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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."
Barth signed with Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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.
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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
Toupane sat out Monday's preseason game against the Warriors with a sore right ankle.
Jack started at point guard in the Nets' preseason-opening loss Monday to Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey, finishing with 11 points (4-10 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and one assist in 18 minutes.
Robinson (right knee) made the start in Monday's exhibition against Fenerbahce Ulker of Turkey, scoring 12 points (6-11 FG, 0-1 FT) and 16 rebounds in 26 games.
Vonleh recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds over 26 minutes in Monday's preseason opener against the Kings.
Leonard received the start at center in Monday's preseason-opening loss to the Kings. He finished with 14 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, and a blocked shot in 24 minutes.
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Fontaine (oblique) has been placed on injured reserve, Chad Graff of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Chara (upper body) was present for Tuesday's practice.
Brickley has earned a roster spot with the Panthers, according to General Manager Dale Tallon, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports. "Brickley had a great camp, was basically our last cut," Tallon said. "[Brickley] earned a job. It started in rookie camp, continued on. He's been terrific every day. He didn't just have one day.''
Howden has earned a roster spot with the Panthers to begin the season, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.
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.
Fantasy Golf News
Scott returns to traditional-length putter at Presidents Cup Andy Zunz of reports.
Fantasy College Football News
Appleby is dealing with a deep thigh bruise that will require treatment throughout the week, Mike Carmin of the Journal Constitution reports.
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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