December 2012 - Football Wiretap

Giants May Look To Remake Pass Rush In Offseason
Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck are candidates to be depart the defensive line.

Dan Graziano/ESPN

Matthew Slater Earns $300k Bonus For Pro Bowl Selection
Matthew Slater's Pro Bowl selection triggered a $300,000 incentive clause in his contract.

Field Yates/ESPN

Report: Jets Will Fire GM Tannenbaum
Mike Tannenbaum joined the Jets in 1997.

Lisa Zimmerman/CBS Sports

Bucs Create $18M In Cap Room By Redoing Deals For Jackson, Nicks
Vincent Jackson's new base salary for 2013 will be $840,000 and his cap figure will drop to $3.472 million.

Pat Yasinskas/ESPN

Calvin Johnson Called 'LeBron Of NFL'
Calvin Johnson broke the single-season record for receiving yards with 1,892.


Report: Justin Smith Has Partially Torn Triceps
The 49ers have listed Justin Smith's injury as related to his elbow.

Eric Branch/San Francisco Chronicle

Peterson Sits Out Thursday's Practice
Adrian Peterson has recently been bothered by abdominal soreness.

Mark Craig/Star Tribune

Sherman Wins PED Appeal
Richard Sherman has been facing a four-game ban.

RealGM Staff Report

Full List Of 2012 Pro Bowlers
The 49ers have six Pro Bowlers on defense and nine of their 22 overall starters.

RealGM Staff Report

Sanchez To Start Week 17 For Jets
Mark Sanchez will start Week 17 for the Jets as Greg McElroy deals with concussion symptoms.

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Cutler Prefers To Distribute Passes More Evenly
Despite excellent production from Brandon Marshall, Jay Cutler said he would rather distribute the ball more evenly.

Sean Jensen/Chicago Sun-Times

Gronkowski Still Not Ready To Return
Rob Gronkowski continues to be listed as day-to-day after suffering a broken forearm in Week 11.

Field Yates/ESPN

Browns May Start Third-String QB In Finale
Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy are both currently battling shoulder injuries

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Wilson Has More 90+ QBR Games As Luck, RGIII Combined
Russell Wilson has five games with a 90+ Total QBR.


Felix Jones Has Disappeared With Murray's Return
Felix Jones has touched the ball just 12 times since DeMarco Murray's return.

Rainer Sabin/Dallas Morning News

Bengals Claim Sanzenbacher Off Waivers
Dane Sanzenbacher finished the season with 27 catches for 276 yards and three touchdowns.

Sean Jensen/Chicago Sun-Times

Beanie Wells Wants Week 17 To Be Showcase For 31 Other Teams
Beanie Wells expects Week 17 to be his final game for the Cardinals.


Vick Excited For Week 17, Won't View Start As Audition
Michael Vick won't be owed any money by the Eagles if they release him by Feb. 6.


Kaepernick Had Zero QBR Against Seahawks When Pressured
Colin Kaepernick had a QB rating of 103.6 when not pressured against the Seahawks.

Cole Schultz/Pro Football Focus

Eli Manning Blames Lack Of Practice Time For Struggles
Eli Manning cites a lack of practice time with Hakeem Nicks and Ahmad Bradshaw as an excuse for the struggles.

Ohm Youngmisuk/ESPN

Packers To Leave Cobb On Special Teams Despite Injury
Randall Cobb was injured when tackled returning a punt on Sunday.


J.J. Watt Could Become First Player With 100 Season PFF Grade
J.J. Watt has a +92.8 grade this season based on the scoring system created by Pro Football Focus.

Ben Stockwell/Pro Football Focus

Heath Miller Tears ACL
Heath Miller finished the season with 71 catches for career highs of 816 yards and eight touchdowns.


Manningham Tore ACL, PCL
Mario Manningham was tackled low by Leroy Hill.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Palmer To Miss Week 17, Leinart Expected To Start
Carson Palmer will miss Week 17 due to cracked ribs and a bruised lung.

Gerry Spratt/San Francisco Chronicle

Tebow Asked Not To Play Wildcat
Tim Tebow was upset about being passed over as starter in Week 16.

Rich Cimini, Jane McManus/ESPN

Vick Could Start Week 17 With Foles Out
Michael Vick could start at quarterback against the Giants in what is expected to be his final game with the franchise.


Browns Interested In Saban, Kelly, McDaniels
The Browns are expected to part ways with Pat Shurmur and Tom Heckert.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Reid Wants To Coach Elsewhere In 2013
Andy Reid is believed to be wanting a change after 14 seasons with the Eagles regardless of what ownership decides.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Eagles Expected To Pursue Chip Kelly
Chip Kelly is expected to strongly consider leaving Oregon for the NFL amid potential NCAA sanctions.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports