Football Wiretap

Patriots Won't Trade Jimmy Garoppolo This Offseason
New England could conceivably use the franchise tag on Jimmy Garoppolo next offseason even if he remains their backup quarterback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Browns Contemplating Selecting Mitch Trubisky At No. 1
The Browns also own the 12th overall pick but are unlikely to be able to pick Mitch Trubisky there.

Mark Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Taylor Gabriel Signs Tender With Falcons
Taylor Gabriel said in February that he wanted to stay with the organization "forever."

Raiders Remain Interested In Acquiring Marshawn Lynch
The Raiders remain interested in acquiring Marshawn Lynch from the Seahawks.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Seahawks Don't Expect To Trade Richard Sherman
The Seahawks will continue to listen to offers for Richard Sherman, but they no longer anticipate moving the cornerback.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Tony Romo Will Call Two Cowboys Games For CBS
Tony Romo will work the Nov. 5 game between the Chiefs and Cowboys in Dallas alongside Jim Nantz.

Barry Horn/Sports Daily

Aaron Hernandez Planned Suicide 'For Weeks'
Aaron Hernandez planned his suicide for quite some time, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

Daily Mail

Rams, Chargers To Play Three Home Games On Same Day At Same Time
The Rams and Chargers will eventually play in the same stadium in Inglewood.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Aaron Hernandez's Brain Donated For CTE Study
Authorities say Aaron Hernandez's brain is being turned over to university researchers now that they've ruled his death in prison a suicide.


Patriots To Host Chiefs For NFL's Opening Game Of 2017
The Patriots and Chiefs were each playoff teams last season with New England winning the Super Bowl.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

ESPN Wants Better Monday Night Football Slate In 2017
There are 256 games in a season and if the league puts more marquee games on ESPN, that means CBS, FOX and NBC will have fewer big games.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Browns Have No Plans To Trade For Veteran Quarterback
The Browns have no plans to trade for a veteran quarterback, according to Sashi Brown.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Phil Simms Staying With CBS, Moving To 'NFL Today'
Phil Simms was serving as the lead color analyst for CBS with Jim Nantz but was replaced this offseason by Tony Romo.

John Ourand/Sports Business Journal

Netflix Not Interested In Broadcasting Live Sports
Revenues increased by 35% for Netflix, while the service added 5 million new members.

Rimma Kats/eMarketer

8 NFL Owners Contributed 6.7 Percent Of Money For Trump's Inauguration
Robert Kraft (Patriots), Jerry Jones (Cowboys), Woody Johnson (Jets), Bob McNair (Texans), Shahid Khan (Jaguars), Stan Kroenke (Rams) and Dan Snyder (Washington) each contributed $1 million.

Lachlan Markay/The Daily Beast

Tom Brady Skips Patriots' White House Visit
Tom Brady decided not to attend the New England Patriots' visit to the White House.

Rachel G. Bowers/Boston Globe

Patriots Sign James White To Extension
James White finished first in receiving touchdowns (five) and third in receptions (60) and receiving yards (551) among NFL running backs.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

DeAndre Hopkins Building Bond With Tom Savage
Tom Savage is projected to start at quarterback for the Texans after Brock Osweiler was dumped in a trade with the Browns.

Aaron Wilson/Houston Chronicle

Mike Gillislee Signs Two-Year Offer Sheet With Patriots
The Patriots have signed Mike Gillislee to a two-year offer sheet worth $6.4 million, according to sources.


Aaron Hernandez Found Dead In Prison Cell
Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction and was acquitted of a double murder just two days ago, died after hanging himself in his prison cell early Wednesday.


Malcolm Butler Signs Tender With Patriots
The tender was at the first round level and carries a salary of $3.91 million for 2017.

Field Yates/ESPN

Buccaneers Chosen For HBO's Hard Knocks
The Buccaneers will be the team featured in the 2017 edition of Hard Knocks.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Mercedes-Benz Stadium May Not Be Ready For Start Of Falcons' Season
The "decommissioning" and demolition of the Georgia Dome have been put on hold.

Tim Tucker/Atlanta Journal Constitution

Matthew Stafford Interested In Extension With Lions
Matthew Stafford will make $16.5 million this season and a franchise tag in 2018 would cost $26.4 million.

Dave Birkett/Detroit Free Press

Carson Wentz Says Mechanics Work Was Minor
Carson Wentz's mechanics were a popular topic after his rookie season with the Eagles.

Les Bowen/Philly News

DeMarco Murray: Tony Romo 'Still Has Something Left In The Tank'
DeMarco Murray still believes that Tony Romo can play football at a high level, but he also sees success in the quarterback's future as a broadcaster.

Jason Wolf/USA Today

Derek Carr Cleared For Offseason Training Program
Derek Carr's surgically repaired right fibula is healed enough that the Raiders quarterback will be a full participant in the team's offseason training program.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Buccaneers Exercise Fifth-Year Option On Mike Evans
In just three seasons, Mike Evans has totaled 238 receptions, 3,578 yards and 27 touchdowns.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Andrew Luck Says Shoulder Issues Began In 2015
Andrew Luck and the Colts decided against surgery at the end of that season because they felt like rehab was the best route to go.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Panthers Sign Kawann Short To Five-Year, $80M Deal
Kawann Short said he wanted to remain with the Panthers even if it meant the franchise tag.

Adam Schefter/ESPN