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Vikings | Josh Samuda injured at OTAs

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:56:54 -0700

Minnesota Vikings OG Josh Samuda (leg) suffered a fractured and dislocated ankle during a voluntary workout Tuesday, April 15, according to a source. He will have surgery Wednesday, April 16.

Vikings | Deone Bucannon to visit

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:56:21 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings will host Washington State SS Deone Bucannon Thursday, April 17.

Texans | Ricardo Mathews signed

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:55:53 -0700

The Houston Texans signed free-agent DE Ricardo Mathews (Colts) Tuesday, April 15. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Ravens | Rolando McClain shows rust in workout

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:55:18 -0700

Retired LB Rolando McClain (Ravens) worked out for the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, April 15, as he attempts a comeback. The workout wasn't a smooth one in terms of conditioning, and he has a lot of rust, according to a league source.

Patriots | Host Solomon Patton

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:54:53 -0700

The New England Patriots had University of Florida WR Solomon Patton in for a pre-draft visit this week.

Jets | Won't overpay for Chris Johnson

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:54:22 -0700

The New York Jets are sticking to their budget/value system. While they want free-agent RB Chris Johnson (Titans), they will not "overpay" for him. The depressed running back market suggests Johnson will fetch $3-4 million per year maximum.

Giants | Kevin Williams leaves without deal

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:53:54 -0700

Updating a previous report, free-agent DT Kevin Williams (Vikings) left his visit Tuesday, April 15, with the New York Giants without a deal.

49ers | Aldon Smith not expected back

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:53:33 -0700

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith hasn't only lost the benefit of the doubt with the team, but he probably won't play with the team in 2014, according to several sources involved with the team's decision making. However, the NFL is almost certain to punish him for his latest arrest, and the team will probably wait through the legal and NFL processes before making any final conclusion.

Falcons | Two waived

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:50:38 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons waived CB Saeed Lee and TE Adam Nissley Tuesday, April 15.

Chargers | Malcom Floyd's status uncertain

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:49:33 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (neck) continues his rehab from a neck injury, but his status is still uncertain. When the team begins voluntary workouts April 22, Floyd will be there to participate, a league source said Tuesday, April 15. His activity level will be more limited than his teammates, however.

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Buccaneers | Solomon Patton works out

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:46:54 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out University of Florida WR Solomon Patton this week.

Bills | Donald Trump has good chance of approval

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:45:58 -0700

Billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump has a good chance of being approved as the owner of the Buffalo Bills, if the family of Ralph Wilson decides to sell the team to him, according to a source with direct knowledge of the dynamics of the team ownership said Tuesday, April 15. "He's the only one saying it will stay in Buffalo," the source said.

White Sox | Gordon Beckham plays field in rehab

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:42:19 -0700

Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (oblique) played his first game at second base during his minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Birmingham. He was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeouts in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday, April 15.

FANTASY TIP: There is no word on when Beckham will officially return from the 15-day disabled list. However, fantasy owners will want to play it safe and keep him reserved until he can play a game or two to prove his health before plugging him back into the active lineup.

White Sox | Hitting coach likes Alexei Ramirez's confidence

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:39:39 -0700

Chicago White Sox hitting coach Todd Steverson talked about the early success of SS Alexei Ramirez , and he had one major contributing factor for the hot start. "Say all the statistics and metrics you want to say," Steverson said, "but there's no metric for confidence."

White Sox | Matt Lindstrom remains closer

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:39:09 -0700

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday, April 15, RP Matt Lindstrom remains the closer despite two blown save opportunities. "He's in there right now," Ventura said. "It's always been that way, where you can make a change at any time. It's tough, the job is tough. As of right now, he'd probably be going out there today."

Rangers | Catchers struggling

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:38:45 -0700

The Texas Rangers catchers entered the game Tuesday, April 15, against the Seattle Mariners hitting just .114. That's tied for the second lowest at any position for an American League team. The Minnesota Twins shortstop are hitting a collective .105, and the Houston Astros designated hitters are also sitting at .114.

Rangers | Joe Saunders throws without issues

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:38:18 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Joe Saunders (ankle) made it through a bullpen session Monday, April 14, without any issues. He is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Sunday, April 20, but the team still wants him to test his mobility with some fielding drills. He might have another bullpen session Wednesday, April 16, and he could do fielding drills then.

Rangers | Matt Harrison not happy with outing

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:37:52 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) allowed three runs, six hits and three walks while striking out two batters over 3 1/3 innings in his second minor-league rehab outing for Double-A Frisco Monday, April 14. "It just wasn't a good night," Harrison said. "Forty-five degrees weather, the wind was blowing. I let a lot of things get in my head. Going up there, getting rained out, sitting around, freezing weather - I just wasn't motivated." Harrison is scheduled to pitch Saturday, April 19, for Frisco or Triple-A Round Rock, and the goal is to throw 95 pitches. The team will then determine whether he's ready to be activated.

Rangers | Prince Fielder finally in homer column

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:37:27 -0700

Texas Rangers 1B Prince Fielder connected for his first home run with his new team Tuesday, April 15, against the Seattle Mariner. It was his longest drought to start the season since beginning 2010 without a homer in 14 games.

Padres | Everth Cabrera scratched

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:37:04 -0700

San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera (knee) was scratched from the starting lineup Tuesday, April 15, due to a sore right knee.