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Ex-Newcastle Midfielder Matty Longstaff Joins Toronto FC

Newly-signed Toronto FC midfielder Matty Longstaff in March 2024
Toronto FC announced the signing of former Newcastle midfielder Matty Longstaff. The two sides agreed to a two-year deal with an option for 2026. Longstaff became a free agent after being released by Newcastle this past summer. He hasn’t played competitively since late 2022, suffering an ACL injury while on loan with EFL League Two side Colchester United. https://twitter.com/TorontoFC/status/1763246394729525358 “I’m thrilled to...

Chiefs Cut Veteran WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Marquez Valdes-Scantling with the Green Bay Packers in 2020
In need of salary cap flexibility, the Kansas City Chiefs are reportedly releasing veteran wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling. The move, reported by ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, will save the Chiefs around $12 million in salary cap alongside $2 million in dead money. The Chiefs will use the savings to try to retain some of their key free agents, including star defensive tackle...

Buccaneers to Release Pro Bowl OLB Shaquil Barrett

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Linebacker Shaquil Barrett in October 2019
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are planning to release two-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett. Reportedly, the move was prompted by the fact that Barrett was in line for a $15.04 million bonus next month. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1762453226933088689 After years of dealing with a tight cap situation, the Buccaneers are entering the 2024 offseason with more than $40 million in cap space. However, they...

USMNT’s Weston McKennie Suffers Shoulder Injury in Juve’s 3-2 Win Over Frosinone

Weston McKennie with USA in 2018
A 3-2 win over Frosinone on Sunday helped Juventus remain in the hunt for Seria A title. However, the game didn’t go entirely as Juve wanted, considering that U.S. international midfielder Weston McKennie suffered a shoulder injury. McKennie delivered a great performance against Frosinone, recording two assists. Unfortunately, wasn’t able to finish the match, being taken off in later stages...

Saints Rework QB Derek Carr’s Contract, Get $23 Million in Salary Cap Relief

Raiders' QB Derek Carr in 2017
The New Orleans Saints have reportedly reworked quarterback Derek Carr’s contract with the move, bringing them significant salary cap savings. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Saints converted a significant portion of Carr’s $30 million base salary for the upcoming season into a signing bonus. This will bring them around $23 million in salary cap relief. https://twitter.com/JFowlerESPN/status/1761043864297640098 Doing large contract restructures isn’t...

QB Justin Fields Explains Why He Unfollowed the Bears on Social Media

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Field in 2021
When quarterback Justin Fields unfollowed his Chicago Bears on social media, many took it as a sign that he accepted the possibility of him being traded this offseason. However, Fields denied this in a recent appearance on St. Brown Brothers podcast, saying that he was just “trying to take a little break". The Bears are currently in possession of the...

Liverpool’s Diogo Jota Expected to Miss “Months” With Knee Injury

Diogo Jota in 2021
Liverpool doesn’t expect forward Diogo Jota to return to action anytime soon after he suffered a significant knee injury in a 1-4 win over Brentford this past weekend. Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Liverpool’s head coach, Jurgen Klopp, said Jota will likely miss at least a few months recovering. “With Diogo, it will obviously take rather months,” Klopp said. “I couldn’t...

All-Star Closer Liam Hendriks Agrees to a 2-Year Deal With the Red Sox

Liam Hendriks with the Oakland Athletics in 2016
All-Star closer Liam Hendriks is finally off the free-agent market. According to multiple reports, Hendriks inked a two-year deal with the Boston Red Sox. Hendriks hasn’t garnered a lot of interest this winter despite his impressive resume. The reason for this is that he underwent a Tommy John surgery this past summer, which will sideline him at least until the...

Iowa’s Caitlin Clark Sets NCAA Women’s Basketball Scoring Record

Iowa Hawkeyes guard Caitlin Clark in November 2023
Iowa’s star guard Caitlin Clark has set a new NCAA women’s basketball scoring record. Clark achieved the feat during a 49-point performance in a 106-89 win over Michigan. Clark entered the game with 3,520 points scored in her college career, needing eight points to break the NCAA record held by ex-Washington star Kelsey Plum. Clark needed just five possessions against...

Inter Miami Make Several Players Available for Transfer, Including USMNT’s DeAndre Yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin with Newcastle United in April 2018
Inter Miami are reportedly cleaning house ahead of the 2024 MLS season. According to Tom Bogert of The Athletic, Miami made several players available for transfer, including USMNT right back DeAndre Yedlin, in an effort to become roster-compliant for the upcoming campaign. Besides Yedlin, Miami would also like to move on from defensive midfielder Gregore, attacking midfielder Jean Mota, wing-back...

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