April 2017 - Football Wiretap

Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Bears Trade Up To No. 2 To Select Mitchell Trubisky

Apr 27, 2017 8:17 PM

The Chicago Bears traded up from No. 3 to No. 2 with the San Francisco 49ers to select Mitchell Trubisky. The 49ers receive No. 3, No. 67 and No. 111 this season and a third round pick next year to move back just one spot.

The 49ers selected Solomon Thomas at No. 3.

The Browns also were interested in Trubisky.

According to Football Perspective, the Bears paid $1.56 on the dollar to move up.

The Bears previously signed Mike Glennon in free agency.

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Tags: Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, Draft, Draft Misc

Chiefs Trade Up To No. 10 With Bills To Pick Patrick Mahomes

Apr 27, 2017 9:16 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have moved up to No. 10, trading their No. 1 this year and next along with their No. 3 this year to the Buffalo Bills.

The Chiefs used the pick on Patrick Mahomes.

Kansas City currently has Alex Smith at quarterback.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Myles Garrett Selected First Overall By Browns

Apr 27, 2017 9:00 PM

The Cleveland Browns selected Myles Garrett with the first overall pick.

The following video shows all of the NFL's No. 1 picks since Carson Palmer went to the Cincinnati Bengals in 2003.

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Browns Attempting To Trade For Kirk Cousins

Apr 27, 2017 8:51 PM

The Cleveland Browns are attempting to acquire Kirk Cousins from Washington.

Cousins is set to play under the franchise tag for the second straight season.

The Browns were reportedly interested in drafting Mitchell Trubisky, who went second overall to the Bears.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Browns Will Select Myles Garrett First Overall

Apr 27, 2017 4:42 PM

The Cleveland Browns will select Myles Garrett with the first overall pick.

The Browns' top brass met on Thursday to solidify their plans even if it was a long time in the coming.

The Browns have interest in Mitchell Trubisky but will attempt to trade up for him instead of picking him first overall.

Garrett has been widely considered the top overall prospect in the draft as a franchise changing pass rusher.

Mary Kay Cabot/Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Scot McCloughan Consulting On Draft For Multiple NFL Teams

Apr 27, 2017 3:03 PM

Scot McCloughan is running a scouting service that is being used by multiple NFL teams.

McCloughan was fired as general manager of Washington this offseason.

"As a matter of fact, Scott Campbell the other day, the team's director of college scouting, said McCloughan's influence is on their board as it's formulated right now," Garofalo said. "Now they've added some things since he's left, they've done their own work on that. But this process began before McCloughan left as a general manager, so his influence for sure is on that board. Let me add another wrinkle to this: Bruce Allen, the team president, said at the league meetings last month that McCloughan was free to work for other teams.

"He has done just that. He had a scouting service before he became the general manager of (Washington), and according to sources, he is back running that scouting service and has advised NFL teams on his thoughts on the draft prospects eligible for the draft this year. Now he's not giving up (Washington) information, he's only giving up his own evaluations. He is free to do that. So not only will he have an influence on Washington's draft, but also the drafts of a few other teams in this draft this year."

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Tags: Washington Redskins, Draft, Draft Misc

Joe Thomas Suffering From Memory Loss

Apr 27, 2017 11:24 AM

Joe Thomas believes he is already suffering from memory loss at the age of 32.

"I definitely expect memory loss," Thomas said on "In Depth With Graham Bensinger." "I'm already seeing memory loss, and maybe that's just because of my old age or maybe it's football, it's hard to tell.

"I mean, there's no double-blind studies when it comes to people's life. It's just a part, I think, of sometimes getting older. And it's hard to tell it's because of football or because you're 32 and you're not 21 anymore and you have a lot of stuff going in your life."

Thomas was asked to describe the type of memory loss.

"Short-term memory loss -- hard times remembering things that have happened recently," he said. "Like, you walk to the grocery store and you're like, 'Huh, I can't remember what I needed to get.'

"Just little stuff like that, and I think if you let it really bug you, I think it can make you depressed and feel sad. Like, 'Wow, I don't have the memory I used to have.' But, you know, I try to be relatively good-natured about it at this point."

Thomas is entering his 11th season with the Browns.

