January 2006 - Football Wiretap
Heimerdinger Leaves The Jets
Mike Heimerdinger was retained by Eric Mangini as offensive coordinator, but he remained upset over being passed over for the head coaching job.
Warner In Early Stages Of Contract Talks With Arizona
The agent for Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner said Tuesday that while the team has begun negotiations toward a new contract for Warner, talks remain in the early stages.
Steelers To Wear White, Bucking Tradition
The Steelers will buck years of tradition and wear their white away uniforms in the Super Bowl against Seattle, even though they are designated by the NFL as the home team.
Culpepper Trade Talk Steams Ahead
While team officials say they have not even hired the person who would play a significant role in the decision, Culpepper's name already has surfaced in Baltimore and Oakland.
Broncos Would Welcome T.O.
Tom Nalen said controversial wide receiver Terrell Owens would succeed in Denver. "I'd take T.O.," said Denver's venerable center and a quiet leader.
Steelers To Meet Seahawks In Super Bowl LX
Ben Roethlisberger, Jerome Bettis, Joey Porter and the Steelers will face Matt Hasselbeck and Shaun Alexander in Super Bowl XL from Detroit.
Texans Will Hire Kubiak
The Houston Texans will hire Denver offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to take over the worst team in the league and help decide what to do with the first pick in the draft.
Jauron Offered Job By Bills
Dick Jauron will be offered the head coaching job with the Buffalo Bills.
Dungy Definitely Returning To Indy
"I'm full-speed ahead," said Tony Dungy. "We're disappointed with how the season ended, we've got some things to fix and some personnel issues, but we're getting started on them."
Jackson And Engram Both Will Play Sunday
Seattle wide receivers Darrell Jackson and Bobby Engram both will play in Sunday's NFC championship game against Carolina -- despite still being listed as questionable.
Could Ray Be Joining Jamal Out Of Baltimore?
According to a league source, the Ravens have been sending out feelers to see how interested teams would be in trading for Ray Lewis.
Peppers Returns To Practice
Asked if he had a feeling if Julius Peppers would play on Sunday, John Fox revealed nothing, "I do, but I'm not willing to share it."
Daunte Now On The Block?
It now seems that the Vikings will trade troubled quarterback Daunte Culpepper to the highest bidder, which could be Oakland or Baltimore, in early March.
Rams Hire Linehan From Miami
The St. Louis Rams hired Miami offensive coordinator Scott Linehan on Thursday, the sixth first-time NFL head coach to land a job in the last two weeks.