June 2008 - Football Wiretap
Cardinals Looking To Give Boldin New Deal?
Cardinals General Manager Rod Graves reportedly wants to sign wide receiver Anquan Boldin to a new contract, according to The Arizona Republic. Boldin has three years left on his current deal but is looking for a more lucrative contract and is unsure about whether or not he'll report to training camp on time later this summer. "He's under contract, and we expect him to honor that agreement," Graves said, "and as we said, we'll continue to work with him." There is no guarantee, and it seems rather unlikely that the Cardinals will agree to terms on a new deal with Boldin this summer.
Ravens' Martin Cited On Drug Charge In Cleveland
Ravens' cornerback Derrick Martin was cited on a charge of drug abuse after police say he was found to be in possession of marijuana at a Cleveland airport, according to The Associated Press. Airport screeners discovered three small packets of suspected marijuana while searching Martin at a security checkpoint Saturday. Martin was issued a ticket and will be sent a summons to appear in Cleveland Municipal Court on July 15.
Pats' Andrews Being Held After Gun Incident
New England defensive back Willie Andrews is being held without bail after allegedly pointing a handgun at his girlfriend's head, according to ESPN.com. He was arrested Monday morning after the alleged incident, which occurred when he returned home at about 1 a.m. and an argument ensued. Andrews left the scene but was later apprehended at his home. Police found a .45 caliber weapon, believed to be Andrews', near a dumpster.
Titans Sign RT Stewart To Multi-Year Extension
The Tennessee Titans have signed starting right tackle David Stewart to a multi-year contract extension. Stewart signed a one-year tender earlier this offseason as a restricted free agent. The new contract provides the Titans with lasting stability at key positions the offensive line. Left tackle Michael Roos agreed to a multi-year deal in April. ?The ability to get both Michael and David under contract long term is a huge part of growing a young team,? said Titans General Manager Mike Reinfeldt. ?David is the prototypical right tackle in my mind, and his style of play sets the tone in a lot of ways for our line and our team in general.? The 6-foot-7, 318-pount Stewart, appropriately nicknamed ?Big Country,? has started 30 games at right tackle during his three-year career, including all 16 games in 2007. Originally a fourth-round selection (113th overall) in the 2005 NFL Draft, he was inactive for every game as a rookie but emerged in 2006 with 14 starts and a reputation as one of the team?s most physical players. He played an integral role in the NFL?s fifth-ranked rushing offense in both 2006 and 2007. A native of Moulton, Ala., Stewart started 35 consecutive games in his career at Mississippi State and earned honorable mention All-Southeastern Conference honors as a senior.
Graham, Bucs Agree To Contract Extension
The Buccaneers and running back Earnest Graham have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension worth roughly $11 million, according to The St. Petersburg Times. Graham didn't participate in voluntary workouts or the team's offseason workout program because he wanted a contract extension. He could not be reached for comment on Sunday night.
Goodell: No Plans To Relocate Bills
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has dismissed fears that the Bills will move from Buffalo to Toronto, according to The Associated Press. "I don't accept that," Goodell said Friday. "The Buffalo Bills are doing terrific. I think their step to Toronto has helped strengthen that. And I see the Buffalo Bills being in western New York for a long time." The Bills will become the first NFL team to play an annual regular season game outside of the United States.
Welker Sees 'Bigger Things' For Pats In '08
Patriots' receiver Wes Welker has already forgotten about the team's Super Bowl loss to the Giants and sees 'bigger things' for the team in 2008, according to NFL.com. "It's tough, but you know what? That's the way it goes, and you've just got to bounce back from it and move on and keep working hard and get ready for the next year," Welker said. "Last year, it was last year. We're on to bigger things now," Welker added. Welker caught 11 passes for 103 yards, tying the Super Bowl receptions mark in the team's loss to the Giants.
