The ULTIMATE Cheat SheetJeff Mans Draft Book - Just Updated With the Tony Romo News (Out 8-10 wks)
Givens signed a 1-year deal with the Eagles back in March and it's a little surprising that Givens was cut at this point in the preseason. He's only 26 years old and didn't even crack the 75-man roster for the Eagles. He's still young, but he's never materialized into a consistent player. With the acquisition of Dorial Green-Beckham, Givens fell just a little further down the depth chart behind Jordan Matthews, Nelson Agholor, Rueben Randle, DGB, and Josh Huff. There's a strong chance Givens will get an opportunity with another team, but right now he just wasn't doing enough for the Eagles.
Pedroia has been on fire at the plate and will not be in Sunday night's lineup against Kansas City. He's tending to a personal matter, but will slide back in to the leadoff spot once he is ready to return to the team. Pedroia recently went on a run of 11 straight hits in 11 plate appearances. Since moving to the leadoff spot he is hitting .458 with an OPS of 1.008 in 77 plate appearances.
Jones tweaked his ankle in the 2nd quarter of Thursday's game against Miami after getting hit by CB Bobby McCain. Head Coach Dan Quinn has said from the outset that the injury isn't serious. Though the organization was hopeful Jones could return in some capacity on Sunday, Jones is sitting out Sunday's practice as a precaution and will likely return to practice sometime this week. Don't expect him to play much, if at all, for Atlanta's 4th preseason game as it's typically a game reserved for guys trying to make the team to get a last look.
Shuck will replace Eaton in the outfield today for the White Sox. Eaton has had another strong year for the Sox batting .277.
After Friday's preseason game Hyde was diagnosed with a concussion. He hope to be extremely helpful for the Niners this year stating that he thinks he can get 1,500 yards rushing. He needs to be playing in the first game of the year to get there.
Former second round pick Stephen Hill has had quite the roller coaster career since arriving in the league in 2012. He was waived by the Jets in 2014, he then joined the Panthers practice squad and was once again waived this time with a injury designation. Most expected Hill to atleast make it past the first cuts, but unfortunately it looks like he will have to try to catch on with another team.
Suh got some regular rest on Sunday for the Dolphins. He is the centerpiece of their D and will need to be fully rested once the season starts.