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Packers signed tight end Colt Lyeria.
With a name like this you would have thought Colt would have landed with Indianapolis or maybe even Denver, but instead it is the Packers who have decided to roll the dice with him. Teams avoided Lyeria based on his troubled past that included him pleading guilty to possession of cocaine, among other reasons. The 21-year old showed off his athleticism at the combine as he recorded the top vertical and broad jump marks and timed out as the third fastest tight end in the 40, so the talent is there should he travel a straight path going forward. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
The Dodgers have traded LHP Xavier Cedeno to the Rays for cash.
The Dodgers had designated Cedeno for assignment to make room on their 40-man roster for Sergio Santos. Cedeno has a 5.24 ERA in 55 career big-league innings across five seasons. He has 8.84 K/9 over his career, but he needs to cut back on the walks if he is ever going to have a meaningful bullpen role in the big leagues. The Rays have a deep bullpen that is only going to get deeper when Jake McGee returns, and there is little chance Cedeno makes an impact this season. Analysis: Steve Pimental
The Celtics are willing to trade a first rounder to dump Gerald Wallace.
Wallace played just 32 games this season for a Celtics team largely devoid of talent. The Celtics have a couple of first-rounders to spare, but that still seems like a high price to pay just to get rid of him. Wallace is unlikely to play much wherever he ends up, but it is always possible a change of scenery could be just what he needs. Wallace and a pick could be an enticing package for the Knicks and Lakers, both teams with cap space desperately in need of warm bodies and draft picks. Wallace could even have fringe fantasy value with one of those teams. Analysis: Steve Pimental