Four NFL Teams Watch Kevin Jones Workout
Kevin Jones went through a workout Saturday while four NFL teams watched the running back sprint and cut just five months after he had major knee surgery, as reported by the Associated Press. Dr. D.S. Ping, who has been helping Jones rehabilitate his right knee, said Miami, Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Detroit sent representatives to the workout in Saline, Michigan. The Lions cut Jones in March with one year left on his contract after he hurt the knee late last season, adding to the injury woes that have stunted his success. The Cleveland Browns also called, Ping said, and asked for a video of the workout.
Titans, RT Stewart Agree On 6-Year Extension
The Titans agreed to terms with right tackle David Stewart on a six-year contract extension Saturday, according to a Yahoo.com report. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the Tennessean is reporting the deal is worth $38.9M with $10M in guaranteed money and a $6M signing bonus. The 25-year-old Stewart, who was a restricted free agent, will reportedly receive a $2M roster bonus this year along with a $1M base salary.
Report: Cowboys Talking With Glenn
Wide receiver Terry Glenn, still unable to work out with the Cowboys, appears to be pushing anew for a prompt return with the team, The Dallas Morning News has reported. Team owner Jerry Jones told the newspaper he has held talks with Glenn and his agent James Gould.
Report: Steelers Release Davenport
The NFL Network is reporting that the Steelers released running back Najeh Davenport on Friday.
Bills' Lynch Fined, License Revoked In Hit-And-Run
Bills running back Marshawn Lynch had has driver's license revoked in court on Friday after saying he didn't know he hit someone last month.
Spicer, Jaguars Agree On Two-Year Extension
The Jaguars and defensive end Paul Spicer have agreed to terms on a two-year, $8 million contract extension that will kept him in Jacksonville until at least 2010.
Source: Cowboys Talk About Acquiring Horn
Dallas owner Jerry Jones has reportedly started some internal discussion about acquiring wide receiver Joe Horn from Atlanta.
Goodell On Rookie Pay: 'There's Something Wrong'
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell believes that the league's rookie contracts have gotten out of hand and wants the issue addressed in negotiations.
Sapp Interested In Dancing With The Stars?
Recently retired Oakland Raider Warren Sapp is interested in competing on Dancing With The Stars.
15,000 UK Game Tickets Sell Quickly
The Chargers will meet the Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 26.
Chiefs Sign Tackle Barry Richardson
The Chiefs have signed tackle Barry Richardson to a three-year contract.
Raiders Sign QB Keller, Waive QB Meyer
The Oakland Raiders signed QB Sam Keller to a contract on Wednesday.
Giants 'Guard Snee Signs Six-Year Deal
The Giants have signed guard Chris Snee to a six-year deal.
Broncos' Marshall Could Face NFL Suspension
Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall could face a suspension from the NFL after being arrested for the third time in the last year.
Strahan: Giants Should Dump Shockey
Michael Strahan is only weeks removed from being a member of the Giants, but he has already started to weigh in on the Super Bowl champions.
Bills Sign Lineman Butler To Extension
The Buffalo Bills have signed offensive lineman Brad Butler to a contract extension.
Kearse Won't Talk About DUI Charges
Titans' defensive end Jevon Kearse will not talk about his recent drunken driving arrest as he would prefer to focus on practice.
Giants Sign Woodson, Kehl, Goff
The Giants signed three of their 2008 draft choices on Tuesday.
Suspect Arrested In Attack On Raiders' Walker
Las Vegas police have arrested a suspect in the robbery and beating case of Raiders' wide receiver Javon Walker.
Bradshaw Admits He Used Steroids In 1970s
Legendary quarterback Terry Bradshaw admitted last week that he used steroids during his playing days with the Steelers in the 1970s.
Imus: Pacman Remark Attempt At Sarcasm
Don Imus said on his radio show on Tuesday morning that he was trying to make a sarcastic point during his latest on-air remarks about race.
Strahan To Join FOX As Broadcaster
Recently retired Giants' defensive end Michael Strahan is set to join FOX as a broadcaster this season.