Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith has claimed through Instagram that he will play in the Sunday playoff game against San Francisco.
"Damn right I'm playing wouldn't miss this for the world," he wrote per the Charlotte Observer.
Smith is listed as questionable with a knee injury. The team has yet to confirm his availability.
This needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Smith loves to banter with the press, but even without the team giving him the OK, I would expect him to be out there for the matchup against the 49ers. Keep you eye on the injury report today or tomorrow morning if you plan on using him in your daily lineup.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Colts signed running back Zurlon Tipton.
The Colts lost Ahmad Bradshaw for the season with a wrist injury on Sunday. Indianapolis decided to promote running back Zurlon Tipton from their practice squad. He will provide the back up duties to the old veteran Frank Gore in the Colts back field. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Luol Deng (hamstring) is officially listed as out for the Heat on Monday.
There was not much of a sweat as to whether or not Deng would play on Monday night but the Heat are hoping that he'll be able to return to the court on Thursday against the Thunder. This will be his third consecutive missed game. The hamstring is a tricky thing and it depends player to player how fast they can return. "My jump shot is fine. It's when I try to sprint, and I'm trying to just take off. That's when it's troubling me," Deng said. Gerald Green will start on Monday and should make for a nice daily fantasy value play. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Marc Anthony is now representing Aroldis Chapman.
In the spirit of Jay-Z, Anthony has taken his company, Magnus Media, and launche da sports division as a joint venture with veteran agents Barry Praver and Scott Shapiro, who will team with Magnus Media CEO Michel Vega to oversee the operations of the newly formed Magnus Sports. Praver and Shapiro have an extensive history working with Latino ballplayers and the expectation is that a number of them will follow the two to Anthony's group. This shouldn't have any effect on negotiations moving forward for the potentially soon-to-be-dealt Chapman. Analysis: Howard Bender