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  • Jaxon Janke 2005 WR
    Texans' Jaxon Janke: Reverts to IR
    10h ago

    Janke (undisclosed) reverted to the Texans' injured reserve Friday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Jaxon joined Houston as an undrafted free agent out of South Dakota State. He is now slated to miss his entire rookie campaign due to an undisclosed injury. That is, if both parties fail to reach an injury settlement once his health is back up to par.

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  • Terrell Jennings NE RB
    Patriots' Terrell Jennings: Lands on PUP list
    10h ago

    The Patriots placed Jennings on the Physically active/PUP list Friday with an undisclosed injury, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Jennings landed in New England as an undrafted free agent in May, and it looks like he picked up an injury somewhere along the way. He will be eligible to come off the PUP list once his health allows. Once he does that, the rookie will compete for a depth role in New England's backfield.

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  • Jalen Coker CAR WR
    Panthers' Jalen Coker: Placed on PUP list
    14h ago

    The Panthers placed Coker (undisclosed) on the active/PUP list Friday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

    Coker linked up with Carolina as an undrafted free agent back in April, and it appears he picked up an injury at some point during spring practices. Once healthy and ready to practice, Coker will be eligible to come off the PUP list at any time this summer. The reigning FCS leader in receiving touchdowns, Coker is competing for an end-of-roster role in Carolina's wide receiver room.

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  • D.J. Wonnum CAR LB
    Panthers' D.J. Wonnum: Starts on PUP list, as expected
    15h ago

    The Panthers placed Wonnum (quadriceps) on the active/PUP list Friday, Darin Gantt of the team's official site reports.

    Wonnum is set to start training camp on the PUP list as he works to recover from the left quadriceps surgery he underwent in December. He can be activated at any time during camp or the preseason and figures to handle a starting role at at edge rusher across from Jadeveon Clowney once back to full health.

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  • Dee Williams SEA WR
    Seahawks' Dee Williams: Passes physical
    15h ago

    Williams (undisclosed) passed his physical Friday.

    Seattle just placed Williams on its NFI list Thursday, but he's evidently already back in shape for football activities. He played defensive back at Tennessee, so if he did find an immediate role with the Seahawks, it would probably be as a kick/punt returner.

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  • Miyan Williams 2005 RB
    Miyan Williams: Working out with Houston
    15h ago

    The Texans worked out Williams (knee) on Friday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Houston also worked out fellow running back Deon Jackson on Friday. Williams took 49 carries for 158 yards and three touchdowns at Ohio State in 2023 during a senior season that was marred by a knee injury, but he flashed some potential during the two seasons before that.

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  • Brennan Bernardino BOS RP
    Red Sox's Brennan Bernardino: Not his night
    4m ago

    Bernardino (3-3) was the losing pitcher Friday, allowing three runs on two hits and a walk in a 4-1 loss to the Dodgers.

    Boston's bullpen wasted a quality start by Nick Pivetta, who authored six shutout innings. Bernardino, who entered the evening with a 1.69 ERA, came on with one out, a runner on and Boston leading, 1-0. He allowed a ground-rule double, an intentional walk, then was touched for a grand slam by Freddie Freeman. While it's been a very good season for Bernardino, the lefty has hit a rough patch, having allowed five runs, six hits and one walk over the last four outings (1.2 innings) while picking up two losses and two blown saves during that stretch.

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  • Vaughn Grissom BOS 2B
    Red Sox's Vaughn Grissom: Rehab starting Saturday
    23m ago

    Grissom (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Worcester on Saturday, MLB.com reports.

    If there a no setbacks, Grissom should be positioned to return at some point during August. He's missed a lot of time due to various leg injuries and may require close to the maximum 20 days allowed on a rehab assignment.

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  • Triston Casas BOS 1B
    Red Sox's Triston Casas: Rehab assignment not imminent
    27m ago

    Red Sox manager said Friday that "it will be a while" when asked if Casas (ribs) was close to a rehab assignment, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.

    There were encouraging reports on Casas prior to the All-Star break, but the first baseman still feels some pain in his side. He continues to hit off a tee and take soft toss. When asked about a September return, the manager said the team and players are focused on what they need to do in the present, and "to start thinking 12 days from now or 15 days from now, that's not the way we're doing it." Cora's comments put a damper on the talk of Casas getting into game action anytime soon.

