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Packers | Jordy Nelson signs extension

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:26:40 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson signed a four-year, $39 million extension with $14.2 million guaranteed, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Nelson is a top-tier fantasy wide receiver when he and QB Aaron Rodgers are healthy. Not that he needed it, but the extension should give him more incentive to produce this year. Draft him comfortably as a WR1 in all scoring formats.

Giants | Jake Peavy to start Sunday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:25:22 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Jake Peavy will start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, July 27. SP Yusmeiro Petit was originally scheduled to start the game before Peavy was acquired from the Boston Red Sox.

49ers | Kendall Hunter update

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:18:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (knee) tore his anterior cruciate ligament during the Friday, July 25, practice, according to a source. Hunter will subsequently miss the entire 2014 season.

FANTASY TIP: It's a good blow to the team's backfield as Hunter was their backup behind RB Frank Gore. Now RB Carlos Hyde could receiver some additional playing time with RB LaMichael James also in the mix.

Seahawks | Sign two

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:09:58 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks signed undrafted free-agent LB Brandon Denmark (Florida A&M) and FS Steven Terrell (Texans). Terms of the deals were undisclosed.

Seahawks | Waive DeWayne Cherrington

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:05:03 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks waived-injured DT DeWayne Cherrington (undisclosed).

Giants | Jake Peavy acquired from Boston

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:00:43 -0700

The San Francisco Giants have acquired SP Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox, in exchange for minor league Ps Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree.

FANTASY TIP: Peavy has posted an unsightly 1-9 record and 4.72 ERA this season but has pitched better of late, having had five quality starts in his last seven outings. He is worthy of consideration in NL-only leagues but if you're expecting him to be as dominant as he was with the San Diego Padres, you'll probably be sorely disappointed. Expect Yusmeiro Petit to lose his spot in San Francisco’s starting rotation to make room for Peavy.

Red Sox | Jake Peavy traded to San Francisco

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:00:23 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have traded SP Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants, in exchange for minor league Ps Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree.

Jaguars | Cecil Shorts not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:57:01 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

FANTASY TIP: The good news here is that it is early in camp, but hamstring issues have the potential to linger. This is something to watch as training camp gets into full swing.

Titans | George Wilson excused from practice

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:39:12 -0700

Tennessee Titans SS George Wilson (undisclosed) has been excused from practice Saturday, July 26.

Bears | Tim Jennings not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:38:39 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

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Jaguars | Geno Hayes not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:31:17 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Geno Hayes (knee) is not participating in practice Sunday, July 26.

Rays | Ryan Hanigan close to returning

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:25:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Ryan Hanigan (oblique) completed defensive drills and ran the bases Friday, July 26. Manager Joe Maddon said Hanigan is close to returning.

Rays | Joel Peralta to pitch in rehab game

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:25:12 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta (illness) is scheduled to pitch in a rehab game with Class-A Charlotte Saturday, July 26.

Browns | Nate Burleson practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:57 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Nate Burleson (arm) is participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Browns | Charles Johnson practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:28 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Charles X. Johnson (knee) is participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Browns | Miles Austin practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:15:02 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Miles Austin (hamstring) is participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Browns | Travis Benjamin practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:13:37 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin (knee) is participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Jets | Zach Thompson not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:59:09 -0700

New York Jets LB Zach Thompson (shoulder) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Packers | Jeff Janis not practicing

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:51:21 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (illness) is not participating in practice Saturday, July 26.

Packers | Clay Matthews has thumb protected

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:40:07 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews (thumb) is wearing protection on his thumb in practice Saturday, July 26.