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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was detained by security Sunday night after he, rap star Mistah F.A.B. and their entourages were involved in a fight at a San Francisco nightclub. Sources at the club stated that Lynch, F.A.B. and their crew stormed the backstage guard, went onstage and assaulted DJ Mustard during a performance allegedly because of comments Mustard previously had made on a New York City radio show. Although no arrests were made, Lynch and his crew were escorted out of the club by security.

It goes from bad to worse these days for Lynch who has been a hot topic in fantasy circles lately with the announcement from Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell that there will be a new running back-by-committee situation in Seattle this season. Bevell, along with head coach Pete Carroll, have doled out tremendous praise onto back-up running back Christine Michael and want him used more often in the offensive scheme which would obviously pull touches away from Lynch. Couple that news with lifestyle choices such as joining your rapper friend in a plot to assault another musician and you've got yourself a recipe for a major career tailspin. All too often we've seen quality athletes such as Lynch ruin their careers with poor choices off the field and a situation like this incident is no different as it always seems to lead to some sort of escalation and/or retaliation. ANALYST: Howard Bender

Jon Jay is ready to begin a rehab assignment with one of the organization's Minor League affiliates.

Jay has been dealing with a wrist issue for the entire season, but finally appears to be close to full health. He should be recalled after rosters expand on September 1. Analysis: David Kerr

Raiders placed Chase WIlliams on injured reserve.

Williams went undrafted this year and obviously didn't impress Oakland's coaching staff. He will now look for employment with another team. Analysis: David Kerr

Buccaneers waived-injured Orie Lemon on Thursday.

Lemon played in a reserve role for the Bucs last season, but will now have to find a new team. He appeared in 10 games for Tampa Bay last year and recorded 23 tackles, so the talent is definitely there. Analysis: David Kerr

Rockies released RHP Rafael Betancourt.

Betancourt is 40 and owns a 6.18 ERA this season. It's possible he will land with another club, but it's more likely that he's thrown his last pitch in the major leagues. Analysis: David Kerr

LeSean McCoy (hamstring) did conditioning drills on the side at practice Thursday.

McCoy is a veteran, so naturally, he isn't going to risk further injury by overdoing it in practice. He will take it easy over the next two weeks and he's in no danger of missing Week 1 against the Colts. Analysis: David Kerr

Michael Taylor hurt his right knee and is coming out of Thursday's game.

Taylor hit the outfield wall like a freight train on Thursday night and had to be assisted off the field. It looked as though he suffered a knee injury, but the Nationals have yet to confirm anything. We'll provide an update on his status once Thursday's game concludes. Analysis: David Kerr

Safety Lonnie Ballentine (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday.

Ballentine missed the 2014 season after suffering a hamstring injury during training camp that landed him on injured reserve. He is slated to be a backup in the Texans' secondary, but that is going to hinge on whether he can stay healthy. Analysis: David Kerr

Jamar Taylor (quadriceps) did not practice Thursday and will not play in the preseason game Saturday.

It's best to sit out in a meaningless game as opposed to trying to play through and injury when nothing really counts. Taylor could be out for up to two weeks, but the Dolphins are hoping he's ready to go Week 1 against the Redskins. Analysis: David Kerr

Terrelle Pryor (hamstring) practiced for the Browns again on Thursday, but he’s not sure if he will play in the third preseason game on Saturday.

Pryor is desperately trying to make the Browns' final roster, but if he isn't able to get on the field, that task is going to be even tougher. We'll see how things play out between now and Saturday evening, but Pryor's roster spot could depend on whether he is able to play against the Bucs. This is a story worth monitoring for those of you in deep leagues. Analysis: David Kerr

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