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Rams | Ray Ray Armstrong may see more time

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:41:44 -0700

St. Louis Rams LB Ray Ray Armstrong has impressed coaches and was already poised to push for an expanded role before LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar's arrest. Armstrong could have an opportunity to replace Dunbar at strong-side linebacker.

Patriots | Jamie Collins bulked up

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:24:37 -0700

New England Patriots LB Jamie Collins bulked up in the offseason, but he didn't admit how much weight he has gained.

Dolphins | Mike Pouncey likely to miss some time

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:19:20 -0700

Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) is likely to miss at least the first couple of games as he recovers from hip surgery.

Marlins | Giancarlo Stanton, Casey McGehee won't be traded

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:45:14 -0700

Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton and 3B Casey McGehee won't be traded at the trade deadline, according to general manager Daniel Jennings.

Chiefs | David Van Dyke still recovering

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:22:32 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB David Van Dyke (hamstring) missed part of OTAs with a hamstring injury and is still recovering.

Chiefs | Joe McKnight had surgery

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:20:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Joe McKnight (knee) had arthroscopic knee surgery after minicamp ended last month and is close to returning to practice.

Reds | Looking at two Philly players

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 01:09:42 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd and RP Antonio Bastardo have drawn interest from the Cincinnati Reds.

Blue Jays | Not likely to go after A.J. Burnett

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:59:28 -0700

Although the Toronto Blue Jays once had SP A.J. Burnett on their roster, the team is not likely to pursue his services at the trading deadline.

Jaguars | Blake Bortles could start preseason game

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:01:36 -0700

Although the Jacksonville Jaguars coaching staff is still high on QB Chad Henne, coach Gus Bradley said QB Blake Bortles could start a preseason game. "It would be late in the preseason if he did, and we'll see how things go," said Bradley. "We're really excited about Chad and what he's going to do so we'll see how it goes with him until that fourth preseason game."

Chiefs | Will work out Josh Mauga

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:58:37 -0700

Free-agent LB Josh Mauga (Jets) will work out for the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, July 21.

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49ers | LaMichael James may be odd man out at RB

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:00:39 -0700

San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James could have trouble making the roster this year, according to ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. Williamson believes RB Frank Gore, RB Carlos Hyde, RB Marcus Lattimore, RB Kendall Hunter and FB Bruce Miller will make the roster.

Braves | Justin Upton hit by pitch, leaves early

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:41:09 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton (triceps) exited in the sixth inning Sunday, July 20, after being hit by a pitch in the third inning. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he is uncertain if Upton will be available Monday, July 21.

FANTASY TIP: Upton initially stayed in the game, but he did not return following a rain delay in the sixth. Consider Upton day-to-day at this point, and make sure he is in the lineup tomorrow before starting him.

Jets | Rex Ryan confident in Dee Milliner

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:39:31 -0700

New York Jets CB Dee Milliner can become a shutdown corner in the NFL, according to head coach Rex Ryan. "I think he's got a chance to be," Ryan said. "I don't think there's any doubt. But a lot of things can happen. A guy can get injured. A guy can do whatever where a guy gets derailed. But (I'm) saying that I'll be disappointed if he's not. Something like (injuries), in my opinion, would have to happen to him for him not to end up being that kind of player."

Bills | Linebacker breakdown

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:31:15 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Brandon Spikes started at middle linebacker Sunday, July 20, in place of LB Kiko Alonso (knee). LB Keith Rivers and LB Nigel Bradham started alongside Spikes with LB Preston Brown rotating in with Spikes.

Bills | Chris Hairston works with first team

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:24:31 -0700

Buffalo Bills OT Chris Hairston started at left tackle Sunday, July 20, after Seantrel Henderson (hip) left with a hip injury. Henderson was starting in place of Cordy Glenn (illness).

Bills | Marquise Goodwin update

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:03:48 -0700

Updating a previous story, Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin (asthma) said he left practice early Sunday, July 20, because of trouble with his asthma and not because of an injury.

Marlins | Relievers being mentioned in trade talks

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:54:20 -0700

Miami Marlins CL Steve Cishek and RP Mike Dunn are being mentioned in trade rumors, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

FANTASY TIP: The blow for fantasy owners would come if Cishek is dealt as he would likely become a setup man wherever he lands.

Padres | Teams interested in Joaquin Benoit

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:47:33 -0700

San Diego Padres CL Joaquin Benoit is drawing interest from the Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

FANTASY TIP: Benoit would likely go back to being a setup man if traded to either team, which would make him expendable in standard mixed leagues. Meanwhile, Kevin Quackenbush would likely be the next in line to handle the ninth inning for the Padres.

Mariners | Fernando Rodney blows save

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 19:31:40 -0700

Seattle Mariners CL Fernando Rodney blew his third save of the year Sunday, July 20, allowing two runs in the ninth. He took the loss to fall to 1-4 on the year.

FANTASY TIP: Rodney was attempting to complete a five-out save so he deserves a little leeway on this one. Overall, he has blown just three of his 30 save opportunities this year, and he is in no danger of losing his job at this point. Continue to start him with confidence.

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw protects teammate

Sun, 20 Jul 2014 18:55:13 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw hit St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday with a 95-mph fastball Sunday, July 20, after St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez hit Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez with a 99 mph fastball earlier in the game. Warnings were issued, and Kershaw remained in the game.