June 2010 - Football Wiretap
Pittsburgh Isn't Close To Deal With Adams
A deal between the Steelers and offensive tackle Flozell Adams isn't imminent, according to a league source. Adams visited the Steelers on Tuesday and took a physical. Agent Jordan Woy told the Steelers that Adams is drawing interest from at least three other clubs, according to a team source.
Union Looks At Six-Year CBA Deal With NFL
NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith says he and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell are working to finalize a Collective Bargaining Agreement that would run through the 2016 season. "We're going to negotiate a six-year deal," Smith told FOXSports.com at the NFL's Rookie Symposium. The CBA extension approved in 2006 was also six years in length. In 2008, owners unanimously voted to truncate the deal by two years. The NFL is now heading toward a work stoppage in March 2011 when the current CBA expires.
Jets' Chances Of Signing JaMarcus At 10 Percent
The New York Daily News reports that there is a just a 10 percent chance that the Jets will sign quarterback JaMarcus Russell, according to a league source. The Raiders released Russell this offseason after he ballooned to over 300 pounds.
Steelers Loses Another Offensive Lineman
Steelers rookie offensive tackle Chris Scott, the team's fifth round pick, will have surgery to repair a broken foot on Wednesday. He is expected to miss three months, meaning he'll miss the entire preseason and would not return until October at the earliest. Pittsburgh is already without starter Willie Colon, who tore his Achilles tendon and will be placed on the IR.
Tebow Wants To Prove Broncos Right
Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow has been all smiles at the NFL Rookie Symposium this week. He intends to deliver has a quarterback once he takes the field. "I definitely take pride in the coaches picking me and take pride in the fact that I want to prove them right," Tebow said. "That'll be a goal of mine in playing in the National Football League -- to prove coach McDaniels right and to prove Brian Xanders right and to prove the people that supported me right. "That's something that I'll take pride in trying to do."
Lions Won't Pursue Trade For Haynesworth
The Lions won't make a play for Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, according to Jason La Canfora. Detroit doesn't want Haynesworth to have a negative influence on rookie Ndamukong Suh. "Lions no longer mulling any trade for Albert Haynesworth. Have determined he'd be a possible negative influence on Suh," La Canfora wrote on his Twitter page.
Jets Inquire On JaMarcus Russell
Sources tell ESPNNewYork.com that the Jets have checked on JaMarcus Russell and have interest in the former first overall pick. The Jets are looking to acquire a veteran quarterback before training camp and, while league sources maintain that free agent Mark Brunell remains the odds-on favorite, Mike Tannenbaum isn't ignoring other options.
Son Of Randall Cunningham Drowns In Hot Tub
The young son of Randall Cunningham, the 2 1/2-year-old Christian, was found floating in the backyard hot tub. A woman at Cunningham's house was with several children when she found the boy at about 4:30 p.m., Las Vegas police Lt. Dennis Flynn said. Abuse and neglect detectives were investigating the incident at the house. Police said the drowning appeared to be an accident.
Saints' Super Bowl Ring Has Collected $500K
The Saints have raised nearly $500,000 in a Super Bowl ring raffle that will benefit people affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, according to the Times-Picayune. Raffle tickets are $2 each, but buyers must make a minimum $10 order. The deadline is Sept. 9, and the raffle winner will be announced before that night's regular-season opener.
Surveillance Video Said To Dispute Vick's Story
A spokesman for the Virginia Beach restaurant where a birthday party was held for Michael Vick said the establishment has surveillance video that conflicts with the account of Vick's attorney of the moments before a shooting early Friday morning. A man identified in media reports as Quanis Phillips was shot in the leg as the party was breaking up. Attorney Larry Woodward has said Vick was gone long before the shooting. "I'm not saying that Michael Vick did the shooting. But he did not leave [long] before," spokesman Allen Fabijan said.
Jets Players Prefer Clemens To Brunell
The Jets are interested in signing Mark Brunell as their backup quarterback.
Seattle Signs Ellison To New Contract
Kevin Ellison started nine games for the Chargers as a rookie.
Seahawks, Redskins Interested In Vincent Jackson
The Chargers have discussed possible trades involving Vincent Jackson.
Bradford Believes He'll Sign With Rams By Camp
Sam Bradford expects to report to camp on time.
Jets Have Inquired About JaMarcus Russell
The Jets want to add another quarterback before training camp.
Chad Jones Moved To New York Hospital
Police have confirmed that alcohol doesn't appear to have played a role in Chad Jones' wreck last Friday.
Cedric Benson Charged With Assault
Cedric Benson was arrested on Tuesday for an incident that took place on May 30.
Sapp To Haynesworth: 'Stop The BS'
Warren Sapp doesn't have any sympathy for Albert Haynesworth.
Jets, Second-Round Pick Close To Deal
The Jets are close to an agreement with rookie offensive tackle Vladimir Ducasse.
Bears Aren't Interested In Shawn Springs
The Bears are content with their depth at cornerback and are believed to have hit their budget limit.
Tomlinson Says Jets Will 'Absolutely' Win Super Bowl
LaDainian Tomlinson sees good things for the Jets this coming season.
Steelers Likely To Lose Starting OT For Five To Six Months
Pittsburgh starting offensive tackle Willie Colon suffered a torn Achilles.
Eagles, Jackson Make No Progress On New Deal
DeSean Jackson wants a new deal from the Eagles.
Attorney: Vick, Police Have Discussed Case
Michael Vick's longtime friend was involved in a shooting over the weekend.
NFL Pairing With Nickelodeon For Cartoon
A short cartoon featuring NFL players will air this fall.