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Rihanna to headline the next Super Bowl halftime show

Sun Sep 25 3:45pm ET
By JAKE COYLE
AP Film Writer

NEW YORK (AP) Rihanna will take center stage at February's Super Bowl halftime show.

The singer, who declined to perform in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, will headline the 2023 Super Bowl, the NFL announced Sunday along with Jay-Z's Roc Nation and Apple Music. Rihanna posted an image on Instagram of an arm outstretched holding an NFL football.

''Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn,'' Shawn ''Jay-Z'' Carter, whose Roc Nation is an executive producer of the show, said in a statement. ''A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment.''

The Super Bowl will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12. After years of Pepsi's sponsorship, the upcoming halftime show will be sponsored by Apple Music.

Rihanna earlier said she turned down a similar opportunity for the 2019 Super Bowl that was ultimately headlined by Maroon 5. At the time, many artists voiced support for Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback whose 2016 national anthem protests sparked debate throughout football.

''I couldn't dare do that. For what?'' Rihanna told Vogue in 2019. ''Who gains from that? Not my people. I just couldn't be a sellout. I couldn't be an enabler. There's things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way,'' she said of the league.

With sales of more than 250 million records worldwide, Rihanna ranks as one of the best-selling female artists ever. Her last album was 2016's ''Anti.''

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Player Notes
Michael Thomas Sep 25 3:50pm ET
Michael Thomas

New Orleans Saints wide receivers Michael Thomas (foot) and Jarvis Landry (ankle) are questionable to return against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3. Thomas totaled five catches for 49 yards before exiting. He has 171 yards and three touchdowns this season, making him a fringe top-12 receiver in fantasy. Landry, meanwhile, amassed 114 yards in Week 1 but has totaled just 47 yards in two games since then. If both players are forced to miss time, Chris Olave would be the Saints' No. 1 wide receiver.

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Lance McCutcheon Sep 25 3:50pm ET
Lance McCutcheon

Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Lance McCutcheon is active for his NFL debut against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 3. Undrafted out of Montana State, McCutcheon was promoted from the practice squad for Sunday's contest. He'll give the Rams depth behind Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson, and Ben Skowronek.

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Dalvin Cook Sep 25 3:40pm ET
Dalvin Cook

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (shoulder) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. He totaled 17 carries, 97 yards, and one touchdown before exiting while clutching his left arm. If Cook is forced to miss any time, Alexander Mattison will become a must-start in fantasy football.

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Malik Harrison Sep 25 3:40pm ET
Malik Harrison

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Justin Houston (groin) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the New England Patriots in Week 3. The 33-year-old has totaled two sacks and six tackles so far this season. Jason Pierre-Paul and Malik Harrison will contribute additional defensive snaps if Houston is forced to miss extended time.

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Bryan Edwards Sep 25 3:30pm ET
Bryan Edwards

Atlanta Falcons wide receivers Bryan Edwards and Damiere Byrd are both healthy scratches for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. Edwards has one catch for two yards this year while Byrd has yet to be active for a game. Kyle Pitts, Drake London, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Olamide Zaccheaus should headline the receiving game in this one.

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Spencer Brown Sep 25 3:30pm ET
Spencer Brown

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Jake Kumerow (ankle) and offensive lineman Spencer Brown (heat illness) have been ruled out for the remainder of Week 3 versus the Miami Dolphins. Kumerow has totaled four catches and 64 yards over his last two games, but he remains buried on the depth chart behind Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, and Isaiah McKenzie.

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Leonard Fournette Sep 25 3:20pm ET
Leonard Fournette

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (hamstring) is active for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. He had been listed as questionable. With Mike Evans (suspension), Chris Godwin (hamstring), and Julio Jones (knee) sidelined, the Buccaneers could rely on a heavy dose of Fournette against Green Bay this week. He should be viewed as a fringe top-12 back in fantasy football.

