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  • Mecole Hardman KC WR
    Chiefs' Mecole Hardman: Trending toward missing Super Bowl
    37m ago

    Coach Andy Reid told Matt Derrick of ChiefsDigest.com on Thursday that Hardman (pelvis) is unlikely to be available for Super Bowl LVII versus the Eagles. "I think it'll be tough for him," Reid relayed.

    Making his first appearance since Week 9 in this past Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Bengals, Hardman managed to play 15 of 69 snaps on offense en route to two catches (on three targets) for 10 yards and two carries for seven yards. However, he aggravated his injured pelvis in the second half and was unable to return. Considering Reid's comments Thursday, Hardman seems to be the least likely of the Chiefs' banged-up wide receivers -- also, JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Kadarius Toney (ankle/hamstring) -- to suit up Sunday, Feb. 12.

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  • JuJu Smith-Schuster KC WR
    Chiefs' JuJu Smith-Schuster: Remains sidelined at practice
    1h ago

    Coach Andy Reid said Smith-Schuster (knee) won't practice Thursday, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Smith-Schuster was knocked out of this past Sunday's AFC Championship Game versus the Bengals with a knee issue, holding him to one seven-yard catch on 31 of 69 offensive snaps. While Smith-Schuster hasn't taken part in drills in the meantime, Reid expressed optimism Thursday regarding the wide receiver being able to practice next week ahead of Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles, according to Nate Taylor of The Athletic. "He's in a good place," Reid added. "The main thing is letting this thing calm down. ... We'll just see where it goes." Position mates Kadarius Toney (ankle/hamstring) and Mecole Hardman (pelvis) also have been held out this week, so the situation will be one to watch to get a sense of who among the trio may be active Sunday, Feb. 12.

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  • Arryn Siposs PHI P
    Eagles' Arryn Siposs: Could return for Super Bowl
    1h ago

    Siposs (ankle) was designated to return from IR on Thursday.

    Siposs now technically has a 21-day window to practice with the team before moving to the active roster, but with the Super Bowl looming Sunday, Feb. 12, that is the important date here. It's unclear still whether the team expects him to return in time, and Brett Kern has filled in well, averaging 45 yards per punt in four games while Siposs has been on injured reserve.

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  • Kadarius Toney KC WR
    Chiefs' Kadarius Toney: Not practicing Thursday
    1h ago

    Coach Andy Reid said Toney (ankle) won't take part in practice Thursday, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

    Toney has yet to practice since injuring his left ankle during the Chiefs' win against the Bengals in the AFC Championship Game this past Sunday, which contained him to four snaps on offense and one nine-yard catch. He's also listed with a hamstring issue on the team's initial injury report ahead of Super Bowl LVII. Reid told Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star that Toney did participate in Thursday's walkthrough, adding that the wide receiver is "close." Position mates JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Mecole Hardman (pelvis) also haven't mixed into drills this week, so the health of the trio will continue to be monitored to see who among them may be available Sunday, Feb. 12 against the Eagles.

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  • Damone Clark DAL LB
    Cowboys' Damone Clark: Flashes potential in second half
    1h ago

    Clark recorded 47 tackles (29 solo) and two forced fumbles over 10 regular-season games in 2022.

    A fifth-round pick in 2022, the LSU star saw his draft stock drop precipitously after an MRI at the combine turned up a herniated disc that required spinal fusion surgery. There was talk Clark might essentially redshirt his first pro campaign, but he made a quick recovery and was able to suit up for the Cowboys by Week 8. The 22-year-old still showed elite speed after his return, and with Leighton Vander Esch and Anthony Barr both free agents this offseason, Clark could move into a starting role in the Dallas defense next season.

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  • Anthony Barr DAL OLB
    Cowboys' Anthony Barr: Minimal impact in Dallas
    1h ago

    Barr recorded 58 tackles (35 solos) including one sack, with one pass defended and two fumble recoveries, over 14 regular-season games in 2022.

    The 30-year-old linebacker missed three games in the middle of the season with a hamstring injury, but he didn't move the needle much when he was healthy, and his season high in a game was only seven tackles, a figure he reached three times. Barr will be a free agent again this offseason, and with younger options Damone Clark and Jabril Cox pushing for snaps in Dallas, the veteran may have to head elsewhere if he wants anything more than a rotational role in 2023.

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  • Mark Leiter CHC RP
    Cubs' Mark Leiter: Re-signs on MiLB deal
    39m ago

    Leiter signed a minor-league contract Thursday with the Cubs that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Andy Martinez of Marquee Sports Network reports.

