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AP Source: Seahawks bolster pass rush adding Ezekiel Ansah

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks are addressing one of their biggest offseason needs as veteran defensive end Ezekiel Ansah has agreed to a one-year deal with the team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal.The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday night on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced by the team. NFL Network first reported the agreement.

Seahawks pick safety Marquise Blair in second round of NFL draft

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks continued to focus on defense by drafting safety Marquise Blair from Utah in the second round of the NFL draft Friday. Seattle was set to have the fifth pick of the second round but made its third trade in the first two days of the draft, this time with Carolina. Seattle moved back to the 47th pick and picked up an additional third-round selection, No. 77 overall.

Prescott, Cowboys push past Seahawks for 24-22 wild-card win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dak Prescott saw an opening up the middle, then three defenders between him and the first down.The Dallas quarterback found a way to get there, and get his first playoff victory two years after a sensational rookie season ended in disappointment.

Seahawks' first head coach Jack Patera dies at 85

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Jack Patera, the first head coach in the history of the Seattle Seahawks, has died at age 85.Patera died on Wednesday, the team said. The cause of death was not clear, but Patera had been battling pancreatic cancer.

Wilson throws 3 TDs in 2nd quarter, Seahawks top Lions 28-14

DETROIT (AP) - Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter to put the Seattle Seahawks ahead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 28-14 Sunday.The Seahawks (4-3) looked sharp on both sides of the ball coming off their bye and won for the fourth time in five games after opening the season with two losses.

Seahawks roll behind Wilson's 3 TDs; Raiders QB Carr injured

LONDON (AP) - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaron Brown saw teammate David Moore go tumbling over the temporary video advertising boards.At no point was he concerned about his well-being."Any time you catch a touchdown (pass), I don't think you're worried about what happens after," Brown said.Quarterback Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to Brown, Moore and Tyler Lockett, and the Seahawks rolled to a 27-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.

Ex-TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin charged in March attack

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Former Texas Christian University quarterback Trevone Boykin has been formally charged with aggravated assault for allegedly attacking his girlfriend and breaking her jaw at his home in March.Boykin was indicted Friday in Fort Worth and is free on bond. He denies the allegations.Prosecutors say the attack was captured on security system video at Boykin's home in Mansfield.

Wilson 3 TDs, Thomas 2 picks, Seahawks beat Cowboys 24-13

SEATTLE (AP) - Russell Wilson threw for two touchdowns in the first half, Chris Carson added a 5-yard TD run in early in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks avoided a 0-3 start with a 24-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.Wilson hit Jaron Brown on an 18-yard touchdown early in the second quarter, and later hit Tyler Lockett streaking up the sideline on a 52-yard scoring pass as Seattle (1-2) built a 17-3 halftime lead and cruised past the Cowboys.

Seahawks sign linebacker facing prison time

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a one-year contract despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges.A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday that Kendricks' agreement is expected to be finalized in time for him to join the Seahawks for their Week 2 Game at Chicago. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the signing.

Shaquem Griffin set to start 1st NFL game for Seahawks

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seahawks rookie Shaquem Griffin will start at weakside linebacker when Seattle opens the regular season at Denver on Sunday.Starter K.J. Wright is still recovering from minor knee surgery and coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday that the earliest he would return is Week 2 against Chicago.

Seahawks sign draft picks Shaquem Griffin and Tre Flowers

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - The Seattle Seahawks continued to lock up their 2018 draft class by signing linebacker Shaquem Griffin and cornerback Tre Flowers to rookie contracts Thursday.Third-round pick Rasheem Green is now Seattle's lone unsigned draft pick. Griffin and Flowers were both selected in the fifth round.

Michael Bennett surrenders on felony charge of injuring elderly woman

HOUSTON (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro defensive end Michael Bennett has surrendered to authorities in Houston on a charge that he injured a paraplegic woman as he tried to get onto the field after last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.Bennett made a brief court appearance Monday where the judge set his bond at $10,000 on a felony count of injury to the elderly. He was expected to post bail and be released.

Michael Bennett charged with injuring elderly paraplegic woman

HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors in Houston say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett for injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.The Harris County district attorney's office says a grand jury indicted Bennett on Friday on a felony count of injury to the elderly.

Seahawks lose Sheldon Richardson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings have signed defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson to bolster what was already one of the NFL's top defenses.

AP source: Richard Sherman agrees to 3-year deal with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Star cornerback Richard Sherman has agreed to a three-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers.A person in the league familiar with the deal says Sherman agreed to the contract on Saturday after spending the day meeting with the team. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the signing had not been announced. ESPN reported that Sherman's deal is worth up to $39.15 million.

Seahawks' Jeremy Lane arrested on suspicion of DUI

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane has been arrested on investigation of driving under the influence.King County Jail records show he was booked at 5:30 a.m. Sunday. He was released less than four hours later on his own recognizance after posting $1,000 bail.

Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died in Orlando.The Orlando Police Department confirmed that the 48-year-old Kennedy was found dead Tuesday morning. Police public information officer Wanda Miglio says the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown, but there is nothing suspicious about his death. An investigation is being conducted.

Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died in Orlando.The Orlando Police Department confirmed that the 48-year-old Kennedy was found dead Tuesday morning. Police public information officer Wanda Miglio says the circumstances surrounding his death are still unknown but there is nothing suspicious about his death. An investigation is being conducted.

Leonard Marshall, Matt Hasselbeck pledge brains to research

BOSTON (AP) - Two more retired football stars have pledged their brains to research.Two-time Super Bowl champion Leonard Marshall and three-time Pro Bowl selection Matt Hasselbeck say they will donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy.The announcements were made on Wednesday as part of the second annual Brain Trust conference, which is hosted by the Veterans Administration.