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Cade Otton Sep 25 3:20pm ET
Cade Otton

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cade Otton (personal) is officially inactive for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. This was widely expected after he had been listed as doubtful. He has totaled just one catch for four yards in his rookie campaign. Ko Kieft and Kyle Rudolph are in line for increased snaps behind Cameron Brate

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Dallas Goedert Sep 25 3:20pm ET
Dallas Goedert

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert (shin) is questionable to return against the Washington Commanders in Week 3. He had totaled three catches, 26 yards, and one touchdown before exiting. Jack Stoll and Grant Calcaterra are the next tight ends on the depth chart, though most of Goedert's targets would likely go to A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith if he can't return.

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Aaron Rodgers Sep 25 3:20pm ET
Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) is officially active against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3. The veteran tackle will make his 2022 debut on Sunday. If Bakhtiari can return to his pre-injury form, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon should see a boost in fantasy football.

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James Conner Sep 25 3:10pm ET
James Conner

Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams. He injured himself last weekend and was listed as questionable for Week 3. Evidently, he felt good enough in warmups to play. Conner totaled 55 yards and one touchdown back in Week 1. He is the clear lead back in the Arizona offense and should be viewed as a mid-range RB2 for the time being.

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Russell Gage Sep 25 3:10pm ET
Russell Gage

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receivers Russell Gage (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee) are officially active for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. Both players had been listed as questionable. In addition to Mike Evans' suspension, Chris Godwin (hamstring) and Julio Jones (knee) are sidelined for this game. Gage, Perriman, and Cole Beasley will likely be Tom Brady's go-to targets on Sunday.

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Christian Watson Sep 25 3:10pm ET
Christian Watson

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (illness), listed as questionable, is active against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3. Meanwhile, rookie Christian Watson (hamstring) is inactive. Cobb, Allen Lazard, Romeo Doubs, and Robert Tonyan will be busy in the passing game, but running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon should remain the focal point of the offense.

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Tua Tagovailoa Sep 25 3:00pm ET
Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (head) has returned to Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. He suffered a scary head injury in the first half but was evaluated for a concussion and subsequently cleared to return. The 24-year-old will look to build on a solid stat line that consisted of eight completions, 76 yards, and one touchdown in the first half.

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Julio Jones Sep 25 3:00pm ET
Julio Jones

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) is officially inactive for Week 3 against the Green Bay Packers. The veteran wideout had been listed as questionable after being diagnosed with a partially torn PCL. The Buccaneers' wide receiver corps is depleted with Jones and Chris Godwin (hamstring) injured, as well as Mike Evans suspended. Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman, and Cole Beasley figured to be Tom Brady's go-to targets on Sunday.

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Justin Herbert Sep 25 2:50pm ET
Justin Herbert

Correcting a previous report, Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert (ribs) is listed as active for Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had been listed as questionable. There had been some pregame speculation that the Chargers might be cautious and rest Herbert one more week, but it looks like he will try to play through the pain. The Chargers have three quarterbacks active this week (Herbert, Chase Daniel, and Easton Stick) in case Herbert can't play the whole game. He should still be viewed as a mid-range QB1 this week.

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Donald Parham Sep 25 2:50pm ET
Donald Parham

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (hamstring) and tight end Donald Parham Jr. (hamstring) are both inactive for Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Allen, listed as questionable, hasn't played since Week 1 when he caught four passes for 66 yards before exiting earlier. Meanwhile, Parham hasn't played at all this season. In his absence, the Chargers promoted Richard Rodgers to the active roster. He and rookie Tre' McKitty should occupy depth roles behind Gerald Everett this week.

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J.C. Jackson Sep 25 2:50pm ET
J.C. Jackson

Los Angeles Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson (ankle) is inactive for Week 3 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had been listed as doubtful heading into the weekend. Jackson has played in just one game this week, amassing six tackles last Thursday. Michael Davis is expected to draw the start in his absence.

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Keenan Allen Sep 25 2:43pm ET
Keenan Allen

The Los Angeles Chargers have declared TE Donald Parham, DL Christian Covington, RB Isaiah Spiller, C Corey Linsley, CB J.C. Jackson and WR Keenan Allen inactive for Week 3.

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Shaquill Griffin Sep 25 2:43pm ET
Shaquill Griffin

The Jacksonville Jaguars have declared S Tyree Gillespie, LB De'Shaan Dixon, CB Shaquill Griffin, WR Kendric Pryor and RB Snoop Conner inactive for Week 3.

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