The Baltimore Ravens just got a little better at outside linebacker, as they announced a deal with Jadeveon Clowney on Friday. Per ESPN, it is a one-year deal worth $2.5 million. Clowney played for the Cleveland Browns the last two seasons. He had nine sacks in 2021 and two in 2022.
Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in 2014, is a three-time Pro Bowler and has 43 career sacks.
Denzel Mims’ tenure with the Detroit Lions did not last long. The wide receiver was acquired in a trade with the New York Jets last month and was released on Friday. Though he was reportedly having a good training camp, Mims injured his ankle during a practice. He is now an unrestricted free agent.
The Lions will get their 2025 sixth-round pick back, while the Jets will get their 2025 seventh-round pick back, as the trade was conditional on Mims making Detroit’s 53-man roster.
Meanwhile, Detroit signed WR Jason Moore.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ second preseason game ended in a tie and a myriad of injuries. Both wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland and defensive lineman Moro Ojomo had to be carted off the field, with both suffering concussions and Cleveland also spraining his neck.
CB Zech McPhearson left the game with an ankle injury, but ESPN is reporting that he tore his Achilles. Nolan Smith, a 2023 first-round pick, left the game with a shoulder injury. WR Olamide Zaccheaus also suffered a shoulder injury, and OL Josh Andrews hurt his ankle.
Los Angeles Dodgers
Raise your hand if your favorite baseball team has won 11 games in a row? My hand is raised! The Los Angeles Dodgers completed a sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers to keep the streak alive and are 15-1 in August. They have a 10.5 game lead over the San Francisco Giants in the NL West.
Austin Barnes, who has struggled (and that’s putting it mildly) at the plate this season, delivered a solo home run in the eighth inning to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead, and ultimately, the win on Thursday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to be getting a reinforcement in their fight for in the AL wild-card race. All-Star shortstop Bo Bichette, who has been on the injured list since August 2 with patellar tendinitis in his right knee, expects to back for Saturday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Before his injury, Bichette was batting .321 with 17 home runs and 59 RBIs. Those numbers will help Toronto, as it works to hold on to its 0.5 game lead over the Seattle Mariners for the third American League wild-card spot.