According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Miami Dolphins coach Joe Philbin wants to see better decision making, better accuracy and more play making out of QB Ryan Tannehill this season.

Of course, there aren't many quarterbacks in the NFL who couldn't use some improvement in each of those categories, but Philbin suggested that he may put Tannehill's legs to work more this season to take advantage of those play-making skills.

"He’s got play-making ability," Philbin told Salguero. "But even there, we’re looking for more.
The Mariners apparently are not done looking for offensive help after landing Kendrys Morales from the Twins on Thursday. Seattle has made an offer to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Drew Stubbs, reports Nick Groke of the Denver Post.

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Raptors: Lucas Nogueira update 

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When the Toronto Raptors gained the draft rights to Lucas Nogueira, the No. 16 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, via a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, they said the plan was to bring him over immediately. That is apparently the case according to Encestando.

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The Oakland Athletics are looking to part ways with Jim Johnson, designating the struggling reliever for assignment after his ERA ballooned to 7.14 following a rocky outing against the Astros on Wednesday.

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Carlos Boozer: Lakers starting SF? 

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The Los Angeles Lakers formally introduced Carlos Boozer to the local media on Friday and he's thrilled to be with his new team. The Lakers were awarded Boozer as they put in the highest bid of $3,251,000 after the Chicago Bulls waived him via the amnesty provision.

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Kings: Casspi returns via free agency 

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Shortly after the New Orleans Pelicans waived forward Omri Casspi there was talk the Sacramento Kings had a lot of interest. Well, that is exactly what happened as they signed him to a one-year, minimum contract after he cleared waivers on Friday.

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The Cleveland Indians would like to acquire a top-shelf starting pitcher by the end of August, even if that seems “improbable at the moment,” reports Paul Hoynes of the Plain Dealer.

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The Arizona Cardinals want to lean on second-year RB Andre Ellington as their primary option out of the backfield this season. He only had 118 rushing attempts last year and is only 5-foot-9, so, as ESPN Cardinals reporter Josh Weinfuss notes, the looming concern is obvious.

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Yasiel Puig started for the first time this year in center field on Friday night, adding to the speculation that the Los Angeles Dodgers might be more inclined to deal Matt Kemp.

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Although Bartolo Colon flirted with a perfect game in his last start for the New York Mets -- or perhaps because of the strength of that Wednesday performance -- the team has made it very clear that the pitcher is on the market. And the team may be willing to help foot some of the bill for any interested team to take Colon off their hands.

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RB Chris Johnson took part in his first practice with the New York Jets Thursday after resting his surgically repaired knee during the offseason.

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Since the Cleveland Browns used a first-round pick to draft Johnny Manziel, they clearly hope that he will develop into their long-term franchise quarterback. However, with veteran Brian Hoyer on board, the Browns are in position to be patient.

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When Andre Roberts inked with the Washington Redskins, he likely expected to play a major role as their No. 2 wide receiver. However, the addition of DeSean Jackson bumped Roberts down a notch, which means he may end up making his biggest impact on special teams, instead.

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It's been nine months since Sam Bradford tore the ACL in his left knee, and St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Thursday that his quarterback is a "full-go" for training camp, which begins on Friday.

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Will Greg Monroe accept QO from Detroit? 

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Detroit Pistons restricted free agent Greg Monroe has yet to see an offer worth accepting and his options are limited with only the Philadelphia 76ers having enough salary cap room to extend a high-dollar offer sheet. The Sixers have no plans to do that, so Monroe needs to work out a long-term deal with the Pistons or sign the qualifying offer. Accepting the qualifying offer is something Monroe might do if negotiations drag on.

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