June 2011 - Football Wiretap

Labor Talks Set For Minnesota
This week's "secret" negotiations between the NFL and its locked-out players will take place in Minnesota.

ESPN.com

Ponder: 'I Want To Definitely Start Week 1'
Christian Ponder knows he'll have to battle for Minnesota's starting job.

NFL.com

Tomlinson Enjoying Break Provided By Lockout
After 10 NFL seasons, LaDainian Tomlinson has been able to spend more time with family while resting his body.

Associated Press

NFL Shops New Thursday Night Package
The potential Thursday night package could be worth as much as $700 million per year, according to sources.

Sports Business Journal

Branch: 'I Promise You There Will Be Football'
Deion Branch doesn't want fans to worry about the possibility of no football this fall.

NESN.com

Olsen: Cutler Moving Well, Offense Primed
Greg Olsen says the Bears have been preparing for Year 2 in Mike Martz's offensive system.

ESPN.com

Eli Manning Optimistic About New CBA
Eli Manning is optimistic there will be a new collective bargaining agreement and an NFL season.

Associated Press

Titans Add Bonik To Coaching Staff
The Titans have added a new member to their coaching staff.

Fox Sports

Kaepernick Chooses Minicamp Over Symposium
Colin Kaepernick is nearly fully healed from a surgical procedure early last month.

Sacramento Bee

Gibbs Behind Rookie Financial Seminar
Joe Gibbs often had financial conversations with his players when he coached the Redskins.

USA Today

Crowder: 'I Know People Hate Me'
Channing Crowder has started for Miami for six years.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Chad Jones Hopes To Play In 2012
Nearly a year after the car crash that nearly took his life, Chad Jones hopes to return to football next year.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN.com

Del Rio Wants Gabbert To Learn From Former QBs
Blaine Gabbert has already learned from David Garrard, but Jack Del Rio wants him to seek out more advice.

Florida Times-Union

Source: T.O. Tore ACL Filming TV Show
Terrell Owens has undergone surgery to repair a torn ACL in one of his knees, according to sources familiar with the injury.

ESPN.com

Syracuse Hires Videographer Who Illegally Taped
Former Broncos videographer Steve Scarnecchia graduated from Syracuse eleven years ago.

NFL.com

Brown Ready For Next Phase Of Career
Ronnie Brown is ready to move on if the Dolphins don't want to bring him back.

NFL.com

Details Of Cox Allegations To Be Released
The Associated Press and The Denver Post pushed for the release of information.

Associated Press

Brees' Contract Will Be An Issue Soon
Once Peyton Manning gets his huge contract, Drew Brees is expected to be next in line.

Pro Football Talk

Cardinals Gave Lawmakers Tickets
The Cardinals were looking to improve their standing at the Arizona Legislature after losing battles to the Fiesta Bowl over stadium-sharing issues.

Arizona Republic

Newton Doesn't Agree He Has Racial Stereotypes To Overcome
Warren Moon, who served as an unpaid advisor to Cam Newton prior to the NFL Draft, started the racial conversation.

NFL.com

Kindle 'Extra Hungry' To Show Ravens His Worth
Sergio Kindle is motivated to prove his worth to the team after missing all of last season with a head injury.

NFL.com

Gruden Gushes Over Terrelle Pryor
Jon Gruden is very impressed with Terrelle Pryor's ability to play quarterback.

National Football Post

McNabb Isn't A Fan Of Twitter
Donovan McNabb doesn't think athletes should be posting their opinions on the game, their teams and playing time on Twitter.

Sports Radio Interviews

Hillis Isn't Letting Madden Cover, Lockout Slow Preparations
Peyton Hillis isn't getting complacent.

Cleveland Plain-Dealer

Bengals Tired Of Palmer Talk
The Bengals are tired of talking about a player that doesn't want to be a part of the team.

Cincinnati Enquirer

McNabb Ranks Urlacher As 'Top Three' LB
Donovan McNabb expects to see Brian Urlacher inducted into the Hall of Fame one day.

NFL.com

Bills Unveil New Uniforms For 2011
The Bills retained the charging buffalo logo, but made color and design changes.

NFL.com

Johnson Has Money On Mind, Prepared For Holdout
Chris Johnson has a $800,000 base salary for the 2011 season.

NFL.com

Wilson 'Definitely Optimistic' About Labor Talks
Bills safety George Wilson likes what he sees and hears about the players' recent discussions with NFL owners to end the lockout.

NFL.com

Ochocinco: Palmer 'Means Business' With Retirement Talk
Chad Ochocinco has no doubt that Carson Palmer will retire if the Bengals don't trade him.

NFL.com