SEATTLE The Seattle Seahawks took two steps to sure up their injured-depleted wide receivers 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 AP his client is also 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.
Robinson could start relatively soon. The free agent, who played for Green Bay last season, started 52 games for Seattle from 2001-04. Coach Mike Holmgren values Robinson because he already knows his offense unlike some of the players Seattle has recently tried at the position.
The deal for Colbert is believed to be for a fifth-round pick. It will likely become official on Wednesday, Ruskell said.
The 26-year-old Colbert has not caught a pass in two games with the Broncos after signing a three-year deal in March. He became tradable with the emergence of rookie Eddie Royal and the return of Brandon Marshall from suspension. Colbert was also behind former Seahawk Darrell Jackson and veteran Brandon Stokley.
JETS CUT PUNTER BEN GRAHAM: The New York Jets waived punter Ben Graham on Tuesday, two days after a poor outing in a loss to the New England Patriots.
Graham, a former Australian Football League star who was in his fourth season with the Jets, averaged just 27.3 net yards in the 19-10 loss. The Patriots benefited from excellent field position throughout the game, starting five of their nine offensive series in Jets territory.
Jets coach Eric Mangini, who discovered Graham in an AFL kicking competition in Australia 11 years ago, made it clear Monday that he was disappointed with the punting situation.
BUCS' MACK SUSPENDED: Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie cornerback Elbert Mack was suspended one game without pay by the NFL on Tuesday for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
The league said the flagrant violation of player safety rules was the second in three games for the undrafted free agent, who was fined $5,000 for an unnecessary roughness foul against Houston quarterback Alex Brink during the Bucs' preseason game finale on Aug. 28.
INGRAM IS HEADED TO PRISON: Former New York Giants receiver Mark Ingram was sentenced Tuesday to more than seven years in prison for bank fraud and money laundering. It's a third term behind bars for the player who starred in the 1991 Super Bowl.
The 42-year-old Ingram also was ordered in Long Island federal court to pay $252,000 in restitution.
Ingram pleaded guilty in 2005. His sentencing was delayed as he tried to revoke the plea, fired several lawyers and missed hearings.
TEXANS CONSIDERING RICE STADIUM: Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has discussed the possibility of his team playing at Rice Stadium if repairs to Reliant Stadium from Hurricane Ike can't be made in time for its first home game on 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, which is four miles from Reliant, McNair is "optimistic" that repairs can be made in time for Houston to play at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 5.
"We would have to talk to them at Rice, but certainly it's a large enough stadium that it is a possibility," McNair said Tuesday.
Rice Stadium holds 47,000 in its current configuration, but the tarps could be moved off the end zone seating to expand the capacity to 70,000. It was opened in 1950 and hosted the Super Bowl in 1974.