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Falcons | Sign Eric Weems

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:58:31 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WR Eric Weems (Bears) Thursday, Aug. 21. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Falcons | Waive Jabin Sambrano

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:57:55 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons waived WR Jabin Sambrano Thursday, Aug. 21.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles practices

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:54:49 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 21, but worked with the second- and scout-team offenses during practices. The team is not saying if Charles will play in the third preseason game.

FANTASY TIP: Charles does not really need to play in the preseason, because the team knows what to expect from him. Charles is in the conversation for the first overall pick in fantasy drafts because of his ability to produce in the running and passing game.

Giants | Brandon Belt update

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:52:55 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) will hopefully play in September, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy noted it will be challenging to find Belt competitive at-bats with the minor league season over.

Red Sox | Three sitting

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:49:15 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz, 1B Mike Napoli (back) and 3B Will Middlebrooks (hamstring) are all out of the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Red Sox | Allen Craig Returns

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:48:43 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig (foot) is batting fifth as the designated hitter Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:48:28 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (personal) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Peterson missing practice the past couple days due to a personal issue has no impact on his fantasy football value.

Chargers | Jason Verrett making progress

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:42:55 -0700

San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) participated in practice in full pads Thursday, Aug. 21, for the second consecutive day and took part in the tackling drills.

Chargers | Several players miss practice

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:36:00 -0700

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary (shoulder, hip), WR Vincent Brown (calf), LB Manti Te'o (foot), DT Sean Lissemore (ankle), SS Jahleel Addae (hamstring), DE Lawrence Guy (shoulder) and CB Marcus Cromartie (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Dolphins | Charles Clay expected to play

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:33:59 -0700

Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) is expected to play in the third preseason game after missing the first two preseason games because of a knee injury. Clay has participated in practice this week and appeared to be fine.

FANTASY TIP: Clay is coming off a solid 2013 season and should continue to be a key part in the passing game. He probably should be seen as a low-end starting tight end in most leagues.

Dodgers | Carl Crawford streaking

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:29:08 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is hitting .485 (16-for-33) with one home run and six RBIs since Sunday, Aug. 10. Crawford's hot stretch has pushed OF Andre Ethier to bench duty. Ethier has started just four games since Tuesday, July 22.

Rays | Alex Cobb in a groove

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:27:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb pitched eight-scoreless innings Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Detroit Tigers. Cobb has allowed two runs or less in eight straight starts, which is a team record.

Dolphins | Daryn Colledge may start at LG

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:26:54 -0700

Miami Dolphins OG Daryn Colledge likely will start at left guard during the third preseason game, because he has received most of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice. OG Billy Turner could also receive time at the position with the starting offense during the game.

Yankees | Brandon McCarthy tosses gem

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:20:44 -0700

New York Yankees SP Brandon McCarthy recorded a four-hit shutout with eight strikeouts Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Houston Astros.

Cubs | Edwin Jackson update

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:14:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (lat) believes he will return to pitch this season.

Ravens | Three CBs ruled out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:13:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CBs Jimmy Smith (chest), Lardarius Webb (back) and CB Asa Jackson (ankle) will not play in the third preseason game. All three players are expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Cowboys | Not signing Jason Phillips

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:12:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys have no plans to sign free-agent LB Jason Phillips (Eagles), according to multiple sources.

Texans | Jadeveon Clowney sits out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:08:12 -0700

Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (undisclosed) was held out of practice Thursday, Aug. 21, because of an undisclosed injury. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Clowney is fine but is not sure if Clowney will play in the third preseason game.

Giants | Buster Posey good to go

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:07:04 -0700

San Francisco Giants C/1B Buster Posey (hip) will play Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Chicago Cubs.

Indians | Yan Gomes leaves game

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:06:17 -0700

Cleveland Indians Yan Gomes (illness) left the game early Thursday, Aug. 21, due to illness.