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Panthers | Edmund Kugbila waived-injured

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:58:58 -0700

The Carolina Panthers waived-injured OG Edmund Kugbila (undisclosed) Thursday, July 24.

Bills | Marcell Dareus back on active roster

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:55:14 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus has returned to the team's active roster after passing his physical.

Twins | Kyle Gibson unlikely for Saturday

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:54:29 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (back) is unlikely to start Saturday, July 26, due to back stiffness. The Twins will have to recall a pitcher to start if Gibson is unable to go.

FANTASY TIP: Check back for an official announcement. Benching Gibson until he proves his health isn't out of the question.

Lions | Ndamukong Suh would be expensive to franchise tag

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:53:45 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh would cost $26.7 million under the 2015 franchise tag.

Bills | Claim Jared Wheeler

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:52:23 -0700

The Buffalo Bills claimed free-agent OL Jared Wheeler (Panthers) off waivers. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Bengals | Claim Conner Vernon

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:50:50 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals claimed free-agent WR Conner Vernon (Browns) off waivers. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Bengals | Andrew Whitworth placed on PUP list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:49:11 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Dolphins | Two placed on PUP list

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:48:41 -0700

Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) and C Mike Pouncey (hip) were placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list.

White Sox | Matt Lindstrom update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:44:42 -0700

Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) threw live batting practice Thursday, July 24. He expects to throw a simulated game before going on a rehab assignment. Lindstrom noted he felt good during fielding drills.

FANTASY TIP: Lindstrom is expected to return to the closer's role when he rejoins the team. He should be on your radar in all formats, and he is worth stashing now, if you can sacrifice the bench slot in the meantime.

Phillies | Cole Hamels upping velocity

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:41:51 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels hit 96.2 mph on the radar gun Thursday, July 24. It was the fastest he has thrown since 2010.

FANTASY TIP: Hamels missed the beginning of the season with a shoulder injury, so this is encouraging news for fantasy owners. He has allowed three earned runs or less in his last 10 outings, striking out 107 batters in 103 2/3 innings pitched, with a 2.43 ERA.

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Jaguars | John Lotulelei placed on NFI

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:39:43 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB John Lotulelei (hamstring) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

Royals | Eric Hosmer won't swing today

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:33:12 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) will not swing a bat Thursday, July 24, in an effort to be more cautious about returning to action. He might not play in any of this weekend's games.

FANTASY TIP: Hosmer might be a DL candidate if he doesn't improve, so stay tuned for updates and line up contingency plans.

Bears | Adrian Wilson confident, working hard

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:28:32 -0700

Chicago Bears FS Adrian Wilson (Achilles') still believes he has the tools to play in the NFL, saying the Bears wouldn't have signed him if he didn't. Wilson said he is studying the Bears' defensive playbook every day.

49ers | Aldon Smith in shape, still learning

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:28:08 -0700

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith said he's in the best shape he's ever been in, referring to both his body and mind. Smith admitted he is still growing and is in a better spot than he has been. Smith could still face league discipline following a fake airport bomb threat, a driving under the influence charge and felony weapons charges.

White Sox | More on Zach Putnam's injury

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:15:11 -0700

Chicago White Sox RP Zach Putnam (shoulder) has an issue around the middle of his right (throwing) shoulder, near the joint. He felt it in the last few outings and was hoping rest over the All-Star break would help it heal.

FANTASY TIP: Obviously, since he's now on the DL, it hasn't. Jake Petricka is the fantasy pickup as he is in the lead for saves at the moment. However, he may cede those duties if Matt Lindstrom (ankle) proves healthy in the next few weeks.

Panthers | Sign Fernando Velasco

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:14:49 -0700

The Carolina Panthers signed free-agent C Fernando Velasco (Steelers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mariners | Make roster moves

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:08:42 -0700

Seattle Mariners INF Willie Bloomquist (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, July 24, with a right knee contusion. In corresponding moves, SS Chris Taylor and DH Jesus Montero were recalled from Triple-A Tacoma.

FANTASY TIP: Taylor's power-speed combo makes him a worthy addition in AL-only formats. There is deep mixed league value, if Taylor earns enough playing time. Montero has more competition for at-bats and is only worth a speculative add in AL-only formats, until he proves otherwise.

Padres | Yangervis Solarte hitting second

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:57:32 -0700

San Diego Padres INF Yangervis Solarte is batting second and playing second base Thursday, July 24, against the Chicago Cubs.

FANTASY TIP: Solarte could take care of the keystone position until Jedd Gyorko returns from his foot injury, and then move to third base. He could also fill a utility role around the diamond and in the outfield. Regardless, Solarte will get enough playing time to be a factor in NL-only formats. Mixed leaguers should take a wait-and-see approach.

Lions | Ndamukong Suh extension unlikely before camp

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:55:28 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh's long-awaited contract extension is highly unlikely to occur before the start of training camp, according to a source. The Lions commence training camp Sunday, July 27.

Patriots | Vince Wilfork has no limitations

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:51:20 -0700

New England Patriots DT Vince Wilfork (Achilles') said he doesn't have any limitations, or he wouldn't be practicing.