Might Manziel play alongside Hoyer? 

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So, Brian Hoyer will be under center this weekend for the Cleveland Browns' third preseason tilt and Week 1 of the regular season. The general expectation is that Hoyer will get a three-week test run leading up to their Week 4 bye, at which point things may be reassessed, and Johnny Manziel could get a shot at displacing the veteran for Week 5.
The Green Bay Packers still have to figure out how to plug the hole they have at tight end, as they move on from the injured Jermichael Finley -- and it appears that they will begin the season sans one of their top pass-catching options at the position.

"Sources said [Brandon Bostick] suffered a slight fracture of the fibula in his right leg catching a pass Saturday in St. Louis," wrote Bob McGinn and Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

"According to sources, the best-case scenario for the Packers would be to have him on the field for the second or third games. One source, however, said the injury could sideline Bostick into October."

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Castillo headed to Boston? 

August, 22, 2014
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Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo is expected to make a decision no later than this weekend as to which team's contract offer he will accept, and the prevailing wisdom is that the Boston Red Sox may end up getting his signature.

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Will finances impact 49ers WR corps? 

August, 22, 2014
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The San Francisco 49ers may have the deepest group of wide receivers in the NFL, which could put a veteran or two on the roster bubble, in part due to finances. Michael Crabtree and Anquan Boldin top the depth chart, while Stevie Johnson and Brandon Lloyd are battling it out for the No. 3 job.

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It appears that the Jon Bon Jovi-led group that is interested in buying the Buffalo Bills are all but out of the mix at this point. John Kryk of QMI Agency quoted a source who said, "They're hanging on by the skin of their teeth. The bid's on life support."

Kryk went on to note that, "Jon Bon Jovi and his Toronto backers are reassessing whether even to continue in their pursuit of the Buffalo Bills, QMI Agency has learned.

"Their bid has been on the rocks for weeks and no one within the group is optimistic they'll wind up buying the NFL team, according to two sources in the position to know.

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Will 49ers trade Alex Boone? 

August, 21, 2014
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Right guard Alex Boone's holdout continues to roll along with no end in sight. That being the case, might the San Francisco 49ers consider trading the veteran?

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Is there a cap on Gerhart's upside? 

August, 21, 2014
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to lean on Toby Gerhart as their lead back this season. He touched the pill only 353 times in four seasons as Adrian Peterson's backup with the Minnesota Vikings, but his career 4.7 YPC makes him an intriguing breakout candidate in Fantasyland.

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Is Cauley-Stein a lottery pick in 2015? 

August, 21, 2014
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Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein elected to bypass a talented 2014 NBA draft to return to Lexington for his junior season. So where is the athletic shot-blocker projected to be picked if he enters the 2015 NBA draft? Here's an early look at that.

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It's never too early to look ahead, and that's a big part of what we do here at Rumor Central, so lets turn our attention to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Will a new-look Lakers team with Byron Scott running the show, Kobe Bryant back on the court, and new additions like Carlos Boozer, Jeremy Lin and Julius Randle be enough to contend for a spot in the Western Conference next season?

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Extension coming for Reggie Jackson? 

August, 21, 2014
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Will Reggie Jackson's breakout season lead to an extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder before the Oct. 31 deadline?

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Latest buzz on Montee Ball 

August, 21, 2014
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We haven't seen Montee Ball during the preseason, since he has been working his way back from an appendectomy. He took part in some limited practices the past couple of days, and though he isn't likely to play at all this preseason, the consensus is that he should be ready for Week 1.

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Will Tanaka pitch again in 2014? 

August, 21, 2014
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The New York Yankees are still hoping that they'll be able to get Masahiro Tanaka back before the end of the season, and it appears as if the next big hurdle for the pitcher will take place on Saturday.

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Where Jahii Carson will play in 2014-15 

August, 21, 2014
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Around this time last season, in the months leading up to Jahii Carson's sophomore season at Arizona State, the high-scoring point guard was regarded by many as a mid-to-late first round pick in the 2014 NBA draft.

Fast-forward a year later, and Carson is without a NBA team, going undrafted despite a solid second season with the Sun Devils. So where will he begin his professional career? On Thursday, we found out.

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Verlander ready to return? 

August, 21, 2014
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It looks as though the Detroit Tigers will be getting their ace pitcher back on the mound this weekend, as Justin Verlander appears to be ready to return to action for the first time since August 11.

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Is Burleson on Browns' roster bubble? 

August, 21, 2014
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If things break right for Josh Gordon and the Cleveland Browns, his impending year-long suspension will be overturned. In that case, he will line up across from Miles Austin and Andrew Hawkins will work the slot. If Gordon ends up missing much or all of the season, the rest of the Browns WR corps will need to step up.

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