What Winston release means to Seahawks 

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In somewhat of a surprise move, veteran offensive tackle Eric Winston was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday. Here's why the Seahawks likely made the decision, and the trickle-down effect it will likely have on the rest of the roster.

Browns a landing spot for Stephen Hill? 

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After learning that his client, Stephen Hill, had been cut by the New York Jets on Saturday, agent Alan Herman wasted little time talking about the former second-rounder's next move.

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Notable WR cuts from Saturday 

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It's cut day around the NFL and here's a look at some of the notable receivers who failed to earn a roster spot and, thus, became free agents on Saturday.

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Venters ready to call it quits? 

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On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves announced that they had shut down 29-year-old reliever Johnny Venters for the rest of the season after it was discovered that the once-dominant reliever had torn an elbow ligament while trying to come back from his second Tommy John surgery.

Where will Venters go from here?

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Why Philly backtracked on Howard stance 

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A month ago, it appeared that Ryne Sandberg and the Philadelphia Phillies would be reducing the playing time of their overpriced slugger, Ryan Howard. But after three games on the bench in favor of Darin Ruf, the 34-year-old has started 29 of the past 30 games. What gives?

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White Sox eyeing Victor Martinez in 2015? 

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The Chicago White Sox (60-74) will have plenty of holes to address after the season ends, and Detroit's Victor Martinez is reportedly among the players the team is expected to pursue.

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Ray Allen's FA market 

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Ray Allen still remains undecided regarding playing another season in the NBA, however if he does, there are plenty of teams that have interest in the sharp-shooter.

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Jordan McRae to ball down under 

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The Philadelphia 76ers selected three players in the second round of the 2014 NBA draft and with August coming to an end none of them have been signed to deals. Jordan McRae, the No. 58 pick, and his agent have been looking at other options and they have chose to accept an offer from the CTI Melbourne United.

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Could Gustavo Ayon land with Spurs? 

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The San Antonio Spurs already have 14 roster spots locked up for the 2014-15 regular season and the preseason could determine if they leave the 15th position open. With that in mind, the Spurs have signed several players to training camp make-good contracts and they reportedly have some interest in the Atlanta Hawks free agent big man Gustavo Ayon.

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Ian Mahinmi's shoulder injury 

August, 30, 2014
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The Indiana Pacers received some bad news on Friday when they learned backup center Ian Mahinmi won't be available for France during the FIBA World Cup as he has suffered a shoulder injury.

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Earlier this week, I took a look at the New England Patriots backfield, noting that ESPN Pats reporter Mike Reiss wasn't convinced that veteran RB Stevan Ridley would make the final cut.

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Will Jets keep Stephen Hill? 

August, 29, 2014
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Back when Mike Tannenbaum was the New York Jets general manager, he selected WR Stephen Hill in the second round. The Jets hoped that he would quickly develop into an impact No. 1 wideout.

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Latest buzz on Sammy Watkins' ribs 

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UPDATE: It appears that the Buffalo Bills dodged a bullet with their stud rookie WR Sammy Watkins.

"Sounds like the #Bills dodged serious injury with WR Sammy Watkins — again. Reinjured his ribs yesterday, but should be good to go," tweeted Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

As noted below, Watkins has a ton of potential but isn't a shoo-in for monster fantasy stats in his first campaign.
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Most teams rest their starters in the preseason finale, but the Buffalo Bills had rookie WR Sammy Watkins in action Thursday evening after he missed most of the previous two preseason tilts with a rib injury. Unfortunately, he exited the game after taking a forearm to his ribs.

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Why so many touches for rookie Hill? 

August, 29, 2014
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It was a busy night for Jeremy Hill during Thursday's preseason finale. The Cincinnati Bengals' rookie running back played into the second half, despite leaving briefly in the first half with an elbow injury. He ended up with 20 rushing attempts for 90 yards and caught all six of his pass targets for an additional 70 yards.

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Who will back up Ryan Fitzpatrick? 

August, 29, 2014
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As shaky as Ryan Fitzpatrick seems to be atop the Houston Texans QB depth chart, things are even sketchier when it comes to the battle for the No. 2 role. Neither Case Keenum nor Tom Savage did anything during Thursday's preseason finale to stake a claim to the job.

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