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Panthers make it official: Scott Fitterer is their new GM

Jan. 14, 2021 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have hired Seattle Seahawks vice president of football operations Scott Fitterer to become their new general manager. The team said Fitterer agreed to a five-year contract late Thursday night after being offered earlier in the day. “We thought Scott was the best...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) scrambles away from Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Leonard Floyd during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Russell Wilson expects to have input on Seahawks' next OC

Jan. 14, 2021 7:09 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson expects to be involved in determining the team’s next offensive coordinator after Brian Schottenheimer was let go. Wilson said Thursday that he will miss working with Schottenheimer. “Me and Pete have been talking about, (general...

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers looks to pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Packers' potent offense faces big test from Rams' defense

Jan. 14, 2021 6:04 PM EST

No NFL team scored more points during the regular season than the Green Bay Packers. Nobody has played better defense than the Los Angeles Rams. That sets up an intriguing showdown of strength vs. strength when MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers and the Packers (13-3) host All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the...

FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer watches the team's NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Seahawks fired Schottenheimer on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, following a season in which the team set several offensive records but coach Pete Carroll had clear issues with how the offense operated. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Seahawks fire offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer

Jan. 12, 2021 8:51 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer on Tuesday following a season in which the team set several offensive records but coach Pete Carroll had clear issues with how the offense operated. Seattle announced the move, citing “philosophical...

Seahawks agree to contract extension with GM John Schneider

Jan. 12, 2021 6:30 PM EST

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a contract extension with general manager John Schneider that will keep him tied to the franchise through the 2027 draft. The Seahawks announced Schneider’s extension on Tuesday, three days after their season ended in a 30-20 loss to the Los...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, right, walks off the field with defensive tackle Bryan Mone after the team lost to the Los Angeles Rams during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Carroll wants Seahawks to recommit to identity moving ahead

Jan. 11, 2021 5:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Pete Carroll will always believe in the style of play that has made the Seattle Seahawks one of the top franchises over the past decade. Run the ball a lot. Play great defense. Don’t commit turnovers. Take smart, calculated shots at big plays in the passing game. The way this season...

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers reacts after scoring on a 5-yard run against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

LA Rams show progress, promise in gritty road playoff win

Jan. 11, 2021 5:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For a team that doesn't know who its starting quarterback will be this weekend when it faces the NFC's top-seeded club in sub-freezing temperatures, the Los Angeles Rams actually are in pretty good shape. The Rams (11-6) put together one of their most encouraging performances of the...

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald smiles as he stands on the sideline late in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

On Football: Defenses rise to task in NFL postseason

Jan. 11, 2021 2:32 AM EST

The lasting memory of the offenses for Seattle, Tennessee and Chicago this weekend is how offensive they were. Not in a good way. Even in a league where scoring was at an all-time high, with more touchdowns than ever, defense becomes a priceless commodity in the postseason. Ask the quarterbacks who were...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) scrambles against the Tennessee Titans in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

Browns advance, Brees to meet Brady, Lama Jackson a winner

Jan. 11, 2021 12:17 AM EST

The NFC divisional round will give fans a third-time treat: another meeting between old-timers Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Possibly the final one. The AFC matchups, meanwhile, will include the Cleveland Browns for the first time since they re-entered the NFL in 1999, and Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Brees assured...

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald smiles as he stands on the sideline late in the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

McVay: Rams expect Aaron Donald to play vs Packers

Jan. 10, 2021 9:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All-Pro defensive tackle Aaron Donald is expected to play for the Rams on Saturday in Green Bay after injuring his ribs in Los Angeles' playoff victory at Seattle. Rams coach Sean McVay also said Sunday night that quarterback John Wolford and receiver Cooper Kupp are likely to be...