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  • Jack Podlesny GB K
    Jack Podlesny: Dropped by Green Bay
    8h ago

    The Packers waived Podlesny on Wednesday.

    Podlesny agreed to a reserve/future contract with the Packers in January after going undrafted last spring, but the team has now decided to part ways with the 24-year-old kicker. With Podlesny getting waived, Green Bay's kicking competition will be between Greg Joseph and Anders Carlson, barring any outside additions prior to training camp.

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  • Trenton Thompson PIT DB
    Trenton Thompson: Waived by Pittsburgh
    14h ago

    The Steelers waived Thompson (neck) on Wednesday.

    Thompson appears to have recovered from the neck injury that caused him to be placed on injured reserve back in January, as he wasn't waived with an injury designation. He suited up for six contests (one start) with Pittsburgh in 2023, recording 22 tackles, three passes defensed and one interception. Alan Saunders of SteelersNow.com relays that Thompson opted against undergoing offseason surgery and was able to recover from the neck injury through rest and rehab.

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  • Gareon Conley DAL CB
    Cowboys' Gareon Conley: Picked up by Dallas
    1d ago

    Conley (ankle) signed a contract with the Cowboys on Tuesday.

    Conley will link back up with an NFL roster after going unsigned since the end of the 2020 campaign. The 6-foot cornerback was drafted by the Raiders in the first round of the 2017 Draft, but his career was partially derailed by lingering ankle injuries, which forced him to miss the entirety of the 2020 season with the Texans. Conley played 14 games between the Raiders and Texans in 2019, tallying 50 tackles and 13 passes defended, including one interception.

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  • Chase Cota NYG WR
    Giants' Chase Cota: Lands on IR
    1d ago

    The Giants placed Cota (collarbone) on injured reserve Tuesday, Matt Citak of the team's official site reports.

    Cota sustained a broken collarbone during minicamp practice Tuesday, and he'll now move to season-ending IR. The 23-year-old could still appear in the 2024 campaign if he is waived with an injury settlement, though he may have to wait until the 2025 season to make his NFL debut. Cota spent his 2023 rookie campaign between the Chiefs' and Texans' practice squads.

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  • Ricky Person Jr. 2005 RB
    Seahawks' Ricky Person: Joins Seattle
    1d ago

    The Seahawks signed Person to a contract Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Person was waived by the Ravens with an undisclosed injury in March of 2023, and he returns to the NFL following a standout campaign with the Birmingham Stallions of the UFL. The 24-year-old rushed for 295 yards and six touchdowns to go along with 150 receiving yards for the Stallions. Person will likely need to carve out a role on special teams in order to stick around with Seattle in 2024.

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  • George Kittle SF TE
    49ers' George Kittle: On track for training camp
    1d ago

    Kittle (groin) is recovered from his core-muscle surgery, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.

    Kittle has been a full participant on the practice field at his Tight End University offseason workouts. He founded the three-day camp with fellow tight ends Travis Kelce and the now-retired Greg Olsen. Kittle played through a groin injury last season before undergoing core-muscle surgery in the offseason. He had previously stated his intentions to be ready for training camp, and it appears the star tight end is on track to do just that. He projects to again be a top fantasy option at his position in 2024.

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  • Kirby Yates TEX RP
    Rangers' Kirby Yates: Remains perfect in save conversions
    1m ago

    Yates earned a save against the Mets on Wednesday, striking out one batter in a perfect ninth inning.

    Yates protected a two-run Texas lead in the top of the ninth frame, retiring the side in order on 16 pitches. The veteran reliever is a perfect 11-for-11 in save chances this season -- no closer in baseball has converted more saves without blowing any opportunities. Yates hasn't given up more than one run in any of his 26 appearances, leading to a superb 1.03 ERA.

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  • Andrew Heaney TEX SP
    Rangers' Andrew Heaney: Fans nine in no-decision
    6m ago

    Heaney allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine batters over six innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Wednesday.

    Heaney induced 15 swinging strikes in the outing, helping him reach a season-high nine punchouts. The left-hander's strong start was somewhat spoiled by a Pete Alonso two-run homer in the sixth, but Heaney still completed that frame to finish with his fourth quality start of the campaign. The veteran hurler is just 2-8 on the season, but he's offered some stability at the back of Texas' rotation by giving up three or fewer earned runs in each of his past 10 appearances, posting a 3.26 ERA across 49.2 frames during that span.

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  • Matthew Liberatore STL RP
    Cardinals' Matthew Liberatore: Serves up two homers in spot start
    7m ago

    Liberatore allowed two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out one over 3.2 innings in a no-decision versus the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Liberatore was pressed into a spot start after Kyle Gibson (back) was a late scratch. This was one day after Liberatore was charged with a blown save after allowing a run in two-thirds of an inning. The southpaw yielded solo home runs to Bryan De La Cruz and Jesus Sanchez in the first inning. Liberatore has a 4.46 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 28:15 K:BB over 38.1 innings over 26 appearances (four starts) this season, though he's mainly operated out of the bullpen as the Cardinals have tried to find one steady role for him. It's unclear at this time if Liberatore would be a candidate to start again should Gibson require a stint on the injured list.

