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Bengals QB A.J. McCarron has been cleared to throw after dealing with some arm tightness during the first two weeks of organized team activities.
There's still a question as to whether the arm tightness was that serious or if the shutdown was more precautionary than anything else. He's not expected to supplant Andy Dalton, at least not this year, so his recovery will be taken slowly and the rookie season will be all about learning the ways of the NFL.ANALYST: Howard Bender
McCarron was the Bengals fifth-round pick in this year's NFL draft and could find himself as Andy Dalton's backup to start the season. The tightness in McCarron's arm is a nonissue and it should be full speed ahead for the rookie.ANALYST: David Kerr
Bryce Harper went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in the Nationals 3-0 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.
Harper launched his 18th home run of the season on Wednesday as the power everybody expected Harper to have has finally arrived. At 22 years old Harper is currently the best hitting in baseball, sporting a .333 average with 41 runs, 18 home runs and 43 RBI to go with an insane .472 OBP and 1.222 OPS. It may have taken him a bit longer than many had expected since being on the cover of Sports Illustrated at just 16 years old but baseball fans everywhere should take notice as he is finally showing the world just how talented he is. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba