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NFL investigation continues into deflated footballs

...a lot of things."Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman said the balls didn't feel different than usual.And defensive tackle Vince Wilfork seemed amused by the matter and didn't shed any light on it."I don't know anything about that...
Seattle's 2012 draft class providing difference for Seahawks

...Seattle's nickel cornerback when healthy.And the real late-round steal of the group? Guard J.R. Sweezy, a defensive tackle in college that has developed into one of Seattle's most consistent offensive linemen."We've always remembered...
Unlikely players could shine in NFC, AFC battles sneak in a few more big catches.Here are players who were busts this season for each team:Packers: Rookie defensive tackle Khyri Thornton, a third-round pick, spent the year on injured reserve after hurting his hamstring in a preseason...
Buckeyes don't believe they're underdogs against Oregon

...12 points."Everyone chose us to lose. We took that to heart. We went out there and played," said Ohio State defensive tackle Adolphus Washington. "It was a good thing to carry over throughout the rest of the season."The Buckeyes, like...
Playoff participants stack AP All-America team

...and safety Jalen Ramsey made the second team and defensive tackle Eddie Goldman was a third-team selection.Here...the first team. Washington also was represented by defensive tackle Danny Shelton and linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha, who...
Despite high stakes, Seattle not hyping Az.

...injured trying to chase down San Francisco's Eric Reid on an interception return. He was hit hard by San Francisco defensive tackle Ray McDonald throwing a block on the return. Okung appeared to be spitting up blood as he left the field at halftime...
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Seattle counting on Kevin Williams for depth

...season.So far, it's worked great for the veteran defensive tackle."It's definitely easier to walk around during...plan is about to take a drastic change.The loss of defensive tackle Brandon Mebane to a torn hamstring leaves a gaping...
Defense, special teams help Eagles rout Panthers a row and already have allowed more points in 10 games than they did in 2013. Making things worse, Panthers defensive tackle Star Lotulelei was carted off the field late in the third quarter."We've got to do things better," Panthers...
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Pittsburgh DT Donald wins Bronko Nagurski award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Aaron Donald called it the perfect birthday present for his father.The Pittsburgh senior defensive tackle won the Bronko Nagurski award given to the nation's top college defensive player.The 6-foot, 285-pound Donald...
Today in sports history

...2001. The schools combine for 19 touchdowns to break the Division I-A record of 18.2006 - Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is given a five-game suspension - the longest for on-field behavior in NFL history - for stomping...


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