December 2011 - Football Wiretap

Romo Practices With Wrap On Hand
Tony Romo fully expects to face the Giants in a do-or-die game on Sunday night.

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Report: Brady Has X-Ray On Shoulder
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a left shoulder injury that reportedly required X-rays.

Stevie Johnson Expects Bills To Re-Sign Him
With negotiations between the Bills and Stevie Johnson currently at a stand still, there is a chance that the wide receiver may play his final game with the team on Sunday.


Saints To Go 'Full Speed' Against Panthers
Saints coach Sean Payton isn't about to make any changes entering the regular-season finale against the Panthers.

Browns Aren't Looking For Payback Against Harrison
The Browns will likely finish the season with Colt McCoy, but they won't look for payback this weekend when they face the Steelers.

Marshall: 'Jordan Rule' Applies To Revis
Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall believes that Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis gets special consideration from officials.

Braylon Edwards Clears Waivers
He was released on Tuesday three months after undergoing surgery on his right knee that limited him.

Dietrich-Smith: Suh Called To Apologize After Thanksgiving Stomp
Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith said Ndamukong Suh called him to apologize a few days after the Lions defensive lineman's infamous Thanksgiving Day stomp.

Associated Press

Colts Playing For Win, Not First Pick
Some of the team's die-hard fans are urging them to bench starters and lose Sunday's season finale at Jacksonville so they can get the top pick.

Associated Press

49ers May Sign Wide Receiver For Playoffs
The 49ers could sign Brian Finneran or Chris Chambers for the playoffs.

San Francisco Chronicle

Report: Cardinals Plan To Keep Kolb
The Cardinals plan to keep quarterback Kevin Kolb for at least one more season.

Newton Blames Russell, Young For Criticism
Cam Newton has been wildly successful this season despite numerous critics of his play.

Al Harris Decides To Retire
The Rams have announced that veteran defensive back Al Harris has decided to retire.

Pro Football Talk

Roy Williams Hopes To Re-Sign With Bears
Bears wide receiver Roy Williams thinks he's made enough plays in 2011 to warrant another year with the team.

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Phillips Returns To Practice With Texans
Wade Phillips underwent kidney and gall bladder surgery two weeks ago.

Associated Press

Ray Lewis: Ravens-Bengals Like Playoff Game
Cincinnati can reach the playoffs with a win over Baltimore on Sunday.

Mike Munchak Not Leaving Titans
Mike Munchak says he has "no interest" in coaching Penn State.

Falcons 'Won't Forget' Brees Throwing Late To Break Record
Drew Brees set the record on a nine-yard touchdown strike to running back Darren Sproles that increased the team's lead to 29 points.

Suggs: Ravens Will Be In Super Bowl, Not Pro Bowl
Terrell Suggs doesn't expect to play in this season's Pro Bowl.

Eric LeGrand To Attend Broncos Game
Paralyzed former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand says he will attend the Denver's home game against Kansas City on Sunday.

Associated Press

Bears Place Cutler, Forte On Injured Reserve
Jay Cutler and Matt Forte won't play against Minnesota in Chicago's season finale.

Jason Taylor Set To Announce Retirement
Jason Taylor, one of the NFL's top sack specialists of all time, is expected to call an end to his legendary career Sunday.

Report: Mike Munchak Eyed For PSU Job
Titans coach Mike Munchak has been targeted for the job of Penn State head coach by a search panel tasked with finding a successor to fired Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno.

Despite Not Being On The Ballot, Pierre-Paul Is Pro Bowl Bound
He made the team thanks to the votes from the players and coaches.

Pro Football Talk

Sanchez: More Success On The Way
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, coming off two poor outings in a row, insisted Tuesday that he's not fazed by negative criticism and predicted better days ahead.

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Saints Mum On Whether Brees Will Pad Passing Mark
With 5,087 yards passing this season after Monday night's victory over Atlanta, Drew Brees enters the final week of the season 190 yards ahead of New England's Tom Brady.

Associated Press

Roethlisberger Has 'Shot' To Face Browns
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin believes injured quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and center Maurkice Pouncey both have "a shot" to play in Sunday's regular season finale at Cleveland.

Patriots, 49ers Each Have Eight Pro Bowlers
Tom Brady is one of eight Patriots and Patrick Willis one of eight 49ers to make the Pro Bowl, the most on each roster.

Associated Press

49ers Release Braylon Edwards
Struggling wide receiver Braylon Edwards was released by the 49ers on Tuesday.

Colston Won't Give Saints Hometown Discount
Saints wide receiver Marques Colston will not give the team a hometown discount as a free agent this coming offseason, according to a source.