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Cardinals | Carson Palmer progressing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:16:16 -0700

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer has improved his reads and dealing with blitzes, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

FANTASY TIP: No matter how much Palmer improves, he's still not a starting fantasy quarterback. He's best used as a backup or streaming option.

Texans | Jadeveon Clowney not 100 percent

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:13:23 -0700

Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (hernia) said he's not 100 percent and has been limited.

Rockies | Nolan Arenado benched for not hustling

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:12:16 -0700

Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado was benched during the fourth inning by manager Walt Weiss for not hustling on a ground ball back to the pitcher Friday, July 25, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. "We talk a lot about playing the game hard, playing the game right and how important that is, especially when you've been getting your (butt) kicked for a while. It's even more important. It's imperative," Weiss said. "I just felt Nolan didn't meet that standard at that point. Nolan's a great kid. He's a great player. That's how I saw it."

Astros | Gregorio Petit promoted

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:10:44 -0700

The Houston Astros have purchased the contract of INF Gregorio Petit from Triple-A Oklahoma City. In a corresponding move, RP Anthony Bass was optioned to Oklahoma City.

Seahawks | Three sit out practice

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:55:27 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WRs Percy Harvin (undisclosed), Kevin Norwood (foot) and OT Michael Bowie (shoulder) did not practice Saturday, July 26.

Giants | Tim Lincecum struggles Friday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:54:52 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum (9-7) allowed six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, July 25, with no walks and six strikeouts. It was his first appearance since he recorded a save in an extra-inning game against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, July 22. However, manager Bruce Bochy did not feel Lincecum was tired Friday because of his Tuesday appearance, since he usually throws a bullpen session on that day between starts.

Giants | Hector Sanchez suffers concussion

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:52:25 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Hector Sanchez (concussion) sustained a concussion after taking a foul tip off the bat of Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez during the third inning Friday, July 25. Manager Bruce Bochy said Sanchez is expected to be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list Saturday, July 26.

Astros | Matt Albers moved to 60-day disabled list

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:50:48 -0700

The Houston Astros have transferred RP Matt Albers (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Cowboys | Rolando McClain participates

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:43:59 -0700

Dallas Cowboys LB Rolando McClain joined the team for a special teams walkthrough Saturday, July 26.

Orioles | Ubaldo Jimenez close to beginning rehab assignment?

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:43:47 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) threw 44 pitches in a simulated game Friday, July 25. Manager Buck Showalter said if he feels fine Saturday, July 26, he could be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment where he would make one or two appearances before being activated from the disabled list.

FANTASY TIP: It appears as though Jimenez is at least two weeks away from returning.

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Ravens | Several don't practice

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:39:55 -0700

Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks (conditioning), DT Terrence Cody (hip), CB Lardarius Webb (back), OG Will Rackley (undisclosed) and OG Parker Graham (undisclosed) did not practice Saturday, July 26.

Jets | Calvin Pryor injured

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:34:04 -0700

New York Jets S Calvin Pryor (head) injured his head during special teams drills Saturday, July 26. Head coach Rex Ryan said they don't know if Pryor suffered a concussion.

Phillies | Willing to eat some of Jonathan Papelbon's contract

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:33:43 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies are telling teams that might be interested in trading for CL Jonathan Papelbon that they would absorb a portion of the $18 million remaining on his contract. However, there appears to be little interest.

Red Sox | Cash sent to San Francisco

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:31:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Boston Red Sox have also sent cash to the San Francisco Giants, along with SP Jake Peavy, in exchange for Ps Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree.

Giants | Will receive cash from Boston

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:27:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco Giants have also received cash in the trade which brought SP Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox, in exchange for Ps Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree.

Packers | Jordy Nelson signs extension

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:26:40 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson signed a four-year, $39 million extension with $14.2 million guaranteed, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Nelson is a top-tier fantasy wide receiver when he and QB Aaron Rodgers are healthy. Not that he needed it, but the extension should give him more incentive to produce this year. Draft him comfortably as a WR1 in all scoring formats.

Giants | Jake Peavy to start Sunday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:25:22 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy will start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, July 27. SP Yusmeiro Petit was originally scheduled to start the game before Peavy was acquired from the Boston Red Sox.

49ers | Kendall Hunter update

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:18:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the Friday, July 25, practice, according to a source. Hunter will subsequently miss the entire 2014 season.

FANTASY TIP: It's a good blow to the team's backfield as Hunter was their backup behind RB Frank Gore. Now RB Carlos Hyde could receiver some additional playing time with RB LaMichael James also in the mix.

Seahawks | Sign two

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:09:58 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks signed undrafted free-agent LB Brandon Denmark (Florida A&M) and FS Steven Terrell (Texans). Terms of the deals were undisclosed.

Seahawks | Waive DeWayne Cherrington

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:05:03 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks waived-injured DT DeWayne Cherrington (undisclosed).