March 2008 - Football Wiretap

Herm Says Chiefs Have Shut Door On Law

Mar 31, 2008 4:46 PM

Herm Edwards says that the team is done with free-agent cornerback Ty Law, according to the Boston Herald. "We?re going in a different direction, and Ty knows that," Edwards said. "We had a great conversation at the end of the season. He knew at the end of the season we were probably going in this direction." "He can still play," Edwards added. "He can still play. He?ll play somewhere."

The Boston Herald

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

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Minnesota Looking To Add Houston's Rosenfels

Mar 31, 2008 4:44 PM

The Minnesota Vikings are looking to acquire quarterback Sage Rosenfels from the Houston Texans, according to the Star Tribune. The team would love to make him the the backup behind Tarvaris Jackson. They list adding Rosenfels to their roster as priorities even with that of signing wide receiver Bernard Berrian and safety Madieu Williams.

The Star Tribune

Tags: Houston Texans, Minnesota Vikings, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Owners Approve 50 Percent Sale Of Dolphins To Stephen Ross

Mar 31, 2008 2:21 PM

NFL owners unanimously approved Wayne Huizenga?s sale of 50 percent of the Dolphins to Stephen Ross on Monday at the league meetings, according to an Associated Press report. Huizenga will remain as managing partner of the club for the near future, setting no timetable for when Ross will take command. Ross is spending about $550M for his share of the team.

AP

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor

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Report: Jets Owner Commits To Mangini, GM For '09

Mar 31, 2008 2:02 PM

When the Jets threw more than $140M at free agents this offseason, their expectations seemed clear: Another four-win season, as they had in 2007, would be intolerable. The Jets did not sit on their money during the free agency signing period, and they also dealt for a defensive lineman. Their additions this offseason: Introducing new Jets Position Transaction Alan Faneca G Signed Calvin Pace DE/LB Signed Damien Woody T Signed Tony Richardson RB Signed Kris Jenkins DL Acquired Jesse Chatman RB Signed Bubba Franks TE Signed Yet the front office has made it clear it has no intention of operating under a win-now mentality in 2008 after owner Woody Johnson said Sunday coach Eric Mangini and GM Mike Tannenbaum would "absolutely" keep their jobs for 2009 regardless of how the coming season pans out, according to an ESPN.com report.

espn.com

Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor

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Pats To Bring McFadden In For Talk

Mar 31, 2008 10:44 AM

The Patriots are planning to bring running back Darren McFadden in for a talk before the 2008 NFL Draft, according to the Boston Globe. New England has the seventh overall selection in the draft, with RealGM's NFL insider Jeff Risdon listing McFadden as the fourth selection in the Draft.

The Boston Globe

Tags: New England Patriots, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

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Pricetag For $1B Cowboys' Stadium Rising

Mar 31, 2008 10:40 AM

The new stadium for the Cowboys, initially expected to cost around $1 billion, could increase in price, according to the Dallas Business Journal. Expenditures have already cost the city of Arlington an additional $80,000 since February, and the bills are expected to begin piling up. The main culprit for the spike in costs has been increased internet rates, something the team and city are at the mercy of as they work towards completing the new building.

Dallas Business Journal

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

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Ogden: No Minicamp, Undecided On Future

Mar 31, 2008 10:35 AM

Jonathan Ogden plans to decide whether or not he will retire before late April's NFL Draft, according to the Baltimore Sun. "If I can't play football the way I'm used to [playing], then I'm not going to [return]," Ogden said Sunday. "If I think I can, I want to give it a shot." He won't be able to participate in the Ravens' early minicamps because of a lingering toe injury and remains undecided on his future in the NFL. "If I had to make a decision today, I probably would say I would retire," Ogden said. "That's why I'm not making it right now. I want to feel good. Last year, I was injured the entire season, and it [stunk]. I don't want to go through that again."

The Baltimore Sun

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Misc Rumor

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Patriots: Brady's Ankle Is Fine

Mar 31, 2008 10:32 AM

Hobbled by an ankle sprain towards the end of New England's playoff run, Tom Brady checked out fine recently, according to the Boston Herald. A league source leaked the information to the Herald, and Brady isn't expected to be limited at all during the team's offseason workout programs or minicamps.