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  • Wade Meckler SF CF
    Giants' Wade Meckler: Activated, assigned to Double-A
    33m ago

    Triple-A Sacramento reinstated Meckler (wrist) from its 7-day injured list Friday and assigned him to Double-A Richmond.

    Meckler reached the big leagues for the first time last season and appeared in 20 games with the Giants, but he's played exclusively in the minors thus far in 2024 after being optioned to Sacramento in spring training. He's yet to see any action at the Triple-A level, however, as he was placed on Sacramento's IL before the start of the minor-league season due to a sprained wrist. Meckler began a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League in mid-May and eventually moved up to Single-A San Jose before being shut down in early June after experiencing a setback. He resumed his rehab assignment June 20 and is now deemed to be healthy after he appeared in 19 games with three of the Giants' lower-level affiliates. Once he gets in a handful of games with Richmond, Meckler will likely move back up to Sacramento.

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  • Kai-Wei Teng SF RP
    Giants' Kai-Wei Teng: In midst of rehab assignment
    38m ago

    Teng, who was placed on Triple-A Sacramento's 7-day injured list July 7 with an unspecified injury, made a rehab appearance Friday in the rookie-level Arizona Complex League, giving up four earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two over 1.2 innings.

    Given that Teng has been on the IL for just a couple of weeks, he shouldn't require an extensive buildup in the lower levels of the minors before he rejoins Sacramento. The 25-year-old righty has a spot on the Giants' 40-man roster but hasn't distinguished himself enough at the Triple-A level this season to earn a call-up. Over his 12 appearances (five starts) for Sacramento before landing on the shelf, Teng turned in a 9.47 ERA and 1.89 WHIP across 38 innings.

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  • Nate Lowe TEX 1B
    Rangers' Nathaniel Lowe: Homers in loss
    43m ago

    Lowe went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 9-1 loss to Baltimore.

    Lowe's second-inning blast was all the Rangers could muster. It was his seventh home run of the season and first extra-base hit in 12 contests. Lowe stumbled to finish the first half, going 1-for-17 over the five games leading into the All-Star break, so the home run is a positive sign. He's generally been a more productive hitter during the second half of seasons, posting an .839 OPS following the All-Star break as opposed to .755 prior to it.

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  • Zaccharie Risacher ATL SF
    Hawks' Zaccharie Risacher: Remains out Friday
    16h ago

    Risacher (quadriceps) won't play in Friday's Summer League game versus the Bulls, Lauren L. Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Risacher will miss his second straight Summer League outing while dealing with a right quad contusion. With the Hawks sitting at 0-3 in Las Vegas, the No. 1 pick is likely done for the Summer League. However, there is no indication that Risacher will miss any time once training camp rolls around.

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  • Dylan Windler ATL SG
    Hawks' Dylan Windler: Set to play Friday
    16h ago

    Windler (elbow) is available for Friday's Summer League game against the Bulls, Brad Rowland of the Locked On Podcast Network reports.

    Windler will return to action Friday after missing Wednesday's Summer League contest. Windler will be able to showcase his skills as he competes for a regular-season roster spot.

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  • Andre Jackson Jr. MIL SF
    Bucks' Andre Jackson: Undergoes surgery
    17h ago

    The Bucks announced Friday that Jackson underwent successful surgery to repair a fracture of his left third finger that occurred during Tuesday's Summer League game against the Clippers but is expected to be a full participant in training camp.

    Jackson saw a minimal role in his rookie year, averaging 2.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.0 minutes across 57 appearances. While Jackson is expected to head into the 2024-25 campaign healthy, he will likely compete for depth minutes in Milwaukee's forward rotation yet again.

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  • Moses Brown POR C
    Lakers' Moses Brown: Back to full strength
    18h ago

    Brown registered nine points (3-6 FG, 3-6 FT), four rebounds and one steal in 14 minutes during Thursday's 93-89 Summer League win over the Cavaliers.

