• At left, in an Oct. 23, 2014, file photo, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning calls a play against the San Diego Chargers during an NFL football game in Denver. At right, in a Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady points on the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. New England has little time to savor its fourth straight win, a 51-23 pounding of the Chicago Bears. Tom Brady versus Brock Osweiler just doesn't have the same Hall of Fame ring to it. Still, when Brady leads his undefeated Patriots into Denver on Sunday night, Nov. 29, 2015 the game will have plenty of significance. (AP Photo/File)

    Patriots-Broncos missing a key cast member: Peyton Manning

    Tom Brady versus Brock Osweiler just doesn’t have the same Hall of Fame ring to it.

  • Seattle releases DT A.J. Francis, signs RB Bryce Brown

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks waived defensive tackle A.J. Francis on Tuesday and re-signed running back Bryce Brown for additional depth in the backfield.

  • Paula Swedeen, a forest policy specialist for the Washington Environmental Council, poses for a photo as she walks through forest land adjacent to Mount Rainier National Park on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, near Ashford, Wash. The land is part of a new project of 520 acres on private timberland that allows the private nonprofit Nisqually Land Trust to sell so-called "carbon credits" to individuals and companies - including Microsoft Corp. - who are hoping to offset their carbon footprints. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Washington project ensures forest stores carbon for decades

    SEATTLE (AP) — Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project to offset its carbon footprint.

  • Seattle University clips Eastern Washington, 61-52

    SEATTLE (AP) — Jack Crook scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help lead Seattle University to a 61-52 win over Eastern Washington on Monday night.

  • Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) drops the ball after scoring a touchdown ahead of San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Michael Wilhoite (57) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

    Thomas Rawls likely to get call at RB again for Seattle

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll was going through what stood out about his running back, the willingness to seek out contact and running with a purpose that gives the Seattle Seahawks an identity.

  • In this Tuesday, July 21, 2015 file photo, Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta throws out Minnesota Twins' Trevor Plouffe, after striking out during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. annetta signed a one-year contract with the Mariners on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 with the expectation he will be Seattle’s starting catcher heading into 2016. The deal includes a club option for 2017 that can become a vesting option based on games played. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)

    Seattle signs veteran Chris Iannetta to 1-year deal

    SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Iannetta has a new team and a chance to prove last season was a disappointing outlier in his career.

  • Seattle Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (34) celebrates with teammate tight end Luke Willson (82) after Rawls scored a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

    Rawls runs for 209 yards as Seahawks beat 49ers 29-13

    SEATTLE (AP) — About two hours before kickoff Seattle’s Thomas Rawls was in the locker room getting loosened up. He was told Marshawn Lynch wouldn’t be able to play.

  • In this Nov. 8, 2015, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) and quarterback Dylan Thompson walk on the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif.  The The 49ers announced Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, that they placed Kaepernick on the injured reserve list. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    49ers GM says Kaepernick surgery was mutual decision

    SEATTLE (AP) — The decision for San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick to have season-ending surgery on his left, non-throwing shoulder was a mutual decision between the quarterback and the team, according to 49ers general manager Trent Baalke.