March 2010 - Football Wiretap
Ex-Teammate Caldwell Believes Tebow Is A Second-Rounder
Bengals wide receiver Andre Caldwell sees Florida quarterback Tim Tebow as a second-round pick. Caldwell played with Tebow for two seasons with the Gators. He doesn't think Tebow will either be an elite passer, but praised his work ethic and said he would take his former teammate in the "late second round" if he was the general manager. "He needs time," Caldwell said. "He needs to sit behind one of those good quarterbacks for about three years because I know he?s going to put in the work and the effort to be a great quarterback. He?s going to learn. I don?t think he?s going to be an elite passer ever. But he?s a playmaker. He?ll get the ball there. He probably can?t make the prettiest looking passes. But he?s going to use what he has to his advantage. Running. Scrambling. Making passes. He?s got a strong arm and I think he can make the throws, but they may not be the prettiest."
Dez Bryant Defends Himself Against Critics
Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant is defending himself against critics as the NFL Draft draws closer. "I'm not the type of person that will try to confront somebody, but now I feel like it's gone too far. It's gone too far," Bryant said. "I ain't never got in trouble with nobody. I never said anything. I don't say anything wrong to nobody. I'm friendly. This here is too far. "What do this got to do with me playing football? Even if I did forget my cleats, what do that have to do with me playing football? I don't think it has anything to do with me playing football."
Raiders Could Ask Russell To Take Paycut
The Raiders may ask quarterback JaMarcus Russell to take a pay cut if they end up acquiring a high-profile quarterback like Donovan McNabb, according to the San Jose Mercury News. However, Russell has said that he won't accept a pay cut.
Gaither Signs One-Year Tender With Eagles
Restricted free-agent linebacker Omar Gaither has signed a one-year tender offer from the Eagles. Gaither started the first three games of last season for Philadelphia at middle linebacker, but was benched in favor of Jeremiah Trotter in Week 5.
McCoy Looks Accurate In Workout
Texas quarterback Colt McCoy threw all sorts of passes in a workout for NFL scouts on Wednesday. "I've been waiting for this day a long time," he said. "I thought I went out there and killed it today." McCoy showed off his healed right shoulder, completing all 46 of his passes in a controlled workout.
Source: Rams Workout Colt McCoy
The Rams will hold a private workout with Colt McCoy before next month's NFL Draft, according to a league source. St. Louis is expected to take Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the first overall pick, which makes their interest in McCoy noteworthy.
Joey Porter Says Officer Struck Him
Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter has accused a California Highway Patrol officer of unlawfully striking him. The incident took place on the night Porter was arrested on charges of drunken driving, battery on a peace officer and resisting arrest. Porter's allegation is under investigation in the context of the whole incident, Sgt. Larry McGuire said Tuesday.
Criminal Charges Against Holmes Dropped
Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes will not be charged in connection with a March 7 altercation that left a woman with a cut above her right eye. Orlando police Sgt. Barbara Jones said Tuesday that the case has been closed since Anshonae Mills declined to press charges. Mills claims that Holmes threw a glass of liquor at her after the two argued over a seat in a VIP room. According to the report, investigating officer Damon Barnes witnessed Mills "smiling" and "rubbing Holmes' face" after the two talked outside Rain nightclub.
Eugene Signs Tender With Oakland
Raiders safety Hiram Eugene has signed his restricted free agent tender to return to the team next season. Eugene has been a part-time starter the past three seasons for Oakland.
Elam Signs, Retires With Broncos
Kicker Jason Elam will sign a one-day contract with the Broncos so he can retire as a member of the team. Elam played 15 seasons with Denver from 1993 to 2007 and shares the NFL record with Tom Dempsey for the longest field goal.
Sources: Texans, Ryans Agree To Deal
DeMeco Ryans is now under contract through the 2015 season.
Philadelphia No Longer Shopping Vick
Of their three quarterbacks, the Eagles may be least willing to trade Michael Vick.
Source: No Frontrunner For McNabb
Trade talk involving Donovan McNabb could last until late April.
Sources: Raiders, Eagles Haven't Discussed McNabb
The Raiders may not be as close to landing Donovan McNabb as ESPN is reporting.
Raiders Getting Offers For 8th Pick
Oakland is getting calls about the eighth overall pick.
Eagles Re-Sign Hobbs, Gocong To Tenders
Ellis Hobbs and Chris Gocong have signed one-year deals.
Weaver Wants McNabb In Philadelphia
Leonard Weaver wants the Eagles to let Donovan McNabb play out the final year of his deal.
Report: Bradford Could Refuse Pre-Draft Contract With Rams
St. Louis is believed to be leaning towards Sam Bradford.
Aaron Smith: Roethlisberger Won't Be A Distraction
Ben Roethlisberger's off-field issues don't concern his teammates.
Scout: Kolb Better Suited For Eagles Than McNabb
Kevin Kolb doesn't have Donovan McNabb's arm strength, but he is more accurate.
Seahawks Sign Special Teams Star Morey
The Seahawks have signed a special teams ace in Sean Morey.
Holmes Says He Didn't Throw Drink At Nightclub
A woman claims that Santonio Holmes threw a glass at her.