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Chiefs | De'Anthony Thomas impresses in return game

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:31:49 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB De'Anthony Thomas was compared to WR Devin Hester with his ability to make the first person miss in the return game, according to special teams coach Dave Toub.

Redskins | Evan Royster misses practice

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:30:05 -0700

Washington Redskins RB Evan Royster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, July 28, because of a strained hamstring. He was able to do some light work on the side with the trainers.

Mets | Unlikely to make big deal

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:26:15 -0700

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said it's unlikely his club will make a big trade before the upcoming non-waiver deadline.

FANTASY TIP: Those Troy Tulowitzki pipe dreams, among other scenarios, look unlikely to come true.

Rays | Ryan Hanigan close to return

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:19:53 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Ryan Hanigan (oblique) said he will hit Tuesday, July 29, and then rehab two games with Single-A Charlotte before returning from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 1, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Yankees | Zoilo Almonte recalled, Jeff Francis cut

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:18:25 -0700

New York Yankees OF Zoilo Almonte was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Monday, July 28, and SP Jeff Francis was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner injury update

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:16:05 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) has been dealing with a hamstring issue, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Broncos | DeMarcus Ware sits

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:14:14 -0700

Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware (leg) did not practice Monday, July 28, with a lower right leg bruise. Head coach John Fox said Ware will be fine.

Diamondbacks | Aaron Hill sitting out

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:08:22 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) is out of the lineup Monday, July 28, but he'll be available off the bench.

FANTASY TIP: It appears that his hand is still bothering him. If he can't heal quickly, he'll complicate things for fantasy owners as well as Arizona's potential plans to trade him.

Padres | Ian Kennedy to throw bullpen session

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:04:54 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy (oblique) is scheduled to throw bullpen session Wednesday, July 30. He likely will be the starting pitcher Saturday, Aug. 2.

Padres | Andrew Cashner throws bullpen session

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:04:17 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Andrew Cashner (shoulder) threw 31 pitches during a bullpen session Sunday, July 27, and is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Tuesday, July 29.

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Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner sits

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:01:09 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, July 28. Verner said the reason for sitting was nothing serious.

Chiefs | Sign Damond Smith

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:54:50 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs signed undrafted free-agent CB Damond Smith (South Alabama) Monday, July 28. Per NFL rules, all UDFA deals are three years in length. Financial details were undisclosed.

Dodgers | Interested in Cole Hamels

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:51:35 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is believed to be a trade target for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lions | Ndamukong Suh may be tagged

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:49:34 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh may be franchise tagged next year, according to general manager Martin Mayhew.

Phillies | Cole Hamels available

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:48:09 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels has been made available in a trade, but the team will be looking for a significant package in return.

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon wants to be a closer if traded

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:39:20 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon has told the team he will not waive his no-trade clause if he does not become the closer of his new team. Papelbon is not interested in being a setup man or being in a closer-by-committee situation.

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin update

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:39:10 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) has a bone bruise, according to head coach Ron Rivera. There is swelling in the knee but nothing is structurally damaged.

FANTASY TIP: No injury is good news, but this is encouraging news. Benjamin should be ready to go before the preseason starts and remains a WR4 option in standard scoring leagues.

Cardinals | Sticking with Allen Craig

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:38:06 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig continues to be in the starting lineup even though he is hitting .242 this season. He has started 12 of 19 games since OF Oscar Taveras has been recalled for Triple-A Memphis. Some in the organization believe the team is at its best when Craig is at his best. Craig may have created some bad habits in his swing after he suffered a Lisfranc injury last season.

Titans | Jake Locker encouraged, working hard

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:31:10 -0700

Tennesse Titans QB Jake Locker said the offensive rhythm was better in practice Monday, July 28. Locker said he's focusing on accuracy during training camp as head coach Ken Whisenhunt has challenged him in that area.

FANTASY TIP: Locker is too much of an injury risk to be considered for QB1 status. Draft him as a streaming option or backup.

Lions | Ndamukong Suh contract talks pushed back

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:25:40 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh's contract extension discussion will be put on hold until the end of the season, according to a source.