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Seahawks adding Colbert, Robinson

September 17, 2008|From the Associated Press

The Seattle Seahawks took two steps to bolster their injured-depleted wide receivers unit by trading for Keary Colbert and reacquiring Koren Robinson on Tuesday.

Seattle agreed to a one-year contract with Robinson, its former No. 1 draft choice, on Tuesday afternoon. Agent Alvin Keels confirmed the agreement and its length in an e-mail to the Associated Press.

Colbert was acquired from the Denver Broncos.

Colbert's agent, Gary Uberstine, said Tuesday afternoon in an e-mail to the Associated Press that his client is coming to Seattle. Foxsports.com first reported the trade.

Seattle has lost six players to injury at that position already this season, meaning Robinson and Colbert could play Sunday against St. Louis in a matchup of 0-2 teams.

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Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has discussed the possibility of his team's playing at Rice Stadium if repairs to Reliant Stadium from Hurricane Ike can't be made in time for its first home game Oct. 5.

The stadium's retractable roof lost five pieces in the storm and officials said large pieces of debris had fallen into the stadium.

Though he has discussed playing at Rice, four miles from Reliant, McNair is "optimistic" repairs can be made in time for Houston to play at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 5.

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Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin clarified the status of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's shoulder: sprained but not separated.

The injury probably will keep Roethlisberger from fully participating in practice today but not from playing Sunday against Philadelphia.

The Steelers said last week that their quarterback was nursing a sore shoulder, but a TV commentator on Sunday night termed the injury a shoulder separation.

During his weekly news conference Tuesday, Tomlin appeared agitated by the latter description.

"I have no idea where that report came from," Tomlin said. "It didn't come from me or my medical staff."

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie cornerback Elbert Mack was suspended one game without pay by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

The hit occurred Sunday when the NFL said Mack unnecessarily launched himself into the rookie quarterback and made contact during an interception return.

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Oakland Raiders defensive end Tommy Kelly was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Authorities say Kelly was booked at an Oakland detention facility Monday and later released.

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