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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).

Red Sox | Other pieces could be traded

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:05 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Burke Badenhop could have some trade appeal for a team seeking relief help, and the Red Sox are also open to trading RPs Felix Doubront, Craig Breslow and Edward Mujica and 1B Mike Carp.

Bears | Tim Jennings limited

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:01 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, July 30, because of a quadriceps injury.

Bears | Kyle Long cleared

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:29:15 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long (illness) has been cleared to practice. Long will do conditioning work for a few days before participating in practice.

Bears | Eben Britton carted off

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:28:40 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Eben Britton (hamstring) was carted off the field Wednesday, July 30, because of a hamstring injury. He is considered day-to-day at this point.

Red Sox | Crazy interest in Andrew Miller

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:24:20 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller is drawing "crazy" interest on the trade market, and the Atlanta Braves have been prominently mentioned as the team with the most interest.

Twins | Brandon Poulson signs

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:23:57 -0700

The Minnesota Twins signed RP Brandon Poulson, a 24-year-old prospect that can throw 100 mph fastballs but has never been drafted, to a minor league deal Wednesday, July 30, worth $250,000. He was pitching earlier this month in a collegiate summer league. Poulson recently played for Academy of Art University, where he had an 8.38 ERA. He will begin his career as a reliever.

Texans | Andre Johnson sits out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:18:24 -0700

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 30. Head coach Bill O'Brien has said the team is being cautious with Johnson.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson has plenty of time to let his hamstring heal, so owners should not be worried about him at this point. Johnson should be considered a low-end No. 2 wide receiver in all leagues.

Texans | Arian Foster practices

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:11:30 -0700

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: The team may take things slowly with Foster because it is a hamstring injury, but it appears like Foster should be ready for the start of the season. Foster probably will be selected in one of the first few rounds and should be started in all leagues.

Browns | Kaycee Ike works out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:08:28 -0700

Free-agent OT Kaycee Ike (Steelers) recently worked out for the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.

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49ers | Joe Looney working with starters

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:05:38 -0700

San Francisco 49ers OG Joe Looney has been working with the first-team offense at guard in place of OG Alex Boone and has looked good during practices.

Astros | Alex Presley taking swings

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:04:48 -0700

Houston Astros OF Alex Presley (oblique) has been taking swings in a batting cage while hitting off a tee over the last three days. Presley said he's exerting about 60 percent effort.

FANTASY TIP: Robbie Grossman has become marginally useful in deep leagues while Presley has been out. The latter's return, probably in the next few weeks, won't help either in terms of playing time.

49ers | Reach out to Alex Boone

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:04:46 -0700

San Francisco 49ers OG Alex Boone was recently contacted by the team, but he is not interested in ending his holdout at this point without a new deal.

Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio hot

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:01:36 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio was a triple shy of the cycle in the team's marathon 16-inning game Tuesday, July 29, and he has raised his average to .400 since his return from an oblique injury. The likelihood that Bonifacio is traded by the deadline Thursday, July 31, is increasing.

FANTASY TIP: Bonifacio jumped out to a torrid pace in the season's opening month, but he has since cooled off. Now that he's heating up again and could land with a team with a better lineup, he should at least be on your radar.

Dodgers | Darwin Barney to serve as depth

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:59:52 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Darwin Barney, who should arrive with the team Wednesday, July 30, will serve as depth off the bench. Barney hit .230 with 16 RBIs in 72 games with the Chicago Cubs before being traded.

FANTASY TIP: Barney can be ignored in most leagues, since his playing time will be very sporadic.

Dodgers | Scott Elbert activated, cut

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:58:34 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Scott Elbert (elbow, toe) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, July 29, and then designated for assignment. He had made 15 rehab appearances while working back from Tommy John surgery.

Dodgers | Matt Kemp hits two homers

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:57:15 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp hit two two-run home runs in the team's victory Tuesday, July 29, with his name swirling around in trade rumors as the deadline approaches. The four RBIs were a season high as he passed 600 career RBIs with 603. Kemp is hitting .400 in 10 games since the All-Star break.

FANTASY TIP: Kemp is making his case for the Dodgers to hang onto him at the deadline. He's primed to have a better second half of the season, and he should be owned everywhere after a disappointing first half.

Jaguars | Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson look good

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:48:12 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WRs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson have looked comfortable and consistent in the early part of training camp, according to John Oehser.

FANTASY TIP: The pair of rookies may receive plenty of chances to log starter's reps, especially if Cecil Shorts' hamstring injury lingers. Each first-year snare could be worth a final-round pick in deep fantasy football leagues.

Broncos | Sign two defensive linemen

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:44:49 -0700

The Denver Broncos signed DLs Cody Larsen and Will Pericak, the club announced Wednesday, July 30.

Diamondbacks | Miguel Montero sitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:28:06 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Remove him from your daily lineup. He should be back in action tomorrow after resting during a day game after a night game.