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Christian Harris HOU OLB
Texans' Christian Harris: Limited participant Wednesday2h ago
Harris (shoulder) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
Harris was in pads Wednesday after missing the entire second half of Week 12's loss to Miami. It's a hopeful sign for his chances to play Sunday against Cleveland.
Blake Cashman HOU OLB
Texans' Blake Cashman: Secures one-year extension9h ago
The Texans signed Cashman (knee) to a one-year contract extension Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Cashman will now be tied to Houston through the 2023 season after being traded to the team from the Jets this offseason. The 26-year-old linebacker has been a consistent contributor on special teams while playing a limited defensive role over 10 games this season, recording 13 tackles, one sack and one pass defended. Cashman popped up as a non-participant with a knee injury on Wednesday's injury report, so he could be in jeopardy of missing just his second game of the season Sunday versus the Browns.
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Vikings' Christian Darrisaw: Sits out practice Wednesday10h ago
Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell said Wednesday that Darrisaw is still in concussion protocol and there is currently no timeline for his return this season, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Darrisaw was forced out with a concussion during Minnesota's Week 11 loss to the Cowboys and was unable to clear protocols ahead of the Thanksgiving Day versus New England. The 23-year-old then did not participate during the first practice of Week 13 on Wednesday, so it appears he could be set to miss additional time moving forward. With Darrisaw's status up in the air, Blake Brandel should continue to operate as the Vikings' starting left tackle for the foreseeable future.
Ronnie Stanley BAL OT
Ravens' Ronnie Stanley: Limited in practice Wednesday10h ago
Stanley (ankle) was listed as a limited participant on the Ravens' injury report Wednesday.
Stanley was sidelined for the first four weeks of the season while recovering from an ankle surgery that ended his 2021 campaign. The 28-year-old was then forced out with an ankle issue against Carolina in Week 11, leaving him out for Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. Stanley will now have two more practices to increase his activity, otherwise he'll likely remain out against Denver this Sunday.
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Titans' Ben Jones: Practices in full Wednesday10h ago
Jones (concussion) was a full participant in the Titan's practice Wednesday, Shaun Calderon of USA Today reports.
Jones has been sidelined for each of the last two games after popping up with a concussion during practice Week 11. While it's encouraging to see the 33-year-old return to practice in full, it's unclear if he's officially cleared protocols yet. Expect Jones to reprise a starting center role when he's healthy.
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Patriots' David Andrews: Questionable again Week 1310h ago
Andrews (thigh) is questionable for Thursday's game against the Bills, Jordy McElroy of USA Today reports.
Andrews was forced out with a thigh issue Week 11 versus the Jets, leaving him inactive for the Patriots' loss to Minnesota on Thanksgiving Day. While there were initial concerns that this injury could be season ending, the veteran center has been deemed questionable for the second week in a row. If Andrews remains out, then James Ferentz will likely start against Buffalo on Thursday Night Football.
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Pirates' Lewin Diaz: Bumped off 40-man roster20h ago
The Pirates designated Diaz for assignment Wednesday.
He'll cede his spot on the 40-man roster to another first baseman/designated hitter in Carlos Santana, who finalized a one-year deal with Pittsburgh on Monday. Though a rebuilding Pirates squad looked to be a good spot for the 26-year-old Diaz to potentially play regularly in 2023 and make good on his prospect pedigree, Pittsburgh ultimately won't give him that opportunity. Over multiple stints in the big leagues with the Marlins across each of the three seasons, Diaz produced a .244 wOBA in 343 plate appearances.
Seth Johnson BAL RP
Orioles' Seth Johnson: Eyeing late-season return23h ago
Johnson (elbow) said Tuesday that he will start his throwing program in mid-January with the goal of pitching in rehab games in the minors in August, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports. "Pretty much I can do everything except for actually throwing a baseball or throwing medicine balls. As far as upper-body lifts, I'm pretty much cleared for all that stuff," Johnson said. "I'm hoping to be able to pitch by next August, maybe in some Complex League games."
