The knee injury that kept Joique Bell from practicing this summer should not impact his ability to work out with this teammates during training camp.
UPDATE: ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter has confirmed that the NFL will suspend Ray Rice for the first two games this season. Read on for details of Rice's absence.
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The NFL has yet to make a formal announcement regarding a potential suspension for Ray Rice, following the offseason incident he had with his now wife, but there is some buzz that the punishment may soon be meted out.

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Howard headed for the door? 

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When Darin Ruf started at first base for the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, instead of Ryan Howard, there was no reason to believe it was anything more than a routine day off for a veteran. However, that might not be the case.

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Ray Allen leaning towards Cavs 

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There has been a lot of speculation that Ray Allen will follow LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers should he put off retirement for at least one more season. Well, that looks like it's going to happen.

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The expectation when Cordarrelle Patterson entered the league last year was that it would take some time to develop his incredible natural skills as a receiver, so it's no surprise that his biggest impact was as a kick-return man, not as a pass-catcher. To wit, his 32.4 yards per kickoff return was the best mark in the NFL, but he mustered just 45 receptions for 469 yards and four receiving touchdowns.

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Nuggets two new additions 

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The Denver Nuggets should announce two signings soon regarding a 2013 draft pick and a 2014 draft pick. The Denver Post has confirmed that point guard Erick Green will sign a mulit-year contract with the Nuggets. Green, the No. 46 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, played in Italy last season.

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OKC's roster set for 2014-15? 

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The Oklahoma City Thunder have 15 players under contract for 2014-15 and there is a good chance their roster is already set for next season. The Thunder used the No. 29 pick in the 2014 NBA draft to select forward Josh Huestis, however he likely won't be on the team this coming season as the plan is to stash him on their D-League team, which is relocating from Tulsa to Oklahoma City. So is the 2014-15 opening night roster already set?

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The NFL finally will hear Josh Gordon's appeal of what's expected to be a year-long suspension next Friday.

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Rashard Lewis out; Al-Farouq Aminu 

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On Tuesday, the Dallas Mavericks had to void Rashard Lewis' one-year, veteran minimum contract after it was determined the forward needs surgery to fix a knee issue. On Wednesday, the Mavs moved quickly to fill Lewis' spot on the roster when they agreed to terms with New Orleans Pelicans free agent Al-Farouq Aminu.

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Omri Casspi could be a King on Friday 

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Forward Omri Casspi told The Sacramento Bee that he would like to once again play for the Sacramento Kings and he can rejoin the NBA team as soon as Friday after the New Orleans Pelicans waived him on Wednesday.

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A source tells Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com on Wednesday that Seattle receiver Sidney Rice has decided to retire from football due to a history of concussions, and that news is now official. The 27-year-old Rice ends his NFL career with 243 receptions, 3,592 yards and 30 touchdowns.

So how does Rice's departure impact the Seahawks receiving corps heading into 2014? For one, it could help a couple receivers solidify a spot on the team.

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The Detroit Lions showed what they thought of BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy back on draft day when they traded up to select him No. 40 overall, a higher spot than most draft experts projected the versatile 24-year-old to go.

Now the question is whether Van Noy will start as a rookie. Here's the latest on that.

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Tavon Austin's 40 catches and four touchdowns in 2013 were decent numbers for a typical rookie receiver, but it's safe to say St. Louis expected a whole lot more when they selected Austin eighth-overall last April.

On Wednesday, we learned what may have been holding the 5-foot-8 receiver back in his first year in the league.

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Cleveland may need a third team to work out a deal for Kevin Love, and the Cavaliers may have found a taker.

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ESPN's Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst reported Tuesday that the Chicago Bulls are making a push for Minnesota's All-Star power forward Kevin Love. On Wednesday, one report indicates that the Bulls are even willing to include 2014 lottery pick Doug McDermott in a package to bring Love to the Windy City.

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