Cam Newton confirmed on Tuesday that his ankle is feeling great and is wearing a walking boot for precautionary reasons.
We've weighed in on this before but the fact that it's still a news item means that there is at least one report out there that is probably saying the ankle is worse than it really is or at least worse than the Panthers and Newton are saying. Whether that's true or not is a different story, but the fact remains that Newton will not be participating in OTAs this spring and will probably wear the walking boot for a long time to prevent any potential setbacks. Until we see something more serious, we'll continue to rank Newton as if it's business as usual.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Rangers released Ryan Ludwick on Sunday.
Ludwick was notified a couple days back that he would not be making the big-league team and was allowed to search for another team. He has struggled in Spring Training and hasn't been able to get over the .700 OPS mark the last two seasons. The Rangers will look internally to create outfield options for the 2015 season. Analysis: Rob Trayah