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    • Sherrick McManis CHI DB
      Bears' Sherrick McManis: Sidelined Friday
      2h ago

      McManis sat out Friday's practice session due to a hamstring injury, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

      The severity of McManis' hamstring injury is unclear, but the team hasn't expressed concerned about him missing an extended period of time. The veteran corner appears to be in line for a reserve roll this season and his absence from further practices will open up a few reps for Doran Grant and Cre'von LeBlanc.

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    • Josh Bellamy CHI WR
      Bears' Josh Bellamy: Sits out Friday
      2h ago

      Bellamy sat out of practice Friday due to illness, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

      Bellamy reportedly has strep throat and it isn't expected that he'll miss much more time with the illness. Bellamy had a career year in 2017, totaling 376 yards and a touchdown on 24 catches. However, the additions of Allen Robinson and Taylor Gabriel this offseason have pushed him down the depth chart and he's now competing for a reserve role in 2018.

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    • Brandon Barnes DET TE
      Brandon Barnes: Waived from IR
      2h ago

      Barnes (undisclosed) was waived from the Lions' injured reserve list Friday.

      Barnes was placed on IR back in May after suffering his injury. It's unclear how severe the injury is, but if he can pass a physical he'll be eligible to play for another team in 2018.

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    • Beau Sandland ARI TE
      Beau Sandland: Waived due to injury
      3h ago

      Sandland was waived by the Cardinals on Friday with a non-football injury designation, according to the NFL's official transaction log.

      Sandland's injury remains undisclosed and it's unclear how serious the issue is. If he clears waivers he'll be eligible for placement on the Cardinals' injured reserve list.

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    • Andrew Jelks NE T
      Andrew Jelks: Calls it a career
      3h ago

      Jelks was placed on the reserve/retired list on Friday, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

      Jelks was picked up by the Patriots as an undrafted rookie last season but never saw the field as he continued to try and recover from a pair of torn ACL's from his days at Vanderbilt. He hasn't played since 2014 but had been working with the Patriots' second-team offensive line during spring workouts. His retirement shouldn't impact New England's depth at offensive line this season.

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    • Danny Trevathan CHI ILB
      Bears' Danny Trevathan: Tending to hamstring injury
      3h ago

      Trevathan didn't practice Friday due to a hamstring injury, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

      In the first official session of Bears training camp, the oft-injured Trevathan didn't make an appearance. On the bright side, coach Matt Nagy said that the team doesn't "need to rush" any of its injured players back to the fold, and "we're not going to." While the new regime seems to be taking a cautious approach with any player whose health is compromised, those invested in Trevathan's IDP prospects should monitor his situation closely as he attempts to back up his 89 tackles in 12 games from a season ago.

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    • Noah Syndergaard NYM SP
      Mets' Noah Syndergaard: Pulled after five innings
      19m ago

      Syndergaard was lifted from Friday's start against the Yankees after his velocity dipped in his final inning of work, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. He tossed five innings, allowing one run on eight hits while striking out four as he exited the game in line for the victory.

      A trainer came out to evaluate Syndergaard during the fifth inning, but he managed to stay in the game and finish the frame. After being removed, the trainer was spotted examining Syndergaard's pitching hand in the dugout, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. The extent of the injury is currently unknown, but more news figures to surface in the near future. Syndergaard has made just two appearances since missing time on the shelf with a strained ligament in his right index finger, so it's unclear if this is a related issue.

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    • Brock Holt BOS 2B
      Red Sox's Brock Holt: Avoids serious injury
      1h ago

      Holt was diagnosed with a right knee bruise after getting spiked by an opposing player during Friday's game against Detroit, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

      Holt will be labeled as day-to-day moving forward, and he'll likely be reevaluated prior to Saturday's tilt. He went 0-for-1 before exiting the game.

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    • Kevin Kiermaier TB CF
      Rays' Kevin Kiermaier: Leaves game early
      1h ago

      Kiermaier exited Friday's tilt against the Marlins due to right foot discomfort.

