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Seahawks | Jared Smith to IR

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:49 -0700

Seattle Seahawks OG Jared Smith (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Seahawks' Reserve/Injured list Friday, July 25.

Cowboys | Tony Romo to miss workouts

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:30 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will sit out practice Friday, July 25 as part of a preplanned day off, according to Jason Garrett. Romo is scheduled to take all the first-team reps Saturday, July 26. "We talked about this beforehand with all of our players. Whenever they are coming back, to be mindful of the two-a-days and what they are doing. You are out here for an hour. It doesn't seem like much. It's a walk through situation. But you warm up for that, cool down and get started again in the afternoon," Garrett said. "We just wanted to make sure we are careful on the two-a-days and then the consecutive two-a-days. I think the schedule sets up pretty well for him the next few days. It gives him a chance to get himself settled in. We will keep an eye on him every day."

FANTASY TIP: It is not surprising that the Cowboys would be cautious in training camp With Romo coming off back surgery, especially early in camp. This will be something to keep an eye on, but it does not appear to be something to be concerned about for now.

Panthers | Edmund Kugbila placed on IR

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:25 -0700

Carolina Panthers OG Edmund Kugbila (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Panthers' Reserve/Injured list Friday, July 25.

Twins | Phil Hughes OK

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:44:39 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes (shin) was sore but "not as bad as he thought he might be" after being hit on the shin by a comebacker Thursday, July 24, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Gardenhire believes Hughes will make his next start.

FANTASY TIP: Wait as long as you can before deciding to activate Hughes, but his matchup with the Padres is enticing.

Seahawks | C.J. Davis added

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:43:02 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent OL C.J. Davis (Broncos) to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

49ers | Kyle Nelson signed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:40:30 -0700

The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent LS Kyle Nelson (Redskins) to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

Vikings | Ty Walker signed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:39:01 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent WR Ty Walker (Packers) to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

Phillies | Ryan Howard endorsed by GM

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:38:18 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard will be the team's first baseman in 2015, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

FANTASY TIP: Howard's 2015 fantasy value doesn't look enticing, outside a final-round flier in mixed leagues.

Twins | Kyle Gibson encouraged by session

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:37:18 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (back) was pleased with his long-toss session from 120 feet and the 10 to 15 throws he made in the bullpen Friday, July 25. He's hopeful he can return to the rotation Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: The matchup against the Kansas City Royals would be favorable, but he's been living on borrowed statistical time and would probably be rusty. Do you need the stream in a deep mixed league?

Vikings | Matt Hall waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:34:57 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings waived OT Matt Hall (undisclosed) with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.

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Vikings | Joshua Cooper waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:32:39 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings waived WR Josh Cooper (undisclosed) with a Non-Football Injury designation Friday, July 25.

Giants | David Wilson takes a hit

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:28:17 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) took his first hit of training camp Friday, July 25, without issue. "That felt good," Wilson said.

FANTASY TIP: Another big hurdle passed for Wilson, who will now have to contend with a crowded backfield in training camp. Wilson is a risky draft option, and should be considered an RB4.

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka to have MRI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:27:12 -0700

New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) will have an MRI test on his elbow in New York.

FANTASY TIP: Check back for further updates. It could just be a precautionary test.

Raiders | D.J. Hayden, four others placed on PUP

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:25:49 -0700

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot), TE Nick Kasa (undisclosed), CB Keith McGill (ankle), OG Lucas Nix (undisclosed) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Friday, July 25.

Pirates | No Pedro Alvarez

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:25:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (knee) is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 25, against the Colorado Rockies. 3B Brent Morel is filling in at third and hitting eighth.

FANTASY TIP: Morel is worth a look in daily games. He is cheap, and the game is being played at hitter-friendly Coors Field. Alvarez hasn't played since he left early Tuesday, July 22, because of left knee discomfort. Check back for updates on Alvarez's status.

Mariners | Kendrys Morales hitting cleanup

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:23:02 -0700

Seattle Mariners DH Kendrys Morales is hitting cleanup Friday, July 25.

FANTASY TIP: The potential for these run-producing opportunities is where his value will come in handy for mixed leagues, though Seattle's offense has been inconsistent.

Mariners | Jesus Montero demoted

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:21:35 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Jesus Montero was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma to make roster room for DH Kendrys Morales.

FANTASY TIP: Morales begins his second stint with Seattle on the precipice of mixed-league value. Deeper leagues could tuck him away to see if the familiar surroundings will jolt his bat, which in all fairness probably is taking longer to come around because of his midseason signing.

Raiders | C.J. Wilson placed on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:18:59 -0700

Oakland Raiders DE C.J. Wilson (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez hitting cleanup

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:18:15 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez is batting fourth Friday, July 25, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

FANTASY TIP: Gonzalez could see more RBI opportunities and less run scoring chances batting fourth.

Raiders | Stacy McGee placed on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:17:48 -0700

Oakland Raiders DT Stacy McGee (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.