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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.

Twins | Joe Mauer update

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:17:27 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Joe Mauer (oblique) has been hitting off a tee and going through the hitting progression. He doesn't yet have a timetable for live batting practice.

FANTASY TIP: This could drag into late August, diminishing Mauer's impact upon his return. It's looking like a lost season is nearly confirmed unless he can pick it up soon.

Rangers | Cut Justin Marks

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:16:42 -0700

The Texas Rangers released RP Justin Marks.

Bills | Brandon Smith placed on IR

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:15:09 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Brandon E. Smith (leg) cleared waivers and was placed on the Bills' Reserve/Injured list Friday, July 25.

Rangers | Jerome Williams up

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

Texas Rangers SP Jerome Williams had his contract purchased from Triple-A Round Rock and will start Friday, July 25.

FANTASY TIP: Avoid him for fantasy purposes.

Titans | Kevin Danser signed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:12:52 -0700

The Tennessee Titans signed free-agent OG Kevin Danser to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

Browns | Gary Barnidge helped off by trainers

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:11:47 -0700

Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge (undisclosed) was helped off the field by trainers during the team's conditioning test Friday, July 25.

Browns | Phil Taylor does not finish conditioning test

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:11:21 -0700

Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor did not finish his conditioning test Friday, July 25.

NFL | Six players clear waivers

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:09:07 -0700

P T.J. Conley (Bengals), RB Jourdan Brooks (Browns), WR Kenny Shaw (Browns), LB DeRon Furr (Chiefs), LB Kion Wilson (Steelers) and TE Chase Dixon (Seahawks) all cleared waivers Friday, July 25, and are free to sign with any team.

Cardinals | Troy Niklas in soft cast

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:08:14 -0700

Arizona Cardinals TE Troy Niklas (hand) will be wearing a soft cast for for about 10 days.

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NFL | Kevin Burnett update

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:06:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Oakland Raiders released LB Kevin Burnett (ankle) with a failed physical designation Friday, July 25.

Titans | Adam Schiltz waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:57 -0700

The Tennessee Titans waived TE Adam Schiltz with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.

Buccaneers | Part ways with Carl Nicks

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:20 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and OG Carl Nicks and the team have mutually agreed to part ways Friday, July 25.

Rangers | Jake Smolinski to DL

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:17 -0700

The Texas Rangers placed OF Jake Smolinski (foot) on the 15-day disabled list with a bone bruise in his foot. The transaction is retroactive to Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: This likely means more platoon time for Daniel Robertson, who may sneak into matchup-based, deep-mixed utility.

Marlins | Recall J.T. Realmuto

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:03:08 -0700

Miami Marlins C J.T. Realmuto was recalled from Double-A Jacksonville Friday, July 25. In a corresponding move, SP Anthony DeSclafani was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.

FANTASY TIP: DeSclafani -- 7.40 ERA -- is safe to drop in NL-only formats.

Panthers | Shaq Rowell waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:02:00 -0700

The Carolina Panthers waived DT Shaq Rowell with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.

Bills | Colby Way waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:58:01 -0700

The Buffalo Bills waived DT Colby Way with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.

Cardinals | John Abraham not at camp

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:57:30 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (personal) has not reported to training camp due to a personal matter. Abraham will report when it is resolved, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Patriots | Cut Nate Byham

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:52:20 -0700

The New England Patriots cut TE Nate Byham Friday, July 25.

Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes returns, replaces Coco Crisp

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:49:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) is back in the lineup Friday, July 25, in place of OF Coco Crisp (rest), who has the day off.

FANTASY TIP: Good news for Cespedes. Crisp is just getting over a neck malady and could always use an extra day off. The Athletics' three-catcher lineup will keep fantasy owners guessing, though, so pay attention to their daily offensive changes.