      Kiermaier was likely removed as a precaution, and he'll be listed as day-to-day until more information becomes known. He'll be reevaluated prior to Saturday's matchup to determine his status moving forward.

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    • Brock Holt BOS 2B
      Red Sox's Brock Holt: Exits game due to injury
      1h ago

      Holt was lifted from Friday's tilt against Detroit after appearing to suffer a right knee injury, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

      Holt appears to have been spiked by an opposing player, and he left the game shortly after. He was replaced at second base by Tzu-Wei Lin in the fourth inning. More news on Holt's status should surface in the near future.

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    • Carlos Correa HOU SS
      Astros' Carlos Correa: Won't return until after road trip
      2h ago

      Manager A.J. Hinch stated Correa (back) won't come off the disabled list until the conclusion of Houston's current road trip, Austin Laymance of MLB.com reports.

      Correa has been sidelined since June 26 due to back soreness, but he's been making strides towards a return as he began a rehab stint during the All-Star break. The Astros' current road trip finishes July 25, so the earliest he could return is July 27 against Texas. More updates on Correa's status should surface as he progresses through his rehab assignment.

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    • Ozzie Albies ATL 2B
      Braves' Ozzie Albies: Suffers hamstring injury
      2h ago

      Albies was lifted from Friday's tilt against Washington due to right hamstring tightness.

      Albies was removed from the game as a precaution, and he'll be listed as day-to-day until more information becomes known. He'll likely be reevaluated prior to Saturday's matchup to determine his status moving forward.

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    • Michael Beasley NY PF
      Lakers' Michael Beasley: Joins Lakers
      4h ago

      Beasley agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lakers on Friday, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

      Beasley had a career resurgence last season with the Knicks, with his 22.3 minutes per game being his biggest role since 2011-12. He averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from deep. However, in joining LA, it's unclear if he'll be able to maintain the same usage, as he plays the same position(s) as LeBron James, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma.

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    • Myke Henry MEM SF
      Myke Henry: Let go by Memphis
      5h ago

      Henry was waived by the Grizzlies on Friday, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies' official site reports.

      The Grizzlies are signing Yuta Watanabe to a contract, but had to waive someone to make room -- Henry being that casualty. He appeared in 20 games for Memphis last season, averaging 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.1 assists across 18.9 minutes.

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    • Rodney Purvis OKC SG
      Thunder's Rodney Purvis: Dealt to Thunder
      5h ago

      Purvis was traded to the Thunder on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo reports.

      The Thunder will send Dakari Johnson to Orlando in a move that looks to be a low-level salary dump. Johnson's contract for next season is guaranteed at $1.4 million, while Purvis is on a non-guaranteed deal, which the Thunder will likely look to shed.

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    • Dakari Johnson ORL C
      Magic's Dakari Johnson: Dealt to Orlando
      5h ago

      Johnson was traded to the Magic on Friday in exchange for Rodney Purvis, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      With both Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel in the fold for OKC, Johnson was unlikely to see significant run anytime soon. Though now behind the likes of Nikola Vucevic, Mo Bamba and possibly Khem Birch, Orlando's status as a rebuilding team gives Johnson greater potential for playing time. He was a force in the G-League last season in 10 games for the Oklahoma City Blue, averaging 23.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 blocks while shooting 58.4 percent from the field.

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    • Yogi Ferrell DAL PG
      Kings' Yogi Ferrell: Joining Sacramento
      6h ago

      Ferrell agreed to a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the Kings on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Ferrell, who backed out of an agreed-upon two-year contract with the Mavericks on Thursday, has decided to take his talents to Sacramento. The second-year point guard out of Indiana played all 82 games last season, averaging 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists across 27.8 minutes. Considering De'Aaron Fox's presence on the team, it may be tough for Ferrell to see that kind of run again this year. As a result, he can likely be avoided in most Fantasy drafts.

