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Working the Wire: Early Look at the Waiver Wire
Working the Wire: Early Look at the Waiver Wire

For leagues that have drafted, it's time to think about the waiver wire, which means finding potential diamonds like Markus Wheaton, who could be primed for a breakout year.

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Peterson is unlikely to play Saturday at Kansas City or in Minnesota's final preseason game, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. 'I really don't see the need," said head coach Mike Zimmer.
Although Watkins (ribs) returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday, coach Doug Marrone is unsure about his availability for Saturday’s preseason game against Tampa Bay, reports. Said Marrone, "Obviously, he wasn’t fully cleared (Tuesday). I’m going to watch the tape and see what we see. I think we’ll go from there. That’s normally what we do for anyone.”
Foster increased his activity during Tuesday's practice, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Barner was traded to the Eagles on Tuesday in exchange for a conditional 2015 seventh-round draft pick.
Beckham (hamstring) will sit out Friday's game against the Jets, the Associated Press reports.
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Fantasy Baseball News
McCutchen (ribs) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and is in the lineup against the Braves, the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.
Weaver allowed three runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings en route to a no-decision against the Red Sox on Tuesday. He walked four while striking out just one in the contest.
The Reds confirmed that Negron will lose playing time now that Brandon Phillips has returned.
Gibson gave up five runs over 5.1 innings with four strikeouts and one walk in Tuesday's loss to Cleveland.
Bergman (hand) said Tuesday that he's in line to come off the 60-day DL to start for the Rockies on Sunday vs. the Marlins, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.
Fantasy Basketball News
Rose (knees) did not practice Tuesday but is expected to play in the Team USA exhibition game Wednesday, ESPN Chicago reports.
Cousins (knee) participated in all of Team USA practice Tuesday, reports.
A charge of felony domestic assault from an incident with a woman sharing his home in April was dropped against Cunningham, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Based on further investigation, there is not proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the charged offense," Hennepin County, Minn. Attorney Michael Freeman wrote.
Lee has resumed working out after having "minor" surgery in June to mend a core muscle, the CSN Bay Area reports.
Bogut has "completely recovered" from a rib injury and is expected to be a full participant when training camp opens Sept. 29, according to the team, CSN Bay Area reports.
Fantasy Hockey News
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said Harding is "a go" for training camp, Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "Everybody seems to be feeling pretty good, and at this stage, all of our players who were banged up at the end of the season are feeling better. Josh has felt good. Right now we're not expecting any issues for anybody with respect to passing training camp medicals."
Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said Backstrom (abdomen, hip) is feeling good and and will be ready to participate in training camp, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
GM Brad Treliving said Hiller is "100 percent" recovered from the appendicitis attack that sidelined him in July, reports.
Malone pleaded no contest Tuesday to his DUI charge stemming from an April arrest, but did agree to a pretrial diversion program for the cocaine possession charge he received in the same incident, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
MacArthur inked a five-year, $23.25 million extension with the Senators on Tuesday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
Fantasy Golf News
Fritsch tied for eighth at the Wyndham Championship to make it three top-15s in his final four events but will miss the FedEx Cup playoffs.
Fantasy College Football News
Miller (shoulder) will miss the 2014 season, according to ESPN.
Fantasy College Basketball News
White has opted to transfer from Kansas to Nebraska, where he will have to sit out the upcoming season, per NCAA transfer rules, CBS Sports reports.
Fantasy NASCAR News
Joe Gibbs Racing announced that Edwards will join the organization in 2015 to compete full time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. In addition, ARRIS Group, Inc. will sponsor Edwards in the No. 19 Toyota Camry for 17 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with JGR expanding its operations to include a fourth team, reports.
Fantasy Soccer News
Oviedo continues to progress in his recovery from a broken leg, but he does not have a timetable for return. "Bryan is slowly getting stronger and he has already been reintroduced to the ball and into training with the group," manager Roberto Martinez said Tuesday. "We need to balance the right amount of work with the team with individual work to make sure that area is fully healed. It's still a bit early to be in a competitive phase, but not too far away."

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