Anthony DeSclafani had no trouble making the jump from Double-A as he gave up just two runs on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over six innings during his MLB debut Wednesday against the Dodgers.
DeSclafani impressed in his first big league start on Wednesday night, leading the Marlins to a lopsided win over the Dodgers. He is now 1-0 with a 3.00 ER and 1.33 WHIP through six innings pitched which is deserving for an extended stay as long as the Marlins don't elect to send him back to Double-A. For now, he is slated to take the hill against the Phillies on Tuesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Sean Lee passed the concussion protocol.
It looks like Lee will be on the field Sunday when the Cowboys face the Patriots. It should be interesting to see how Lee and the rest of the Dallas linebackers handle Rob Gronkowski this week. To date, the Dallas defense ranks seventh against the tight end position. Analysis: Howard Bender
Chris Culliver is not practicing Friday.
Culliver continues to miss practice with a knee injury fueling further speculation that he won't be able to play in Week 5. If he's unable to go, then Will Blackmon will likely serve as the starting corner on the right side. With DeAngelo Hall also out, the Falcons receivers could have a big day this week. Analysis: Howard Bender
LeSean McCoy is not practicing Friday.
McCoy was never expected at practice Friday to begin with as the Bills said he'd likely miss a couple of weeks with his hamstring injury. With Karlos Williams also likely to be out this week, Anthony Dixon will lead the charge out of the backfield in Week 5. Analysis: Howard Bender
Karlos Williams is not practicing Friday.
Williams is yet to be cleared via the league's concussion protocol and another missed practice on Friday seems to indicate that he won't be available Sunday. With LeSean McCoy also out, Anthony Dixon is expected to lead the charge out of the backfield Sunday. Analysis: Howard Bender