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Bengals | Jermaine Gresham to PUP list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:12:47 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham (hernia) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: Gresham has no fantasy value on draft day, regardless of this move.

Dodgers | Josh Beckett will make next start

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:09:46 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Josh Beckett will make his next start, according to manager Don Mattingly,

FANTASY TIP: Beckett was trounced in his return Tuesday, lasting only four innings and allowing three homers. He's due for a statistical correction on the whole in the second half, though, so watch out.

Dodgers | Hanley Ramirez iffy to return soon

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:08:20 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hand) is a worse bet to return Friday, July 25, than OF Yasiel Puig (hand), but it's not out of the question Ramirez can make it by then.

FANTASY TIP: Keep tabs on Ramirez. Puig may be available for a late entry into Wednesday's contest, so that'll do wonders for his ability to start sooner.

Dodgers | Yasiel Puig could pinch-hit

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:06:09 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (hand) will take batting practice and could pinch-hit if needed Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: It doesn't do much for his daily value, but it's a good sign for his availability later in the week.

Jets | Chris Johnson won't be limited

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:04:00 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) will not be limited at the start of training camp, and he was "flying" during his conditioning test, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

FANTASY TIP: That is good news for Johnson's odds of living up to an RB2 billing.

Jets | All players passed conditioning tests

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:03:00 -0700

New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said every player passed their conditioning tests, noting it was the first time that has happened in his tenure with the organization.

Mets | Ruben Tejada hit in helmet

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:02:12 -0700

New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) was hit in the helmet by a pitch and exited the game Wednesday, July 23. He walked off under his own power and was replaced by INF Eric Campbell.

Jets | Muhammad Wilkerson never considered holding out

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:59:06 -0700

New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson did not consider a contract holdout, citing his responsibilities as a team leader. Wilkerson's 2015 fifth-year option was picked up earlier this year.

Royals | Eric Hosmer exits

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:58:10 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) left the game Wednesday, July 23, with "decreased grip strength in his hand," according to a club announcement.

FANTASY TIP: Perhaps too soon for him to come back -- Billy Butler took his place at the plate. Stay tuned for more on Hosmer, but this doesn't sound like something he'll recover from quickly. He might need a few more days off and perhaps a DL trip.

49ers | Stevie Johnson cleared

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:57:46 -0700

San Francisco 49ers WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring) passed his physical and has been cleared to practice Thursday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: Hamstring injuries are tricky and could linger as the year goes on even if a player thinks they are healthy. Johnson is probably a WR4 on draft day.

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Chiefs | Jamaal Charles extended two years

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:55:26 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles' contract extension is two years, bringing his total deal length to four years. The financial terms remain unknown.

NFL | Training camp financials

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:51:55 -0700

NFL rookies and first-year players make $925 per week in training camp. Veterans earn $1,700. Housing and travel expenses are also compensated.

Mariners | Will skip Taijuan Walker's next turn

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:38 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker will have his next turn skipped, as the club instead will have SP Hisashi Iwakuma start Tuesday, July 29. This will keep Iwakuma and the other starters on normal four days' rest.

FANTASY TIP: Walker's rotation spot may be tenuous as James Paxton (lat) nears a return and Erasmo Ramirez continues to impress.

Redskins | Maurice Hurt not in shape

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins OT Maurice Hurt was placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list because he is out of shape.

Mets | Ruben Tejada leaves game

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:48:37 -0700

New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) left the game early Wednesday, July 23, after getting hit in the head by a pitch.

Dodgers | Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig still out

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:44:58 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hand) and OF Yasiel Puig (hand) are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: Both players are still considered day-to-day at this point, and owners in daily leagues should keep them out of their lineups until they are able to play.

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.