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Astros | Josh Zeid to have surgery

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:34 -0700

Houston Astros RP Josh Zeid (foot) will undergo surgery on his foot and miss the rest of the season.

Broncos | John Boyett sitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:38:37 -0700

Denver Broncos CB John Boyett (back) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Saints | Champ Bailey not a lock

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:37:07 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB Champ Bailey is not guaranteed to make the final roster.

Broncos | Demaryius Thomas not in pads

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:33:39 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas is not allowed to practice in pads at this point and will need to take part in two more practices before getting back into pads. Thomas missed some time last week because of a personal issue.

Roush Fenway Racing | Greg Biffle has one win at Pocono

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:31:53 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Greg Biffle has one win and an average finish of 16.4 in 23 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono Raceway. He earned his only victory at the track in 2010. Biffle also has three top-fives and six top-10 finishes at Pocono.

Browns | Appeal argument may not help Josh Gordon

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:24:48 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is expected to argue during his appeal hearing that second-hand smoke caused his positive test, but NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello indicated that argument may not change decision. "A cornerstone of both of our drug testing programs has always been that you are responsible for what is in your body," Aiello said. "It is stated that way in the policies." No player has won their appeal with the second-hand smoke argument.

Jets | Johnny Patrick injured

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:21:54 -0700

New York Jets CB Johnny Patrick (hamstring) left practice early Wednesday, July 30, because of a hamstring injury.

Jets | Three do not practice

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:19:57 -0700

New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (hamstring), WR David Nelson (groin) and SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Seahawks | Paul Richardson impressing coaches

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:18:21 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson has shown quickness and good passing skills during practice, and the team is looking for ways to use him, according to Pete Carroll. "He continues to show that he's really, really fast and he can get up on you and he's real comfortable catching everything that you throw at him," Carroll said. "We're real excited about Paul and hopefully we'll just keep learning him and figuring him out and figure out how to best utilize his talents. He got talents; he's really quick in and out of his breaks. I love his catching range so we'll try to figure it out but we're real excited right now."

Tigers | Evan Reed charged with sexual assault

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:13:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Evan Reed was charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel last spring. He's currently playing for Triple-A Toledo but was with the major league squad when the assault occurred March 30 of last year. The charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Reed's attorneys continue to declare his innocence.

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Dolphins | Samson Satele may still be option

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:08:53 -0700

The Miami Dolphins may consider signing free-agent C Samson Satele (Colts) if OG Shelley Smith struggles as the starting center.

Bengals | Geno Atkins to practice

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:03:05 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) will participate in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sitting again

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:57:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup for the second straight day against a lefty Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Starting Alvarez against a lefty is foolish, since he's hitting only .181 against them this year. Make sure he's out of your daily lineups today.

Athletics | Coco Crisp won't play Friday

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:45:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) will not play when the team returns home Friday, Aug. 1, according to manager Bob Melvin. Crisp's neck is the priority right now.

Marlins | Ed Lucas recalled, Jake Marisnick sent down

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:41:53 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Ed Lucas was called up from the minors Wednesday, July 30, and OF Jake Marisnick was optioned in a corresponding move.

Redskins | Jake McDonough signed

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:41:45 -0700

The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent DE Jake McDonough (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Dodgers | Interested in Joaquin Benoit

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:36:48 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit is receiving interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the Friars prefer not to trade him within their division, if they move him at all.

FANTASY TIP: Benoit is a hot trade commodity as the deadline nears. If you're a saves chaser at this time, look to speculate on Dale Thayer, who is having a fine season and is next in line for ninth-inning duties if Benoit is traded.

Packers | Morgan Burnett misses practice

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:36:23 -0700

Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 30, because of an ankle injury.

Red Sox | Good chance both Jon Lester, John Lackey traded

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:34:39 -0700

Boston Red Sox SPs Jon Lester and John Lackey have a "very good chance" to both be traded, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: This is good news for the likes of Brandon Workman and Allen Webster, two youngsters that would likely seal up rotation spots for the rest of the second half. Keep that in mind in AL-only leagues.

Cowboys | Jeremy Mincey to keep working with starters

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:32:15 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DE Jeremy Mincey will continue to work with the first-team defense at right defensive end because of the injury to DE Demarcus Lawrence (foot).