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Update: Patrick Beverley ( ab strain) is out tonight for the Rockets.

Jeremy Lin will slide back into the starting lineup for the Rockets and may be worth considering as a contraion selection in a GPP as very few people will flock to him after he scored just two points in 33 minutes against the TWolves last game, but before that Lin was averaging 16.0 points, 1.4 3-pointers, 4.8 rebounds, 6.2 assists, and 1.2 steals in the five prior games, so the upside is there, but roster at your own risk.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Jenrry Mejia must sit out a minimum of two seasons before he could apply for reinstatement to the MLB.

There are good criminals, bad criminals and apparently, Jenrry Mejia. He owns the ignominious feat of becoming the first major league baseball player to receive a lifetime ban for three positive tests for banned substances. Mejia dialed it up old school showing signs of Boldenone which is a type of anabolic steroid. He apply for reinstatement in one year but has to miss a minimum of two years as a result of his ban. It is a long way from saving 28 games for the Mets in 2014.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Angels have signed Josh Zeid to a minor league deal.

Once considered a closer of the future candidate with the Astros, Josh Zeid has never been able to throw enough strikes to stay in the majors. Zeid pitched 70 2/3 innings for Triple-A Toledo last year in the Tigers system. He did record two saves in six chances but had an ERA of 4.46 and WHIP above one and a half. Although the Angels bullpen could use some help, it remains to be seen if Zeid can make a push to the major league roster this year. His 5.21 ERA in 48 major league innings is not a great sign of things to come.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Angels have signed Lou Marson to a minor league deal.

One may recall the name Lou Marson who has spent time as the number two catcher with the Indians and the Phillies. Marson did play at least 70 games between the years of 2010 - 2012 in Cleveland. He has a career slash line of .219/.309/.299 in 261 career major league games. Marson spent time in Double-A last year for the Reds. The 29 year old catcher should be organizational depth for the Angels in the coming year.  Analysis: Greg Jewett

Marlins have signed Craig Breslow to a minor league contract.

After two straight dreadful seasons in Boston, the Marlins are seemingly giving him another chance. Granted it's a minor league deal, but there was no way after posting 5.96 and 4.15 ERAs in two consecutive seasons was there a spot in any bullpen across baseball. He'll have to prove to Miami he can still record outs from their Triple-A affiliate.  Analysis: James Grande

Jenrry Mejia has tested positive for PED's for a third time and he has been issued a lifetime ban.

There's stupid and then there's Jenrry Mejia. Mejia started last season as the Mets closer before getting suspended, for a second time, thanks to his enjoyment of PEDs. What made him think he could get away with it if he's already been caught with his hands in the cookie jar TWICE?! It's actually laughable. Maybe he can go pitch in Japan or Iceland. Heck, he'll probably break the drug laws there as well. Welcome to the history books, Mejia. You're now the first one to go down with a permanent MLB ban under the drug-testing program in place.  Analysis: James Grande

Joe Webb has been fined $8,681 for his unnecessary roughness penalty in the Super Bowl.

Webb received the penalty after a late hit after a short-pass completion to his teammate, Fozzy Whittaker. Webb, the ex-QB, has become a special-teams extraordinaire. He also just became $8,681 poorer.  Analysis: James Grande

Ereck Flowers will be the Giants starting left tackle in 2016.

After an injury-riddled first season, Flowers will remain the starting LT in 2016. Flowers had his ups and downs, but showed some serious potential at times throughout the season. The Giants will likely revamp the offensive line around him, so he'll have to adapt to playing with new players. Analysis: James Grande

Dolphins have released Brice McCain.

After just one season with the team, the Dolphins and McCain have parted ways. The seven-year veteran played in 14 games with the team, coming away with 39 tackles, 10 pass deflections and one interception. He's still on the south side of 30, so he'll likely find a new home rather quickly. Analysis: James Grande

Dolphins have released Quinton Coples.

Coples career has gone spiraling in the wrong direction. AFter being a first-round selection in the 2012 draft, Coples enjoyed three solid seasons with the Jets. He only missed two games over that span, coming away with 103 tackles and 16.5 sacks. But, he was moved to linebacker and was simply too slow to cover anybody running down field. He didn't fit the Jets system any longer and was released. He was picked up by Miami and didn't do much of anything there either. He played in six games and didn't record a single tackle. Coples will be looking for a new home for 2016, but who knows if he'll find one. Analysis: James Grande

Panthers have re-signed Wes Horton to a one-year deal.

The Panthers backup defensive end is returning to the Panthers, hoping 2016 brings them a Super Bowl victory instead. Horton appeared in eight regular season games and recorded one sack. However, he didn't play a single down in the postseason. Analysis: James Grande

Update: Chris Bosh is dealing with a strained calf.

Nobody knew why Bosh was sitting out of the all-star game, but now we know he's dealing with a strained calf. He obviously sees the bigger picture and wants to prepare himself for the second half of the season more than playing in a pickup game. Bosh should be well rested when the all-star breaks comes to an end. Analysis: James Grande

Aqib Talib has been fined $26,044 for his face mask penalty in the Super Bowl.

Talib made a lot of bonehead decisions during the Super Bowl but none were worse than the face mask penalty that cost him north of $26K. Talib had multiple personal foul penalties called on him that could have played a huge role in the game if Carolina's offense could capitalize on them. Luckily, for Talib, they weren't able to so they weren't that costly...during the game. Analysis: James Grande

Al Horford will replace Chris Bosh in the All-Star game.

If someone went down and couldn't play in the game, it was likely either Al Horford or Kemba Walker got the bid they both deserved. With Bosh, a forward, missing the game, Horford, also a forward/center, got his spot. Horford's averaging 15.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Hawks this season. Analysis: James Grande

Chris Bosh will miss the All-Star game due to an unknown injury.

We don't know what the injury is to Bosh, but we do know he will be replaced by Hawks center Al Horford. Bosh is averaging 19.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this season. Bosh will likely also not participate in the three-point contest so they will need to find a replacement for him there as well. Analysis: James Grande

Colts owner Jim Irsay said Andrew Luck's contract extension would be a very shocking number.

Does this really surprise anyone? With the contracts being handed out to quarterbacks everyday, why not give a huge one to someone who actually deserves it? Luck's been one of the league's best QBs since coming into the league. 2015 was a tough year for Luck, but he was injured for almost the entirety of the season. If and when Luck does receive his extension, it could break records. The guaranteed money will be the interesting part of this whole equation, of course. Analysis: James Grande

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