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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.

Steelers | Cody Wallace undergoes surgery

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:46:44 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers C Cody Wallace (finger) recently underwent surgery to repair a broken finger, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Steelers | Five will miss third preseason game

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:46:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers CB Shaquille Richardson (knee), LB Jordan Zumwalt (hamstring), TE Eric Waters (concussion), C Cody Wallace (finger) and LS Greg Warren (knee) will not play in the third preseason game.

Steelers | Two ILBs may compete for one spot

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:39:00 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LBs Terence Garvin and Jordan Zumwalt could compete for one roster spot if the team decides to keep only five inside linebackers on their final roster. Garvin has an edge in the competition because he has played well while Zumwalt has been bother by a hamstring injury.

Dolphins | Walt Aikens wearing cast on hand

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:32:49 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Walt Aikens (hand) is not participating in practice because of a hand injury. Aikens is wearing a cast on his injured hand.

Nationals | Nate McLouth will be ready for 2015

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:24:15 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Nate McLouth (shoulder) should be ready for the start of spring training next season, according to manager Matt Williams.

Nationals | Nate Schierholtz could join team soon

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:23:08 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Nate Schierholtz could be called up from Triple-A Syracuse in the near future because of the injury to OF Nate McLouth (shoulder). Schierholtz reported to Syracuse Tuesday, Aug. 19.

FANTASY TIP: Schierholtz should only be considered in NL-only leagues since he likely will see most of his time as a pinch hitter and receive a few spot starts.

Buccaneers | Lavelle Hawkins cut

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:15:24 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released WR Lavelle Hawkins.

Giants | Odell Beckham not practicing

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:10:38 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20, and is on the sidelines stretching.

FANTASY TIP: Beckham has missed most of training camp because of the injury and may not have much of a role on offense this season. Owners probably should not consider selecting him at any point in the draft.

Broncos | Greg Latta waived/injured

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:05:52 -0700

The Denver Broncos have waived/injured DE Greg Latta (undisclosed).

Bills | Leodis McKelvin leaves practice

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:58:19 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (groin, hip) left practice early Wednesday, Aug. 20, because of a groin injury.

Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. still out

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:52:10 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is not practicing again Wednesday, Aug. 20. He's stretching on the side.

FANTASY TIP: Beckham is nothing more than a final-rounds flier for fantasy drafts. Whenever the rookie can come back, he'll also have to pick up a new offense that's treading water in preseason action.

Steelers | Brett Keisel update

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:43:56 -0700

Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel signed a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. Pittsburgh released DT Al Lapuaho to make roster room.

FANTASY TIP: The Steelers' defense welcomes back an anchor, but they're still only a fringe fantasy start.

Eagles | David Fluellen released

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:40:30 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles released RB David Fluellen.

Mariners | Dustin Ackley sitting

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:38:30 -0700

Seattle Mariners 2B/OF Dustin Ackley (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, so he can rest a sore back, according to Lloyd McClendon. The Mariners are off Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: We'll let you know if this is enough of a break to let Ackley return to deep fantasy lineups Friday.