGELES — The Rams were confident that they found star quarterback Matthew Stafford's backup — and possible successor — when they selected Stetson Bennett in the fourth round of last year's NFL draft,

It did not play out as planned.

Bennett, who led Georgia to two consecutive national titles, was placed on the nonfootball injury/...Read more

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Chiefs sign 'Punt God' Matt Araiza. Are they moving on from free agent Tommy Townsend?

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The Kansas City Chiefs signed a pair of players Thursday, including one who could project as an immediate starter.

Matt Araiza, a 23-year-old punter and 2022 sixth-round draft pick, agreed to terms with the Chiefs, according to Araiza’s agent, Joe Linta.

Araiza — nicknamed “Punt God” during his storied career at San Diego State — was...Read more

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New coordinator Eric Washington is eager to put his fingerprints on the Chicago Bears defense

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When Eric Washington made his leap into the NFL coaching ranks in 2008, leaving Northwestern for a job on Lovie Smith’s staff at Halas Hall, he did so with great eagerness and a push to continue learning.

Washington’s return to the Chicago Bears — his formal introduction as the team’s new defensive coordinator was Thursday — drops him...Read more

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Former Aztecs punter Matt Araiza signs with Kansas City Chiefs

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Former San Diego State punter Matt Araiza has been signed by the Kansas City Chiefs, according to Araiza and his representatives.

"We are proud to announce that our client Matt Araiza has signed with the @Chiefs," JL Sports, Araiza's agency, posted Thursday on social media. "We are grateful to (general manager) Brett Veach, coach (Andy) Reid ...Read more

Matt Calkins: Should Jordyn Brooks, a staple but not a standout, return to Seahawks?

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Ask an everyday Seattle sports fan to name five Seahawks, and Jordyn Brooks probably won't come up.

His jersey never pervaded Lumen Field. The chances — percentage-wise — of him ever making the ring of honor probably start with a decimal point.

But the linebacker is a former first-rounder who has spent four seasons in Seattle, three and ...Read more

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Patriots' Dont'a Hightower on the same career path as Jerod Mayo

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It’s easy to draw parallels between new Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo and inside linebackers coach Dont’a Hightower.

Mayo, a Patriots first-round pick in 2008, retired after the 2015 season, spent three years out of football and then returned to the Patriots as inside linebackers coach in 2019. Hightower, a Patriots ...Read more