Updates & News
Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has pulled out of the Pro Bowl.
Johnson is dealing with a knee injury that bothered him for most of the season. He only missed Week 17, after the Lions were out of the playoff race. He'll be replaced by Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery. Johnson was expected to have knee surgery in early January.
From all accounts it will be a simple knee scope for Megatron which is good news for his status for the offseason workouts.ANALYST: Jeff Mans
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender