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  • Baker Mayfield TB QB
    Buccaneers' Baker Mayfield: Makes progress learning offense
    3h ago

    Mayfield made significant progress in picking up the intricacies of new coordinator Liam Coen's offense throughout the offseason, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. "There's a lot fewer mistakes and 'M.E.'s," said head coach Todd Bowles. "He has a lot more audibles on his plate than he did in the past and he's getting them down very [well]."

    Bowles' comments came in the midst of the mandatory minicamp the Buccaneers held earlier in June, following a particularly productive penultimate practice of the offseason in which Mayfield spread the ball around effectively. Mayfield has had plenty of opportunity to progressively get a handle on the offensive system, as he was also part of 10 voluntary OTA practices before minicamp. While there figures to be some additional growing pains with the offense, there will be multiple weeks of training camp and preseason games for Mayfield and a top quartet of incumbent pass catchers in Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Trey Palmer and Cade Otton to continue building chemistry within it.

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  • Ro Torrence SEA DB
    Ro Torrence: Time up in Seattle
    9h ago

    The Seahawks waived Torrence on Monday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

    Torrence signed with the Seahawks shortly after going unselected in the 2024 NFL Draft, but he'll now need to search for an opportunity elsewhere in the league. The 6-foot-3 corner spent OTAs and mandatory minicamp in Seattle.

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  • TaMerik Williams SEA RB
    TaMerik Williams: Let go by Seattle
    9h ago

    The Seahawks waived Williams on Monday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

    Williams inked with Seattle as an undrafted free agent after the 2024 NFL Draft, but after spending OTAs and minicamp with the team he'll now need to search for a new opportunity. As a senior at North Dakota State in 2023, Williams rushed 125 times for 768 yards and eight touchdowns.

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  • Tre'Davious White LAR CB
    Rams' Tre'Davious White: Making good recovery progress
    9h ago

    Coach Sean McVay said during June minicamp that White (Achilles) is "making good progress" but is uncertain for the start of training camp in late July, Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site reports.

    White is currently working his way back from a right Achilles' tendon tear that cut his 2023 season short in October, and in 2022 he only suited up for six games before suffering a torn ACL. Since signing a one-year deal with the Rams, White has spent most of the offseason working off to the side with trainers, but he was reportedly able to participate in walkthroughs during the final week of OTAs. The 29-year-old figures to start at cornerback when he's healthy, but it remains to be seen whether he'll be ready to practice by the start of training camp, or to play a full share of snaps Week 1.

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  • Tae Hayes NYJ DB
    Tae Hayes: Let go by Jets
    11h ago

    The Jets cut Hayes on Monday, Rich Cimini of reports.

    Per the report, the move arrives a day after the cornerback -- who first saw NFL action in 2019 -- was arrested in Alabama for possession of marijuana. Hayes, who signed with the Jets' practice squad last October, recorded two tackles in Week 6 of the 2023 season and then spent the remainder of the campaign on the team's practice squad.

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  • Isaiah Buggs KC DT
    Isaiah Buggs: Informed of release
    15h ago

    The Chiefs informed Buggs of his release Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Buggs was arrested June 16 on charges of domestic violence and burglary, less than a month after he turned himself in for misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. He played for Detroit the past two seasons and was waived Jan. 2.

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  • Adolis Garcia TEX RF
    Rangers' Adolis Garcia: Goes deep in loss
    7m ago

    Garcia went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

    Garcia gave the Rangers a 3-1 lead with his sixth-inning blast, though the advantage was wiped out on a Rhys Hoskins grand slam in the bottom of the frame. As with Hoskins, Garcia's homer ended an extended power drought -- the outfielder hadn't gone deep in any of his past 17 games and had driven in just one run during that span. Garcia is tied for the Texas lead with 14 long balls on the season, but he's below pace to match the 39 homers and 107 RBI he racked up last year.

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  • Rhys Hoskins MIL 1B
    Brewers' Rhys Hoskins: Turns tide with grand slam
    11m ago

    Hoskins went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in a 6-3 win against Texas on Monday.

    The Brewers were down 3-1 in the sixth inning when Hoskins turned the game around with his grand slam to left field. The big blast snapped a 15-game homerless drought for the slugger, during which he batted just .170 with 22 strikeouts over 53 at-bats. Hoskins' .739 OPS on the season is on pace for a career-worst mark, though he ranks second on Milwaukee with 11 home runs.

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  • Michael Lorenzen TEX SP
    Rangers' Michael Lorenzen: Takes no-decision Monday
    18m ago

    Lorenzen allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five batters over five-plus innings in a no-decision against Milwaukee on Monday.

