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Steve Dykes

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Police: Woman who accused Marshawn Lynch may face charge of filing false statement | Q13 FOX News
“The Bellevue Police Department has developed probable cause to believe that the suspect, a 31-year-old female, violated RCW 9A.76.175, making a false or misleading statement to a public servant,” the department said in a news release Thursday. “The Bellevue Police department has forwarded a criminal summons to the Bellevue city attorney’s office for charging. The ultimate decision to charge the suspect rests with the Bellevue city attorney’s office.”

Tales of the Tape: Breaking down key Week 5 matchups |
The latest NFL news, scores, stats, fantasy analysis, and mock drafts as well as the best NFL writers and photos from

NFL Referees Association at odds with league office over calls | ProFootballTalk
The NFL Referees Association, which represents the on-field officials, is hitting back at the league after two high-profile calls were described as incorrect by the league office.

NFL says there’s nothing contradictory about referees’ grades | ProFootballTalk
The NFL Referees Association is complaining that the league is publicly saying officials got calls wrong while privately giving the officials high marks when they're graded by the officiating department.

Week 4 (2014) Game Scripts: Five Blowouts Take Top Billing
Thursday Night Football. New York and Washington. Can you feel the excitement? Probably not. Despite being 3-point underdogs, the Giants won in a snoozer, 45-14, while posting a Game Script of +12.9.

Washington tight ends return to practice | ProFootballTalk
As Washington prepares to host Seattle, the home team got some good news, in the form of a pair of tight ends returning to practice. Jordan Reed, who suffered a hamstring injury in Week One, and Niles Paul, who suffered a concussion last Thursday on an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit, both returned ...

NFP power rankings | National Football Post
MVP candidate Philip Rivers and the Chargers continue to make strong moves.

Goal-to-Go: Should NFL teams pass or run inside the 10-yard line? | The MMQB with Peter King
Chip Kelly came under fire after the Eagles threw two incomplete passes from the 1-yard line, turned the ball over on downs and ultimately lost last Sunday’s game. We crunched the data to see whether running or passing the ball is the right call

Charlie Whitehurst is one handsome man, says Nashville magazine -
Charlie Whitehurst has had quite a week, starting for the Titans and being named as one of the Nashville's most beautiful people.

Team identities: NFC West -
Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks are still the class of the tough NFC West, but Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals aren't far behind. Take a look at our NFC West team identities.

Alex Smith 'didn't have any regrets' in leaving 49ers -
Alex Smith spent his first eight seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. Now, the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback said he doesn't have any unfinished business after being traded away.

Rolle: Amukamara's big season goes back to bedroom -
Antrel Rolle thinks he knows why Giants teammate Prince Amukamara is having a career season, and it has to do with the birds and bees. Per Rolle, Amukamara walks with more "swagger" now.

Carson Palmer in waiting game with nerve issue -
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, out with a nerve issue in his shoulder, was told by a specialist his injury is not career- or season-threatening and could "wake" at any point.

Greg Olsen trade was a mistake, former Bears GM says -
Former Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said this week that it was a mistake to trade tight end Greg Olsen to the Panthers in 2011. How has the trade worked out for the two teams?

RENTON: Seahawks S Kam Chancellor takes Mars Blackmon route to managing ankle pain: “It’s the shoes.” | Seattle Seahawks | The News Tribune
Kam Chancellor has channeled Mars Blackmon to manage ankle pain and avoid surgery.

Seahawks' Ryan and Lockette form formidable special teams duo | - Sports
RENTON — Following a three-and-out after the Seattle Seahawks' first possession against the Denver Broncos two Sunday's ago, a remarkable thing happened.

Redskins coach Jay Gruden on Seahawks: “They really don’t have a weakness”; plus thoughts on his brother coaching again | Seahawks Insider - The News Tribune
Just got off an early morning conference call with Washington coach Jay Gruden. But it wasn’t as early as it could have been; Gruden said he couldn’t sleep last night so he got out of bed at 2 a.m. and drove to Redskins headquarters to go to work.

Five questions, five answers: Washington | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
Time again for an in-depth look at Seattle’s upcoming opponent. Our guest to answer five questions about Washington — which hosts Seattle Monday night at FedExField —- is Zac Boyer, who covers Washington for the Washington Times.

FCC will consider petition to ban 'Redskins' | Sports | The Seattle Times
The head of the Federal Communications Commission says the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves.

Person of Interest: Washington's DeSean Jackson - Seattle Seahawks | 710 ESPN Seattle
One of the lightest players in the league is also one of its top home-run hitters. That only sounds like a paradox, though, and while Jackson has spent each of his seven NFL seasons in the NFC East, he's a well-known playmaker around here not just because of his college career at Cal but as far back as high school.

Pete Carroll on Bruce Irvin: "We think he's going to be fine"
10 key takeaways from head coach Pete Carroll's Thursday meeting with the media.

Wednesday in Hawkville: Strong safety Kam Chancellor a ‘game-changing force’
He has played through pain and also continued to inflict plenty of it in the Seahawks’ first three games, and that’s why Brian Billick lists Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor among the NFL’s “game-planning nightmares.”

