Recipe for MVP

The Seahawks are letting Russell Wilson cook. The finished product could be an MVP season, writes Peter King.

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Jalen Ramsey has changed his opinion of Josh Allen from “trash” to “talented”
With Jalen Ramsey coming to town, Bills quarterback Josh Allen this week downplayed Ramsey’s “trash” comment about Allen. Much has changed since Ramsey made his critique of Allen and...
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Saints officially rule out Michael Thomas
There was never much sign that Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas would be in the lineup against the Packers on Sunday night and official word that he won’t play came on Friday afternoon. A high-...
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Henry Ruggs out for Raiders; Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller questionable
Wide receiver Henry Ruggs won’t be with the Raiders when they take the field against the Patriots on Sunday. Ruggs has been ruled out of Sunday’s game due to knee and hamstring injuries. Ruggs...
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Can't Wait to See: Will Drew Brees do too much?
Mike Florio and Charean Williams share what they're most excited for in Week 3 of the NFL.
Seahawks place Rasheem Green on injured reserve
The Seahawks placed defensive end Rasheem Green on injured reserve. Green has a stinger that forced him to miss last week’s game against the Patriots. “It’s just gonna be a couple more...
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Unnamed team under investigation for unauthorized locker room access
Things have gone so swimmingly for the NFL that it’s almost easy to forget they are playing the 2020 season amid a pandemic. Their latest round of testing from Sept. 13-19 produced zero positive...
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League issues memo reminding teams about game-day protocols
The NFL’s $100,000 fines to five head coaches — and $250,000 fines to their teams — showed how serious the league is about its risk-mitigation efforts. The NFL made it crystal clear with a...
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Injury roundup: 49ers still without Kittle
Mike Florio and Charean Williams look at the biggest names who will sit out Week 3 of the NFL because of injuries.
PFT PM Mailbag: Do Browns have the best RB pair?
Mike Florio and Charean Williams run through the PFT PM Mailbag, looking at Cleveland's running backs, the Raiders' upcoming game vs. the Patriots and more.
Seahawks continue to wait for Josh Gordon’s reinstatement
The Cowboys will have Aldon Smith against the Seahawks. The Seahawks won’t have Josh Gordon against the Cowboys. While Smith gained reinstatement from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and Cowboys...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick rides another wave of success, for now
Thursday night’s performance from Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was unsurprising given that it was so surprising. That’s been the pattern in recent years for Fitzpatrick. Periodically,...
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Sharp: Lions vs. Cards an interesting matchup
Warren Sharp breaks down a pair of Week 3 games in the Rams vs. Bills and Lions vs. Cardinals, the latter of which he sees plenty of interesting matchup nuggets with regards to the team and QB Kyler Murray.
Kevin Stefanski: It’s too early to know what the Browns’ offense will look like
Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. believes it’s not going to be the type of season that results in the generation of big numbers. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski says it’s way too early to draw...
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Sammy Watkins returns to practice as limited participant
Chiefs receiver Sammy Watkins returned to practice Friday. He was limited. Watkins took a shot to the head from Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman during last Sunday’s overtime win. He is in...
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Kenny Golladay hopes to make his 2020 debut on Sunday
The 0-2 Lions could use a spark. Maybe they’ll get one from receiver Kenny Golladay. Golladay missed the first two games of the year with a hamstring injury. He practiced all week on a limited basis,...
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Week Three injury report roundup
Week Three of the 2020 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Dolphins and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury...
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Ravens will host 250 family members for Monday’s game
The Ravens won’t have as big of a home-field advantage as they normally would, but they will have some fans at Monday night’s game. The team announced it will host 250 immediate family members...
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Cam Akers out, Malcolm Brown set to play for Rams
The Rams entered the week with a couple of injury issues in their offensive backfield and they’ve resolved themselves in different ways. Cam Akers missed his third straight day of practice with...
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Davante Adams doubtful, Kenny Clark questionable for Packers
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said on Friday that wide receiver Davante Adams was “probably doubtful” to play against the Saints on Sunday. Adams is now definitely doubtful. That’s how...
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Jets add Braxton Berrios to injury report as questionable for Sunday
If you’ve ever dreamed of playing wide receiver in the NFL, it’s probably worth giving the Jets a call right now. The team’s final injury report of the week shows that Braxton Berrios was...
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NFL tweaks policies on fake crowd noise
NFL teams will continue pumping fake crowd noise into their stadiums on Sunday, but some of the rules governing that noise have been revised. The league is now allowing stadiums to play fake crowd noise at...
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Gibson, Rice among best HBCU athletes of all time
Michael Holley and Michael Smith make their picks for the greatest HBCU athletes, including former 49ers wideout Jerry Rice, who holds over 100 NFL records, and Althea Gibson, the first Black woman to win...
Ravens DC: Patrick Mahomes would be underpaid if he made $1 billion
Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale has coached against Patrick Mahomes in the past and he has been preparing to face Mahomes this week, which has left him with some strong...
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Tyron Smith, DeMarcus Lawrence are questionable
Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy said Friday morning the team won’t know Tyron Smith‘s status until after Saturday’s workout. The left tackle missed last week’s game with a neck injury...
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James White out again this week
The Patriots will be without one of their most versatile and valuable offensive parts again this week. Via Phil Perry of NBCSportsBoston.com, running back James White is listed as out for Sunday’s...
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Trotter: NFL has ways to go to promote change
Jim Trotter and Steve Wyche join Michael Holley and Michael Smith to discuss the NFL playing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" before games, what it means for social justice and why more needs to be done to...
