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He looked good and healthy in his most recent rehab start where he tossed four scoreless innings (50 pitches). If all goes well on Friday night, Zimmermann can expect to be back with the big league club in early August.
The hope was for Lopez to turn his excellent minor league season in 2015 into instant success in the bigs in 2016. Unfortunately that wasn't the case and it is now back to the drawing board for Lopez and the Brewers developmental staff.
Walker's bat has been icicles of late, so it makes sense not to drag him through a double-header on Tuesday. He should be available to pinch hit and will likely be starting in Game 2.
There are two ways to look at this: 1) The Chiefs are telling the truth and they plan on letting Charles carry the load just like Adrian Peterson did a few years ago after he came off of a serious knee injury. 2) This is just preseason confidence, while reality would tell you that this kind of talk just isn't serious. Charles is turning 30 and is joining a backfield that did pretty well without him last season... Ultimately it is likely somewhere in the middle, as Charles is unlikely to get the same amount of touches that he used to, however there is no reason that he cannot perform as a top-five running back once again provided he remains healthy.
We heard Roddy White say last month that if he did not sign with a Super Bowl contender, he will retire. He had a terrible time in 2015 under Falcons' OC Kyle Shanahan and does not want to go out on that note. The 11-year veteran has 10,863 career receiving yards and 63 career touchdowns. You should not expect White to get anymore than a minimum deal.
This might not be his decision but good on him for keeping the dream alive. He is basically a kick returner at this point and with the new kick-off rules, there is not much opportunity for him to be effective anymore. It could be the end of the NFL road for the 33-year-old. He is still recovering from surgery to repair two broken sesamoid bones in his right big toe back in January. Hester is still not 100 percent healthy and was probably not going to make the team even if he was at this point in his career.
The former number three overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft has been far from effective on the field. He repeatedly violated the terms of his rookie contract, which means the Dolphins are no longer obligated to pay him any his roster bonuses moving forward. Jordan has applied for reinstatement after being suspended by the NFL for all of the 2015 season. We should get clarification on this situation by the end of the week.
The 29-year-old Wootton will finish his career on the Lions' injured reserve after tearing his pectoral last preseason. In 2012, Wootten finished the season with seven sacks and two forced fumbles over 16 appearances for the Bears. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 draft by Chicago. He will finish his career with 12 sacks and 87 tackles.