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  • Miguel Andujar OAK LF
    Athletics' Miguel Andujar: Racks up three hits in win
    11m ago

    Andujar went 3-for-5 with one RBI and one run scored in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Royals.

    Andujar has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, and he has multiple hits in six of those contests. During the hot stretch, he's batting .381 (16-for-42) with two extra-base hits. The outfielder is up to a .330/.340/.440 slash line with two home runs, one stolen base, 14 RBI, 12 runs scored and four doubles over 94 plate appearances, which has been more than enough for him to see steady playing time in left field since his season debut May 24.

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  • Royce Lewis MIN 3B
    Twins' Royce Lewis: Homers again Wednesday
    14m ago

    Lewis went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk in an extra-inning loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

    Lewis racked up three of the Twins' nine hits and accounted for their final run of the contest with a solo shot to left field in the fifth inning. The 25-year-old third baseman continues to swing a potent bat, as he's gone deep eight times across just 57 plate appearances this season. He doesn't have nearly enough plate appearances to qualify, but Lewis' .848 slugging percentage on the season would lead MLB by a wide margin if he did.

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  • Zack Gelof OAK 2B
    Athletics' Zack Gelof: Homers again in win
    15m ago

    Gelof went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Royals.

    Gelof has homered in back-to-back games and has hit four of his seven long balls this year in June. The second baseman has gone 8-for-29 (.276) over his last eight contests. For the season, he's at a .196/.250/.348 slash line with 19 RBI, 21 runs scored and eight stolen bases, though hitting at or near the bottom of a weak lineup is unlikely to do any favors for his counting stats.

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  • Gary Payton II GS PG
    Warriors' Gary Payton: Opts into player option
    13h ago

    Payton exercised his $9.1 million player option for the 2024-25 season Wednesday, ESPN's Kendra Andrews reports.

    By opting into his option, Payton will now be able to negotiate a possible contract extension with the Warriors. Payton has had some tough luck with injuries in recent seasons, but he's invaluable to the Warriors for his perimeter defense. In 44 regular-season appearances last season, Payton averaged 5.5 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.9 steals.

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  • Pascal Siakam IND PF
    Pacers' Pascal Siakam: Stays in Indiana on four-year deal
    16h ago

    Siakam agreed Wednesday with the Pacers on a four-year, $189.5 million maximum contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Siakam plans to officially sign the contract once the free agency moratorium ends July 6. After coming over from Toronto in Jan. 17 trade, Siakam proved to be an ideal fit in the Pacers frontcourt and was instrumental in helping lead Indiana to an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals. Over his 41 regular-season appearances with the Pacers following the trade, Siakam averaged 21.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.0 three-pointers and 0.8 steals in 31.8 minutes per contest while shooting 54.9 percent from the field.

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  • Daniel Gafford DAL C
    Mavericks' Daniel Gafford: Limited minutes in Game 5 loss
    1d ago

    Gafford recorded six points (3-5 FG) and three rebounds in 11 minutes during Monday's 106-88 loss to the Celtics in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

    Gafford was efficient in his limited playing time in the Mavericks' Game 5 loss. However, the 25-year-old did see a massive decline in minutes in the Finals, during which he averaged 8.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 0.6 blocks across only 14.8 minutes. In comparison, during the final two Western Conference playoff series, Gafford averaged 10.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocks while shooting 67.1 percent from the field. The big man was a crucial addition for Dallas at the trade deadline, and he will remain under contract with the team until 2026-27, as the Mavericks will attempt to make it back to the Finals with their core group next season.

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  • Dereck Lively II DAL C
    Mavericks' Dereck Lively: Quiet in Game 5 loss
    1d ago

    Lively chipped in two points (1-2 FG), four rebounds and one block across 24 minutes during Monday's 106-88 loss to Boston in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

    Lively struggled playing on the road in the NBA Finals, accumulating six points and 16 rebounds in three games. However, Lively posted a double-double in both games in Dallas. This more closely resembled the rest of his successful playoff run, during which he averaged 8.6 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.2 blocks while shooting 66.7 percent in 16 games. Overall, the 20-year-old had a successful rookie season and will look to increase his production in Year 2.

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  • PJ Washington DAL PF
    Mavericks' P.J. Washington: Struggles in Game 5 loss
    1d ago

    Washington ended Monday's 106-88 loss to Boston in Game 5 of the NBA Finals with four points (2-7 FG, 0-5 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists and two blocks across 34 minutes.

    Washington produced one of his worst games of the playoffs in Game 5. Overall, he was a key part of Dallas' starting five, averaging 13.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.8 blocks and 0.7 steals in 22 starts. The Mavericks acquired the 25-year-old at the trade deadline, and he averaged 11.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocks across 29 regular-season games. Dallas has Washington under contract until the 2026-27 season and will look to return to the NBA Finals next season, likely keeping most, if not all, of their core group from this season.