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Myles Garrett Remains Expected Pick For Browns At No. 1

Apr 27, 2017 11:16 AM

The Cleveland Browns remain likely to select Myles Garrett with the first overall pick.

The Browns haven't announced the pick and also like Mitch Trubisky. Cleveland has continued to try to trade up into the top-8 with Trubisky believed to be the target.

Sashi Brown told NFL Network's Mike Silver on Wednesday that he's known the pick for two weeks.

"You want to make sure that you get a player (at No. 1) that's going to be an impact player and that we can count on,'' Brown told ESPN.

Adam Schefter said on Wednesday that he wouldn't be surprised if Garrett is still the first player off the board, but "I have got very smart, very well-connected people telling me over the last 24 hours that they think Trubisky's going to be the No. 1 pick."

Mary Kay Cabot/Plain Dealer

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

NFL Replacing Dean Blandino With Two Officiating Employees

Apr 27, 2017 10:26 AM

The NFL is expected to essentially replace senior vice president of officiating Dean Blandino with two people.

In addition to the pending vacancy left behind by Blandino, the NFL has posted a new job entitled "vice president of replay and administration."

Blandino is leaving for a job with FOX.

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Tags: Misc Rumor

Sanders: Paxton Lynch No Longer 'Like That Deer In The Headlights'
Trevor Siemian won the starting job ahead of the 2016 season and started 14 games.


Ed Werder, Trent Dilfer Among ESPN Layoffs
Ed Werder had reported on the NFL for ESPN for 17 years.

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Vikings Likely To Decline Option On Teddy Bridgewater
While the Vikings could still re-sign Teddy Bridgewater, they appear unwilling to guarantee his salary for 2018 at $11 million.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Raiders, Seahawks Agree Upon Marshawn Lynch Trade
The only thing remaining is for Marshawn Lynch to take a physical with the Raiders.

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Browns Have Discussed Trading Up With Three Teams In Top 8
The Browns, who own the No. 2 and No. 12 picks, have had discussions with at least three teams in the top eight about moving up.

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Sean Payton: Adrian Peterson Will 'Complement' Mark Ingram
Sean Payton doesn't foresee any issues figuring out how to use both Adrian Peterson and Mark Ingram at running back.

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Titans Have Offers For No. 5 Pick, May Move Down
The Titans have multiple offers for the No. 5 pick and are considering moving down.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Vince Young Working Out For CFL's Roughriders
Vince Young, 33, hasn't played in an NFL regular-season game since 2011.


LeGarrette Blount, Giants Have Mutual Interest
LeGarrette Blount would be a good complement for the Giants alongside Shane Vereen and Paul Perkins.

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Martavis Bryant Conditionally Reinstated By NFL
Martavis Bryant had been suspended for the entire 2016 season for multiple violations of the league's policy against substances of abuse.

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Jay Cutler Has No Plans To Retire
Jay Cutler remains a free agent but his agent insists he doesn't want to retire.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Steelers Have No Information On Martavis Bryant Reinstatement
Martavis Bryant was suspended for the entire 2016 season because of multiple failed drug tests.

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Adrian Peterson, Saints Finalize Two-Year Deal
The deal includes $3.5 million guaranteed in 2017.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

Bills Decline To Match Patriots' Offer For Mike Gillislee
Mike Gillislee will join the Patriots after the Bills decided not to match a two-year, $6.4 million offer sheet on Monday.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Adrian Peterson, Saints Moving Towards Deal
Adrian Peterson could sign for approximately $3 million-plus for 2017.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Jabrill Peppers Tests Positives For Diluted Sample At Combine
Jabrill Peppers is widely expected to be a first round pick.

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Jake Long Announces Retirement From NFL
Jake Long was the first overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft by the Dolphins.


Patriots Likely To Keep Malcolm Butler
Malcolm Butler signed a one-year, $3.91 million tender with the Patriots last Wednesday.

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49ers Considering A Quarterback With No. 2 Pick
The 49ers are strongly considering a quarterback with the second overall pick this week, according to several sources.

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Packers' Coaches 'Incensed' T.J. Lang Was Allowed To Walk
The staff was "incensed" that Ted Thompson allowed T.J. Lang to get away in free agency, according to a report.

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