UPDATES & NEWS
Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) started straight-ahead running this week and expects to be held out of OTAs until he is 100 percent healthy.
There is no need to rush the six-year veteran, especially since he isn't completely healthy. Johnson has rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of his six NFL seasons and will look to add new life to the Jets rushing scheme.ANALYST: David Kerr
Rays designated P Grant Balfour for assignment.
There's no word as to why Balfour was DFA'd here as he's pitched pretty well so far, especially for a guy who had to leave the team during spring training to help take care of his ailing father. He did hit a bump in the road Saturday when he allowed three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning, but before that, he had made five appearances, pitched 3 2/3 innings and allowed two hits with no runs. The Rays will likely give some reason for the move, but look for Balfour to pick up with another team fairly quickly. Analysis: Howard Bender