Bulls injury crisis 

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And the hits keep coming for the Chicago Bulls. Last week they lost starting point guard Derrick Rose for 4-6 weeks following surgery to repair the the torn right medial meniscus and now Jimmy Butler is going to miss 3-6 weeks according to ESPNChicago.com. Butler sustained a Grade 2/3 ulnar ligament sprain to his left elbow on Sunday and he will use the next few weeks to rehab and rest the injury.

Why Kyle Lowry needs some rest 

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Toronto Raptors starting point guard Kyle Lowry has been struggling with his shot, so the decision had been made to continue giving him some rest. Lowry missed Saturday's game and he won't play on Monday, too. There is a chance the "rest" could extend for a few more games.

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More time for Henry Walker 

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The 10-day contract signed by Henry Walker expires on Monday and according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, the Miami Heat are planning to give him another 10 days beginning on Tuesday.

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Veteran running back C.J. Spiller is just about a week away from being able to test the market as an unrestricted free agent. He recently said that he was open to re-signing with the Buffalo Bills, which made an offseason coaching change from Doug Marrone to Rex Ryan.

Nonetheless, it appears far more likely that he will depart for a new team this offseason.

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Monday rumors roundup 

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Monday has been a rainy day in Arizona, cutting short or cancelling the workouts of many Cactus League teams. The weather is better in Florida, where Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright threw his first bullpen session since an abdominal strain forced him to take a few days off.

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Veteran DE/OLB Dwight Freeney recently turned 35 years old, so 2014 may well have been his swansong campaign in the NFL. However, he isn't quite ready to hang up his cleats, noting that ideally he would like to play again for the San Diego Chargers in 2015.

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UPDATE: Jose Calderon is still sporting a walking boot for his sore left Achilles and according to Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.com, the Knicks will re-evaluate their point guard in two weeks.

For the immediate future, Langston Galloway will continue to start at point guard.

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Jose Calderon is dealing with a sore left Achilles and it's bad enough that he was still wearing a walking boot on Thursday. While there is some talk his season might be over, he doesn't think that is the case, although he will know more after meeting with the team doctor, reports ESPNNewYork.com.

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The Dallas Cowboys have decided to use the franchise tag on wide receiver Dez Bryant, instead of running back DeMarco Murray, as was largely expected. For Murray, that means he can test the market next week as an unrestricted free agent, though he still can re-sign with the Cowboys.

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Kang's initial role in Pittsburgh 

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One of the key questions entering spring training for the Pittsburgh Pirates is the status of Korean shortstop Jung Ho Kang, who was signed to a four-year deal worth $11 million.

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Center JaVale McGee is now a free agent after the Philadelphia 76ers placed him on waivers Sunday night. McGee was released by 11:59 PM EST, which means once he clears waivers he can sign with a new team and be eligible to play in the 2015 post-season.

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Last week, the Baltimore Ravens released veteran wide receiver and return man Jacoby Jones. While they shaved his $3.375 million contract off of their books, the dead money left on the deal means they saved only $750K worth of salary-cap space.

Jones will turn 31 this offseason, but he already is generating interest as a free agent. Which teams are kicking the tires on the veteran?

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The Detroit Lions have decided against using the franchise tag on unrestricted free agent Ndamukong Suh. Although there was some buzz that they may go ahead and use the tag, the hefty price of nearly $27 million that would have counted against their salary cap made it a highly unlikely move.

The team still can re-sign him, but he is free to hit the open market on March 10. Which teams may come calling?

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The Cleveland Browns signed veteran quarterback Josh McCown last week to a three-year, $14 million contract with $6.25 million guaranteed. About all we know for certain as a result of this signing is that Brian Hoyer will not be back with the team in 2015.

Beyond that, all we can do is speculate about the Browns' quarterback plans for next season.

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Where will Gattis play? 

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Barring an emergency, Evan Gattis appears to be out of the catching mix for the Houston Astros.

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More rest for Ty Lawson, Jusuf Nurkic 

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With six weeks remaining in the Denver Nuggets season, both Ty Lawson and Jusuf Nurkic are expected to play less. One comes down to the head coach while the other is dealing with an injury.

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