August 2009 - Football Wiretap

Ochocinco Fined For Orange Chinstrap
Chad Ochocinco has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for wearing an orange chinstrap in Thursday's preseason game against the Rams.

Pro Football Talk

Cutler, McDaniels Not Excited To Meet
Jay Cutler and Josh McDaniels aren't excited to see each other on Sunday night.

Yahoo! Sports

Sellers Apologizes For Throwing Flag
Redskins fullback Mike Sellers has apologized for throwing the American flag to the ground during lineup introductions on Friday.

ESPN

Vick Will Play In Preseason Finale
Michael Vick will play for the Eagles in their preseason finale on Thursday.

ESPN

Buccaneers Name Leftwich Starting QB
The Buccaneers have announced that Byron Leftwich will be their starting quarterback entering the 2009 season.

ESPN

Haynesworth On Brady Hit: It Wasn't Like I Was Hitting Gisele
Albert Haynesworth laid a solid hit on Tom Brady during Friday's preseason game at FedEx Field.

Washington Post

Esiason: 'Environment Of Insecurity' Plagues Cleveland's QB Job
Boomer Esiason witnessed the second start of Brady Quinn's career last year in Buffalo and still believes the 2007 first-round pick is "the real deal."

Beacon Journal

Jets Believe They Can Win With Current Receivers
Jets offensive coordinator Brian Scottenheimer believes that the team can win with their current group of wide receivers.

Newsday

Dolphins Could Start Rookie Receiver
Dolphins rookie wide receiver Brian Hartline has been very impressive thus far.

Miami Herald

Pats Give Chung Chance To Field Punts
The Patriots allowed rookie Patrick Chung to field punts for their entire game on Friday.

Boston Herald

Brady Leaves With Sore Shoulder
Tom Brady left New England's preseason game against Washington on Friday night with a sore shoulder.

ESPN

Edwards: Browns Buying Into Mangini's System
Braylon Edwards believes that the Browns are starting to buy into new coach Eric Mangini's system.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

LJ: Chiefs Could Have Gotten Rid Of Me
Larry Johnson says that the Chiefs would have gotten rid of him if they really wanted to this past offseason.

Kansas City Star

Another Claim That Crabtree Could Sit Out
Eric Davis says that rookie Michael Crabtree could sit out the 2009 season.

San Francisco Chronicle

Vick May Not Play In Preseason Finale
The Eagles haven't decided if Michael Vick will play in their final preseason game.

Philadelphia Daily News

Schwartz: Detroit's QB Competition Is 'Wide Open'
Lions coach Jim Schwartz has yet to decide who will start at quarterback for the team this season.

ESPN

NFL Sets Rules For Video-Board Plays
The NFL has again approved the controversial video board hanging from the new Cowboys Stadium.

ESPN

Deal Approved To Keep Saints In Louisiana Through 2025
Louisiana lawmakers have approved a final step to keep the Saints in New Orleans.

ESPN

Denver Suspends Brandon Marshall
The Broncos have suspended Brandon Marshall for conduct detrimental to the team.

Denver Post

Cutler Expects Poor Reception In Denver
Jay Cutler doesn't expect to receive a warm reception when he returns to Denver.

Denver Post

Jimmy Johnson: Don't Move Cowboys Video Boards
Jimmy Johnson doesn't want to see the Cowboys move their controversial video boards.

ESPN

Hester To Return Punts Sunday
Devin Hester is ready to field punts for the Bears again.

ESPN

Teammate: Sanchez Doesn't Have To Do It Himself
Mark Sanchez's teammates are ready to back the rookie quarterback.

ESPN

Leftwich Creates Separation In Bucs' Loss
Byron Leftwich is hoping to become the Buccaneers starting quarterback after outplaying Luke McCown on Thursday night.

ESPN

Brandon Marshall Admits 'Error In Judgment'
Brandon Marshall admitted to ESPN on Thursday that he mishandled his frustration with the Broncos.

ESPN

McNabb: Vick Disrupted Eagles Offense
Donovan McNabb felt that attempting to use Michael Vick on Thursday night disrupted Philadelphia's offense.

Philadelphia Inquirer

Packers Impressed With Their Own Depth
The Green Bay Packers have been impressed with their own depth during the preseason.

Wisconsin State-Journal

Giants Attempt To Recover $300M Loss From Lehman Brothers
The New York Giants have taken a staggering $300 million hit from the collapse of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.

Wall Street Journal

Favre Doesn't Know What 'Schism' Even Means
Brett Favre called earning the respect of his teammates ?a work in progress.?

Star Tribune

'We Want Vick' Chant Breaks Out During First Game
Michael Vick hit an NFL field for the first time since December 31st, 2006 with the Atlanta Falcons.

AP