October 2009 - Football Wiretap

Risdon's Football Meterology For Week 8
There is no way to get around the fact that Brett Favre's return to Green Bay is the game of Week 8, but there are quite a few other games that deserve attention.

Jeff Risdon/RealGM

Chiefs, Johnson Working On Settlement
Larry Johnson and the Chiefs are working on a settlement to determine his future with the franchise.

Kansas City Star

Felix Jones Will Return Kicks Again
Felix Jones will return kicks due to Allen Rossum's injury.

Dallas Morning News

Tatupu Done For Remainder Of Season
Lofa Tatupu is undergoing surgery Thursday afternoon in Alabama and the Seattle linebacker will be out for the remainder of the season.

Seattle Times

Haley's Father: 'Todd Was Into Football Always'
Todd Haley's father defended his lack of background actually playing football in an interview this week.


Evans Done For Season
Heath Evans will miss the remainder of the 2009 season.


Johnson Won't Be In Kansas City Long-Term
Whether he is released during the 2009 season or soon after it, Larry Johnson's future in Kansas City will be brief.

Jeff Risdon/RealGM

Madoff Collapse Could Force Sales Of Bucs
The Glazers lost millions of dollars to Bernie Madoff.


Vince Young Named Titans' Starter
Jeff Fisher will announce that Vince Young will replace veteran Kerry Collins as the starting quarterback.

The Tennessean

Donovan Doesn't Regret Picking Up Giants' Phone
The Giants put a picture of Donovan McNabb picking up a telephone on their sideline during last year's playoff game on their bulletin board this week.

Daily Times

UFL Team Thinks They Can Beat The Buccaneers
Jim Haslett, Michael Pittman and Tatum Bell are part of the Florida Tuskers.

St. Petersburg Times

Dez Bryant Unsure About 2010 NFL Draft
Dez Bryant says he hasn't decided yet whether he'll enter the NFL draft.


Giants Send Bradshaw To Specialist
Ahmad Bradshaw is visiting a foot and ankle specialist.


Congress Grills Goodell Over Player Injuries
Roger Goodell faced heated criticism Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.

New York Times

RealGM's 2010 NFL Mock Draft, Version 2.0
Sam Bradford was once thought of as the best quarterback in the 2010 NFL Draft, but now it is Jack Locker, who could go first overall.

Jeff Risdon/RealGM

Chiefs Suspend Larry Johnson Through November 9th
The Chiefs have suspended Larry Johnson.

RealGM Staff Report

MJD: Jaguars Are NFL's Best Team
Maurice Jones-Drew believes that the Jaguars are the NFL's best team.


Jets' Sanchez Donates Hot Dogs To Charity
Jets rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez has donated 500 hot dogs and 500 hamburgers to the Community Soup Kitchen of Morristown, N.J.


Panthers Sticking With Delhomme
Jake Delhomme is still the starting quarterback of the Panthers despite his NFL-high 13 interceptions.


Favre's '96 Packers: '09 Vikings Aren't Better
Earlier this season, Brett Favre said that the 2009 Vikings were the best team he has played for in his career.


Buccaneers Turn To Freeman At Quarterback
The Buccaneers have named 2009 first-round pick Josh Freeman their starting quarterback.


Cowboys Need To See More From Austin Before Talking Money
Miles Austin has emerged as the Cowboys' best receiver over the past two weeks, but it is unlikely to mean a new contract.

Dallas Morning News

Cerrato: Redskins Gave Zorn A Playoff-Caliber Roster
Redskins executive Vinny Cerrato believes the team has given coach Jim Zorn all the tools needed to win.


Cooley Could Play Again This Season
Redskins tight end Chris Cooley might play again this season after all.


Bush: Saints Can Go Undefeated, I'll Be MVP One Day
Reggie Bush believes that the Saints have a chance to go undefeated during the regular season.

NBC Sports

Braylon Unlikey To Face Suspension
Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards is not likely to face a suspension in the wake of his recent legal woes.

New York Post

Concussion Knocked Westbrook Out
Eagles running back Brian Westbrook was knocked out with a concussion during Monday night's win over the Giants.


Chiefs To Release Larry Johnson
The Kansas City Chiefs will sever ties with problematic running back Larry Johnson, according to a team source that spoke to RealGM's Jeff Risdon.

Jeff Risdon/RealGM

Redskins Won't Allow Fans To Bring Signs
The Redskins are no longer allowing fans to bring signs to games at FedEx Field.

Pro Football Talk

Seymour: Raiders Couldn't Beat High School Team
Just one week ago, Richard Seymour said he felt as though the Raiders could make the playoffs.

USA Today