May 2010 - Football Wiretap
Rams Working On Atogwe Deal As Deadline Nears
The Rams and safety Oshiomogho Atogwe continue to work on a contract for the restricted free agent, according to a source. St. Louis is still trying to sign Atogwe to a long-term deal. They risk losing him after he didn't sign his restricted tender offer. If the sides don't reach a multi-year deal, then they have until midnight on June 1 to decide whether or not to place a high tender on Atogwe to keep him; otherwise he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
Seahawks Won't Pursue Owens Unless 'Something Drastic Happens'
The Seahawks aren't going to pursue free-agent wide receiver Terrell Owens unless "something drastic happens." That's what Seattle general manager John Schneider said in a radio interview earlier this week. It is believed that the Seahawks have more interest in Owens prior to drafting Golden Tate in April.
Pierce Headed Towards Retirement
Longtime Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce may be headed towards retirement. Pierce suffered a herniated disc in his neck in Week 9 against San Diego and missed the rest of the season. "It is healing but I am going to need surgery to continue playing," said Pierce. "That's not an option I am looking forward to. It is looking like it is going down that [retirement] path. First offseason I am having away from football and I am enjoying it."
Moss Not Retiring, Looking For Agent
Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss says he isn't close to retirement and is looking to replace his recently-fired agent. "I have no intention of retiring soon," Moss told the Boston Herald. "What I did with firing an agent was, I thought time had run out. There were some things that couldn't be done that needed to be done." Moss also told the Herald that he's looking for new representation. "To all the agents out there, I am a free man! I am looking for a new agent," Moss told the Herald. "I got this football thing under control, but going into my 13th year in the league, I'm still marketable. I'm looking for an agent that's going to get me out there with my marketing ability."
Fate Of Bush's Heisman Coming Soon
Saints running back Reggie Bush will find out the fate of his Heisman trophy this week. He could lose the trophy if it turns out that he was ineligible for all or part of the 2005 season. According to ESPN Los Angeles.com, and citing a source with knowledge of the situation, the NCAA will release its findings Friday on the investigation into the USC football and basketball programs.
Stallworth Could Return Punts For Ravens
It's possible that the Ravens could use wide receiver Donte Stallworth to bolster their return game in 2010. He hasn't returned a punt in a regular-season game since 2005 with the Saints.
Ochocinco Set For Third Reality Show
Bengals wide receiver Chad Ochocinco is set to begin his third reality television show. Saturday in Los Angeles, Chad Ochocinco started shooting his new VH1 reality show, "Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch," and meets the 85 ladies wanting to date him. "When you have a talent doing as many things as Chad does, and he's a big NFL star, there are no holidays. You work every day," says Bob Horowitz, executive producer and president of Juma Entertainment in Los Angeles. Ochocinco recently finished competing in ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Garcon Presented With Warner Award
Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon was presented with the Warner Award, the highest honor of Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc., at a banquet Saturday in Philadelphia. Garcon is the first active NFL player to receive the award. Previous recipients include Myles Brand, the late NCAA president, former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and former U.S. Congressman and USA Football chairman Jack Kemp. "It's a real nice thing. I never could have imagined it," Garcon said.
Randy Moss Parts Ways With Agent
Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has parted ways with longtime agent Tim DiPiero. DiPiero says that Moss plans to play without an agent for the remainder of his career. ProFootballTalk.com first reported the news. His contract expires after the 2010 season.
Suh Aims To Avoid Hold Out
Ndamukong Suh isn't close to signing with the Lions, but the former Nebraska defensive tackle certainly doesn't want to hold out. Suh's agent, Eugene Parker, said the process of closing a deal with a first-round draft pick takes time and that "when there's a sense of urgency by both parties, things get done." Detroit selected Suh with the second overall pick in April. "I'm not a guy that likes to be a part of drama," he said. "I definitely don't want to hold out."
Ringer's Carries Could Increase
Javon Ringer is getting more looks with Chris Johnson at home.
Garrett Under Pressure To Deliver
The Cowboys need to deliver offensively in 2010.
Browns Could Use Delhomme, Wallace At QB
The Browns could use both Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace at times this season.
Goodell Provides No Updates On CBA Talks
Roger Goodell had no updates to give on the status on labor negotiations.
Pat White Facing Make-Or-Break Year
Pat White isn't guaranteed a roster spot heading into the 2010 season.
Brown Unlikely To Get Long-Term Deal From Saints
Jammal Brown has skipped voluntary workouts after missing all of last season with a hip injury.
Rams Still Trying To Lock Up Atogwe
St. Louis would like to re-sign Oshiomogho Atogwe before June 1.
Wayne Says Ex-Girlfriend Stole $93K
An ex-girlfriend reportedly made $93,000 in online purchases with Reggie Wayne's credit card.
Gates Will Test Foot In 2 To 3 Weeks
Antonio Gates is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot.
Miles Austin Still Waiting To Sign Tender
Miles Austin made $1.5 million in 2009.
Seattle Has Options At Running Back
The Seahawks might be in the market for a running back.
Goodell: More Cold-Weather Super Bowls May Be Coming
The 2014 Super Bowl in New York will be a test.
Goodell To Give Commencement Speech At UMass-Lowell
Roger Goodell will also accept an honorary degree for his late father.
White Facing Four-Game Suspension?
Seattle may have let LenDale White go because of a rumored four-game suspension.
Miami's Merling On Field After Arrest
Phillip Merling is the fourth Dolphins player arrested this offseason.