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  • L'Jarius Sneed KC CB
    Chiefs' L'Jarius Sneed: Franchise tag coming Monday
    6h ago

    The Chiefs will officially place their franchise tag on Sneed on Monday, Dianna Russini of The Athletic reports.

    Sneed is coming off a stellar 2023 campaign in which he recorded a career-high 14 passes defended to go along with 78 tackles. The cornerback's been expected to be franchise tagged by Kansas City for some time, as the team is also working toward an extension with star defensive tackle Chris Jones, per Russini. Such a deal would likely lessen the financial space that the team would be willing to dedicate toward Sneed, so it's also possible the team will attempt to trade him following this franchise tag.

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  • Nyheim Hines BUF RB
    Bills' Nyheim Hines: Likely to be cut
    10h ago

    The Bills plan to release Hines (knee) during the upcoming week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Though Hines is expected to attain full medical clearance ahead of training camp while he nears the finish line in his recovery from the ACL reconstruction surgery he required last August, he'll have to find work elsewhere while Buffalo looks to utilize his 90-man offseason roster spot on another player. After being acquired from the Colts in November 2022 in exchange for running back Zack Moss and a 2023 fifth-round draft pick, Hines appeared in just seven games for Buffalo, carrying 18 times for 36 yards and a touchdown to go with 25 catches for 188 yards while also contributing as a punt returner. If teams are satisfied with where Hines stands in his ongoing recovery from knee surgery, he could have an opportunity to battle for a third-down role out of the backfield at his next stop.

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  • Nick Gates WAS OG
    Commanders' Nick Gates: To be released
    23h ago

    Gates will be released at the start of the new league year, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Gates joined the Commanders last offseason and began the season as the team's starting center. However, he was benched after seven contests and will now head back to the open market.

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  • Charles Leno Jr. WAS OT
    Charles Leno: Let go by Washington
    23h ago

    Leno (calf) was released by the Commanders on Friday, Zach Selby of the Commanders' official site reports.

    Leno ended the season on injured reserve and missed the team's final two games. He's set to undergo surgery to repair the calf issue in the coming days, leaving his availability for offseason programs murky. Leno's release will save the Commanders $7.3 million of cap space.

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  • Blake Corum 2005 RB
    Blake Corum: Checks boxes at 2024 Combine
    1d ago

    Corum ran a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash and added a 35.5-inch vertical jump during his workout at the 2024 NFL Combine.

    The Michigan product wasn't expected to test as a superior athlete based on his tape, but his workout won't cause his stock to slip much by any means. He placed 12th out of 21 running backs in the 40 while having a dense, 5-foot-8, 205-pound frame. His agility proved to be solid as well considering his cone (6.82) and shuttle times (4.12) were among the best among his position group. His strength was on display with a running back-leading 27 reps on the bench, too. Corum had gaudy production over his final three seasons at Michigan with 56 rushing touchdowns in that span, highlighted by 27 in his senior season. He doesn't have any standout traits but is a solid all-around runner who can contribute on all three downs. Corum can handle a heavy workload and pick up the blitz, and his pass-catching numbers (51 catches, 64 targets, 338 yards) check out as workable for the next level. He may no longer be the consensus No.1 running back in the class after this weekend as other backs did manage to post impressive workouts, but Corum should be among the first three backs taken in April.

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  • Mark Glowinski NYG OG
    Giants' Mark Glowinski: Likely to be let go
    2d ago

    Glowinski is expected to be released by the Giants on Saturday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.

    The move will save the Giants $5.7 million in cap space. It's a bit of a curious decision given the team already projects to have over $30 million in cap space entering the offseason and Glowinski was rated as the team's best offensive lineman by PFF, but the 31-year-old hardly played up the standard many hoped after he signed a three-year, $20 million deal in 2022. Expect the Giants to retool almost every level of an offense that finished fourth worst in yards per game last year.

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  • Jhoan Duran MIN RP
    Twins' Jhoan Duran: Settling back in as closer
    11m ago

    Duran threw a scoreless inning with a strikeout in Sunday's Grapefruit League tie with Tampa Bay. He bounced back after giving up four earned runs over two-thirds of an inning in his first spring outing.

    Duran is healthy as spring begins and entrenched as Minnesota's closer. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has a history of using his bullpen in disregard for the save rule, but he mostly used Duran in a traditional closer role last year. So for this spring there's no sign that Baldelli plans any change even though the Twins may have the deepest setup crew in recent memory.

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  • Max Kepler MIN RF
    Twins' Max Kepler: Hits first spring homer
    26m ago

    Kepler went 1-for-3 with his first home run of the spring in Sunday's Grapefruit League tie with Tampa Bay.

