Asik will start at center for Wednesday's opener against the Nuggets, Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post reports.
Asik logged the majority of the starts throughout the preseason schedule, so this was the expected move all along. With that said, that Pelicans plan on playing a small-ball lineup with Anthony Davis at center throughout games this season, which could limit Asik's overall impact in the boxscore on some nights. We should see his role clarified as the early portion of the season moves along, but for now, it wouldn't be surprising if his minutes remained limited.
Brown (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
With the discovery of a sickle-cell trait last week, Brown and the Cardinals may have honed in on a solution to the concern, considering his ability to practice Wednesday. However, his reps were held in check to start the week, meaning his status will be one to keep an eye on in advance of Sunday's contest in Carolina.
Soto was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Friday in order to make room for Kyle Schwarber, and has since been claimed by the Athletics. He is now on their 40-man roster will get a chance to compete for a full time job during spring training.
Floyd (hamstring) was a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
Embroiled in a disappointing campaign, Floyd has logged 68 percent of the Cardinals' offensive snaps, which has pushed him to fourth on the team in receptions, targets, and yards. Additionally, he boasts a measly 43-percent catch rate, well below his career mark of 54 percent. He's made up for it with three trips to the end zone, but with a hamstring injury in tow, he could take a back seat to healthier options, namely Larry Fitzgerald, David Johnson, and JJ Nelson.
Tukuafu signed a contract with the Seahawks on Wednesday.
Tukuafu, who had spent the previous two seasons as the Seahawks' top fullback, was released in advance of the season opener, only to be re-signed before Week 2, then released prior to Week 3. In his steed, Luke Willson (knee) assumed the majority of fullback duties for Seattle. However, Willson is currently on the mend from arthroscopic knee surgery and facing an uncertain timetable for a return. RB C.J. Spiller was released in order to make room on the active roster.