May 2011 - Football Wiretap

Wilkerson's Versatility Suits Ryan's Creativity
The Jets drafted Muhammad Wilkerson with 30th overall pick.

Yahoo! Sports

Plaxico Burress To Eagles Rumors Real?
Eagles coach Andy Reid is very interested in soon-to-be free agent Plaxico Burress.

Adam Caplan/FOX Sports

Vikings Latest To Turn Down Hard Knocks
The Vikings want to focus on trying to get a new $1.1 billion stadium built.

National Football Post

NFL Has Plan In Place If Season Is Delayed
It would take some creative scheduling, but the NFL has a plan in place to play a full schedule even if the lockout lingers into what is supposed to be the start of the season.

New York Daily News

Crabtree Has Yet To Join 49ers Workouts
Michael Crabtree has arrived in the Bay Area, but there are a number of prominent 49ers that haven't join informal workouts yet.

Sacramento Bee

Steve Smith's Knee Rehab Progressing
Steve Smith could become a restricted free agent based on the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement.

Ohm Youngmisuk/

Packers Could Still Enforce Employee Paycuts
About 75 percent of NFL teams have imposed a pay reduction of some kind in reaction the lockout.

Wilf Sees New Stadium As Economic Lift To Minnesota
Zygi Wilf believes the Vikings would be able to host a Super Bowl at the stadium they are trying to get approval for in Minnesota.

Benn Recovering Faster Than Expected From Knee Injury
Arrelious Been tore his ACL six months ago, but he was working out with teammates this past week.

St. Petersburg Times

Group Asks FCC To Eliminate NFL Blackouts
A nonprofit organization wants the FCC to put an end to blackouts of sports broadcasts

National Football Post

Steelers Doing Little During Lockout
The Steelers feel their defense could benefit from rest as they aren't getting any younger.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jets D-Linemen Plan Drills, Workouts
New York's defensive linemen have been lifting weights and running while the NFL's labor dispute lingers.

Associated Press

Ravens' Gaither's Back 'Feeling Great'
The 6-foot-9, 340-pound offensive tackle missed all last season for the Ravens with an upper back injury.

Bills Eye Battle Between Hangartner, Wood
Eric Wood filled in for Geoff Hangartner late last season and played well.

Faine Clarifies Riff On Bucs Workouts
In February, Jeff Faine indicated that player-led workouts would be a challenge to organize and execute.

Kaepernick Takes Part In 49ers' Workouts
Colin Kaepernick had a procedure on his left leg after the 49ers selected him in the second round of last month's draft.

Edwards Makes Good On Tuition Promise
Braylon Edwards is giving about $1 million to the students from the ADVANCE 100 program.

Associated Press

McCoy, Browns Gather For Third Minicamp
The workout will take place in June at the University of Texas.

Former Employee Accused Of Stealing From T.O.
An employee used the wide receiver's bank account to pay rent on a $2,000-a-month apartment in Atlanta.

Snyder Turns Over Decisions To Shanahan
Redskins owner Daniel Snyder says he doesn't want to be involved in football operations.

Johnson: Palmer Isn't Cincinnati's Only Problem
Tank Johnson highlighted Carson Palmer, Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens as issues in Cincinnati.

Smith Contemplating Permanent Decertification
Gene Upshaw once flirted with the idea of permanent decertification in the 1990s.

Michael Silver/Yahoo! Sports

Kolb Won't Cause Problems If Eagles Don't Trade Him
Kevin Kolb wants a chance to start for a team after being surpassed by Michael Vick in Philadelphia.

USA Today

NFL: Court Must Honor Labor Law
The NFL maintains that the players should exit the courts and come back to the negotiating table.

Associated Press

Vick Dogfighting Compound Bought
An animal rights group bought Michael Vick's former dogfighting compound on Friday.

Associated Press

Warner: Players Have To Give In
Kurt Warner believes that a new agreement will only be reached when the players give in a little bit to the NFL's owners.

USA Today

Moss-To-Jets Becoming More Than Talk
The Jets have been working on a plan for once the league year starts and the free agency frenzy begins.

Rams Donate $25K To Tornado Relief
The donations will be split between the American Red Cross and Salvation Army.

Associated Press

Cowboys Want Seating Case Tossed
The motion filed on Thursday says the ticket holders aren't entitled to compensation beyond what they've already been offered.

Associated Press

Aqib Talib Indicted In Texas
Aqib Talib has been out on $25,000 bond since March 30.