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Patriots | Marcus Forston released

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:14:24 -0700

The New England Patriots released DT Marcus Forston Thursday, Aug. 21.

Twins | Phil Hughes dominating

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:14:19 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes recorded his 14th win, allowing a single run, five hits and striking out eight in seven innings Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Cleveland Indians. Hughes has thrown five consecutive quality starts with 35 strikeouts, three walks and a 1.89 ERA over his last 33 1/3 innings pitched.

Tigers | David Price brilliant in loss

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:02:19 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP David Price allowed a single hit and unearned run in a complete-game loss Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Price struck out nine and retired the final 23 batters he faced.

Falcons | Sign Eric Weems

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:58:31 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WR Eric Weems (Bears) Thursday, Aug. 21. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Falcons | Waive Jabin Sambrano

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:57:55 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons waived WR Jabin Sambrano Thursday, Aug. 21.

Chiefs | Dwayne Bowe misses practice

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:56:39 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Bowe has been suspended for Week 1 but should be one of the top targets in the team's passing game. Bowe probably will be a No. 3 wide receiver in most fantasy leagues.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles practices

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:54:49 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (foot) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 21, but worked with the second- and scout-team offenses during practices. The team is not saying if Charles will play in the third preseason game.

FANTASY TIP: Charles does not really need to play in the preseason, because the team knows what to expect from him. Charles is in the conversation for the first overall pick in fantasy drafts because of his ability to produce in the running and passing game.

Giants | Brandon Belt update

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:52:55 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (concussion) will hopefully play in September, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy noted it will be challenging to find Belt competitive at-bats with the minor league season over.

Red Sox | David Ortiz, Mike Napoli out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:49:15 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz and 1B Mike Napoli (back) are out of the starting lineup Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Red Sox | Allen Craig Returns

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:48:43 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig (foot) is batting fifth as the designated hitter Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Vikings | Adrian Peterson sits

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:48:28 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (personal) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Peterson missing practice the past couple days due to a personal issue has no impact on his fantasy football value.

Chargers | Jason Verrett making progress

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:42:55 -0700

San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) participated in practice in full pads Thursday, Aug. 21, for the second consecutive day and took part in the tackling drills.

Chargers | Several players miss practice

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:36:00 -0700

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary (shoulder, hip), WR Vincent Brown (calf), LB Manti Te'o (foot), DT Sean Lissemore (ankle), SS Jahleel Addae (hamstring), DE Lawrence Guy (shoulder) and CB Marcus Cromartie (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Dolphins | Charles Clay expected to play

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:33:59 -0700

Miami Dolphins TE Charles Clay (knee) is expected to play in the third preseason game after missing the first two preseason games because of a knee injury. Clay has participated in practice this week and appeared to be fine.

FANTASY TIP: Clay is coming off a solid 2013 season and should continue to be a key part in the passing game. He probably should be seen as a low-end starting tight end in most leagues.

Dodgers | Carl Crawford streaking

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:29:08 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford is hitting .485 (16-for-33) with one home run and six RBIs since Sunday, Aug. 10. Crawford's hot stretch has pushed OF Andre Ethier to bench duty. Ethier has started just four games since Tuesday, July 22.

Rays | Alex Cobb in a groove

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:27:15 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb pitched eight-scoreless innings Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Detroit Tigers. Cobb has allowed two runs or less in eight straight starts, which is a team record.

Dolphins | Daryn Colledge may start at LG

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:26:54 -0700

Miami Dolphins OG Daryn Colledge likely will start at left guard during the third preseason game, because he has received most of the snaps with the first-team offense during practice. OG Billy Turner could also receive time at the position with the starting offense during the game.

Yankees | Brandon McCarthy tosses gem

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:20:44 -0700

New York Yankees SP Brandon McCarthy recorded a four-hit shutout with eight strikeouts Thursday, Aug. 21, against the Houston Astros.

Cubs | Edwin Jackson update

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:14:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (lat) believes he will return to pitch this season.

Ravens | Three CBs ruled out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:13:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens CBs Jimmy Smith (chest), Lardarius Webb (back) and CB Asa Jackson (ankle) will not play in the third preseason game. All three players are expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.