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Dolphins | Nate Garner with twos

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:15:43 -0700

Miami Dolphins OT Nate Garner is working with the second-team offense at left tackle and hasn't received a look at center.

Dolphins | OL making changes

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:13:37 -0700

Miami Dolphins OG Shelley Smith opened at center with the first-team offense Friday, July 25, instead of C Sam Brenner. OG Daryn Colledge is working with the first-team at guard.

Texans | Andre Johnson talks progress

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:50:52 -0700

Talks between the Houston Texans and WR Andre Johnson are progressing forward, but it is not known whether enough progress has been made so Johnson can report to training camp.

Twins | Kurt Suzuki looking for fair annual value

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:20:10 -0700

Extension talks are ongoing between the Minnesota Twins and C Kurt Suzuki on a new contract. Suzuki reportedly wants a fair annual market value like those earned by Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (three years, $26 million), Miami Marlins C Jarrod Saltalamacchia ($21 million over three years), and free-agent C A.J. Pierzynski (one year, $8.25 million) over the last offseason.

MLB | Union filing grievance against Houston

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:16:17 -0700

Major League Baseball's players union has filed a grievance against the Houston Astros to address the team allegedly manipulating salaries in the signings of SP Brady Aiken and other draft picks.

Rays | David Price talks to go down to wire

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:12:07 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays are going to wait until very close to the deadline to decide whether to deal SP David Price. Tampa is currently seven games back of the American League East division lead and four and a half games back from a Wild Card berth.

Orioles | Looking for pitching help

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:04:29 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles are looking for a rotation upgrade and a left-handed reliever but will likely stick with CL Zach Britton for the time being. The Orioles have indicated P Hunter Harvey and SP Dylan Bundy are not likely to be dealt.

Royals | Targeting outfield help

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 01:02:24 -0700

The Kansas City Royals are zeroing in on right field help at the trade deadline, with possible targets including Marlon Byrd (Phillies), Alex Rios (Rangers), Chris Denorfia (Padres) and Dayan Viciedo (White Sox).

Pirates | Looking for seventh-inning arms

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:59:07 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are mostly looking for relievers who can pitch in the seventh inning or earlier, as the team is content with RP Tony Watson in the eighth and CL Mark Melancon in the ninth.

Red Sox | Will talk contract with John Lackey

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:48:06 -0700

The Boston Red Sox plan to talk about a new contract with SP John Lackey after the season. Lackey will only earn $500,000 for the 2015 season because of a clause in his deal. Lackey had Tommy John surgery in 2012, which triggered the clause.

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Cardinals | Looking at Michael Wacha

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:30:58 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals plan on checking SP Michael Wacha (scapula) because he has a unique stress fracture and the team wants to make sure it won't recur anytime soon. The team is checking out whether it is something in the weight room, his mechanics or other causes.

Cardinals | Evaluating catcher situation

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:27:49 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak plans to spend the next week evaluating whether C Tony Cruz and C George Kottaras will be a solution for the rest of the season or whether the team will seek a catcher at the deadline. "One thing we've always said is we'd like to see what Tony Cruz is capable of doing on a day in and day out basis," said Mozeliak. "But having said that, we also want to give ourselves the best chance to win."

Cardinals | Oscar Taveras may be sent down

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:20:08 -0700

With St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny trying to juggle playing time for OF Allen Craig and OF Oscar Taveras, indications are Taveras may be sent down to Triple-A Memphis within a week to earn more play.

Padres | Looking for big package to give up Ian Kennedy

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:17:50 -0700

The San Diego Padres have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade SP Ian Kennedy, sources said. That is not to say Kennedy won't be dealt, but the indication seems to be that the Padres aren't anxious to trade the veteran right-hander.

Tigers | Never serious on Jonathan Papelbon

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:14:03 -0700

The Detroit Tigers never approached the Philadelphia Phillies for serious talks on CL Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon is still the subject of numerous trade talks with other clubs.

Rams | Jamaine Sherman injured

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:07:28 -0700

St. Louis Rams WR Jamaine Sherman (leg) hobbled off the field Wednesday, July 23, with a left leg injury after a collision with CB Marcus Roberson, a fellow rookie. No further details were available on his condition.

Cardinals | Deone Bucannon to play nickel linebacker?

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:57:10 -0700

Arizona Cardinals first-round rookie SS Deone Bucannon could replace LB Larry Foote in nickel packages to take advantage of Bucannon's athleticism in pass coverage. Head coach Bruce Arians noted the defense will be molded to fit the players, rather than trying to make the players fit a specific system.

Cardinals | Bruce Arians talks up his defense

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:54:46 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LBs Kevin Minter and Larry Foote are expected to start next to each other at each inside linebacker spot in Arizona's 3-4 defense, replacing last year's starters, LBs Daryl Washington (suspended) and Karlos Dansby (Browns). Minter played one snap on defense as a rookie in 2013, but is expected to be an upgrade against the run from last year's interior duo. Foote, 34, enters his 13th year in the NFL, giving head coach Bruce Arians a contrasting pair inside. "You are going to miss Daryl's (Washington) speed, because he's going to correct his mistake with speed. Larry (Foote) is not going to make that mistake. Whether or not he can get there fast enough, that's (left) to be seen."

Cardinals | Justin Bethel impressing HC

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:53:18 -0700

Arizona Cardinals CB Justin Bethel had the best spring of anybody, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Bethel was a Pro Bowl special teams player in 2013. He has the athletic ability to be the best cornerback on roster, per Arians. When asked if Bethel could start at cornerback, Arians said, "Over Patrick (Peterson) and Cro (Antonio Cromartie). They gave up more big plays in the spring than he did, and got his hands on more balls than anybody did. That's a nice problem to have."

Buccaneers | GM has high expectations

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:37:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Jason Licht said he expects the team to compete for the NFC South title in 2014. "It's crazy," Licht said. "We'll look back at what we've added and … I'm legitimately excited and feel like we have a chance to compete for the division title. I really do. You would think, with a first-year head coach and a first-year general manager … we would both have a pass if we wanted to say, you know, I think we need some more time to turn this thing around. But that's not what we think. We think we can make a run at this thing this year. We feel we've got some major pieces in place to do that."