    Lorenzen fared relatively well in the outing, though he was pulled after allowing a leadoff double in the sixth inning having racked up 91 pitches. It was a relatively rare occurrence for the right-hander to get the hook that early -- coming into Monday, he had completed at least six frames in 10 of his 12 starts. Beyond eating up innings, Lorenzen has pitched quite effectively throughout the campaign, accumulating a 3.04 ERA and 1.16 WHIP despite a mediocre 55:31 K:BB through 77 frames.

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  • Trevor Megill MIL RP
    Brewers' Trevor Megill: Posts 16th save
    29m ago

    Megill earned a save against Texas on Monday, striking out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning.

    Megill hit a batter with two outs in his inning of work, but it didn't cost him any runs. The right-hander was able to notch his 10th straight successful save conversion -- he hasn't blown an opportunity since May 20. Megill has proven to be a more-than-adequate fill-in for rehabbing closer Devin Williams (back), as he's tied for eighth in MLB with 16 saves (in 17 opportunities) while posting a 1.85 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 30:7 K:BB through 24.1 innings.

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  • Freddy Peralta MIL SP
    Brewers' Freddy Peralta: Runs up pitch count in no-decision
    34m ago

    Peralta allowed two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six batters over five innings in a no-decision against Texas on Monday.

    Peralta pitched pretty well in the outing, but he could go only five frames as a result of throwing 104 pitches. That's been a theme for the right-hander of late, as he's completed six innings in only one of his past six starts despite allowing three or fewer earned runs in five of those outings. Peralta's 4.03 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the campaign are on pace for his worst marks since 2019, though he's been able to rack up 112 strikeouts (fifth-most in the majors) over 87 innings.

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  • Vinnie Pasquantino KC 1B
    Royals' Vinnie Pasquantino: Snaps homer drought
    39m ago

    Pasquantino went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Monday in a 4-1 win against the Marlins.

    Pasquantino put the Royals on the board in the fourth inning with his solo blast to right field. It was the first baseman's first long ball since the first day of June, a span of 20 contests. While Pasquantino hasn't been able to hit the ball over the fence regularly this season, he does have 20 doubles (tied for 10th in the majors) and has already blown away his previous season-best mark with 47 RBI through 76 games.

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  • Patrick Williams CHI PF
    Bulls' Patrick Williams: Bulls extend qualifying offer
    7h ago

    The Bulls extended their qualifying offer to Williams on Monday, making him a restricted free agent, Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Williams will now be able to negotiate with other teams when free agency starts June 30; however, the Bulls will have the opportunity to match any offers he receives. The 22-year-old had his 2023-24 season cut short due to a left foot injury, and he averaged 10.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 27.3 minutes in 43 appearances. While it is not fully clear what direction the Bulls are currently trending in, Williams is still young and would fit the mold of a rebuild player who could remain with the team for a significant time.

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  • OG Anunoby NY SF
    OG Anunoby: Declines player option Monday
    9h ago

    Anunoby (hamstring) declined his $19.9 million player option for 2024-25 on Monday and will become an unrestricted free agent, Fred Katz of The Athletic reports.

    It was inevitable that Anunoby would decline his player option, as he has a reported market value of around $35 million-plus per year going into free agency, which starts June 30. The 26-year-old has proven his worth as a solid wing defender and three-point shooter, but his injury history is another factor teams will consider before making him an offer. Anunoby was traded from the Raptors to the Knicks on Dec. 30, and he averaged 14.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.7 steals, 1.5 assists and 1.0 blocks across 34.9 minutes in 23 regular-season appearances for New York.

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  • Kevon Looney GS C
    Warriors' Kevon Looney: Contract guaranteed by GS
    11h ago

    The Warriors guaranteed Looney's $8 million contract for 2024-25 on Monday, Kendra Andrews of reports.

    There were rumors that Looney would be cut to create cap space this offseason after the veteran saw a reduced role following the emergence of Trayce Jackson-Davis. With Dario Saric set to hit unrestricted free agency at the end of June, Looney is currently an expensive backup behind Jackson-Davis, who figures to be an Opening Night starter in Year 2.

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  • Reggie Jackson DEN PG
    Nuggets' Reggie Jackson: Picks up player option
    11h ago

    Jackson picked up his $5.25 million player option Monday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

    Jackson is set to reprise his role as the primary backup point guard behind Jamal Murray for the upcoming season. Jackson was a reliable presence in the backcourt for Denver in 2023-24, posting averages of 10.2 points, 3.8 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 three-pointers across 82 appearances.

