Football Wiretap

Jets Request Interviews With George Paton, Scott Fitterer, Two Others

May 26, 2019 9:42 AM

The New York Jets have requested permission to interview four candidates for their general manager vacancy:

George Paton (Vikings)
Scott Fitterer (Seahawks)
Joe Douglas (Eagles)
Champ Kelly (Bears)

The Jets fired Mike Maccagnan as general manager this month.

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Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor

Pacman Jones Announces Retirement From NFL

May 24, 2019 6:09 PM

Pacman Jones has announced his retirement from the NFL after 12 seasons.

"I'm content," Jones told ESPN's Josina Anderson Friday. "I had a hell of a run doing it. I'm at the point where I didn't feel I would be top level if I tried to play now. I'm happy and I'm looking forward to spending more time with my family and the kids."

Jones was a first-team All-Pro in 2014.

Jones was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the 2005 draft and played one season for the Dallas Cowboys in 2008. Jones didn't play in 2009 after being released by Dallas.

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Tags: Tennessee Titans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Leonard Fournette Looking Forward To Fresh Start With Jaguars

May 24, 2019 4:53 PM

Leonard Fournette is looking forward to a fresh start with the Jacksonville Jaguars this season.

"I'm happy, especially the way I'm here working with my team right now," Fournette said Friday after the team's third organized team activity. "It's a new year. We have a new team. We're focused and we have new players. It's a new year for us. So it's a new everything. It's a clean start for a lot of us guys.

"We're not focused on the past. The past's the past. Some things I did, whether it was offseason and I admitted to, yeah, I was wrong. We moved on. We're in a good place right now."

Fournette had 439 yards and five touchdowns in 2018 after rushing for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie. Jacksonville also reached the AFC Championship Game in Fournette's rookie season.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars

Tyler Boyd Seeking $40M Deal From Bengals

May 24, 2019 8:40 AM

Tyler Boyd is entering the final year of his rookie contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Boyd broke out with a 1,028-yard season in 2018 and made it clear he wants to remain with the Bengals.

"That's what I'm saying, bruh, I want to be here," he said. "I think they feel that and know that. In my feeling, I think it is going to be done before camp. But ain't no telling. I'm just going to continue to keep being patient and trust the process."

Boyd is set to make just $981,000 in base salary in 2019, but believes he's in line for a deal similar to the one Sterling Shepard received from the New York Giants.

"I definitely look at the market and see where guys is at. A great example is Sterling Shepard. I feel like our game is kind of similar, kind of close," Boyd mused. "He got four for $40 million. I kind of feel like I'm in that area. Hopefully, they come like that or a little bit more or around that way. I feel like my ability is worth that much. I feel like my value is that much. But I'm not going to go out there asking something crazy because I had one great year. I want to continue to show them that I can do that every single year, that I'm a 1,000-yard receiver every year."

Paul Dehner/The Athletic

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Patrick Mahomes: Chiefs Never Stop Adding Plays To Offense

May 24, 2019 8:36 AM

Patrick Mahomes says the Kansas City Chiefs have already made significant additions to their playbook this offseason.

"We've added a lot. We never stop adding plays here. That's the best thing about this team, this offense: We're never satisfied with where we're at. We're always trying to get better, finding ways to get better as a team, as an offense," Mahomes said.

He was named the NFL's MVP in his first season as Kansas City's starter.

"There's still a ton that I need to improve on. There really is. I made a lot of plays happen kind of off-script, but there were times I should have just made the easy completion for the first down. So I have to keep finding that line of when I want to make the big play happen and when I should take the easy completion," Mahomes said.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

Cowboys Don't Expect NFL To Discipline Ezekiel Elliott

May 24, 2019 8:32 AM

Jerry Jones doesn't believe the NFL will take any action against Ezekiel Elliott for his role in an incident involving security guards at a Las Vegas music festival last weekend.

"I think that the main thing is that I don't see anything that needs supporting," the Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager said. "In terms of his status with us, [it] has not been impacted in any way. And frankly, I know how conscientious he has been in the offseason, and that's good enough. No, I don't see that having any consequences for us."

Elliott was seen on cellphone video released by TMZ confronting a member of event security and using his body to push the man backward until he fell after hitting a gate. He was detained briefly early Sunday during the Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. He was handcuffed by police when he was detained but not arrested.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

Ndamukong Suh Agrees To One-Year, $9.25M Deal With Buccaneers

May 23, 2019 5:14 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to sign Ndamukong Suh to a one-year, $9.25 million contract.

Suh spent last season with the Los Angeles Rams.

Suh will replace Gerald McCoy on the defensive line for the Buccaneers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Patriots, Saints, Falcons, Bengals, Colts Interested In Gerald McCoy

May 23, 2019 11:37 AM

Gerald McCoy has received interest from multiple teams since he parted ways with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week.

