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Bears | Kyle Long misses practice

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:28:41 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long (illness) did not participate in practice Monday, July 28, because he had a doctor's appointment, according to head coach Marc Trestman.

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski goes at half-speed

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:27:02 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) ran 11-on-11 drills at half-speed in practice Sunday, July 27.

Broncos | Chris Harris Jr. cleared

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:23:38 -0700

Denver Broncos CB Chris Harris Jr. (knee) has been cleared for limited practice after visiting Dr. James Andrews. Harris is recovering from a torn ACL suffered last season.

Cardinals | Christian Tupou working with starters

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:20:24 -0700

Arizona Cardinals DT Christian Tupou has been working with the first-team defense at nose tackle because of the injuries to DT Dan Williams (knee) and DT Alameda Ta'amu (knee).

Cardinals | Dan Williams' injury not considered serious

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:19:45 -0700

Arizona Cardinals DT Dan Williams (knee) is not expected to participate in practice Monday, July 28, but the team does not believe his knee injury is serious.

Redskins | Everette Brown signed

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:14:16 -0700

The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent LB Everette Brown (Cowboys). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Chargers | Ladarius Green involved in red zone drills

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:08:12 -0700

San Diego Chargers TE Ladarius Green has scored two times in the Chargers' red zone offense during training camp.

FANTASY TIP: Green will have an increased role in 2014, and added work could propel him into weekly flex territory.

Chargers | Danny Woodhead financials

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:07:30 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Danny Woodhead's two-year extension is worth $7.25 million, including a $3 million signing bonus and salaries of $750,000, $1.5 million and $2 million, respectively.

Chargers | Donald Brown making plays

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:07:16 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown has broken a few long runs during training camp.

FANTASY TIP: Brown is a home run hitter and could post decent season-long fantasy numbers, but knowing when to play him will be maddening.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell to sit out

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:03:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) will not practice Monday, July 28, due to a hamstring injury.

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Cowboys | Anthony Spencer optimistic about Week 1 status

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:01:15 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer (knee) said he hopes to be able to play once the regular season begins. He said he is encouraged about how his rehab has been going.

Phillies | To work out Rusney Castillo

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:58:10 -0700

Cuban OF Rusney Castillo will hold a private workout with the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, July 29, according to a source. Castillo profiles as a center fielder. He held a showcase in Miami for several teams over the weekend, and there were reportedly representatives from 28 teams on hand. The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees are expected to put in high bids for Castillo, and he's expected to sign before the end of the season.

Nationals | Aaron Hill an option?

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:53:33 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill "makes a ton of sense" for the Washington Nationals in a trade, according to one evaluator without ties to either team. Hill could play second with 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the disabled list. Next year with 1B Adam LaRoche having a mutual option, Hill could play second, 2B Anthony Rendon could move to third and Zimmerman could play first.

Steelers | GM confident team will extend Ben Roethlisberger

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:50:40 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers are confident that they will be able sign QB Ben Roethlisberger before his current contract expires, according to general manager Kevin Colbert. Colbert said he expects Roethlisberger to retire as a member of the organization.

Nationals | Eyeing Jose Iglesias?

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:48:01 -0700

The Washington Nationals have been on the lookout for a young shortstop, and they have an indirect connection to Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias, who may be available in a trade. The Nationals' international scouting director signed Iglesias out of Cuba in 2009. The Tigers sent a scout to Single-A Potomac last week.

Nationals | Scouting Red Sox

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:43:43 -0700

The Washington Nationals had a scout in attendance at the Boston Red Sox's games this weekend, according to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal. The scout was on his usual coverage, but the Nats also had their top evaluators in Boston the previous weekend, and SP Jon Lester pitched in both series. It's unlikely Washington is looking at RPs Andrew Miller or Koji Uehara.

Giants | Want high completion percentage from Eli Manning

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:43:36 -0700

The New York Giants are looking for QB Eli Manning to complete at least 70 percent of his passes this upcoming season, according to quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf. "He's well aware of who's done it in the past and what the system can get you in terms of completion," Langsdorf said. "So we're trying to focus on that and really trying to do a good job of taking care of the ball and hitting open receivers."

FANTASY TIP: Manning is coming off a difficult 2013 season and has been working on learning the new offense this offseason. Owners should consider Manning as a No. 2 quarterback at this point, because he may have some issues with the offense early on and there are questions with the team's running backs and offensive line.

Nationals | Inquiring about Houston's relievers

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:39:12 -0700

The Washington Nationals have inquired about the Houston Astros' relief pitchers as the trade deadline nears, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Astros have scouting both Single-A Potomac and Triple-A Syracuse over the weekend. RP Tony Sipp best fits the team's preferences, and he isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2015 season.

Orioles | Preston Guilmet recalled

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:38:42 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles recalled RP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk Monday, July 28, and placed SP T.J. McFarland on the bereavement list in a corresponding move.

Buccaneers | Two released

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:37:37 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released RB Brendan Bigelow and WR Quintin Payton.