    Leiter was pushed off the Cubs' 40-man roster last month, but he's back now with a chance to impress on the MLB side of spring camp. The 31-year-old right-hander worked to a respectable 3.99 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 73:25 K:BB ratio over 67.2 innings with Chicago during the 2022 regular season.

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  • Chris Owings NYY 2B
    Pirates' Chris Owings: Inks minors deal with Pittsburgh
    1h ago

    Owings signed a minor-league contract Thursday with the Pirates that includes an invitation to major-league spring training.

    Owings struggled to a .107/.254/.143 batting line in 26 games (68 plate appearances) last season with the Orioles before getting released in June. He then latched on with the Triple-A affiliate of the Yankees and slashed .235/.303/.412 across 208 plate appearances in the International League. The 31-year-old can serve as organizational infield depth for Pittsburgh leading into the 2023 campaign.

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  • Termarr Johnson PIT SS
    Pirates' Termarr Johnson: Gets invite to big-league camp
    1h ago

    Johnson has been invited to the major-league side of Pirates camp this spring.

    The No. 4 overall selection in the 2022 Draft, Johnson held his own in his debut last season, posting a .794 OPS with one home run over 23 games between the Pirates' Florida Complex League team and Low-A Bradenton. Johnson could move up the ladder faster than most prospects making the jump from high school given his excellent plate skills, but it will still take him multiple years to reach the majors. Fellow top prospects Henry Davis and Quinn Priester will also be in Pirates camp as non-roster invitees.

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  • Endy Rodriguez PIT C
    Pirates' Endy Rodriguez: Will be in major-league camp
    1h ago

    Rodriguez will be on the major-league side of Pirates' camp this spring, per Justice delos Santos of MLB.com.

    One of the top position-player prospects in the sport, Rodriguez slashed .323/.407/.590 with 25 home runs and 95 RBI in 125 games last season between High-A Greensboro, Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis. The 22-year-old catcher seems doubtful to actually make the Opening Day roster in Pittsburgh, but he is certainly on the fast track to making his MLB debut.

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  • Luis Arraez MIA 1B
    Marlins' Luis Arraez: Wins arbitration case
    2h ago

    Arraez won his arbitration case against the Marlins and will earn $6.1 million in 2023, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

    Before they traded him to Miami last month, the Twins had filed at $5 million. That figure carried over through the deal and Arraez ultimately came out on top through the arbitration process. The 25-year-old infielder led all American League hitters in batting average (.316) last season and projects to serve as the everyday leadoff man for the Marlins in 2023.

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  • Jackson Holliday BAL SS
    Orioles' Jackson Holliday: Invited to MLB spring training
    4h ago

    Holliday has been invited to the major-league side of Orioles camp this spring.

    Holliday has just 20 games of rookie ball and the low minors under his belt after being selected as the top pick in the 2022 Draft, but the O's want to get a look at him this spring before he begins his first full pro season. Obviously, the 19-year-old isn't going to break camp with the big club, with a return to A-ball to start 2023 likely. Colton Cowser and Jordan Westburg will join Holliday among Baltimore's top prospects in major-league camp this spring.

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  • Jabari Smith HOU PF
    Rockets' Jabari Smith: Hopes to play Friday
    3m ago

    Head coach Stephen Silas remains hopeful Smith (ribs) will suit up Friday against the Raptors, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Smith exited Wednesday's game versus the Thunder due to a ribs issue and finished the night with nine points and seven boards over 27 minutes. Fortunately, the issue doesn't sound too serious, and the rookie could avoid missing time altogether. With back-to-back games on the schedule Friday and Saturday, it will be worth monitoring his status on the upcoming injury reports and subsequent updates.

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  • Ziaire Williams MEM SF
    Grizzlies' Ziaire Williams: Questionable vs. Cavs
    6m ago

    Williams is questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Cavaliers due to right knee soreness.

    The Grizzlies could be shorthanded in the frontcourt, as Jaren Jackson (thigh) is doubtful in addition to Williams' questionable tag, and Steven Adams (knee) remains sidelined for weeks. However, John Konchar (concussion) was cleared to play, so that will at least provide some extra depth. Injury aside, Williams has struggled shooting this season, averaging 6.5 points on splits of 42/25/77.

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  • Jalen Green HOU SG
    Rockets' Jalen Green: Unlikely to return Friday
    7m ago

    Coach Stephen Silas said Green (calf) "probably won't play in Friday's game versus the Raptors, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Green returned to practice Thursday after missing the previous two games with a calf injury. While he was expected to return this weekend, his likely absence Friday means that Saturday's matchup with the Thunder is his target date.

