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Giants | Cooper Taylor eyes expanded role

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:08:45 -0700

New York Giants SS Cooper Taylor intercepted a pass off QB Curtis Painter in seven-on-seven drills Tuesday, July 22. Dan Salomone of Giants.com believes Cooper could become more than just a special teams player this year if he continues to play well.

Giants | David Wilson works with second-team

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:04:02 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) worked with the second-team offense Tuesday, July 22, one day after being cleared to return following an offseason neck procedure.

Pirates | Pedro Alvarez leaves game

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:00:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (knee) left the game Tuesday, July 22, against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to what the team terms "left knee discomfort."

Orioles | Manny Machado's on-base streak ends

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:00:25 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado had his career-high 19-game on-base streak snapped Monday, July 21, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Orioles | Nick Markakis joins elite group

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:59:47 -0700

Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis picked up his 20th double of the season Monday, July 21, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is the sixth player in franchise history to post nine or more 20-plus double seasons.

Orioles | Miguel Gonzalez in, Preston Guilmet out

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:59:18 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles recalled SP Miguel Gonzalez from Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday, July 22, to start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and they optioned RP Preston Guilmet to the Tides to make room on the roster.

Brewers | Scooter Gennett departs early

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:58:56 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (quadriceps) left the game Tuesday, July 22, against the Cincinnati Reds due to tightness in his right quadriceps.

Astros | Dexter Fowler remains on DL

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:57:30 -0700

Houston Astros OF Dexter Fowler (ribs) remains on the 15-day disabled list due to his right intercostal strain. He missed his 20th straight game Tuesday, July 22. It is impossible for Fowler to reach 140 games played, the seventh of his eight full big league seasons he has failed to reach the mark. Manager Bo Porter and general manager Jeff Luhnow each indicated his timetable is unclear. Fowler is doing some exercises, but also resting and taking treatment and not doing any baseball activities yet.

Astros | George Springer out again

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:56:56 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer (knee, quadriceps) was sidelined again Tuesday, July 22, against the Chicago White Sox. However, manager Bo Porter was ruling out a trip to the 15-day disabled list for now. "You have to say to yourself, 'He's not going to play within the next 15 days.' We're not at that point right now," Porter said.

Chargers | Jason Verrett injury update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:54:49 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) is not expected to return to practice until August, which means he will miss the beginning of training camp.

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Giants | Hamstring still impacting Odell Backham Jr.?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:48:58 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring), pulled up on the ball while running a deep route Tuesday, July 22, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

FANTASY TIP: Beckham continued to practice, but the fact that he had to pull up is a sign that his hamstring might not be fully healed just yet. He should end up contributing his share of big plays this season as the team's No. 3 receiver, but he likely won't be consistent enough to be more than a backup WR in fantasy leagues.

NFL | Robert Newhouse passes away

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:47:58 -0700

Former Dallas Cowboys FB Robert Newhouse, 64, passed away from heart disease. KFFL sends its condolences to his family and friends.

NFL | Police and courts: Titus Young legal update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:47:21 -0700

Updating a previous story, free-agent WR Titus Young (Lions) was charged with felony battery with serious bodily injury from an alleged July 8 incident inside a Los Angeles-area hospital. The charges stemmed from Young reportedly punching his then-attorney Brian Hurwitz, 34, several times in the face, rendering him unconscious. The police report obtained by the Free Press stated Hurwitz complained of jaw and forehead pain, as well as suffering what he believed to have been a broken nose. According to the report, Young reacted to Hurwitz informing him that he wouldn't be released from the medical facility. The former NFL wide receiver had to be subdued with tranquilizers administered by hospital employees. In total, Young now faces 16 criminal charges in two Southern California counties.

Bills | DL starters kept fresh during practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:33:36 -0700

Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams, DT Marcell Dareus and DT Kyle D. Williams were all rotated out of the lineup at times during team drills Tuesday, July 22. LB Manny Lawson rotated in for Mario Williams, DT Stefan Charles spelled Kyle Williams, and DL Corbin Bryant stepped in for Dareus.

Chargers | Ryan Mathews entering last season with Chargers?

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:33:22 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews' rookie contract will expire after the 2014 season, which means this could be his final year with the organization, in the opinion of ESPN's Eric D. Williams. San Diego recently extended the contract of RB Danny Woodhead and added a player similar to Mathews in RB Donald Brown via a three-year pact earlier in the offseason.

Bills | Preston Brown busy Tuesday

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:27:09 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Preston Brown saw time in the defense's nickel package and rotated in for LB Brandon Spikes at middle linebacker for the first-team Tuesday, July 22.

Bills | Pass rush dominating in camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:15:38 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Nigel Bradham was one of eight players to record sacks during team drills Tuesday, July 22. The team's pass rush has been consistent since camp began, according to Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com.

Bills | Taking it easy on Leodis McKelvin

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:11:57 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Leodis McKelvin (hip) was spelled by CB Corey Graham at left corner for certain series during practice Tuesday, July 22, in order to allow McKelvin to rest his surgically repaired hip.

Bills | Three see time at slot corner

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:08:48 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Nickell Robey was given the first chance at playing slot corner in the defense's nickel package Tuesday, July 22, with CB Ron Brooks and CB Ross Cockrell rotating in.

Bills | Passing attack not clicking yet

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:01:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said that the passing game took positive steps Tuesday, July 22, but some offensive players said that the execution of the passing game needs to improve.

FANTASY TIP: While Manuel is putting a positive spin on the situation, don't expect him to be more than a backup fantasy QB this season.