Kevin Durant's game-high of 33 points leads OKC past the Grizzlies.
Once again Durant stole the show by leading the Thunder to a victory in Game 1 of their series with the Grizzlies. Saturday marked the fourth straight game in which Durant was on the floor over 40 minutes, which is likely going to become a trend now that we are in the playoffs. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
The Redskins do not expect Jordan Reed (concussion) to return in the next 2 weeks.
A very long history with concussions, at least five going back to college, means it might take him a while to get back on the field which was the case in 2013 when concussions forced him on the injured reserve. Aside from the concussion the receiving threat is also dealing with a sprained MCL and sprained ankle. In his place Derek Carrier will continue to start and should be a sneaky waiver wire add as he has put up solid numbers in the past few weeks. Analysis: Matt Selz
Chase Utley's appeal reportedly to be heard Monday.
Way to drag this out, MLB. Thanks so much. Utley will still be allowed to play until his appeal is heard, so the actual on-field impact of his "suspension" is nil. Additional reports also confirmed that the second baseman turned down a one-game suspension plea bargain to have his day in front of baseball's judicial board. Hopefully, this will all be wrapped up soon and we can all get on with our lives. The incessant complaining from those "outraged" by the events has been adequately countered by a barrage of photos and videos of other ballplayers doing the exact same thing, sometimes even worse. Let's all just agree that it is an unfortunate thing that Ruben Tejada broke his leg, but there's really no need to make a federal case out of all this. Analysis: Howard Bender
The Ravens released Jason Babin.
Babin was signed when Terrell Suggs went down for the year and lasted just the one week with the Ravens as lousy play and stupid penalties marred his debut. The 35-year old linebacker will look to pick up elsewhere, but anyone who sees film from this past week will likely pass. Analysis: Howard Bender
Jared Allen is not practicing Tuesday.
The Panthers had hoped that the bye week would give Allen enough time to recover from his pinched nerve in his lower back but that does not seem to be the case. We will have to continue to monitor his situation but if he is able to go, Allen will split time at right end with Ryan Delaire. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Jerricho Cotchery practiced on Tuesday.
Jerricho Cotchery has been dealing with a high ankle sprain since Week 2 of the season. The signs point towards him playing on Sunday against the Seahawks following the Panthers bye week. Cotchery is currently number four of the Panthers' depth chart behind "Philly" Brown, Ted Ginn, and rookie Devin Funchess. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Jahill Okafor (sore knee) is not practicing Tuesday.
Bills signed K Billy Cundiff.Cundiff worked out for Buffalo before the season after Dan Carpenter had a shaky summer. Carpenter missed a 30-yard field goal in Week 4 and is on very shaky ground. The Bills waived KOS Jordan Gay to make room. Cundiff will likely handle kickoffs against the Titans and be insurance for Carpenter. Analysis: Drew Phelps
The Bills released Billy Cundiff.
The Bills signed Cundiff after Week 4 when Dan Carpenter missed a 30-yard field goal. Cundiff was used as a kick off specialist and a back-up plan for Carpenter but the team felt like they did not need to keep two kickers on their roster. Quarterback Josh Johnson was signed to his roster spot. Analysis: Drew Phelps
The Bills signed QB Josh Johnson Tuesday.
While there does not seem to be any worry from the team that Tyrod won't play on Sunday, this signing does make you think there is something to be concerned about. Johnson will be the third quarterback on the roster behind Taylor and E.J. Manuel. Greg Roman has a previous relationship with Johnson from their time in San Francisco. If you are a Taylor owner, you should keep your eye on this situation throughout the week. Analysis: Drew Phelps