Julio Jones questionable with hamstring injury
Falcons receiver Julio Jones did not practice this week. He might not play Sunday. The Falcons list Jones as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bears. Jones caught nine passes for 157 yards in...
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Kenny Stills questionable with illness
The Texans added receiver Kenny Stills to their injury report Friday with an illness. They list him as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Stills did practice on a limited basis...
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Adrian Peterson: Limited snaps “not tough at all”
Adrian Peterson has played in a lot of games where he’s been the focal point of the offense while spending the majority of the game on the field. That hasn’t been the case in the first two games...
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Christian Kirk won’t play on Sunday
The Cardinals Offense has gotten off to an impressive start this season, but they’ll have to keep things going against the Lions without the help of one of their top wideouts. Cardinals head coach...
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Ziggy Ansah will wear No. 94, with the blessing of Solomon Thomas
The 49ers have had so many injuries this year that they’re out of numbers. Via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters on Friday that defensive end Ziggy Ansah will...
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Phillip Lindsay doubtful, Jerry Jeudy questionable for Broncos
The Broncos have had plenty of bad injury news so far this season, but they got a little good news on Friday. Running back Phillip Lindsay was on the practice field for the first time since injuring his...
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Vic Beasley excited to make his Titans debut
This may be the week for edge rusher Vic Beasley to make his Titans debut. Beasley was a full participant in practice all week and did not receive an injury designation for Sunday’s game against the...
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Panthers cut Trumaine Johnson, add Kai Forbath to practice squad
Just two years after signing one of the most lucrative contracts ever given a cornerback, Trumaine Johnson may have reached the end of the road. Johnson was released from the Panthers’ practice squad...
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Matt LaFleur: Davante Adams “probably doubtful” for Sunday
The Saints likely won’t have star receiver Michael Thomas, who is rehabbing an ankle injury that kept him out last week. The Packers likely won’t have star receiver Davante Adams, who has a...
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Sharp: Packers vs. Saints has bad Money Line
Warren Sharp expects an entertaining and exciting edition of Sunday Night Football between the Packers and Saints in Week 3, but feels the attached Money Line has bad numbers written all over it.
Steelers have a clear injury report
The Steelers don’t have any injury concerns heading into Sunday’s game with the Texans. Via Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com, every player on the roster was a full participant in Friday’s practice...
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Khalil Mack is questionable for Sunday
For the third consecutive week, the Bears list linebacker Khalil Mack as questionable. Mack has a knee issue that has limited him in practice. He has yet to have a full practice this season. Yet, Mack...
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Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller are back at practice Friday
The panic is over in Las Vegas. Fantasy players and Raiders Nation held their breath after running back Josh Jacobs and tight end Darren Waller missed practice Thursday. Jacobs is listed with a hip injury,...
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Vikings rule two cornerbacks out
The Vikings are struggling on defense anyway, and now they’ll have to face the Titans short-handed in the secondary. Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings have ruled ...
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George Kittle ruled out for Week Three
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan wasn’t ready to announce a decision on tight end George Kittle‘s playing status on Friday morning, but that changed by the time he met the media on Friday...
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Jaguars linebacker Leon Jacobs tears ACL
The Jaguars took another brutal hit Friday, after Thursday’s loss to the Dolphins. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Jaguars linebacker Leon Jacobs suffered a torn ACL last night, and will be out...
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Rob Gronkowski: I’m enjoying myself, I know what I signed up for
Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Tom Brady each weighed in on the quiet start to tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s season this week, but we had to wait until Friday to hear from Gronkowski...
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Kawann Short doubtful, Russell Okung questionable for Panthers
The Panthers aren’t necessarily expecting defensive tackle Kawann Short and guard Dennis Daley to play, but they’re taking them to Los Angeles just in case. Via Nick Carboni of WCNC.com, the...
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Denzel Ward, Mack Wilson questionable for Browns
The Browns got a handful of injured players back on the field at practice this week, but they also saw another one of their regulars come down with a new injury. Cornerback Denzel Ward was added to the...
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Eagles will decide each week whether Jalen Hurts or Nate Sudfeld is backup QB
In Week One, Eagles rookie quarterback Jalen Hurts was inactive, while Nate Sudfeld was active as the backup to starting quarterback Carson Wentz. In Week Two, Hurts was active and Sudfeld was inactive. The...
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Steelers hope to welcome fans on October 11 vs. Eagles
The Steelers, along with the University of Pittsburgh, agreed not to play home games with fans present in September, in order to help limit the local spread of COVID-19. The Steelers acknowledged on...
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Washington ownership unrest traces to money
Even when it seems personal, it’s never personal; it’s strictly business. The unrest in Washington’s front office, which seemed to have its roots in hard feelings between majority owner...
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David Andrews had surgery on broken thumb this week
Patriots center David Andrews has missed practice time with a right hand injury this week and Friday brought word about the precise nature of the injury. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports that Andrews broke...
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Mike McCarthy: Saturday’s practice will be a test for Tyron Smith
The Cowboys will issue their final practice report of the week on Friday, but their final practice session before facing the Seahawks won’t come until Saturday. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said...
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Bears license use of logo to trademarks as part of PointsBet sportsbook deal
As legalized gambling spreads throughout the country, sportsbook operators want to have the ability to easily convert audience members into customers. The Bears will make their online audience available to...
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Falcons short in secondary, waiting on Julio Jones
The Falcons will be short in the secondary Sunday against the Bears, but they’re waiting to see if Julio Jones will be able to play. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the decision on their...
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Jamison Crowder, George Fant out for Jets
The Jets are going to be shorthanded on offense again this week. Wide receiver Jamison Crowder has been ruled out for the second straight week while right tackle George Fant and wide receiver Breshad...
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