Marshawn Lynch putting up beastly numbers - Seattle Seahawks Blog - ESPN
The last time the Seattle Seahawks played at FedEx Field against the Washington Redskins, running back Marshawn Lynch had his best rushing performance of the season.

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan wins player of month honors | ProFootballTalk
Jon Ryan might not work as much as some other punters. But when he does, he's very good at it. The Seahawks punter was named NFC special teams player of the month for September, after doing solid work in his rare appearances.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson Joins Derek Jeter's Digital Venture, Addresses Domestic Violence
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has joined Derek Jeter's new digital venture The Players' Tribune as the website's first senio...

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson writes in column that he used to be a bully - ESPN
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says he was a bully as a kid and that it's time to do more about domestic violence.

Notes from Pete Carroll's Thursday press conference | - Seattle Sidelines
The Seahawks are back on the practice field preparing for Monday night’s game in Washington, and coming off the bye, they are a relatively healthy team.

The September NFL All Rookie Team - With the First Pick - NFL Scouting Reports, College Football, and the 2013 NFL Draft
The first month of football is over and it is a shame. However, through the first four games of the season, a ton of rookies have emerged as some of the top players at their position. Here are the rookies at each position that have shined the brightest over the past moth.

Chicago gets the nod over L.A. to host 2015 NFL draft - LA Times
The city of Chicago -- not Los Angeles -- has been awarded the 2015 NFL draft .

McDonald case turned over to DA's office | CSN Bay Area
“Prosecutors will review, decide whether or not to file criminal charges, or seek further investigation,” the district attorney’s office announced Thursday via Twitter.

2015 NFL Draft will be held in Chicago, per report -
The draft has found a new location outside of NYC.

Seahawks' Ryan and Lockette form formidable special teams duo | - Sports
Following a three-and-out after the Seattle Seahawks' first possession against the Denver Broncos two Sunday's ago, a remarkable thing happened.

Carson Palmer continues waiting game with nerve issue -
Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, out since Week 1 with a nerve issue in his shoulder, was told by a specialist his injury is not career or season-threatening and could "wake" at any point.

Colin Kaepernick -- I'M NOT THE BABY DADDY ... Calls BS On Fitness Model |
Colin Kaepernick is coming out swingin' against allegations he knocked up self-proclaimed fitness model Brittany Renner ... and he's using a rap song to shoot down the claims.

QB Index: Quarter season rankings 1-32 -
It wasn't always the smoothest month for big-name quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Drew Brees. Find out where they rank in our first full quarterback rankings of the 2014 season.

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh thrives in chaos and difficulty - ESPN
It isn't easy being the intense 49ers head coach, and that's the way he likes it

Washington Redskins locker room quick takes - ESPN
Highlights from the Washington Redskins open locker room Thursday:

Referee for Seattle-Washington game is Jeff Triplette | Seahawks Blog | Seattle Times
And if you like penalties, then you may consider this good news — according to this analysis from ESPN, Triplette’s crew threw more flags last season than any other, 244.

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan living his dream | Seahawks | The Seattle Times
Seahawks punter Jon Ryan, a native of Regina, Saskatchewan, says all he has ever wanted to be was a punter. “I was probably the only 8-year-old in the country who dressed up as a punter for Halloween,” he says.

Redskins might find that neither Robert Griffin III nor Kirk Cousins is the answer - The Washington Post
The uncertainty surrounding both quarterbacks raises a possibility worse than if one beats out the other.

Suggs on Andrew Luck: 'He's really (expletive) good' -
"We're real impressed with the kid and we don't say that a lot," Suggs said, according to "Usually we come up here and play the political game, we're like, 'Oh, this guy can make every throw' and 'This guy's pretty good,' but this guy's actually really f------ good.

Redskins' tight ends could exploit shaky aspect of Seahawks' vaunted defense - Washington Times
A search for holes will accompany the pursuit of answers this week.

The NFL’s Out-of-Nowhere Players «
The National Football League is an enormous organization with a lot of players. It’s actually pretty staggering. The NBA mandates an average of at least 14 players per team, meaning there are about 420 active NBA players during the season. NHL rosters have a maximum of 23 players per team, for a total of 690 players. Major League Baseball’s 25-man roster bumps that figure up to 750. The NFL has more teams (32) and far larger rosters (53 players) than any other major professional league; there are 1,696 NFL players on active rosters at any given time in the fall. You can fit all of the NBA into two NFL divisions with room to spare.

Seahawks QB Russell Wilson
Seattle Seahawk Russell Wilson joins HuffPost Live. The Super Bowl champion quarterback will discuss his career in the NFL and his accomplishments on and off the field.

Why Not You Foundation | Pass the Peace

Billick: Falcons have worst defensive talent in NFL | Atlanta Falcons blog
Former NFL head coach and analyst Brian Billick was blunt in his assessment of the Falcons’ defense on the Morning Show on 92.9 The Game with Marc James and Randy Cross on Wednesday morning.

10 interesting stats from September in the NFL | This Given Sunday
The first month of the NFL season is in the books. Ten stats that help tell the story from the first four weeks of the year…