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Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin update

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:39:10 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) has a bone bruise, according to head coach Ron Rivera. There is swelling in the knee but nothing is structurally damaged.

FANTASY TIP: No injury is good news, but this is encouraging news. Benjamin should be ready to go before the preseason starts and remains a WR4 option in standard scoring leagues.

Cardinals | Sticking with Allen Craig

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:38:06 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig continues to be in the starting lineup even though he is hitting .242 this season. He has started 12 of 19 games since OF Oscar Taveras has been recalled for Triple-A Memphis. Some in the organization believe the team is at its best when Craig is at his best. Craig may have created some bad habits in his swing after he suffered a Lisfranc injury last season.

Titans | Jake Locker encouraged, working hard

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:31:10 -0700

Tennesse Titans QB Jake Locker said the offensive rhythm was better in practice Monday, July 28. Locker said he's focusing on accuracy during training camp as head coach Ken Whisenhunt has challenged him in that area.

FANTASY TIP: Locker is too much of an injury risk to be considered for QB1 status. Draft him as a streaming option or backup.

Lions | Ndamukong Suh contract talks pushed back

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:25:40 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh's contract extension discussion will be put on hold until the end of the season, according to a source.

Ravens | C.J. Mosley receives praise

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:20:52 -0700

Baltimore Ravens LB C.J. Mosley looks lean and quick, according to LB Terrell Suggs. Suggs added that Mosley catches on quickly and has an attention to detail.

Diamondbacks | Jordan Pacheco activated

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:17:08 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks have activated C/INF Jordan Pacheco (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list. The team has also released 1B Nick Evans.

Chargers | Dwight Freeney progressing

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:17:00 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Dwight Freeney (quadriceps) said he's moving around better than he expected and is encouraged by how he feels so far.

MLB | Alfonso Soriano may take rest of season off

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:16:34 -0700

Free-agent OF Alfonso Soriano (Yankees) has been contacted by a few team since being released but has told friends that he expects to take the rest of the season off and then consider a comeback next season. Soriano may not play again this season because he told friends he needs time to get back into playing shape.

Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. misses practice again

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:09:40 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) missed practice Monday, July 28, to receive treatment for his injured hamstring. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Beckham probably has some tests scheduled for the hamstring.

Dodgers | Darwin Barney added

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:08:57 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired 2B Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later.

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Cubs | Darwin Barney traded

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:04:59 -0700

The Chicago Cubs have traded 2B Darwin Barney to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later.

Mariners | Marlon Byrd may not waive no-trade clause

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:04:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd will not waive his no-trade clause to go to the Seattle Mariners unless the Mariners pick up the option in his contract.

Raiders | Jeremy Deering signs

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:01:15 -0700

The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent DB Jeremy Deering (Patriots) to an undisclosed deal Monday, July 28.

Jaguars | Chad Henne impressing

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:54:21 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne has been stellar in the team's first three days of training camp, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley added that Henne looks comfortable and has shown a mastery of the offense.

Rays | Joel Peralta activated, Erik Bedard cut

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:53:44 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta (illness) was activated from the disabled list Monday, July 28, and SP Erik Bedard was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Cowboys | Ryan Williams appears to be a longshot

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:52:56 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Ryan Williams looks to be a longshot for the final roster, because he is not a good special teams player and would have to help on special teams if he is in a reserve role.

Jaguars | Chad Henne to audible more?

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:48:24 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne has been given permission to call more audibles in his second season under offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch.

FANTASY TIP: This could certainly free up the playbook for Henne and Co., though he's still not exactly a reliable fantasy quarterback. The wide receiver corps is somewhat lacking in Jacksonville, too. Henne is still a backup quarterback in all scoring formats.

Cowboys | Mackenzy Bernadeau working with starters

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:40:25 -0700

Dallas Cowboys OG Mackenzy Bernadeau has been working at left guard with the first-team offense, because OG Ronald Leary (hamstring) has been dealing with a hamstring injury. Bernadeau and Leary are expected to compete for the starting job during training camp.

Texans | Andre Johnson more comfortable

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:35:33 -0700

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he's feeling more comfortable with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Texans' offense.

FANTASY TIP: This bodes well for the previously unhappy Johnson. He's a high-end WR2 in standard leagues with WR1 potential in PPR leagues.

Marlins | Jake Marisnick recalled

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:32:49 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Jake Marisnick was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans Monday, July 28, and C J.T. Realmuto was optioned to New Orleans in a corresponding move.