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Broncos | Von Miller to avoid contact for a while

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:42:50 -0700

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (knee) will not take part in any contact until the third preseason game at the earliest.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles receives contract extension

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:42:47 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has agreed to an undisclosed contract extension and is on his way to training camp, per sources.

FANTASY TIP: Well, that was fast. ... Charles is still a top-three draft consideration.

Patriots | Tyler McDonald gets the axe

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:39:36 -0700

The New England Patriots released WR Tyler McDonald Wednesday, July 23.

49ers| Justin Smith feels fully healthy

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:36:14 -0700

San Francisco 49ers DE Justin Smith (shoulder) said he is fully healthy entering training camp after offseason shoulder surgery.

Patriots | Greg Orton returning

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:34:42 -0700

The New England Patriots re-signed free-agent WR Greg Orton to an undisclosed contract Wednesday, July 23.

Astros | George Springer to DL

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:30:29 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer (quadriceps) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right quadriceps strain. In a corresponding move, 1B/OF Marc Krauss was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

FANTASY TIP: It's retroactive to Sunday, July 20, but this could be a slow recovery and potentially affect his SB potential when he gets back. This cements AL-only asset Enrique Hernandez in center field. Deep mixed leaguers can give Robbie Grossman a try if they can only find an alternative via Houston. Krauss has some pop, and Hernandez has risen through the farm ranks the last few years, but neither is a recommended grab in mixed games.

Blue Jays | Two may not need rehab assignments

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:29:34 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (quadriceps) and 1B Adam Lind (foot) may not need to go on rehab assignments before being activated from the 15- day disabled list, according to manager John Gibbons.

FANTASY TIP: There is still no definite timetable for either player, but owners should add them to their starting lineups when they come off the disabled list.

Vikings | Waive Spencer Nealy

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:29:06 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings waived TE Spencer Nealy Wedenesday, July 23.

Twins | Matt Guerrier DFA'ed

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:28:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins RP Matt Guerrier was designated for assignment. RP Ryan Pressly will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester.

Vikings | Sign Michael Higgins

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:28:36 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings signed TE Michael Higgins (Saints) Wednesday, July 23. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Blue Jays | Brett Lawrie will require rehab

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:25:40 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B/3B Brett Lawrie (finger) will require a rehab assignment before coming off the disabled list.

FANTASY TIP: His owners will have to be patient. At the keystone in the meantime, it's a mess between Munenori Kawasaki, Ryan Goins and maybe Steven Tolleson.

Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. dealing with hamstring injury

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:22:14 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) tweaked a hamstring in practice Tuesday, July 23, according to general manager Jerry Reese.

FANTASY TIP: This is not the first time Beckham Jr. has dealt with the hamstring, and it is something that could linger all year. It is probably best to avoid him in single-year leagues.

Cardinals | Shelby Miller to start Saturday

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:17:42 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Shelby Miller is scheduled to be the starting pitcher Saturday, July 26. SP Carlos Martinez has been moved to the bullpen for the time being.

FANTASY TIP: It is not known if Miller will stay in the starting rotation, but both should have some value in deeper mixed leagues.

Redskins | No practice for Jason Hatcher Thursday

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:14:55 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins DT Jason Hatcher (knee) will not participate in practice Thursday, July 24.

Pirates | Brent Morel could be recalled

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:14:55 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Brent Morel likely will be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis if OF Starling Marte (head) is placed on the disabled list.

Jets | Jason Babin notes

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:14:05 -0700

New York Jets DE/OLB Jason Babin played 68 percent of the defensive snaps for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013, logging 772 plays on the year. He was released and re-signed this offseason, only to be released again after the Jaguars paid him $500,000 in signing bonus money.

Chargers | Jonas Mouton waived

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:08:57 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Jonas Mouton (knee) was waived Wednesday, July 23, after failing his physical.

Cardinals | Release Kelsey Pope

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:08:56 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals released WR Kelsey Pope Wednesday, July 23.

Pirates | Starling Marte not going on DL yet

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:08:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) underwent a concussion test, and the team is waiting for the results of the test before placing him on the disabled list.

FANTASY TIP: Marte likely would still miss a few games if he does not go on the disabled list. Owners should consider taking him out of the lineup for the rest of the week even if he stays on the active roster.

Chargers | Jeromey Clary placed on PUP list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:08:08 -0700

San Diego Chargers OL Jeromey Clary (hip) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 23.