McCoy has heard from the Cincinnati Bengals, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints.

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Adam Gase Calls Jets Trading Le'Veon Bell 'Ridiculous'

May 23, 2019 11:16 AM

Adam Gase dismissed the possibility of the New York Jets trading Le'Veon Bell.

Gase was reportedly against the signing of Bell in free agency. Gase is now interim general manager following the firing of Mike Maccagnan.

“That’s ridiculous,” Gase said.

Gase emphasized that Bell is a “great person,” who has been in “constant contact” with him regarding Bell’s offseason training regimen.

“The contract was what it was,” Gase said. “Everybody can criticize contracts all you want. He’s here. I’m excited, the players are excited, the coaches are excited.”

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Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Dak Prescott Submits Counteroffer To Cowboys

May 23, 2019 8:38 AM

Negotiations between the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott are going well, according to Jerry Jones.

"I'd generally say going well," Jones said. "These things never have a definitive answer. Because you never know if you've done it until you've done it."

Prescott is entering the final season of his rookie contract and is reportedly targeting a extension worth at least $30 million per year.

The quarterback recently said that he and his team have submitted a counteroffer to the Cowboys.

"I can't really say on that. It's one from each side," Prescott said of how close the two sides were on compensation. "So yeah, it's my first time doing this. Ask me in a few years and I'll know I'll be able to tell you we sent this one, they sent this one, we're about to get it done. But right now, I'm learning the process too and letting my team handle their business."

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Kyle Rudolph Says Vikings Have Offered Five-Year Extension
The Vikings have offered Kyle Rudolph a five-year contract extension, the tight end has confirmed.

Chris Tomasson/St. Paul Pioneer Press

NFL Asks Teams To Stop Oklahoma Drill
The NFL has asked teams to stop using some high-impact drills at training camp practices, including the Oklahoma drill.

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NFL Draft Headed To Cleveland, Kansas City
The NFL has awarded the 2021 draft to Cleveland and the 2023 draft to Kansas City following an owner's meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

JuJu Smith-Schuster Praises Chemistry In Steelers' Locker Room
JuJu Smith-Schuster likes what he sees in regards to chemistry as the Steelers began organized team activities this week.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Peyton Manning Unlikely To Become GM Without Ownership Stake
Peyton Manning has been linked with several franchises in a front office role.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Jimmy Garoppolo Making Progress In Return From ACL
Jimmy Garoppolo participated in individual and 7-on-7 drills but skipped team drills.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

CBA Talks Described As Positive And Optimistic
Two negotiating sessions focused on extending the NFL's current Collective Bargaining Agreement have been described as "cordial" and "amicable" by multiple sources.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Dean Spanos: New Deal For Philip Rivers 'Will Happen'
Chargers owner Dean Spanos is guaranteeing a new contract for Philip Rivers.

Gilbert Manzano/Orange County Register

Derek Carr Annoyed By Rumors Raiders Would Draft Quarterback
Derek Carr was confident the Raiders wouldn't draft a quarterback this offseason, but he was still bothered by the speculation that they would.

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Andrew Luck Sits OTA With Calf Strain
Frank Reich told reporters after the session that Andrew Luck suffered the injury while training with the team.

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Ndamukong Suh Agrees To One-Year Deal With Buccaneers
Ndamukong Suh will replace Gerald McCoy at defensive tackle.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jared Veldheer Tells Patriots He Will Retire
Jared Veldheer signed with the PAtriots this month.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Julian Edelman Agrees To Two-Year, $19M Extension With Patriots
Julian Edelman, 32, had 74 catches for 850 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games in 2018.

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Landon Collins: Giants Made Series Of 'Culture Change' Moves
Landon Collins is a three-time Pro Bowler and signed a six-year, $84 million deal with Washington in March.

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Malcolm Jenkins Skipping Start Of OTAs
Malcolm Jenkins didn't report to voluntary workouts with the Eagles and he's still not reporting.

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Bills, Jerry Hughes Agree Upon Two-Year, $23M Extension
The deal is worth up to $23 million and includes $19.5 million guaranteed, according to a source.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Buccaneers Release Gerald McCoy
The Buccaneers elected not to pay Gerald McCoy the $13 million he was owed for the 2019 season.

Rick Stroud/Tampa Bay Times

Reuben Foster Believed To Have Suffered Torn ACL, Additional Damage
Reuben Foster was claimed off waivers by Washington following multiple legal issues with the 49ers.

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Ben Roethlisberger Accepts Blame For Criticizing Antonio Brown
Ben Roethlisberger said Antonio Brown should have run a flatter route on a late-game interception and that he wished he had thrown the ball to JuJu Smith-Schuster at the goal line instead.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Colts Sign Chad Kelly
Chad Kelly has a history of off-the field issues.

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