The Orioles acquired Johnson in a three-way trade-deadline deal with the Rays and Astros on Aug. 1, even though Baltimore had the knowledge that the right-hander was scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery just two days later. Baltimore might have seen the impending procedure as an advantageous time to buy low on the 24-year-old, who impressed with a 3.00 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 41:11 K:BB in 27 innings over his seven starts at High-A Bowling Green in Tampa Bay's organization this past season before injuring his elbow. Johnson, who was added to the Orioles' 40-man roster earlier this month, appears to have thus far responded well to surgery, but he'll still spend most of the 2023 campaign in rehab mode. Even a small setback during his throwing program would likely prompt the Orioles to shut him down for the 2023 season with the hope of having him at 100 percent for spring training in 2024.
Shelby Miller SF RP
Dodgers' Shelby Miller: Signs with Dodgers2d ago
Miller signed a major-league deal with the Dodgers on Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Miller spent most of last season in Triple-A, where he racked up a 3.04 ERA and 1.13 WHIP through 53.1 frames. The 32-year-old reliever is coming off his best season in the majors since 2017, but his less-than-stellar 8.92 ERA and 1.95 WHIP between 2018-22 sets a low bar. It's unclear what role Miller will play in the Dodgers' bullpen in 2023.
Stone Garrett ARI RF
Nationals' Stone Garrett: Signs with Nats2d ago
Garrett signed a one-year, major-league deal with the Nationals on Tuesday.
Garrett made his MLB debut in August last season and got off to a fast start to his career, slashing .276/.309/.539 through 81 plate appearances. The 27-year-old outfielder will compete for time in the outfield with Alex Call and Lane Thomas, but it's reasonable to expect Garrett to get his fair share of action in the majors this year.
Miguel Diaz DET RP
Tigers' Miguel Diaz: Returns to Detroit on minors deal2d ago
Diaz signed a minor-league deal with Detroit on Wednesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
The Tigers designated Diaz for assignment in mid-November and subsequently non-tendered him, but he'll still have a role with the team as organizational depth. The 28-year-old righty only threw 3.2 major-league innings last season and recorded an unremarkable 4.29 ERA in 65 innings at the Triple-A level.
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Tigers' Michael Papierski: Returns to Tigers2d ago
Papierski re-signed with Detroit on a minor-league deal Tuesday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Papierski was designated for assignment and non-tendered by the Tigers in mid-November. While the organization didn't see a major-league role for him, it evidently likes him enough to bring him back as a depth option. He didn't look like he deserved anything else in his 39-game MLB debut last year, hitting .143/.228/.187.
Alperen Sengun HOU C
Rockets' Alperen Sengun: Another double-double3m ago
Sengun recorded 18 points (8-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 rebounds and one assist over 29 minutes during Wednesday's 120-100 loss to the Nuggets.
Another game, another contest in which Sengun makes an impact on both ends of the court. Even though he's recorded six double-doubles, two of them have come in the last three games, and he's also recorded more than 15 points in each of those three outings. The second-year big man is averaging 15.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game, figures that represent a massive upgrade compared to what he accomplished in his rookie season.
Joe Harris BKN SG
Nets' Joe Harris: Scores 14 as starter14m ago
Harris notched 14 points (5-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt), five rebounds, one assist and three steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 victory over Washington.
Harris couldn't repeat the 17-point outing he had off the bench against the Magic on Monday, but he looked deadly from three-point range and was one of three Brooklyn players that scored in double digits in this tight win. With Ben Simmons (knee) expected to be out for a couple of games in a best-case scenario, Harris should remain in the starting unit when the Nets take on the Raptors on Friday.
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Knicks' Julius Randle: Struggles from field in loss15m ago
Randle had 18 points (8-24 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds and five assists in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 109-103 loss to Milwaukee.
Randle had a rough night shooting the ball on Wednesday, knocking down just three of 11 shot attempts for seven points in the first half before going 5-of-13 over the final two quarters as New York lost its fourth straight home game. After hitting six threes in the Knicks' previous contest, Randle went just 1-of-8 from beyond the arc against Milwaukee. The Knicks forward did, however, add eight rebounds and five assists and has had at least five rebounds and five assists in each of his last three games while averaging 22.6 points over that stretch.
Kevin Durant BKN PF
Nets' Kevin Durant: Stars for Nets in another win17m ago
Durant amassed 39 points (13-20 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 11-11 FT), five rebounds, five assists and one block over 37 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 victory over Washington.
Another game, another impressive performance from Durant, who continues to show everyone in the league that he remains one of the game's deadliest scorers despite his age and his injury history. The star forward has now scored at least 30 points in four games in a row and was elite in November, averaging 29.4 points while shooting 56.7 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from deep and 92.1 percent from the charity stripe across 16 appearances.
