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Panthers | Thomas Davis drawing from his injury experiences

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:43:38 -0700

Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis has returned three times from torn anterior cruciate ligaments, earning a Pro Bowl berth in 2013, and has used his experience to coax injured Panthers to stay focused, he told NFL Network's Steve Wyche.

Eagles | 3-4 will be primary defense

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:43:18 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to use a 3-4 defense on a more full-time basis in 2014 than they did in 2013, when they had a hybrid with 4-3 sets. They now boast increased depth at outside linebacker and in the defensive backfield.

FANTASY TIP: The Eagles' DT is a fringe fantasy starter but could be a weekly option if they can generate more sacks. Much of that will depend on their outside pressure, which was mediocre last year.

49ers | Alfonso Smith contract update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:39:51 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Alfonso Smith signed a one-year deal. The financial terms were not disclosed.

Patriots | Dominique Easley injury update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:30:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots DT Dominique Easley (knee) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list as he works his way back from an Oct. 25, 2013, anterior cruciate ligament tear. Easley practiced the final day of June minicamp but was since placed on NFI. According to sources, he did not suffer a setback and still hopes to return for Week 1. Easley is still rehabbing the injury to regain full strength.

Dolphins | Mike Wallace has muscle soreness

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:18:35 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (undisclosed) said he was limited in practice Tuesday, July 29, because he is dealing with some muscle soreness. He declined to reveal what part of his body was bothering him.

FANTASY TIP: We'll have more on this as more details are relayed. Wallace, all things equal, is a WR3 candidate in non-PPR games with a decent ceiling in Miami's new offense.

Patriots | Aaron Dobson had screw inserted

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:17:25 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson (foot) underwent surgery March 10 to have a screw permanently implanted into his injured left foot. Dobson had a stress fracture fixed, and the initial prognosis of two to three months is now an overly optimistic timetable. He began running in July but has not showcased any change-of-direction work in practice.

FANTASY TIP: Cleary, this is not good news for Dobson's potential as a sneaky late-round flier pick. It is probably best to cross him off your list of lottery tickets for 2014, but remember follow his progression during the year. He could be a stash for very deep rosters or in leagues with IR spots. He may have late-season daily game appeal.

Royals | Christian Colon up

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:12:06 -0700

Kansas City Royals INF Christian Colon was recalled from Triple-A Omaha. He'll back up 2B Omar Infante and SS Alcides Escobar, and he could serve as the platoon option versus southpaws if 3B Mike Moustakas loses playing time.

Padres | Joaquin Benoit likely to be dealt

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:55:29 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit is likely to be traded at some point in the near future, according to a major league source.

FANTASY TIP: Benoit would lose a lot of fantasy value if traded to a team where he'll likely serve in a setup role. San Diego could go with Dale Thayer or Nick Vincent if Benoit exits.

Jets | Alex Green exits again

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:47:46 -0700

New York Jets RB Alex Green (chest) returned to practice Tuesday, July 29, but is in the trainers' tent for evaluation again.

Browns | Andrew Hawkins looking good on ST

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:46:26 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Andrew Hawkins has impressed the team on special teams in the gunner drills.

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Saints | Jairus Byrd activated

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:42:22 -0700

New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (back) was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

49ers | One signed, one cut

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:37:46 -0700

The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent RB Alfonso Smith (Cardinals) to an undisclosed deal and waived/injured OT Fou Fonoti (undisclosed).

Seahawks | Eric Winston signs

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:33:47 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent OT Eric Winston (Cardinals) to a one-year deal.

Patriots | Michael Hoomanawanui exits

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:23:58 -0700

New England Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui (undisclosed) left practice due to an undisclosed reason Tuesday, July 29.

Jets | Jace Amaro returns

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:08:22 -0700

New York Jets TE Jace Amaro (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, July 29.

Browns | Karlos Dansby sitting

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:02:28 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Karlos Dansby received the day off Tuesday, July 29.

Panthers | Josh Thomas activated

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:59:02 -0700

Carolina Panthers CB Josh Thomas (undisclosed) was activated from the Non-Football Injury list and is practicing Tuesday, July 29.

Jets | Chris Ivory likely to be goal line back

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:45:31 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory is likely to be the team's goal line back, according to running backs coach Anthony Lynn.

FANTASY TIP: Ivory is a RB4 with enhanced value in TD-only leagues.

Dolphins | Nate Garner taking snaps at center

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:18:20 -0700

Miami Dolphins OG Nate Garner is taking snaps with the first-team at center Tuesday, July 29, after C Sam Brenner (leg) left with an injury.

Brewers | Inquired about Jon Lester

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:11:31 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester is a player the Milwaukee Brewers have inquired about.