Hot off the Wire - News, Rumors, Injuries and more!

Hot off the Wire Feeds

NFL MLB NASCAR

Have a hot news tip?

E-Mail: newstip@kffl.com

Bills | Stevenson Sylvester placed on IR

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:39:07 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have placed LB Stevenson Sylvester (undisclosed) on the Reserve/Injured list.

Athletics | Josh Donaldson sitting

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:30:43 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, but will be available off the bench if needed.

FANTASY TIP: Donaldson is just getting the day off so he can rest. He should be in the starting lineup when the team plays next.

Athletics | Derek Norris dealing with injury

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:29:48 -0700

Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (back) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because of back stiffness but may be available off the bench.

FANTASY TIP: Norris does not appear to be dealing with a serious injury, so he should be back in the lineup in the next few days.

Texans | Jadeveon Clowney leaves practice

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:23:18 -0700

Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 20, because of an undisclosed reason.

49ers | Michael Crabtree didn't feel 100 percent in 2013

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:17:43 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree said he did not feel like himself when he returned from offseason Achilles' tendon surgery last season. "I was fast enough to be on the field," Crabtree said. "But I wasn't me." Crabtree looked like a No. 1 receiver this offseason before he suffered a hamstring injury.

FANTASY TIP: Crabtree is working his way back from the hamstring injury and should be ready for the start of the season. Crabtree probably will be a starter or weekly flex option in most fantasy leagues.

Jaguars | Eric Kettani signed

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:16:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent FB Eric Kettani (Chiefs). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Jaguars | Fendi Onobun waived/injured

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:06:20 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars have waived/injured TE Fendi Onobun (knee).

Rangers | Robbie Ross could be recalled

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:04:27 -0700

The Texas Rangers may recall SP Robbie Ross from Triple-A Round Rock in order for him to be the starting pitcher Tuesday, Aug. 26.

Rangers | Derek Holland not ready to return

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:03:46 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) is making progress but is not ready to rejoin the team at this point, according to manager Ron Washington. Holland allowed four runs on seven hits in five-plus innings during a rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, Aug. 19. He struck out seven batters and walked three during the game.

Dolphins | Brady Quinn struggling

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:46:32 -0700

Miami Dolphins QB Brady Quinn has thrown four interceptions in the last two and a half practices. Quinn is currently competing for the No. 3 quarterback job.

Broncos | Jordan Norwood leaves practice

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:46:03 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Jordan Norwood (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 20, after suffering an undisclosed injury.

Giants | File protest regarding Tuesday's game

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:41:00 -0700

The San Francisco Giants have filed a formal protest with MLB regarding their loss to the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, Aug. 19, according to a source. The game was stopped in the fifth inning after the field was deemed unplayable because the grounds crew failed to completely cover the infield. The Cubs have also stated they believe the game should have been suspended and completed Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Jaguars | Will sign Eric Kettani

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:31:27 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars will sign free-agent FB Eric Kettani (Chiefs). Kettani worked out for the Jaguars Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Mets | Dana Eveland receives cortisone shot

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:22:28 -0700

New York Mets RP Dana Eveland (elbow) received a cortisone shot in his injured elbow and will be sidelined until at least Friday, Aug. 22.

Blue Jays | Brandon Morrow throwing without brace

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:22:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (finger) has been throwing side sessions without a brace on his injured finger, according to manager John Gibbons. Morrow could rejoin the team in September as a relief pitcher.

Browns | Travis Benjamin practicing

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:10:48 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (ribs) is participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

FANTASY TIP: Benjamin could have a solid role in the team's offense this season but should not be selected in fantasy league drafts.

Patriots | Sebastian Vollmer misses practice

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:01:57 -0700

New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (undisclosed) was not on the field during practice Wednesday, Aug. 20. Vollmer has missed the last three practices because of an undisclosed reason.

Jaguars | Cecil Shorts will be limited during preseason game

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:33 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) will be on the field for around 15 offense snaps during the third preseason game, according to head coach Gus Bradley.

FANTASY TIP: Shorts has been dealing with a hamstring injury, but it is a good sign that he will be on the field during the preseason game. He probably should be considered a No. 4 wide receiver in most leagues but could have the chance to perform like a No. 3 receiver.

Giants | Several players not participating in practice

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:49:56 -0700

New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (groin), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), RB Peyton Hillis (ankle, foot), OT Charles Brown (shoulder) and OT James Brewer (back) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Steelers | Jarvis Jones expected to play in preseason game

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:48:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (groin) is expected to play in the third preseason game. Jones missed the second preseason game because of a groin injury.