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  • Dalen Terry CHI SG
    Bulls' Dalen Terry: Available off bench Thursday
    26m ago

    The Bulls have upgraded Terry to available for Thursday's game against the Hornets.

    Terry was sent to the G League's Windy City Bulls on Wednesday to get in some practice work, but the rookie first-round pick will rejoin the NBA team ahead of its game Thursday. Though he'll suit up for the contest, Terry is unlikely to see the floor outside of a garbage-time scenario.

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  • Kennedy Chandler MEM PG
    Grizzlies' Kennedy Chandler: On G League assignment
    43m ago

    The Grizzlies assigned Chandler to the G League's Memphis Hustle, and the rookie won't be available Thursday against the Cavaliers.

    Chandler has moved between the two levels occasionally this season and is back with the team's G League affiliate for the time being. Even when he's back in the NBA, Chandler is unlikely to possess a significant role. He's averaging just 9.6 minutes in his 23 appearances with the Grizzlies on the season.

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  • Dalano Banton TOR PG
    Raptors' Dalano Banton: Enters 10-man rotation Wednesday
    45m ago

    Banton (hip) played nine minutes and provided zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt), one rebound and one assist in Wednesday's 131-128 loss to the Jazz.

    In a rare move, head coach Nick Nurse elected to expand the Raptors rotation to 10 men in a competitive game, allowing Banton to see his first minutes with Toronto since Dec. 18. Over the six weeks in between, Banton had spent time in the G League and had more recently missed games with a right hip pointer, but he was removed from the injury report Monday. He'll be a fringe member of the rotation moving forward, likely playing only when Toronto is missing one of its starters.

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  • Bowen Byram COL D
    Avalanche's Bowen Byram: In full-contact jersey Thursday
    2h ago

    Byram (lower body) is wearing a full-contact jersey at practice Thursday, Brennan Vogt of Full Press Hockey reports.

    Byram played the first 10 games of the season and has been out since Nov. 5, a span of 38 games. Byram has been practicing of late, but Thursday was the first time he has been allowed to go all-out. The fourth-overall pick in the 2019 Draft, Byram has two goals and five points in 10 games this season. He could return as early as Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

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  • Filip Zadina DET RW
    Red Wings' Filip Zadina: Sent to AHL Grand Rapids
    4h ago

    Zadina (broken leg) was activated from injured reserve Thursday and sent to AHL Grand Rapids on a conditioning stint.

    Zadina has missed almost three months with the injury, as he was hurt Nov. 5 versus the Islanders. The former sixth-overall pick in 2018, Zadina was pointless in nine games to start the season. He could return as early as Tuesday when the Red Wings host the Oilers.

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  • Alex Tuch BUF RW
    Sabres' Alex Tuch: Nets goal Wednesday
    13h ago

    Tuch provided a goal in a 5-1 loss to Carolina on Wednesday.

    Tuch scored at 14:45 of the first period, which narrowed Carolina's lead to 3-1. He has 24 goals and 55 points in 50 games in 2022-23. Tuch has recorded at least a point in eight of his last nine contests.

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  • Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen BUF G
    Sabres' Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen: Surrenders four goals to Hurricanes
    13h ago

    Luukkonen turned aside 29 of 33 shots in a 5-1 loss to Carolina on Wednesday.

    Luukkonen allowed three goals on a staggering 17 shots in the first period. He held firm in the second frame, but Luukkonen surrendered another marker on four shots in the third. Carolina's final goal was scored on an empty net. Luukkonen fell to 13-6-2 with a 3.26 GAA and a .900 save percentage in 21 games this season. The 23-year-old has allowed at least three goals in three of his last four outings.

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  • Antti Raanta CAR G
    Hurricanes' Antti Raanta: Earns victory over Sabres
    13h ago

    Raanta saved 29 of 30 shots in a 5-1 win over the Sabres on Wednesday.

    Raanta was beaten by Alex Tuch at 14:45 of the first period, but Carolina still had a commanding 3-1 lead, and Raanta was perfect after that. The 33-year-old improved to 13-2-3 with a 2.46 GAA and a .902 save percentage in 19 contests this season. He's won his last three games while surrendering just four goals on 74 shots over that span.

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  • Brent Burns CAR D
    Hurricanes' Brent Burns: Pushes point streak to seven games
    13h ago

    Burns netted a goal in a 5-1 win over Buffalo on Wednesday.

    Burns scored at 12:47 of the first period to extend the Hurricanes' lead to 3-0. He has 10 goals and 37 points in 51 contests in 2022-23. Burns is on a seven-game point streak and has recorded four goals and eight points over that span.

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