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Working the Wire: Gates Returns
Working the Wire: Gates Returns

Kevin Payne scours the waiver wire for Week 5's best pickups, and at the top of the list is Antonio Gates, who returns from suspension this week for Philip Rivers and the Chargers.

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GM Doug Whaley expressed hope that Watkins (calf) can return this week against Tennessee, reports. "Everything points to that it's not that severe," said Whaley. "We're hoping to see how he responds this week. We have our fingers crossed that he may be in this week. There's no indication that it's going to be something long term. But I never say never with injuries, especially with soft tissue injuries."
Randle did not see a snap in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Saints after nearly fumbling at the goal line for the second consecutive week, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Reed will undergo the league's concussion protocol after suffering what is believed to be his at least his 4th concussion, the Washington Post reports. His last concussion was in 2013 and forced him to miss the final six games of the season.
Dixon's teammate Karlos Williams suffered a concussion during Sunday's loss to the Giants,'s Ian Rapoport reports.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he thinks Bryant (foot) has a shot to return for Week 7 against the Giants, Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News reports.
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Fantasy Baseball News
Mikolas may return to Major League Baseball next year, Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker reports.
Pomeranz is slated for arthroscopic surgery on the AC joint in his left shoulder, John Hick of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Molina visited a hand specialist Monday and the Cardinals still believe that he will be on the postseason roster.
Cain tossed five innings of shutout ball, surrendering two hits while striking out one in Sunday's season-finale against the Rockies
Pagan (knee) will undergo a procedure on his right knee in the next few days, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.
Fantasy Basketball News
Carroll scored 15 points (5-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT) with three rebounds and five turnovers in 24 minutes during Monday's preseason loss to the Warriors.
Matthews (Achilles) will not play in Tuesday's preseason opener, Earl Sneed of reports.
Lowry did not play in Monday's preseason game against the Warriors due to some slight groin soreness, the Toronto Star reports.
Williams (calf) will sit out the Mavericks' preseason opener Tuesday against the Nuggets, Earl K. Sneed of reports.
Powell (strained left elbow) will not play in the Mavericks' preseason opener Tuesday against the Warriors, Earl K. Sneed of reports.
Fantasy Hockey News
Fehr, who underwent elbow surgery in early June, participated in a workout Tuesday at the team's training facility, Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Barberio was placed on waivers by Montreal, Hockey Inside Out reports.
Smith-Pelly has made the Canadiens' opening-night roster.
Tinordi has made the Canadiens roster to start the season, Hockey Inside Out reports.
The NHL announced Tuesday that it has suspended Torres for 41 games for his illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg.
Fantasy Golf News
Scott returns to traditional-length putter at Presidents Cup Andy Zunz of reports.
Fantasy College Football News
Lockie completed 8-of-11 passes for 54 yards and an interception and carried five times for an additional 18 yards Saturday as Oregon defeated Colorado 41-24 on the road in Boulder.
Fantasy College Basketball News
Hawkins to miss four weeks with a broken bone in his right hand.
Fantasy NASCAR News
Logano struggled with the handling of his No. 22 Shell-Pennzoil Ford Fusion on Sunday afternoon at Dover International Speedway, coming home with a 10th-place finish in the AAA 400 and safely transferring into the second round of the Chase of the Sprint Cup, reports.
Fantasy Soccer News
Romero said he accepts that he is now the No. 2 to David de Gea after starting the first six matches of the season, according to the Daily Mail.

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