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Cowboys | Demarcus Lawrence breaks foot

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:27:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (foot) suffered a broken foot Tuesday, July 29, and he will need eight to 10 weeks recovery time, according to a source.

Rockies | LaTroy Hawkins likely staying put

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:25:23 -0700

The Colorado Rockies talked briefly with the Pittsburgh Pirates about RP LaTroy Hawkins, but the Rockies are likely to keep the veteran reliever. The team is interested in picking up the option on Hawkins at $2.25 million.

Dodgers | Pass on deal for Cole Hamels

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:24:45 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies discussed a deal for SP Cole Hamels, with the asking price thee of the top prospects of the Dodgers - OF Joc Pederson, SS Corey Seager and P Julio Urias. The Dodgers passed on the deal.

Athletics | Potential Jon Lester landing spot

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:22:53 -0700

The Oakland Athletics have emerged as a possible landing spot for Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, according to a source.

Cardinals | Chandler Catanzaro has rough day

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:59:31 -0700

Arizona Cardinals PK Chandler Catanzaro was praised Tuesday, July 29, by head coach Bruce Arians for being perfect through camp, but he missed three kicks in a row during the afternoon practice. Special teams coordinator Amos Jones pulled the rookie aside after the session, and by Catanzaro's body language, he appeared to be unhappy with himself.

FANTASY TIP: Catanzaro is attempting to unseat veteran Jay Feely for the placekicking duties. The starter will be kicking for a contending team with a strong offense, so the winner of the battle could emerge as a strong fantasy option sooner rather than later.

Cardinals | Christian Tupou sidelined

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:58:58 -0700

Arizona Cardinals NT Christian Tupou (groin) was sidelined from practice Tuesday, July 29. He was replaced by a combination of players, including DT Anthony McCloud.

Bears | Terrence Toliver seeks second opinion

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:58:35 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Terrence Toliver (foot) is headed for a second opinion on the foot injury which sidelined him last week, according to a source.

Lions | Corey Hilliard, LaAdrian Waddle battling at RT

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:45:23 -0700

Detroit Lions OTs Corey Hilliard and LaAdrian Waddle appear to be getting an equal shot at the starting right tackle job. Hilliard worked with the first-team offense Monday, July 28, and Waddle worked with the top unit Tuesday, July 29.

Lions | Kevin Ogletree working as No. 3 WR

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:44:23 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Kevin Ogletree has been spent time on the top unit each of the first two days of training camp, working as the No. 3 receiver. He is battling WRs Ryan Broyles, Kris Durham, Corey Fuller and Jeremy Ross, among others, for the No. 3 job behind starting WRs Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate. Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi singled out Ogletree during the spring as a player that impressed him.

FANTASY TIP: If Ogletree was able to work into a No. 3 role, he would still be more of a WR4 or flex play in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. However, all it would take is one injury to Johnson or Tate for him to see more targets and relevance.

Lions | TEs working on blocking

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:43:37 -0700

Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew and the other tight ends have split time between working on the offensive line and working with the pass-catching receivers and running backs catching passes. Pettigrew worked with the line while TEs Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria worked on catching passes Tuesday, July 29. "We rotate and go down there during periods," Pettigrew said. "We have five guys here, why not split up and have some guys down there and some guys down here." Pettigrew said this helps his blocking fundamentals, and aids Ebron and Fauria as well.

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Redskins | Jarvis Jenkins motivated to improve

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:04:52 -0700

Washington Redskins DE Jarvis Jenkins said the team's signing of DE Jason Hatcher this offseason was a wakeup call that has motivated him to become a better player. "I've got to be the guy that they drafted: that dominant player every play," he said. "The sky is the limit for me. I've got the body, and I've got the speed. I just have to show it."

Cardinals | Patrick Peterson announces five-year extension

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:56:45 -0700

Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson announced via Twitter Tuesday, July 29, that he has signed a five-year contract extension worth $70 million with $48 million guaranteed.

Mariners | Talks stalled for Marlon Byrd

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:55:12 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners continue to talk trade involving OF Marlon Byrd. However, according to a source, talks remain stalled; Byrd will waive his no-trade clause only if his option for 2016 is exercised.

Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sits

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:54:49 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez was not in the lineup Tuesday, July 29, against the San Francisco Giants, but the absence was not trade-related, according to a source.

Saints | Two offensive players return

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:48:57 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (back) and OT Tavon Rooks (back) returned to practice Tuesday, July 29.

Seahawks | Four players impressing DC

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:42:01 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DT Jordan Hill, SS Jeron Johnson, DE Greg Scruggs and LB Mike Morgan are four players that defensive coordinator Dan Quinn mentioned when asked what players have stood out in camp during an interview with KJR radio.

Cardinals | Jerraud Powers fills in with first-team

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:36:55 -0700

Arizona Cardinals CB Jerraud Powers worked with the first-team defense in place of CB Antonio Cromartie (pectoral) Tuesday, July 29.

Cardinals | Jerraud Powers fills in with first-team

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:36:55 -0700

Arizona Cardinals CB Jerraud Powers worked with the first-team defense in place of CB Antonio Cromartie (pectoral) Tuesday, July 29.

Marlins | Express interest in Jon Lester

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:36:26 -0700

The Miami Marlins are interested in acquiring Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, and they reached out to the team regarding the pitch Tuesday, July 29. The Red Sox are believed to be asking for OF Christian Yelich, a proposal the Marlins would not consider.

FANTASY TIP: Interesting. Miami has worked their way into the postseason race, and Lester would strictly be a rental for the rest of the season, as they likely wouldn't be able to afford him once he hits free agency.

Cardinals | Michael Floyd shows off versatility

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:33:24 -0700

Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd scored two touchdowns in team drills Tuesday, July 29. Floyd beat CB Patrick Peterson deep for his first score and outmuscled CB Justin Bethel for his second.

FANTASY TIP: Floyd seems to be putting it all together, and all signs point to a big year. He has WR2 potential.