The Boston Herald

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Source: Pacman Talks With Dallas Stall

Mar 31, 2008 9:26 AM

Pacman Jones wants to go to Dallas, and the Cowboys apparently want him. How much they'll give up to get him is a different story. A source close to the negotiations told ESPN's Ed Werder on Sunday night that trade talks between the Cowboys and Titans have stalled over the issue of compensation.

espn.com

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor

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Finnerty Signs With Broncos

Mar 30, 2008 7:48 PM

Free-agent quarterback Cullen Finnerty has signed a deal with the Denver Broncos, according to the Livingston Daily. Denver now has four quarterbacks on their roster: Finnerty, Jay Cutler, Patrick Ramsey, and Darrell Hackney.

Livingston Daily

Tags: Denver Broncos, Signing

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Pacman Believes He's Done With Titans
Pacman Jones is confident that he's done with the Titans and he has already selected a number to wear for the Cowboys.

ESPN

Rams' Little: 'I Can Still Do It'
Leonard Little is eager to resume his career with the Rams.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Paterno: Decides Against Greeting Former President Clinton
Penn Sate Coach Joe Paterno, a noted Republican, says he thought long and hard before deciding against greeting Bill Clinton, when the former president visited the campus.

AP

Garrard's Contract Will Be Romo-Like
The Jaguars and quarterback David Garrard aren't in a rush to come to terms on a contract extension, but rumor is that the pact could rival the one Dallas gave Tony Romo.

The Florida Times-Union

Dallas Rules Out Trade Into Top Five For McFadden
Jerry Jones has ruled out making a trade that would put the Cowboys in position to select running back Darren McFadden in next month's NFL Draft.

San Antonio Express-News

Safety Crocker Signs Deal With Dolphins
Free-agent safety Chris Crocker signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins on Friday.

The Miami Herald

Panthers Sign G Milford Brown
Carolina signed guard Milford Brown on Friday in an attempt to overhaul their offensive line.

yahoo.com

Browns Re-Sign OL McKinney To One-Year Deal
OL Seth McKinney has signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.

AP

Titans Sign Chris Carr To Offer Sheet
Restricted free agent CB/KR Chris Carr has signed an offer sheet with the Tennessee Titans.

AP

Raiders Sign DE Kalimba Edwards
The Oakland Raiders signed DE Kalimba Edwards to a 2-year deal on Friday as they try to improve their pass rush.

AP

Trial Of Accused In Taylor's Death Postponed
A Miami judge has postponed the trial of the four men who have been accused of slaying Redskins' safety Sean Taylor until August.

ESPN

Draft Prospect Benedict Found Dead At Home
Heath Benedict, an offensive lineman from Newberry College in South Carolina, was found dead at his home on Thursday.

NFL.com

Texans Add Safety Ferguson
The Texans added safety Nick Ferguson to their roster on Thursday afternoon.

The Houston Chronicle

Ankle Surgery Slows New England's Watson
Patriots tight end Benjamin Watson underwent left ankle surgery a few weeks ago.

The Boston Herald

Titans' Guard Olson Announces Retirement
Titans' guard Benji Olson announced his retirement from football on Thursday after playing over 152 games in ten seasons.

The Tennessean

Jets, Coles Agree To Extension
The Jets and wide receiver Laveranues Coles agreed to terms on a contract extension on Thursday.

The New York Post

Placekicker Olindo Mare Signs With Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks on Thursday signed veteran placekicker Olindo Mare.

yahoo.com

Dallas Increases Offer For Pacman
In addition to the offer of a 7th round pick for Pacman Jones, the Cowboys have also included a current player from their roster.

SI.com

Denver Offers Mare Deal
The Denver Broncos have offered free-agent kicker Olindo Mare a contract.

The Rocky Mountain News

NFL Considers Changing Playoff Seeding
The NFL is considering adjusting its playoff seeding system so that Wild Card teams could end up hosting first-round matchups.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch