September 2010 - Football Wiretap

Chargers To Use Starters To Stop Special Teams' Bleeding
The Chargers have given up three touchdowns on special teams, which has led Norv Turner to put their starters on that unit.

North County Times

Charlie Weis Undergoes Emergency Gall Bladder Surgery
Charlie Weis had emergency gall bladder surgery Monday morning.

Polian: 18-Game Schedule Already A Done Deal
According to Bill Polian, the NFL's debate over expanding the schedule to 18 games is already a done deal.


Kosier Out Up To Four Weeks With Knee Injury
The Dallas offensive line will be without Kyle Kosier for up to four weeks.

George Blanda Dies At 83
George Blanda died on Monday at the age of 83.

Bills Release Trent Edwards
The Bills have released Trent Edwards one week after he lost his job as starting quarterback.


Benson Still Dislikes RB Rotation
Cedric Benson was held under 100 yards rushing for the third consecutive week.

Cody Expecting To Debut Week 4 Against Pittsburgh
Terrence Cody was off Baltimore's injury report, but did not dress against the Browns.

Baltimore Sun

49ers Fire Jimmy Raye
Mike Johnson will replace Jimmy Raye and become San Francisco's eighth offensive coordinator in eight seasons.

Stover, Carney To Tryout For Saints
Matt Stover has received a tryout with the New Orleans Saints.

Baltimore Sun

Crabtree Wishes He Could Call The Plays
After an 0-3 start, the 49ers will make some changes heading into Week 4.

Sacramento Bee

Risdon's $.10 After Week 3
Mike Singletary continues to prove he's all style and no substance, why Terrell Pryor is a better NFL prospect than Jake Locker, the truth about the NFC East and more.

Jeff Risdon/RealGM

Oregon, Stanford Bumped To ABC's Game Of The Week
Oregon and Stanford will be ABC's nationally televised game of the week this coming Saturday.

Seattle Times

Nevada Ranked For First Time Since 1948
Nevada was No. 25 in the poll released Sunday and is off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 1991, the year before it jumped from Division I-AA competition to the top level.

Seattle Times

Janikowski Sits Alone On Team Bus After Missed FG
Sebastian Janikowski missed a 32-yard field goal with four seconds remaining in Sunday's game, which would have won the game for Oakland.

Arizona Republic

Chiefs Find Pass Rush Against 49ers
After two seasons of ineptitude with their pass rush, Kansas City recorded five sacks against the 49ers on Sunday.

Kansas City Star

Tebow Falls To No. 3 On Denver's QB Depth Chart
Tim Tebow was the No. 3 quarterback for the Denver Broncos' game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.


Steven Jackson Leaves Game With Groin Injury
Rams running back Steven Jackson has left Sunday's game to have medical tests after injuring his groin.


Detroit's PR Stepped Away From Football For Three Years After HS
Detroit's punt returner Stefan Logan took a three-year break from football upon graduating from high school.

Donald Lee Won't Ask For Trade From Green Bay Despite Demotions
Donald Lee has fallen on Green Bay's tight end depth chart.

Journal Sentinel

Texans Feel Fortunate To Have Been Passed For 'Hard Knocks'?
Texans owner Bob McNair lobbied for his franchise to appear on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' before the 2010 season, but the Jets were eventually chosen.


Colts Sign WR Blair White
With Pierre Garcon out for Sunday's game at Denver, the Colts have signed WR Blair White from their practice squad.

Phillip Wilson/Indy Star (via Twitter)

John Lucas Counseling JaMarcus Russell
JaMarcus Russell has been demonstrating physical and mental progress since working with NBA coach John Lucas.


Chargers To Test Seattle's Rookie Saftety Thomas
San Diego's passing game is predicated on their receivers getting past opposing team's safeties, which will lead Philip Rivers to test rookie Earl Thomas.

Seattle Times

Boise State Wins 37-24 In National Spotlight
Boise State overcame a rash of penalties and special-teams blunders Saturday night at Bronco Stadium to beat No. 24 Oregon State 37-24.

Idaho Statesman

Haynesworth: Contract Doesn't Make Me A Slave
Albert Haynesworth was outspoken in his own defense of how he has been treated by the Redskins this season.


Tackle Marcus McNeill Rejoins Chargers
Chargers tackle Marcus McNeill signed a one-year contract tender on Saturday.

Press Release

Michigan QB Robinson Leaves Game Injured
Michigan QB Denard Robinson left the game against Bowling Green on Saturday with an apparent left knee injury.

San Francisco May Dress All Eight 2010 Draft Picks At Kansas City
The 49ers may dress all eight of their 2010 draft picks in Sunday's game at Kansas City.

Sacramento Bee

Member Of Giants Doesn't Believe McKinley Suicide Story
D.J. Johnson spent time with Kenny McKinley on Denver's practice squad in 2009.