Carmelo Anthony's has signed a five-year, $124 million deal with the New York Knicks, with an early termination option for the fifth year.
If not for the Lebron James soap opera this off season Carmelo would have had all the spotlight as he was courted by most of the contenders in the NBA. Ultimately it came down to the Bulls and the Knicks with Anthony opting to resign with New York. Surprisingly Anthony did not take a max contract which would have been worth 129 million. After next year the Knicks will have considerable cap room to make a play in free agency with hopes of getting Melo some help as they work towards becoming an elite team in the eastern conference. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Lions cut defensive end Phillip Hunt.
Hunt has served as a back-up linebacker and defensive lineman and appeared in two games, recording seven tackles (one solo) and one sack. The Lions apparently have other roster needs and Hunt is the casualty here. He'll seek employment elsewhere now or could end up on the Lions practice squad. Analysis: Howard Bender
Orioles pitching prospect Branden Kline had Tommy John surgery on his elbow.
The 24-year old, undrafted right-hander first began to feel discomfort in his elbow back in May while pitching for Double-A Bowie. The team wanted to try and avoid surgery so he received a platelet-rich plasma injection to help with the inflammation and, hopefully, the soreness and from there, just rest and rehab. Those efforts have finally been deemed a failure and Kline will finally have the surgery. He is expected to now miss the entire 2016 season. Analysis: Howard Bender
Marqise Lee (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 5.
Lee failed to practice all week again, so the Jags will at least try to work him back in next week. Until he can start putting in the practice time necessary, you can avoid him. Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns remain the top two options for Blake Bortles so even when Lee does finally return, it's difficult to see him poaching too many targets. Analysis: Howard Bender