    Brown missed the first half of the Lakers' back-to-back due to an illness but returned to action a day later. The 24-year-old center appeared in 22 games (five starts) for Portland last year but doesn't have a regular-season deal for 2024-25.

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  • Jamal Murray DEN PG
    Nuggets' Jamal Murray: Sitting out exhibition
    18h ago

    Murray won't play in Friday's exhibition game against France due to rest purposes.

    It doesn't appear that Murray has suffered any injury, as his absence from Friday's exhibition is described as a precaution. His next chance to suit up for the Canadian national team is against Puerto Rico on Sunday for another exhibition match.

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  • Victor Wembanyama SA C
    Spurs' Victor Wembanyama: Back in action after minor illness
    19h ago

    Wembanyama (illness) posted 14 points (3-8 FG), 10 rebounds and three assists during France's exhibition loss to Serbia on July 12.

    Wembanyama missed France's previous exhibition versus Germany on July 8 but returned to action a few days later. While Nikola Jokic got the better of Wembanyama and Rudy Gobert in the tune-up game, France's fearsome frontcourt is expected to wreak havoc at the Paris Olympics in late July.

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  • Joseph Veleno DET C
    Red Wings' Joe Veleno: Inks two-year deal
    17h ago

    Veleno signed a two-year, $4.55 million contract with the Red Wings on Friday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

    Veleno was a restricted free agent coming off a one-year, $825,000 contract. He had 12 goals and 28 points in 80 contests last season. The 24-year-old is likely to start the 2024-25 campaign in a bottom-six role, but he does have some upside.

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  • Max Comtois CAR LW
    Max Comtois: Signs KHL deal
    2d ago

    Comtois signed a contract with Dynamo Moscow of the KHL on Thursday.

    No terms were announced. The 25-year-old forward spent his first five seasons with the Ducks before playing one game at the NHL level in 2023-24 with Carolina. Comtois spent most of 2023-24 in the AHL, picking up 19 goals and 25 assists in 65 regular-season appearances with Chicago. Comtois played 211 regular-season NHL games, scoring 38 goals and adding 49 assists. The feisty winger is young enough that he could eventually return to the NHL after his stint overseas.

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  • Jack Drury CAR C
    Hurricanes' Jack Drury: Inks two-year deal
    3d ago

    Drury signed a two-year, $3.45 million contract with the Hurricanes on Wednesday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

    Drury was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. He had eight goals, 27 points and 33 PIM in 74 regular-season contests with Carolina in 2023-24. Drury is likely to open the upcoming season as a member of the third line.

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  • Evgeny Kuznetsov CAR C
    Evgeny Kuznetsov: Getting contract terminated
    3d ago

    Kuznetsov was put on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract, the Hurricanes announced Wednesday.

    Kuznetsov had one season remaining on his eight-year, $62.4 million contract. When an NHL agreement is mutually terminated rather than bought out, the remaining cap hit and salary are erased from the books, which will save each of Carolina and Washington $3.9 million for the 2024-25 campaign. Kuznetsov struggled in 2023-24, finishing the regular season with eight goals and 24 points across 63 contests. He's likely to join the KHL's SKA St. Petersburg.

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  • Kevin Mandolese COL G
    Avalanche's Kevin Mandolese: Signs with new team
    4d ago

    Mandolese signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Avalanche on Tuesday.

    Mandolese's rights were acquired from Ottawa on Monday, and it didn't take Colorado long to get the 23-year-old goalie under contract. Mandolese is likely to spend most of 2024-25 with AHL Colorado, though he has three games of NHL experience and could see some time with the big club if Alexandar Georgiev or Justus Annunen are sidelined at any point.

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  • Simon Holmstrom NYI RW
    Islanders' Simon Holmstrom: Signs one-year deal
    4d ago

    Holmstrom signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Islanders on Tuesday, per PuckPedia.

    Holmstrom and the Islanders were able to work out a deal outside of his qualifying offer, which would have paid him marginally more. That would have been a two-way agreement, but the contract Holmstrom penned instead is a one-way deal, which suggests the team has faith in the winger spending most of the year in the NHL. He produced 25 points over 75 regular-season outings in 2023-24, playing mainly in a middle-six role, though he also shot 20.8 percent, which makes him a candidate for regression.

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