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  • Scottie Barnes TOR SG
    Raptors' Scottie Barnes: Set to ink five-year extension
    14h ago

    Barnes (hand) agreed Monday with the Raptors on a five-year maximum extension worth up to $270 million, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Keeping Barnes in the fold long term is a no-brainer for the Raptors, as the 22-year-old forward took a big leap forward during his third NBA season in 2023-24. Over his 60 appearances this past season, Barnes posted averages of 19.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 6.1 assists, 1.7 three-pointers, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks in 34.9 minutes per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the field, 78.1 percent from the free-throw line and 34.1 percent from three-point range. Each of those averages represented career highs, and the free-throw and three-point percentages were also personal bests for Barnes. Expect Barnes and the Raptors to finalize the extension at some point in the coming days. Barnes missed the final 22 games of the 2023-24 season after undergoing surgery on his left hand, but he's set for a healthy offseason and shouldn't have any restrictions by the time training camp gets underway in the fall.

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  • Keita Bates-Diop BKN SF
    Nets' Keita Bates-Diop: Exercises player option
    15h ago

    Bates-Diop (shin) exercised his $2.65 million player option Monday for the 2024-25 season, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    This is an expected move for Bates-Diop. The forward made just 14 appearances for the Nets last season, averaging 1.6 points in 4.9 minutes per game. Bates-Diop missed the end of the season with a right shin stress reaction, but he's expected to be healthy entering training camp.

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  • Cody Ceci EDM D
    Oilers' Cody Ceci: Contributes assist in loss
    3h ago

    Ceci posted an assist and two hits in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers in Game 7.

    Ceci set up a breakaway goal for Mattias Janmark in the first period. The helper ended a nine-game drought for Ceci, who was also scratched in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals. The 30-year-old defenseman had five points, 24 shots on net, 37 hits, 30 blocked shots and a minus-5 rating over 24 playoff outings. He's under contract for 2024-25, but with that being the last year on his deal, the Oilers may shop him around if they want to remodel their blue line.

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  • Mattias Janmark EDM C
    Oilers' Mattias Janmark: Scores lone goal in Game 7 loss
    3h ago

    Janmark scored a goal in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers in Game 7.

    Janmark had four points over the last four games, but the Oilers weren't able to complete a comeback for the ages. The 31-year-old forward produced eight points in 25 playoff outings after being limited to 12 points in 71 regular-season contests. He's one of seven NHL-level unrestricted free-agent forwards for the Oilers, and it's unclear if he'll re-sign with the team. Janmark's defensive skills could make him a coveted depth option for any number of teams if he makes it to the market July 1.

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  • Stuart Skinner EDM G
    Oilers' Stuart Skinner: Falls short in Florida
    3h ago

    Skinner stopped 19 of 21 shots in Monday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers in Game 7.

    Skinner was unable to extend his winning streak to four games, and the Oilers ended up a win shy of the Stanley Cup. While there were some rough patches for Skinner this postseason, he ended up with a 14-9 record, a 2.45 GAA and a .901 save percentage over 23 appearances. The 25-year-old looks firmly entrenched as the Oilers' starting goalie heading into 2024-25.

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  • Dmitry Kulikov FLA D
    Panthers' Dmitry Kulikov: Delivers assist Monday
    3h ago

    Kulikov notched an assist in Monday's 2-1 win over the Oilers in Game 7.

    Kulikov's only two points in the playoffs were both assists, and they came in the last two games. The defenseman added 56 hits, 25 blocked shots and a minus-1 rating while playing in a bottom-pairing role over 24 postseason appearances. The 33-year-old is set to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, one of three regulars on the Panthers' blue line that could hit the open market July 1.

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  • Anton Lundell FLA C
    Panthers' Anton Lundell: Pockets assist in Game 7 win
    3h ago

    Lundell registered an assist in Monday's 2-1 win over the Oilers in Game 7.

    Lundell didn't score a goal in June, but he had six assists over eight contests. The 22-year-old center wrapped up the postseason with 17 points, 29 shots on net, 44 hits, 17 blocked shots and a plus-8 rating while playing in a key two-way role on the third line. He's set to be a restricted free agent this summer after reaching the end of his entry-level deal, and it's likely the Panthers find a way to keep him around.

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  • Evan Rodrigues FLA C
    Panthers' Evan Rodrigues: Collects helper in Game 7
    3h ago

    Rodrigues recorded an assist in Monday's 2-1 win over the Oilers in Game 7.

    Rodrigues was one of the Panthers' top players in the Stanley Cup Finals -- he supplied four goals and three assists in the seven-game series. The 30-year-old forward ended up with 15 points, 44 shots on net, 55 hits and a plus-6 rating over 24 playoff contests. Rodrigues is one of seven NHL-level forwards the Panthers have under contract for 2024-25 after signing a four-year deal last offseason. He should continue to operate in a middle-six role for Florida.

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