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Ravens | DeAngelo Tyson working hard to help team

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:18:45 -0700

Baltimore Ravens DE DeAngelo Tyson recently acknowledged that nothing will be given to him on Baltimore's defense. Tyson believes he's progressed and wants to continue learning from his teammates, saying he wants to stay consistent and prove himself to the players and coaches.

Cardinals | Will add George Kottaras to roster Saturday

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:17:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, the St. Louis Cardinals will add C George Kottaras to the 25-man roster Saturday, July 12.

Red Sox | Jon Lester fans 12

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:12:33 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester received a no-decision after pitching seven innings, allowing one run on seven hits, with no walks and 12 strikeouts Thursday, July 10, against the Chicago White Sox.

FANTASY TIP: Lester has only allowed a single earned run over his last 23 innings pitched. He is statistically having a career year and potentially pitching over his head. Expect Lester to have a strong second half, but he is more of a No. 2 starting pitcher in fantasy than an ace.

Colts | Sign Aaron Burks

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:04:22 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts have signed free-agent WR Aaron Burks (Buccaneers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Colts | LaVon Brazill waived

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:03:49 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts have waived WR LaVon Brazill, who was recently suspended at least one year for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald never approached about trade

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:55:28 -0700

Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald said he was never approached about a trade involving the New England Patriots. Nothing at all. I mean, I heard stuff that was being said. But there was never a time where the team approached me. Nothing like that.

Jaguars | Mike Brown learning at Larry Fitzgerald's camp

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:42:06 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Mike Brown is learning how to better run and set up routes, among other things, at Larry Fitzgerald's football camp in Minnesota this week. Brown said he's looking to pick up things from every single player there.

Cardinals | Joe Kelly activated

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:39:41 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals activated SP Joe Kelly (hamstring) from the disabled list Friday, July 11, and optioned SP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move. Also, SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day DL.

FANTASY TIP: Kelly will make the start tonight against the reeling Milwaukee Brewers. Kelly has a chance to stick in the rotation for a while after the injuries to Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia. He's worth a look in deep mixed leagues.

Jaguars | Cecil Shorts learning at Larry Fitzgerald's camp

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:37:46 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts is specifically learning how to run a better comeback route at Larry Fitzgerald's football camp in Minnesota this week. Shorts said Fitzgerald made sure he was dropping his weight and making the right turn on what Shorts said is a tough route to run.

FANTASY TIP: Shorts will be Jacksonville's primary receiving threat this season with Justin Blackmon's absence. His situation is less than savory, however, with QB Chad Henne at quarterback and a subpar offense in general. Consider him a flex option with WR3 potential in standard leagues.

Diamondbacks | Several players untouchable

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:34:48 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, SP Patrick Corbin, SS Chris Owings, OF A.J. Pollock, SP Archie Bradley, P Braden Shipley have been deemed untouchable in trade talks, according to sources. Also, RP Brad Ziegler is unlikely to be dealt.

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Rangers | Geovany Soto arrested

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:32:42 -0700

Texas Rangers C Geovany Soto was arrested Thursday, July 10, for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

FANTASY TIP: Soto was on the verge of going on a rehab assignment, and he was primed to join the team sometime after the All-Star break. That presumably won't happen now, and it's unknown how long it may be until he's allowed to return.

Reds | Brandon Phillips to DL

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:32:12 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds officially placed 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) on the disabled list Friday, July 11. Also, C Tucker Barnhart was optioned to Triple-A Louisville while RPs Carlos Contreras and Curtis Patch were recalled.

Reds | Billy Hamilton returns

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:30:17 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup Friday, July 11. OF Jay Bruce is back at first base, OF Chris Heisey is in right field and 2B Ramon Santiago is starting at second base.

FANTASY TIP: Return Hamilton to your starting lineups immediately.

NFL | Jameis Winston committed to earning degree

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:28:47 -0700

Florida State University QB Jameis Winston feels strongly about completing his education, which would likely require another two years in school. "It's very important to me. I was always raised as a student first and an athlete second," Winston said. "I think that's the main purpose in college. Some athletes lose that perspective. It's about being a student-athlete, and not just getting that easy money and going to the league. Even if kids leave early, I would want them to come back and get that degree."

Jets | Tajh Boyd adjusting to new offense

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:20:57 -0700

New York Jets rookie QB Tajh Boyd acknowledged that the Jets' offense is completely different to that of Clemson's. Boyd said he's been working on footwork, reads and becoming more precise. Boyd added that he's doing everything he can to understand the offense, but knows it will take time.

Cowboys | More on Tyrone Crawford

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:18:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, the pain that Dallas Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford (Achilles') felt during the offseason program is considered normal. Crawford missed the 2013 season with a torn Achilles'.

Phillies | Grady Sizemore starting, leading off

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:10:59 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Grady Sizemore is playing center field and leading off Friday, July 11.

FANTASY TIP: Ben Revere is dealing with an ankle injury, which explains the move. Sizemore could see semi-regular playing time, but he's unlikely to suddenly become an everyday player unless a trade or serious injury opens up a spot in the outfield.

Braves | Evan Gattis could begin rehab assignment next week

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:08:16 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis (back) could begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Rome early next week if he can avoid any setbacks.

FANTASY TIP: It's a good sign that Gattis is back to baseball activities and is on the verge of playing in games. However, it could be a long rehab process, so he may not be back until later this month or even early August.

Jaguars | Austin Pasztor should be ready for training camp

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:07:23 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars OT Austin Pasztor (shoulder) will be ready for training camp, according to Pasztor himself. He was held out of team drills during the offseason.

Yankees | Jeff Francis update

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:06:27 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Yankees SP Jeff Francis was acquired from the Oakland Athletics Friday, July 11, in exchange for players to be named. Also, RP Matt Daley was recalled and RP Jim Miller has been designated for assignment.