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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:28:22 -0800
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is practicing in full pads Thursday, Dec. 5.
FANTASY TIP: It appears that Rodgers has taken another step in his recovery, but still check back on his status Friday and into the weekend. It may still be a long shot that he plays.
Source: NFL.com |
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:19:14 -0800
Three people were charged in Miami with conspiring to smuggle, kidnap and extort Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin as he went from Cuba to the United States through Mexico. The three men were also charged with smuggling 13 other Cuban players to the U.S. Estrellas del Beisbol claims they were Martin's management agency after he was smuggled into Mexico in 2010, and the company filed a lawsuit against Martin, saying he didn't pay up to 30 percent of his salary after he was signed by the Rangers. Martin's representation is claiming he signed the agreement "under duress" and that he was held "against his will" in Mexico.
Source: ESPNDallas.com - Richard Durrett |
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:04:16 -0800
Signs are pointing toward Indianapolis Colts WR Da'Rick Rogers moving ahead of WR Darrius Heyward-Bey on the team's depth chart at wide receiver. Rogers made his debut with the team in Week 13 and played in 13 offensive plays. "We've got four guys on the 53-man roster right now at the wide receiver position and we've got to do a great job of playing to their strengths," head coach Chuck Pagano said. "We're going to need them all." Heyward-Bey has been targeted 26 times in the last five games but has just nine catches for 96 yards.
FANTASY TIP: As Mike Chappell notes, Rogers or LaVon Brazill could overtake DHB on the depth chart and be utilized more often in the final four games of the regular season. They both have more upside than DHB, as well. Take note if you've been holding onto Hewyard-Bey as the No. 2 opposite T.Y. Hilton. It's probably time to cut bait.
Source: Indianapolis Star - Mike Chappell |