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NFL | Eight players clear waivers

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:03:19 -0700

LB Darrin Kitchens (Bills), OT Chris Faulk (Browns), PK Jake Rogers (Browns), OT Aslam Sterling (Broncos), RB Chris Rainey (Colts), WR Gerald Ford (Dolphins), OT DeMarcus Love (Giants) and RB Brendan Bigelow (Buccaneers) all cleared waivers Tuesday, July 29. Each player is free to sign with any team.

Texans | Ricky Sapp update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:59:29 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans released LB Ricky Sapp (undisclosed) from their Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, July 29. Sapp is free to sign with any team.

Dolphins | Derrell Johnson placed on waivers

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:54:37 -0700

The Miami Dolphins placed LB Derrell Johnson on no-recall waivers Tuesday, July 29.

Cardinals | Daniel Descalso leaves game

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:51:35 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 2B Daniel Descalso (leg) was hit on the right leg or knee injury by a pitch Tuesday, July 29, against the San Diego Padres, suffering an apparent injury. He was forced to leave the game early.

Colts | Aaron Burks waived

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:49:56 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts placed WR Aaron Burks on no-recall waivers Tuesday, July 29.

Rangers | J.P. Arencibia has giant stat line

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:39:35 -0700

Texas Rangers C J.P. Arencibia drove in a career-high seven runs Tuesday, July 29, against the New York Yankees. He had two doubles, two homers (including a grand slam) and two runs scored.

FANTASY TIP: Arencibia is making up for lost time. He is now up to six homers and 22 RBI, with five homers and 16 RBI coming just since July 18 when he was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock. He has re-emerged as a useful No. 2 fantasy catcher in most formats due to his power potential, but his average still leaves a lot to be desired.

Giants | Landing spot for Asdrubal Cabrera?

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:38:49 -0700

The Cleveland Indians might be open to dealing SS Asdrubal Cabrera, and he has been linked to the San Francisco Giants.

Blue Jays | Interested in Asdrubal Cabrera

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:38:29 -0700

The Cleveland Indians could trade SS Asdrubal Cabrera before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and the Toronto Blue Jays are one of the teams believed to be interested in the switch-hitting infielder, who can also play second base.

Indians | Asdrubal Cabrera could be on move

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:35:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera, eligible for free agency at season's end, could be on the move before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. The San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays are teams interested in the shortstop.

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.

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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.

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."