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  • Derrick Jones Jr. DAL SF
    Mavericks' Derrick Jones: Efficient in Game 5 loss
    1d ago

    Jones provided 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT) and one block in 22 minutes during Monday's 106-88 loss to Boston in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

    Jones started all 22 playoff games for the Mavericks and averaged 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks while shooting 48.1 percent from the field. The 27-year-old came into his first season with the team after struggling to carve out a role with the Bulls during two years in Chicago. Jones will enter the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, and his play throughout this season will likely earn him more interest around the league than last summer.

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  • Matt Villalta ARI G
    Coyotes' Matt Villalta: Signs two-year contract
    9h ago

    Villalta signed a two-year, two-way contract with Utah HC on Wednesday.

    Villalta was set to become an unrestricted free agent in July after completing his one-year, two-way deal for the 2023-24 campaign. He had a 2.54 GAA and a .911 save percentage in 51 regular-season outings with AHL Tucson this year. He also appeared in two games with Arizona, posting a 4.17 GAA and an .828 save percentage.

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  • Darcy Kuemper WAS G
    Kings' Darcy Kuemper: Involved in major trade
    10h ago

    Kuemper was dealt to the Kings from the Capitals on Wednesday in exchange for Pierre-Luc Dubois.

    Kuemper had a 13-14-3 record, 3.31 GAA and .890 save percentage in 33 regular-season appearances with Washington in 2023-24. Perhaps the 34-year-old will benefit from the change of scenery and rebound, but he'll likely begin the 2024-25 as the backup netminder. Between his age and recent results, the three seasons remaining on Kuemper's five-year, $26.25 million contract seem rather undesirable. The fact that he's the only return LA got for Dubois speaks to how much the 25-year-old forward's market value has fallen following his 40-point season and due to the seven seasons remaining on his eight-year, $64 million deal.

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  • Pierre-Luc Dubois LA C
    Capitals' Pierre-Luc Dubois: Moving to Washington
    10h ago

    Dubois was acquired by the Capitals from the Kings on Wednesday in exchange for Darcy Kuemper.

    The Kings made a big bet on Dubois in the summer of 2023, trading Alex Iafallo, Gabriel Vilardi, Rasmus Kupari and a 2024 second-round pick to get him from the Jets. The move also involved signing Dubois to an eight-year, $68 million contract. The idea was that the center, who provides a strong blend of grit and skill, would make the Kings deep up the middle in the short term and perhaps even be the eventual successor to Anze Kopitar. However, Dubois went from recording at least 60 points in each of his previous two campaigns to finishing with 16 goals and 40 points across 82 regular-season contests in 2023-24. Averaging 15:42 of ice time this season, down from 18:27 in 2022-23, probably didn't help his offensive production, so perhaps the move to Washington will do him some good. Nicklas Backstrom (hip) isn't expected to play at all next season, which leaves the door open for Dubois to possibly serve as the Capitals' top-line center.

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  • Barclay Goodrow NYR C
    Sharks' Barclay Goodrow: Claimed off waivers
    11h ago

    Goodrow was claimed off waivers by the Sharks from the Rangers on Wednesday, per Chris Johnston of The Athletic.

    Goodrow recorded 33 points in 2021-22 and 31 points in 2022-23, but he declined this campaign to four goals and 12 points across 80 regular-season appearances. The 31-year-old was still a physical presence, though, recording 78 PIM and 171 hits. He also stepped up in the 2024 playoffs, supplying six goals, eight points, 12 PIM, 41 hits and 29 blocks in 16 outings. He figures to serve in a third-line capacity for San Jose, which is the franchise where he made his NHL debut back in 2014. The Sharks will also be taking the final three seasons of his six-year, $21.85 million contract.

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  • Mark Friedman VAN D
    Canucks' Mark Friedman: Signs one-year contract
    12h ago

    Friedman inked a one-year, $775,000 contract with the Canucks on Wednesday.

    Friedman was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent this summer after completing his two-year, $1.55 million deal. He had an assist, 21 PIM, 33 hits and 35 blocks in 23 regular-season games with Vancouver in 2023-24. The 28-year-old blueliner might start the 2024-25 campaign as the Canucks' seventh defenseman.

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  • Ty Dellandrea DAL C
    Sharks' Ty Dellandrea: Shipped to Sharks
    12h ago

    Dellandrea was acquired by the Sharks from the Stars on Wednesday in exchange for a 2025 fourth-round pick.

    Dellandrea had two goals, nine points, 23 PIM and 63 hits in 42 regular-season appearances with Dallas in 2023-24. The 23-year-old should be in the conversation for a bottom-six spot with San Jose going into training camp. However, the Sharks first need to re-sign Dellandrea, who completed his one-year, $900,000 contract and is set to become a restricted free agent in July.

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