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Bills | Jeff Tuel expected to push for No. 2 QB job

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:09:52 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB Jeff Tuel is expected to push QB Thaddeus Lewis for the No. 2 quarterback job during training camp.

Bills | Corbin Bryant, Stefan Charles could make roster

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:00:15 -0700

Buffalo Bills DTs Corbin Bryant and Stefan Charles could both make the final roster if the team decides to keep five defensive tackles. Bryant and Charles likely would compete for one spot if the team only keeps four defensive tackles.

Bills | Alan Branch could be part of rotation

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:53:10 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Alan Branch could receive valuable snaps as part of a rotation at defensive tackle this upcoming season.

Rangers | X-rays negative for Jake Smolinski

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:51:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers OF Jake Smolinski (elbow) has been diagnosed with a left elbow contusion after leaving the game Friday, July 11, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after being hit by a pitch. X-rays were negative.

Giants | Marco Scutaro activated

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:51:18 -0700

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco Giants activated 2B Marco Scutaro (back) from the 60-day disabled list Friday, July 11, and designated INF Brandon Hicks for assignment.

Bills | No decision on possible Marcell Dareus suspension

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:45:43 -0700

There has been no clarification as to whether Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus will receive any suspension for his offseason arrest.

Jaguars | Two could receive starts at RG during preseason

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:45:01 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars OGs Brandon Linder and Jacques McClendon could each receive a start at right guard during the preseason since both are candidates for the starting job, according to head coach Gus Bradley.

Bengals | OC wants to help Andy Dalton

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:37:37 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson said he wants to help QB Andy Dalton improve his play this upcoming season. "We are tethered together. And I'll jump off a building with this guy," Jackson said, "because I believe in the things he's trying to accomplish with his career, and I think I can help him."

Hendrick Motorsports | Jimmie Johnson to start on front row

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:29:12 -0700

Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson finished second in qualifying for the Sprint Cup Race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday, July 13.

Joe Gibbs Racing | Kyle Busch earns pole

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:28:33 -0700

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch earned the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday, July 13, by setting a track-record lap of 138.130 mph during qualifying.

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Blue Jays | Nolan Reimold has calf strain

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:16:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays OF Nolan Reimold (calf) was forced out of the game Friday, July 11, due to a strained left calf. He is considered day to day.

Reds | Mat Latos lifted due to injury

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:13:49 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (back) left his start against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to lower back spasms. Initially, he tried to stay in the game after being met by trainers. He allowed four runs - three earned - and three hits with two walks over five innings before departing.

Rangers | Jake Smolinski departs early

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:13:20 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Jake Smolinski (arm) left the game Friday, July 11, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after being hit on the arm by a pitch. OF Daniel Robertson replaced him.

Padres | Andrew Cashner nursing sore neck

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:13:00 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner (shoulder, neck) has not played catch in a week, as he has been dealing with a sore neck. However, his right shoulder is doing better and he will resume playing catch after the All-Star break.

Browns | Teammate does not think Josh Gordon should be cut

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:10:07 -0700

Cleveland Browns SS Donte Whitner said the team should not release WR Josh Gordon, because the players and coaches need to help him out with off-field issues. "We have to help him collectively. It's not going be one person that helps him, it's not going to be two people that help him. It's gonna come from the front office, the coaching staff, the players and his whole family. We have to help him - not only for football purposes, but for life purposes to get his life in order," Whitner said. Whitner said he is one of several teammates that have reached out to Gordon, who is very remorseful for what has happened.

Bills | EJ Manuel looking to play smarter

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:02:30 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said he wants to play smarter when he runs with the ball because he does not want to suffer another injury. "That was one thing I had to learn: to be smart when I take off with the football," Manuel said. "Instead of trying to get an extra three yards, step out of bounds and slide. Those are all the nuances I had to learn." Manuel said he is 100 percent healthy and stronger than he was last season.

Steelers | Coach happy with Le'Veon Bell's work

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:58:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell performed well during offseason workouts and has been showing improvements in his game, according to manager Mike Tomlin. "Le'Veon Bell has had a great offseason," Tomlin said. "He's really shown that he is excited about taking the next step in terms of work that he's done thus far, particularly from a conditioning standpoint."

Steelers | Dri Archer to be used at multiple positions

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:54:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Dri Archer will receive playing time at running back and wide receiver this upcoming season, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Steelers | Preseason to determine RB rotation

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:42:41 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said training camp and preseason games will determine how the team uses RBs Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount and Dri Archer in the running game.

FANTASY TIP: Bell is expected to receive most of the snaps at the position and should be taken in the first few rounds in most fantasy leagues. Blount probably should be considered as a handcuff to Bell or later-round flier in drafts. Archer likely will not be selected in a majority of drafts.

Padres | Tommy Medica unable to start

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 17:41:53 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Tommy Medica (groin) is unavailable for the game Friday, July 11, and likely will not play for the remainder of the season, due to right groin tightness. With the All-Star break coming up, he might avoid a stint on the 15-day disabled list.