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Broncos | Owner stepping aside

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:09:33 -0700

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping aside from his duties with the team as he deals with Alzheimer's disease.

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski cleared

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:51:21 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has been cleared for contact and will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Bill Belichick.

FANTASY TIP: Gronkowski is expected to be ready for Week 1, and this is a big step in that direction. He makes an upper-echelon TE1.

Bills | Three out, one back

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:32:14 -0700

Buffalo Bills TE Chris Gragg (cramps), FB Evan Rodriguez (cramps) and CB Brandon E. Smith (leg) were out of practice Wednesday, July 23. OT Seantrel Henderson (hip) returned to action.

Chiefs | Justin Houston will report

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:20:33 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston will report to training camp and not hold out.

Giants | Could use three-man rotation at RB

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:18:00 -0700

New York Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, David Wilson and Andre Williams could be used in a three-man rotation this season to keep Jennings fresh.

FANTASY TIP: Jennings will be the lead back with Wilson in to change the pace. Williams could be the goal line back. Jennings is a decent RB3 with Wilson an RB4. Williams could be a decent flier as an RB5 with upside in TD-only leagues.

Marlins | Remain interested in Jim Johnson

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:34:31 -0700

The Miami Marlins remain interested in Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson, and the sides have discussed Marlins P prospect Adam Conley in a trade.

White Sox | Four contenders on John Danks no-trade list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:31:51 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP John Danks is permitted to block a trade to the Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays, among others.

Cardinals | Balked on Boston demands for Jake Peavy

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:29:01 -0700

The Boston Red Sox wanted a prospect back in return for trading SP Jake Peavy to the St. Louis Cardinals, but St. Louis wants to keep its prospects intact and just wanted to take on the extra salary.

Phillies | Nine teams off A.J. Burnett no-trade list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:14:59 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett would not block a trade to nine teams in Major League Baseball. An earlier post indicated he would be open to a return to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the other eight teams are the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals.

Phillies | Cliff Lee has nine teams off no-trade list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:12:15 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee has the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals as teams where he cannot block a trade.

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Padres | A.J. Preller completes second interview

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:06:48 -0700

Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller has completed a second interview for the open San Diego Padres GM job.

Saints | Moses McCray cut

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:53:55 -0700

The New Orleans Saints waived DT Moses McCray to make room for new signings on Tuesday, July 22.

Rams | Four cut

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:46:51 -0700

The St. Louis Rams waived four players Tuesday, July 22, as they cut loose OL Abasi Salimu, WR Diontae Spencer, LB Caleb McSurdy, and LB Tavarius Wilson.

Buccaneers | Few players may be on bubble

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:31:02 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey, G Carl Nicks and DE Da'Quan Bowers may be fighting for roster spots once training camp begins due to other competition for their jobs. TE Luke Stocker and S Kelcie McCray were also mentioned.

Cardinals | Tyrann Mathieu leaves agent

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:28:17 -0700

Only one year into his professional football career, Arizona Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu has parted ways with agent Pat Lawlor. It was not disclosed whether Mathieu had signed with another agent.

Yankees | Derek Jeter breaks tie with Lou Gehrig

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:49:13 -0700

New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter posted his 535th career double Tuesday, July 22, against the Texas Rangers, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for the top spot on the franchise's doubles list.

Yankees | Chase Headley pays instant dividends

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:25:37 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Chase Headley delivered a game-winning single in the bottom of the 14th inning Tuesday, July 22, against the Texas Rangers in his team debut.

Royals | Eric Hosmer sidelined again

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:24:34 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) was sidelined for the second straight game Tuesday, July 22, against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Ned Yost said he doubts Hosmer will play at all in the current series against the White Sox. Yost said he is hopeful Hosmer can return Thursday, July 24, against the Cleveland Indians. "He wanted to try to push it today," Yost said. "But he still has some weakness in his hand."

Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman strains hamstring

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:23:32 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) suffered a strained right hamstring Tuesday, July 22, against the Colorado Rockies. He is scheduled to have an MRI.

FANTASY TIP: If Zimmerman is forced out for a long period, Anthony Rendon is likely to start at the hot corner with Danny Espinosa likely to start at second base.

Cubs | Mike Olt optioned to Iowa

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:23:02 -0700

The Chicago Cubs optioned 3B Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, July 22. He was hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts against the San Diego Padres. This move makes room on the roster for SP Tsuyoshi Wada.