HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans made a flurry of moves this weekend to give their team a new look. Now, as they prepare to open the season next Monday at New Orleans, the Texans must see how...
HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
New faces: OTs Laremy Tunsil, Tytus Howard, Max Scharping, WR Kenny Stills, DE Barkevious Mingo, OLB Jacob Martin, RBs Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde, DE S Tashaun...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks finalized their trade for standout pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney on Sunday, sending two players and a 2020 third-round pick to the Houston...
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Barkevious Mingo walks through the Seattle Seahawks' headquarters on his way to team meetings, he no longer even thinks about joining the linebackers.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the second time this season the Seahawks are having to find an option at weakside linebacker with K.J. Wright is sidelined due to injury.
Wright has missed seven of Seattle's 10 games played this season due to a knee injury that surfaced during pregame warmups of the team's preseason game in Minnesota in August. Wright had surgery shortly after and missed the first six weeks of the season as setbacks in his recovery slowed his return to the field.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-7)
New faces: RB Rashaad Penny, OL D.J. Fluker, WR Jaron Brown, WR Brandon Marshall, TE Ed Dickson, TE Will Dissly, DT Tom Johnson, DT Shamar Stephen, LB Barkevious Mingo, LB Shaquem Griffin, DE Rasheem Green, QB Brett Hundley, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., offensive line coach Mike Solari.
Key losses: TE Jimmy Graham, WR Paul Richardson, RB Eddie Lacy, DE Michael Bennett, DE Cliff Avril, SS Kam Chancellor, CB Richard Sherman.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks would be thrilled if Barkevious Mingo became the new version of what Bruce Irvin was during their championship run — strong on stopping the run in early downs, a threat as a rusher in passing situations.
Doing so would mean Mingo is finally meeting the expectations that came with being the No. 6 overall pick five years ago, which has happened only briefly during his first three stops in the NFL.
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-7)
OPEN CAMP: July 26, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton, Washington
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts found depth at linebacker by singing free agent Najee Goode.
Goode spent the last five seasons in Philadelphia and earned a Super Bowl ring on the Eagles' championship team. The former West Virginia star was a fifth-round pick of Tampa Bay in 2012 and played his rookie season with the Buccaneers.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are turning to a former first-round pick to help fill one of the gaps on its revamped defense.
The Seahawks and free agent outside linebacker/defensive end Barkevious Mingo reached agreement on a two-year deal on Wednesday at the start of the new NFL league year. According to a person with knowledge of the deal, Mingo's deal is worth up to $10.1 million and includes $3.2 million in guaranteed money.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Frank Gore; S Darius Butler; WRs Donte Moncrief and Kamar Aiken; LBs Barkevious Mingo and Jon Bostic; QB Scott Tolzien; OLs Jack Mewhort and Michael Person; CBs Pierre Desir and Rashaan Melvin; TE Brandon Williams.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — John Simon hopes to make the Indianapolis Colts' defense tougher. Barkevious Mingo just wants a shot to jump-start his career.
Both are coming to town for the same reason — to lead the Colts back to the playoffs.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent linebacker Barkevious Mingo.
Mingo agreed to a one-year worth $2.5 million on Thursday. The signing became official Monday.
Cleveland drafted the 6-foot-2, 240-pound LSU product with the No. 6 overall pick in 2013, but he hasn't lived up to the hype.
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Former New England linebacker Barkevious Mingo has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts.
Mingo's deal is worth $2.5 million, his agent confirmed.
The move comes one day after Colts general manager Chris Ballard traded tight end Dwayne Allen and a sixth-round draft pick to New England for the Patriots' fourth-round pick. The Colts confirmed that deal earlier in the afternoon.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-5)
New faces: TE Martellus Bennett, WR Chris Hogan, OL Jonathan Cooper, LB Barkevious Mingo, CB Cyrus Jones, OL Joe Thuney, QB Jacoby Brissett.
Key losses: DE Chandler Jones, DT Akiem Hicks, DT Dominique Easley, WR Brandon LaFell.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — It's no secret that Barkevious Mingo's career never truly took off in Cleveland.
He's hoping an out of the blue opportunity with a perennial Super Bowl contender will be just the thing to restore some gloss to a career that had begun to dull after three uneven years.
The linebacker is primed for a fresh start as New England's newest addition following his trade from the Browns last week in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2017.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Barkevious Mingo never really fit in with the Browns.
The Patriots will try to find an ideal spot for him.
A major disappointment in Cleveland, Mingo, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2013 draft was traded to New England on Thursday.
The Browns received a fifth-round pick in the 2017 draft for the linebacker.
Mingo, a former LSU standout, has recorded just seven sacks in three seasons and spent much of last season on special teams.