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Packers | Jordy Nelson looking for big bucks

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:14:38 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson reportedly is seeking $10 million per year in a potential contract extension. He is entering the final year of his current deal and took notice to the four-year, $30 million extension Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White received. Nelson signed a three-year, $12.6 million extension in 2011.

Pirates | Worried about A.J Burnett's option

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:10:17 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have some interest in trading for Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett but are worried about him picking up his player option for 2015, which would be worth at least $7.5 million. The option could be worth as much as $12.75 million if he reaches all of his incentives.

Diamondbacks | Three RPs could be trade options

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:05:58 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks RPs Addison Reed, Oliver Perez and Brad Ziegler could be traded before the trade deadline, but the team does not appear to be actively looking to trade Perez or Ziegler.

Diamondbacks | More willing to trade Aaron Hill

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:02:50 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking to trade 2B Aaron Hill but are not showing much interest in moving 3B Martin Prado, according to a source.

Cubs | Looking to move Edwin Jackson

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:01:53 -0700

The Chicago Cubs are looking to trade SP Edwin Jackson before the trade deadline but have a hard time doing it, because Jackson is owed $26 million through the 2016 season.

49ers | Two miss practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:55:06 -0700

San Francisco 49ers DE Justin Smith (shoulder) and OT Anthony Davis (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, July 24. They are both expected to return in the near future.

Seahawks | Big stalemate in Marshawn Lynch talks

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:51:17 -0700

Updating a previous story, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch and the organization are at a stalemate in talks regarding a new deal. Lynch wants top-three money for the position, while team officials are unwilling to give him a new deal, believing he is paid adequately. Lynch showed up for minicamp workouts only to avoid being fined.

FANTASY TIP: This could get ugly before it clears up for fantasy owners. Prepare for a lengthy standoff, because Lynch tends to hold to his convictions, and the Seahawks have quality backups in RBs Christine Michael and Robert Turbin.

Mariners | Interested in Drew Stubbs

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:43:10 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Drew Stubbs has drawn interest from the Seattle Mariners, according to a source.

Mariners | Manager talks Chris Taylor playing time

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:39:52 -0700

Seattle Mariners SS Chris Taylor will get "his fair share of playing time," according to manager Lloyd McClendon.

Saints | Mark Ingram will be core player

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:31:26 -0700

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram will be a core player in the Saints' offense this year, according to general manager Mickey Loomis.

FANTASY TIP: This is the year for Ingram to prove his disappointing career has been a fluke thus far. He'll likely see most of the running work while splitting time with RBs Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas. It's still best to be cautious with him at this point. He's an RB4 at best in standard leagues.

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Bengals | Leon Hall, three others activated from PUP

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:11:05 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles'), P Kevin Huber (neck), WR Colin Lockett (hamstring) and OG Clint Boling (knee) all passed their physicals and were activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 24.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch holding out

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:21 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will hold out of training camp, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Lynch is following suit after the recent and short-lived Jamaal Charles holdout. A holdout is always something to keep tabs on, but it's not likely Lynch will miss any playing time. He's still an RB1 in all formats.

Bengals | Onterio McCalebb passes physical, activated

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:04:56 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) passed his physical and was activated from the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.

Bengals | Christo Bilukidi passes physical, activated

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:04:23 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DT Christo Bilukidi (illness) passed his physical and was activated from the Non-Football Illness list Thursday, July 24.

Saints | Tavon Rooks update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:59:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints OT Tavon Rooks (back) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list due to a sore back, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Astros | Probably will keep Chad Qualls

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:58:50 -0700

Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls probably won't be traded, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow. "I hesitate to use the word 'untouchable,' but he likes it here, he's comfortable here and he's pitching well," Luhnow said.

FANTASY TIP: Maybe he's a long-term investment for them, or they're waiting for the right deal and it hasn't come their way yet. Don't write off the possibility, but Qualls' owners have to like the increasing chances he remains in save chances during his big rebound season.

Saints | Joe Morgan ready to practice

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:57:26 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Joe Morgan (knee) is good to go for practice, according to head coach Sean Payton.

Bills | Alan Branch passes physical

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:56:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Alan Branch (illness) passed his physical Thursday, July 24.

Ravens | Dominique Franks placed on NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:52:08 -0700

Baltimore Ravens CB Dominique Franks (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 24.

Orioles | Manny Machado out again

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:48:56 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (back) is out of the lineup again Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: Continue to monitor his progress daily, if he has any. He could be looking at a backdated disabled list stint if he can't improve soon.