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Cowboys | Agree to terms on extension with Tyron Smith

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:02:06 -0700

Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith has agreed to terms with the team on an eight-year contract extension worth $98 million, according to a source.

Bills | Nigel Bradham suspended one game

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:54:56 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Nigel Bradham has been suspended one game for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Phillies | Willing to pay Cliff Lee's contract

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee could be traded next month, since the team is willing to pay down some of his backloaded contract to facilitate a trade if they can get the right prospects. Lee is guaranteed around $48 million through next year, and the Phillies would likely have to pay a fair amount of his remaining contract to work out a trade.

Diamondbacks | Clayton Richard to sign

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:10 -0700

Free-agent SP Clayton Richard (Padres) said he will sign a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he expects to make his first start in the Arizona Fall League this weekend. Richard hasn't pitched in the majors since June 21 of last year.

Colts | Vick Ballard undergoes surgery

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:50:50 -0700

Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') underwent surgery Tuesday, July 29, to repair his torn Achilles' tendon. The team is expected to place Ballard on Injured Reserve at some point.

Seahawks | Morrell Presley working with TE

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:46:46 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Morrell Presley has been working with the tight ends even though he is listed as a wide receiver.

Yankees | Interested in Joaquin Benoit

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:46:20 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit is generating interest from the New York Yankees, but the Padres are still unsure if they'd like to trade him after trading RP Huston Street. However, there is a decent market building for Benoit now that RP Joakim Soria is also off the market.

Broncos | Chris Harris not ready for pads

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:57 -0700

Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. (knee) is not allowed to practice in pads at this point and needs to participate in three more practices before being allowed to wear pads. Harris may not do much during practice Wednesday, July 30, because of a wet field.

Blue Jays | Still looking for starting pitching

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:56 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays continue to look for a top-of-the-rotation starting pitcher, but they aren't in on Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester at this time. They are also searching for an everyday second baseman and bullpen help, but nothing is imminent.

Astros | Josh Zeid to have surgery

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:34 -0700

Houston Astros RP Josh Zeid (foot) will undergo surgery on his foot and miss the rest of the season.

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Broncos | John Boyett sitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:38:37 -0700

Denver Broncos CB John Boyett (back) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Saints | Champ Bailey not a lock

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:37:07 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB Champ Bailey is not guaranteed to make the final roster.

Broncos | Demaryius Thomas not in pads

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:33:39 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas is not allowed to practice in pads at this point and will need to take part in two more practices before getting back into pads. Thomas missed some time last week because of a personal issue.

Roush Fenway Racing | Greg Biffle has one win at Pocono

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:31:53 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle has one win and an average finish of 16.4 in 23 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono Raceway. He earned his only victory at the track in 2010. Biffle also has three top-fives and six top-10 finishes at Pocono.

Browns | Appeal argument may not help Josh Gordon

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:24:48 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to argue during his appeal hearing that second-hand smoke caused his positive test, but NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello indicated that argument may not change decision. "A cornerstone of both of our drug testing programs has always been that you are responsible for what is in your body," Aiello said. "It is stated that way in the policies." No player has won their appeal with the second-hand smoke argument.

Jets | Johnny Patrick injured

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:21:54 -0700

New York Jets CB Johnny Patrick (hamstring) left practice early Wednesday, July 30, because of a hamstring injury.

Jets | Three do not practice

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:57 -0700

New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (hamstring), WR David Nelson (groin) and SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Seahawks | Paul Richardson impressing coaches

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:18:21 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson has shown quickness and good passing skills during practice, and the team is looking for ways to use him, according to Pete Carroll. "He continues to show that he's really, really fast and he can get up on you and he's real comfortable catching everything that you throw at him," Carroll said. "We're real excited about Paul and hopefully we'll just keep learning him and figuring him out and figure out how to best utilize his talents. He got talents; he's really quick in and out of his breaks. I love his catching range so we'll try to figure it out but we're real excited right now."

Tigers | Evan Reed charged with sexual assault

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:13:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Evan Reed was charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel last spring. He's currently playing for Triple-A Toledo but was with the major league squad when the assault occurred March 30 of last year. The charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Reed's attorneys continue to declare his innocence.

Dolphins | Samson Satele may still be option

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:08:53 -0700

The Miami Dolphins may consider signing free-agent C Samson Satele (Colts) if OG Shelley Smith struggles as the starting center.