Update: Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) stated, “I’m not 100-percent ready to run full speed," but insists he will be fine for Friday. He also added, “I’ve been pitching through it for a while. As long as I don’t have to run, it feels good to pitch.”
Obviously you'd like to see him at 100-percent, but even during the week leading up to the All Star break, when reports first appeared regarding his hamstring, he still performed up to task. You'd like to hope that attempting to pitch through this injury won't make it worse in the end but it's simply a risk you're going to have to take. He's a fierce competitor and he was already upset about missing time early in the season. If he can pitch through it, he will. Continue to keep him in your lineup, business as usual. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Owen Daniels is considering retiring from the NFL.
Much has been made of Peyton Manning riding off into the sunset following a Super Bowl win, and now it appears Owen Daniels could do the same. Daniels was productive at times last season, and could still contribute to a good team, but the Broncos traded for Vernon Davis in part to improve their tight end play. If Daniels does retire, expect Denver to address the tight end position in the draft or free agency. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Russell Westbrook said Oklahoma City is the place he wants to be.
There has been a lot of speculation about Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant leaving Oklahoma City in free agency, but that has never seemed a particularly likely scenario. Westbrook still has one more year on his contract after this season, and it is possible Durant could sign a one-year contract to hit free agency along with Westbrook and Serge Ibaka in the summer of 2017. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Cowboys hope to restructure the contract of Tyron Smith.
The Cowboys' offensive line was widely considered the best in the NFL entering last season, and while Dallas fell from second to 11th in rushing yards per game, there is no doubt Smith makes that line better. If they cannot restructure his contract, the Cowboys could cut Smith, which would hurt the fantasy value of Tony Romo and the Dallas running backs. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Prince Amukamara wants $10 million a year.
That's bold talk from a one-eyed fat man. Amukamara has played just 55 games over five NFL seasons, including 11 games in 2015. Amukamara has just one season with more than one interception and his career high is 14 passes defended. Amukamara will likely start for some team in 2016, but $10 million per year seems far-fetched. Analysis: Steve Pimental