    Kepler got off to a somewhat slow start as the homer was his first hit of the spring (1-for-12), but the veteran doesn't need to worry about his job security. After another offseason of trade rumors, Kepler enters the spring as the starting right fielder. He could see fewer at-bats against left-handed pitching with the Twins signing right-handed hitting Manuel Margot, but Kepler's .751 OPS against lefties last season continued a recent improvement against southpaws.

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  • Carlos Correa MIN SS
    Twins' Carlos Correa: Strong start to spring
    41m ago

    Correa went 2-for-3 in Sunday's spring training tie with Tampa Bay. He's hitting .429 (3-for-7) through three spring games.

    Correa played through plantar fasciitis in his left foot for most of last season, but said he was pain free as spring training began and he's looked sharp in the field. Correa slashed just .230/.312/.399 with 18 home runs and 65 RBIs in 580 plate appearances last season while battling through the nagging foot issue starting in mid-May, so he could bounce back just from avoiding the foot issue again.

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  • Andy Pages LAD CF
    Dodgers' Andy Pages: Headed to Oklahoma City
    4h ago

    Pages was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.

    Pages had a strong spring with the Dodgers, going 6-for-15 with two homers, eight RBI and seven runs scored while striking out five times over six games. The outfielder is one of the top candidates to earn a call-up to the major-league roster early in the 2024 season.

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  • Diego Cartaya LAD C
    Dodgers' Diego Cartaya: Sent to Double-A
    5h ago

    Cartaya (back) was optioned to Double-A Tulsa on Sunday.

    Cartaya didn't appear in any contests in the Cactus League due to a back injury and he'll now shift his focus to being ready for the MiLB season. The catcher had a disappointing 2023 campaign, recording a .189/.278/.377 slash line with 19 homers over 355 at-bats in 93 games with Tulsa and he'll likely have to play better to earn an opportunity to be called up to the major-league roster down the road.

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  • Hunter Feduccia LAD C
    Dodgers' Hunter Feduccia: Sent to Triple-A
    5h ago

    Feduccia was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Sunday.

    Feduccia has been unimpressive at the plate this spring, going 1-for-11 with a double, three walks, an RBI and two runs scored while striking out five times over eight contests. The catcher will look to produce a little more consistently at Triple-A in order to earn another shot with the major-league roster.

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  • Tyrese Maxey PHI PG
    76ers' Tyrese Maxey: Finishes with 24 points
    1h ago

    Maxey had 24 points (8-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT), three assists, two rebounds and two steals over 39 minutes during Sunday's 120-116 win over the Mavericks.

    Maxey racked up 17 first quarter points, which was especially notable in a frame where Philadelphia began in an 11-0 deficit. His speed and ability to change gears carved up Dallas and compensated for a cold stroke from deep.

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  • Marcus Sasser DET PG
    Pistons' Marcus Sasser: Shoots poorly in return
    3h ago

    Sasser (knee) scored three points (1-8 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and added four assists, three rebounds and two steals across 25 minutes in Sunday's 113-91 loss to the Magic.

    Heading into Sunday, the rookie second-round pick had impressed this season from an efficiency standpoint with a 42.4 percent conversion rate on 2.8 three-point attempts per game, but he couldn't find his shooting touch in his return from a four-game absence due to a right knee contusion. Sasser ended up surpassing his season average of 16.3 minutes per game, but the rough shooting took away from his solid returns in the assists and steals columns. While Sasser is likely to stick in the rotation moving forward, he'll probably see his playing time get scaled back in more competitive contests and may also lose minutes if Quentin Grimes (knee) is available for Detroit's next game Tuesday in Miami.

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  • Jalen Brunson NY PG
    Knicks' Jalen Brunson: Tending to bruised knee
    3h ago

    Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau said after Sunday's 107-98 win over the Cavaliers that Brunson was diagnosed with a left knee contusion after exiting the contest, Stefan Bondy of the New York Post reports.

    Fortunately for Brunson, X-rays on his knee returned negative after he was forced out of the contest just one minute into the first quarter. Though the Knicks are classifying Brunson's injury as a bruise rather than a sprain, Thibodeau wasn't willing to speculate whether the point guard would be able to play in the team's next game Tuesday versus the Hawks. If Brunson is sidelined, Miles McBride -- who played 47 minutes off the bench Sunday and finished with 16 points, five assists, four three-pointers and one rebound -- would likely get all the run he can handle. The Knicks are also planning on finalizing a contract with Shake Milton once he clears waivers, so he too could be pressed into action as a member of the backcourt rotation if Brunson isn't able to play Tuesday.

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  • Gui Santos GS SF
    Warriors' Gui Santos: Gets 19 minutes in return
    3h ago

    Santos (knee) totaled five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), nine rebounds and three assists across 19 minutes in Sunday's 140-88 loss to the Celtics.

