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Angels | Tyler Skaggs likely headed to DL

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:25:21 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (forearm) is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list with a left forearm strain. "The doctor said the UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) is fine," Skaggs said "At the moment, it's not looking bad. I have full range of motion, and the tests went well. We'll see tomorrow, though. It's not feeling too bad right now."

FANTASY TIP: Hector Santiago would take his spot in the rotation. He has depth value in AL-only leagues.

Jaguars | Four out extended period of time

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:21:59 -0700

Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) and WR Tandon Doss (undisclosed), DT Jordan Miller (undisclosed) and LB John Lotulelei (leg) will miss an extended period of time.

Browns | Joe Thomas resting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:13:04 -0700

Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas is resting Friday, Aug. 1.

Saints | Five sitting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:09:40 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills (quadriceps), DT John Jenkins (pectoral), OG Ben Grubbs (undisclosed), P Steve Hull and CB Terrence Frederick are out of practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Chiefs | Eric Berry sitting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:29:38 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) is out of practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Redskins | Phillip Thomas returns

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:40 -0700

Washington Redskins FS Phillip Thomas (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Texans | Arian Foster sitting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:13:15 -0700

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster is not practicing Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: Foster could be taking a maintenance day after returning from a hamstring injury a couple of days ago. He's a solid RB1 in fantasy.

Dolphins | Three resting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:00:57 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes, WR Brian Hartline and WR Brandon Gibson are resting Friday, Aug. 1.

Giants | Running back roles shaping up

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:26:14 -0700

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis handled the bulk of the repetitions with the second-team offense Thursday, July 31. RB Michael Cox is also in the mix. RB Andre Williams continued to receive most of the goal line carries.

FANTASY TIP: Whoever wins the backup spot has RB5 value.

Red Sox | Infield tentatively set

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:25:07 -0700

Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts figures to get playing time at the position now that SS Stephen Drew was dealt to the New York Yankees, and 3B Kelly Johnson will fill in at that position as 3B Will Middlebrooks works his way back into the lineup.

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Athletics | Paying Yoenis Cespedes salary, getting help on Jon Lester

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:21:12 -0700

Although the Oakland Athletics are paying $650,000 of the salary for Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes, the Athletics are getting $1.8 million from the Red Sox to help pay SP Jon Lester.

Pirates | Were looking at Andrew Miller

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:03:32 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking at RP Andrew Miller before he was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, July 31.

Pirates | Asked about John Lackey

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:59:03 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates asked about SP John Lackey before he was dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, July 31.

Royals | Counting on internal production

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:49:31 -0700

Although the Kansas City Royals were kicking the tires on some players at the trade deadline, general manager Dayton Moore believed internal production would drive the team in the stretch run so the Royals held off.

Orioles | Hunter Harvey injury may have cost team Jon Lester

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:45:25 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles were hesitant to deal any of their top arms to the Boston Red Sox with SP Hunter Harvey (elbow) out with a season-ending elbow injury. That was a factor in why the team did not land Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester.

Browns | Jim Leonhard still plans to retire

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:39:05 -0700

Despite being reunited with former coach Mike Pettine, Cleveland Browns SS Jim Leonhard still plans to retire at season's end. Leonhard and Pettine were together at times on the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.

Bengals | Mohamed Sanu generating strong camp buzz

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:25:04 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is generating strong buzz in camp, which could lead to more time in the slot and more catches this season if things work out.

Bears | Lance Briggs wants to retire with Chicago

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:22:18 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs, who is entering his 12th NFL season, intends to retire as a Bear but did not give a definite timetable. Briggs said he feels more comfortable with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who is in his second year.

Cowboys | Committed to Dez Bryant extension

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:58:38 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys will have the franchise tag exception ready for WR Dez Bryant in the 2014-15 offseason, but the club has said it remains committed to locking Bryant up to an extension before then.

Seahawks | Not looking at Jermichael Finley

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:55:40 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks are not looking at free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) after losing TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles) to an apparent torn Achilles tendon.