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Suns' Alan Williams: Injures foot, to undergo MRI Saturday
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Williams injured his foot while landing on a teammate's foot during a workout Friday and will undergo an MRI on Saturday to determine the extent of the damage, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

While the full extent of Williams' injury is yet to be determined, the fact that the Suns have decided an MRI is necessary doesn't bode particularly well. The big man notably ended 2016-17 on a high note, posting 11.4 points and 9.1 rebounds across 22.6 minutes per game after the All-Star break. If he's out for an extended period, Alex Len is likely the immediate candidate to absorb Williams' minutes. Marquese Chriss and Dragan Bender could also see time at center in smaller, quicker lineups.

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Buccaneers' Chris Baker: Doubtful for Week 3
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Baker (illness) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

Baker has not practiced this week as he has been battling the flu and is unlikely to be available Sunday. The Buccaneers defensive line depth may be tested Sunday, as Jacques Smith (illness) is also listed as doubtful.

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Predators' Juuse Saros: Starting Friday against Tampa Bay
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Saros will guard the cage in Friday's preseason game against the Lightning, Thomas Willis of the Predators' official site reports.

Saros was solid in limited action last season, compiling a 10-8-3 record while registering a 2.35 GAA and .923 save percentage over 21 appearances. The Finnish netminder will likely receive a similar workload this campaign as Pekka Rinne's backup.

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Royals' Ian Kennedy: Could have start moved to Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kennedy is with his family following the birth of his son, but could pitch Sunday if he rejoins the team in time, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

At this point in time, Sam Gaviglio is scheduled to take the mound Sunday, while Kennedy is expected to pitch Monday. Regardless of whether or not Kennedy rejoins the team early enough to move his start to Sunday, he's fully expected to be ready to go by Monday. If Kennedy does end up pitching Sunday, the Royals would send Jake Junis to the hill Monday. More news regarding the situation should be available Saturday.

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Lions' Zach Zenner: Taking over as No. 3 back
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Zenner's teammate Dwayne Washington (quadriceps) is expected to miss multiple games, the Detroit Free Press reports.

Zenner will fill in as the No. 3 back, starting with Sunday's game against the Falcons. The role figures to include a portion of the early-down carries and goal-line work, but the Lions have a strong preference for their passing game even when they're close to the opponent's end zone. Zenner won't be of much interest unless Ameer Abdullah also suffers an injury.

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