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Coach Ron Rivera said he's "pretty confident" Cam Newton (rib) will play Week 1 vs. Tampa Bay.
It looks like "pretty confident" is all you're going to get right now. Newton will wear a flak jacket and continue to work through this cracked rib he's got. It shouldn't downgrade him to much from where you have him ranked right now, but with the injury, the offensive line troubles and the lack of a proven wide receiver corps, is he really someone you want to be targeting in your draft?ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Red Sox are looking for an opportunity to give Brian Johnson his major league debut.
Johnson has a 2.92 ERA and 8.76 K/9 over 49 1/3 innings here in his first go-around with Triple-A Pawtucket. While the Red Sox would like to give him a taste of the majors, they'd obviously prefer to have a stronger rotation and not need to dip into their farm system as much as they have already. Steven Wright and Eduardo Rodriguez are getting a look right now. Should they fail and the struggles at the back end of the rotation continue, then perhaps we'll see Johnson at some point. Analysis: Howard Bender