November 2009 - Football Wiretap

Bowden Expected To Retire Tuesday

Nov 30, 2009 8:45 PM

Bobby Bowden?s coaching career at Florida State University is expected to end Tuesday, the Tallahassee Democrat has learned. Bowden is expected to announce his resignation by way of a statement to be released Tuesday. As part of his retirement, Bowden is expected to be offered a non-coaching position at FSU for an unspecified amount of time. In addition to any settlement compensation that may be negotiated as part of his retirement, Bowden is also entitled to $1 million upon his retirement as part of an existing clause in his coaching contract.

Tallahasse Democrat

Tags: NCAA

LenDale Was Benched For Being Late

Nov 30, 2009 5:38 PM

The Titans deactivated running back LenDale White for Sunday's game against the Cardinals after he was late for a walk-through on Saturday. It marked the first time since White's rookie season that he has missed a game. "I don't know. You'll have to ask [coach] Jeff [Fisher]. Ask Jeff," White said when asked about the incident. He has 208 yards and two touchdowns this season.


Tags: Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor

Norwood Could Start For Falcons

Nov 30, 2009 5:33 PM

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has suggested to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that running back Jerious Norwood will start on Sunday against the Eagles. Michael Turner left Sunday's game in the third quarter after reinjuring his right ankle. Turner has 864 yards and 10 touchdowns on 177 carries, while Norwood has just 100 yards on 25 attempts this season.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Misc Rumor

Caldwell Puts Rest Above Undefeated Record

Nov 30, 2009 5:28 PM

Colts coach Jim Caldwell will follow in the footsteps of Tony Dungy and put the team's heath above chasing an undefeated record. Indianapolis is 11-0 and has already clinched a postseason berth. Caldwell is expected to begin resting his starters once the Colts lock up home-field advantage. "It'll be somewhat similar to what we've done," he told Peter King of SI. "Going undefeated was always a secondary goal. I don't think we'll put too much emphasis on that."

Sports Illustrated

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Misc Rumor

Source: Ruskell Won't Return To Seahawks

Nov 30, 2009 5:25 PM

Seahawks general manager Tim Ruskell has been told that he will not be re-signed after the season, sources told Pro Football Weekly. Ruskell is in the final year of his contract. The decision could open the door for Mike Holmgren to return to Seattle.

Pro Football Weekly

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Eli: Injury Has Nothing To Do With Play

Nov 30, 2009 5:21 PM

Giants quarterback Eli Manning says that his injured foot has nothing to do with his mediocre play as of late. Manning is dealing with a stress reaction in his right foot. "In the games it doesn't bother me and I don't think about it. This is not something I am overly concerned with," Manning said. "It has been the same for probably the last three to four weeks, it's nothing new. I can go out and practice and do all I need to do." He doesn't think he'll eventually need surgery on the foot. "It's one of those things that time and rest is probably the biggest thing," Manning said. "Having the weekend and the bye week and off week helped some. Time to rest it is helpful. It is not something I think will linger or bother me."


Tags: New York Giants, Injury

Delhomme Has Broken Finger

Nov 30, 2009 5:19 PM

Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme broke a finger on his throwing hand in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Jets. Carolina coach John Fox said that Delhomme may be replaced by Matt Moore this Sunday against Tampa Bay because of the injury. Delhomme threw four interceptions on Sunday, but Fox said that if the quarterback doesn't play it'll be entirely injury-based. "If his finger wasn't an issue, I couldn't with a straight face make a change just with him," Fox said. "That was a combined effort by the offensive players, not just one player. ... It was poor not just by the quarterback." Delhomme has throw eight touchdowns against 18 interceptions this season.


Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury

Warner To See Doctor About Vision

Nov 30, 2009 5:16 PM

Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner plans to see an ophthalmologist about lingering post-concussion symptoms. He missed Arizona's 20-17 loss to Tennessee on Sunday night. Warner said he's having issues with his eyes, something he hoped would have subsided last week but never did. He sustained the concussion in the second quarter of Arizona's 21-13 victory at St. Louis and didn't play in the second half of the game.


Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Injury

Ryan Will Miss Game Against Eagles

Nov 30, 2009 5:14 PM

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will not play against the Eagles this coming Sunday. Atlanta coach Mike Smith announced the decision on Monday. Ryan suffered a turf toe injury early in Atlanta's win over Tampa Bay.


Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Injury

Notre Dame Fires Charlie Weis

Nov 30, 2009 3:37 PM

Notre Dame announced the firing of Charlie Weis, its head football coach, on Monday. ?We have great expectations for our football program, and we have not been able to meet those expectations,? Notre Dame?s athletic director, Jack Swarbrick, said in a news release. ?As an alumnus, Charlie understands those goals and expectations better than most, and he?s as disappointed as anyone that we have not achieved the desired results.? Weis had six years remaining on his contract and could be owed as much as $18 million.

New York Times

Tags: NCAA

Risdon's $.10 For Week 12
Vince Young and the Titans are for real, Favre continues to transform the Vikings, LeSean McCoy's conversion and Colt McCoy for the Heisman.

Jeff Risdon/RealGM

Frustrated Cutler Shoves Away Microphone
Jay Cutler's frustration is starting to show.


Tomlin: Steelers Are Going To 'Unleash Hell'
The Steelers are in danger of missing the playoffs.


Source: Browns Lose Rogers For Season
Shaun Rogers is done for the rest of the year.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Jackson Outshines Lynch In Buffalo
Fred Jackson may be supplanting Marshawn Lynch in Buffalo.

Buffalo News

Chambers Could Re-Sign With Chiefs
Chris Chambers has excelled with the Chiefs.

Kansas City Star

Returning To Seattle Isn't High On Holmgren's List
Mike Holmgren reportedly wants a new mountain to climb.

Twitter (Chris Mortensen)

Colts Become First Team In Postseason
The Colts are headed to the playoffs.


RealGM's Week 12 Rundown
The Colts scored 21 points in the fourth quarter for yet another come-from-behind win in Week 12.

Andrew Perna/RealGM

Florida Pads Lead Over Alabama In AP Poll
Florida has extended their lead over Alabama.


Bowden Wants To Coach FSU In 2010
Bobby Bowden wants to return in 2010.


Eagles Lose Jackson To Head Injury
DeSean Jackson left Sunday's game against the Redskins with a head/neck injury.


Ryan, Turner Leave Atlanta's Comeback
Matt Ryan and Michael Turner left Atlanta's win on Sunday.


NFL Close To Rule On Return From Concussion
Soon players won't be able to re-enter games that they leave with concussion symptoms.


Report: Weis Already Contacted By NFL Teams
Charlie Weis could soon return to the NFL.

Pro Football Talk

Cincinnati Will Be Without Benson
Cedric Benson won't play against the Browns.

Turner Expected To Play Against Bucs
Michael Turner has scored 10 touchdowns in 2009.

Haslett Says He's Been Contacted For NFL Job
Jim Haslett says he's received interest from NFL teams.


Bengals One Win From Feat Similar To 'Dating Halle Berry'
The Bengals are undefeated in the AFC North.

Cincinnati Enquirer

Rice, Emmitt Lead HOF Semifinalists
Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith are among 25 candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.