    Santos turned in one of the better fantasy lines among all Warriors players Sunday, but there's little to take away from the performance on a day in which Golden State was throttled from the opening tip and faced a 44-point deficit at halftime. The rookie forward out of Brazil didn't check into the game until 7:16 remained in the third quarter, when the Warriors were trailing by 51 and head coach Steve Kerr had essentially conceded defeat. Santos will likely be outside of Kerr's rotation in competitive contests, but the 21-year-old at least showed during his garbage-time minutes that he's healthy again after missing about a week of action with a right knee injury.

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  • Cam Reddish LAL SF
    Lakers' Cam Reddish: Probable for Monday
    3h ago

    Reddish (ankle) is listed as probable ahead of Monday's game against the Thunder.

    Reddish has made three consecutive appearances after missing 12 games due to an ankle sprain, and he is likely to extend that streak to four on Monday. Reddish has had a minimal impact of late, averaging just 2.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in 14.3 minutes per game over his last three appearances.

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  • Josh Okogie PHO SF
    Suns' Josh Okogie: Late scratch Sunday
    3h ago

    Okogie will not play in Sunday's game against the Thunder due to a right hip injury.

    Okogie was added to the injury report just ahead of game time with a hip injury that will cause him to sit out. This will be Okogie's first game missed since Dec. 29. With Devin Booker (ankle) out alongside Okogie and Bradley Beal and Eric Gordon on minutes restrictions, the starting five could be asked to play significant minutes Sunday, with supplementation from the likes of Bol Bol and Drew Eubanks.

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  • Brenden Dillon WPG D
    Jets' Brenden Dillon: Returns to the lineup
    8m ago

    Dillon registered a hit and a plus-3 rating in the 5-2 win over the Sabres on Sunday.

    After missing the last game with an illness, Dillon returned to his regular spot on the second pairing with partner Neal Pionk. Dillon finished with two shots, one hit, one blocked shot and a plus-3 rating in 17:47 of ice time. He can be a solid depth piece in deeper leagues for his contribution in hits - he has 30 hits in his last eight games - but his lack of offensive production makes him less attractive in shallower leagues.

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  • Nikita Zadorov VAN D
    Canucks' Nikita Zadorov: Sends assist in win
    11m ago

    Zadorov logged an assist, two shots on goal and three blocked shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Ducks.

    Zadorov has four points over his last nine outings while playing in a bottom-four role. The 28-year-old blueliner is up to 14 points, 63 shots on net, 127 hits, 54 blocked shots, 91 PIM and a plus-1 rating through 57 contests between the Canucks and the Flames. His scoring pace has actually dipped a bit with the Canucks, though he's also seen less ice time. Zadorov could get some of that playing time back while Tyler Myers (lower body) is sidelined on a week-to-week basis.

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  • Filip Hronek VAN D
    Canucks' Filip Hronek: Records assist in win
    15m ago

    Hronek earned an assist, fired three shots on goal and blocked two shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Ducks.

    Hronek has a goal and two assists over his last four games. The defenseman was briefly dropped off the top pairing for the Canucks, but he's since returned to that role alongside Quinn Hughes, which has been fruitful for both blueliners. Hronek has easily secured a career year with 45 points, 121 shots on net, 65 hits, 63 blocked shots and a plus-32 rating over 63 appearances while also seeing time on the second power-play unit. He's likely to be relied on even more in the absence of Tyler Myers (lower body).

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  • Quinn Hughes VAN D
    Canucks' Quinn Hughes: Pockets assist
    17m ago

    Hughes notched an assist, four shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Ducks.

    Since the start of February, Hughes has nine helpers over 14 games. That's solid production, though it's a noticeable downturn from his scoring pace earlier in the campaign. The captain has 12 goals, 59 helpers, 151 shots on net, 39 blocked shots and a plus-32 rating over 63 appearances. Even with the slowdown, Hughes is on pace to shatter his career high of 76 points from last season.

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  • J.T. Miller VAN C
    Canucks' J.T. Miller: Point streak up to seven games
    19m ago

    Miller logged an assist, two shots on goal and two hits in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Ducks.

    Miller has six goals and seven assists during his seven-game point streak. He helped out on a Conor Garland tally in the second period, which stood as the game-winner. Miller is the Canucks' leading scorer with 83 points over 63 outings this season, one point better than he had last year. He's added 146 shots on net, 169 hits, 47 PIM and a plus-27 rating as a consistent part of the top six.

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  • Nils Hoglander VAN LW
    Canucks' Nils Hoglander: Buries goal Sunday
    21m ago

    Hoglander scored a goal on three shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Ducks.

    Hoglander has scored in two of the last three games, adding eight shots and five hits in that span. The 23-year-old winger has matched his career high of 27 points, which he set in 56 outings as a rookie in 2020-21. He's added 91 shots on net, 62 hits, 45 PIM and a plus-13 rating through 61 contests this season, occasionally seeing his even-strength ice time on the first line.

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