Kyrie Irving BKN PG
Nets' Kyrie Irving: Reaches 20-point mark once again19m ago
Irving racked up 27 points (9-21 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-8 FT), one rebound, five assists, two blocks and one steal over 38 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 victory over the Wizards.
Irving hasn't had his best shooting performances of late and has failed to record more than 10 field goals made in four straight contests, but he is still finding ways to produce while settling as Brooklyn's second-best offensive weapon behind Kevin Durant, who's having another elite year in his own right. Irving has scored at least 20 points in six games in a row, meaning he's achieved that feat in all but one of his appearances since returning from suspension.
Bradley Beal WAS SG
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Keeps scoring streak alive27m ago
Beal provided 25 points (9-20 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-9 FT), five rebounds and six assists in 39 minutes during Wednesday's 113-107 loss to the Nets.
Beal's recent performances might be overlooked due to Kristaps Porzingis' impressive efforts and Kyle Kuzma's career-best scoring figures, but Beal continues to be the heart and soul of this team. The veteran shooting guard has scored 20 or more points in 10 games in a row and averaged 25.8 points per game in November, shooting 53 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from deep in that span.
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Sabres' Lawrence Pilut: Draws back in Wednesday35m ago
Pilut was inserted into the lineup Wednesday against Detroit.
Pilut logged just 5:32 of ice time in Buffalo's 5-4 shootout win over the Red Wings after he was scratched for the team's previous five contests. He has one assist, 11 shots on goal and 14 blocks in 12 appearances with the Sabres this season. Pilut got a chance to play Wednesday because of injuries to Jacob Bryson (lower body) and Ilya Lyubushkin (undisclosed).
Gabriel Landeskog COL LW
Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog: Back on ice3h ago
Landeskog (knee) took to the ice Wednesday for the first time during the 2022-23 season, Brennan Vogt of Colorado Hockey Now reports.
Landeskog was on the ice for about 10 minutes while doing light stick-handling. It's a hopeful sign for the team's captain, who is expected back in January, and a team that's coming off a 5-0 blanking by the Jets.
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Blackhawks' Jack Johnson: Pockets helper8h ago
Johnson logged an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers.
Johnson had a shot attempt deflect off Boris Katchouk and into the net for the Blackhawks' first goal of the game. This was Johnson's second assist in four contests and his fourth helper of the year. The veteran blueliner has added 30 shots on net, 28 hits, 38 blocked shots and a minus-9 rating through 22 outings while playing a defensive role in Chicago's top four.
Reese Johnson CHI RW
Blackhawks' Reese Johnson: Gathers helper in loss8h ago
Johnson logged an assist, three hits and a plus-2 rating in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers.
Johnson set up a Mackenzie Entwistle tally in the third period, which accounted for the former's first helper of the year. It was also Johnson's first point since Oct. 27, when he scored against these same Oilers. The 24-year-old has two points, 13 shots on net, 46 hits, 14 PIM and a minus-2 rating in 16 contests so far, playing exclusively in a bottom-six role.
Patrick Kane CHI RW
Blackhawks' Patrick Kane: Puts up power-play assist8h ago
Kane notched a power-play assist, three shots on goal and a minus-3 rating in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers.
Kane set up Max Domi's second goal of the game, which got the Blackhawks within one with 1:11 left in regulation. Over the last nine games, Kane has looked a little better with a goal and six assists, though he also has a minus-10 rating in that span. His offense looks like it'll remains suppressed given the lack of talent around the star winger. He's at three goals, 14 helpers (nine on the power play), 68 shots on net and a minus-13 rating in 22 outings overall.
Boris Katchouk CHI LW
Blackhawks' Boris Katchouk: Gets on scoresheet Wednesday8h ago
Katchouk scored a goal on two shots, added three hits and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Oilers.
Katchouk's first goal of the season was all luck -- he was struck by a Jack Johnson shot and the puck went into the net. This was Katchouk's first point in 12 contests since he recovered from a sprained ankle suffered in the preseason. The 24-year-old is unlikely to see more than a bottom-six role even on a struggling Chicago team. He's added 27 hits, 10 shots, six PIM and a minus-1 rating this year.