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    • Chris Boucher 2005 PF
      Raptors' Chris Boucher: Signs camp deal with Toronto
      9h ago

      Boucher signed a training camp deal with the Raptors on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      After playing under a two-way contract with Golden State last season, Boucher joined the Raptors for summer league and was impressive in that short stint. He'll now have a legitimate shot at making the team's final roster in training camp, especially considering Jakob Poeltl's depature to the Spurs as a piece in the Kawhi Leonard trade, as Toronto is fairly light on quality frontcourt depth.

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    • Jacob Trouba WPG D
      Jets' Jacob Trouba: Hearing completed
      7h ago

      Trouba and the Jets had their arbitration hearing Friday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

      The two sides still have time to negotiate a long-term deal (or perhaps a bridge contract) before the arbitrator makes a ruling. While injuries limited the defenseman's productivity during the prior two seasons, when he is on the ice, he plays a critical role for the team. In 55 games last year, Trouba logged 21:54 of ice time, including 1:28 with the man advantage, on his way to a 24-point campaign.

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    • Troy Stecher VAN D
      Canucks' Troy Stecher: Pens two-year deal
      8h ago

      Stecher agreed to terms on a two-year, $4.65 million contract with Vancouver on Friday.

      Stecher was definitely hit with the sophomore slump last season, as he managed a mere 11 points in 68 games, well off his 2016-17 numbers (24 points in 71 contests). Part of the defenseman's drop in productivity is likely due to his decreased role on the power play. The British Columbia native averaged a paltry 0:14 of ice time with the man advantage and subsequently only tallied one assist. If Stecher isn't going to be on the ice with the extra attacker, his ceiling is likely in the 20-25 point range, which gives him mid-range fantasy value at best.

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    • Brett Kulak CGY D
      Flames' Brett Kulak: Clears waivers
      9h ago

      Kulak went unclaimed off waivers Friday.

      This is a clear win for the organization, as it doesn't lose Kulak, but gets an important bargaining chip heading into the arbitration hearing. The defenseman's qualifying offer figures to come in at $715,000, which likely fits into the ballpark of how much the Flames want to pay him per season. Even after the hearing, the two sides can continue to negotiate a contract up until the arbitrator's decision is announced.

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    • Nick Lappin NJ RW
      Devils' Nick Lappin: Snags one-year deal
      10h ago

      Lappin penned a one-year, two-way contract with New Jersey on Friday.

      Lappin saw action in just six outings for the Devils last season, instead spending the majority of the year with AHL Binghamton. In 65 minor-league contests, the winger racked up an impressive 31 goals and 22 helpers. If he can show some of that same scoring touch during training camp, the 25-year-old could earn a more consistent role heading into the 2018-19 campaign.

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    • Artemi Panarin CLB LW
      Blue Jackets' Artemi Panarin: Wants to avoid contract distraction
      11h ago

      Panarin (knee) would prefer not to continue negotiations on a new contract once training camp begins Sept. 13, The Columbus Dispatch reports. "Artemi wants to concentrate on playing hockey, and be in the season," his agent, Daniel Milstein, said Thursday. "During the season (he) only wants to concentrate on playing his best hockey and helping the team to win. That's all."

      Milstein had what was described as a good meeting with Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen earlier this week, although apparently there was no real progress made towards a long-term deal. While Milstein didn't completely shut the door on continuing contract talks once camp begins, this seems to be yet another obstacle in the way of Panarin remaining in Columbus past the 2018-19 season.

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    • Derek Grant PIT C
      Penguins' Derek Grant: Inks one-year deal with Penguins
      1d ago

      Grant signed a one-year, $650,000 contract with the Penguins on Thursday.

      Grant should compete for an Opening Night roster spot with Pittsburgh after posting a breakout season of sorts with the Ducks in 2017-18. The 28-year-old pivot notched career-high marks with 66 games played, 12 goals scored and 12 assists, and could be in line for another productive campaign with a talented Pens squad should he find consistent ice time.

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