August 2013 - Football Wiretap

McFadden Wants To Remain With Raiders Long-Term
The Raiders have yet to reach out to Darren McFadden about an extension.

Scott Bair/Comcast

Johnny Manziell Receives Half Game Suspension
Texas A&M and the NCAA reached agreement on the issue of whether Johnny Manziell was paid for signing autographs.

Brett McMurphy/ESPN

Report: Aaron Hernandez Heavily Used Angel Dust
Aaron Hernandez was close to being cut by the Patriots in the spring of 2013 before allegedly committing first degree murder.

Paul Solotaroff, Ron Borges/Rolling Stone

Flacco: Peyton Manning Has Teammates Walking On Eggshells
Joe Flacco has drawn criticism for not being a more active leader, while Peyton Manning often has publicly embarrassed teammates.

ESPN (h/t: Benjamin Hochman/Denver Post)

Robert Griffin III To Start Week 1
Robert Griffin III has practiced for the past two weeks without any setbacks as he returns from a surgically repaired knee.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cowboys Believe They Have 'Secret Sauce' To Win Super Bowl
The Cowboys haven't won a Super Bowl since the mid-1990s and haven't reached the playoffs since 2009.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Be The GM: Matt Ryan Or Darrelle Revis
Matt Ryan and Darrelle Revis advanced to the round of 16 of our 'Be The GM' series by moving past Cam Newton and Jimmy Graham respectively.

Christopher Reina/RealGM

Panthers Place Jonathan Stewart On PUP List
Jonathan Stewart is coming back from a surgically repaired right ankle.

RealGM Staff Report

49ers Restructure Colt McCoy's Contract
Colt McCoy can make up the additional $870,000 in roster bonuses.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

Six NFL Head Coaches Have Total Roster Control
The NFL's other head coaches have varying degrees of control depending on how the power dynamic with the general manager is structured.

RealGM Staff Report

Chip Kelly Has Final Say On Eagles' Personnel Moves
Chip Kelly confirmed that he has final say on the roster moves of the Eagles.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Jets Sign Dan Carpenter, Cut Billy Cundiff
Dan Carpenter was released this month by the Dolphins.

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Jerome Felton Suspended Three Games
Jerome Felton is the Vikings' fullback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Will Smith Out For Season With Knee Injury
Will Smith had 6.0 sacks last season for the Saints.

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Be The GM: Colin Kaepernick Or Patrick Peterson
Colin Kaepernick and Patrick Peterson advanced to the second round of our 'Be The GM' series by getting past Russell Wilson and Chris Long respectively.

Christopher Reina/RealGM

49ers Trade Parys Haralson To Saints
The 49ers believe they have good depth at outside linebacker behind Aldon Smith and Ahmad Brooks.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

Gronkowski Looks Fluid In Movement Drills
Rob Gronkowski is recovering from offseason back surgery.

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Braylon Edwards Released By Jets
Braylon Edwards was an All-Pro in 2007, but has struggled to remain relevant in recent seasons.

RealGM Staff Report

Jaguars To Use Denard Robinson At Five Positions
Denard Robinson played quarterback in college, but he also will line up at wide receiver, slot receiver, running back and kick returner.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Eagles Could Run As Many As 75 Plays Per Game
The Eagles could run as many as 1,200 plays this season in Chip Kelly's uptempo offense.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Kelly: Vick Has Been Best Player In Terms Of Attitude, Worth Ethic
Chip Kelly has been very pleased with what he has seen from Michael Vick.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Steve Brown Out For Season With Torn ACL
Steve Brown had eight interceptions last season.


Bills Lose Stephon Gilmore For Eight Weeks
Stephon Gilmore had emerged as one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL.

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Kevin Kolb's Career In Danger Due To Third Concussion
Kevin Kolb was kneed in the back of a head on a scramble.

Tim Graham/Buffalo News

Bills Acquire QB Thaddeus Lewis From Lions
The Bills have acquired Thaddeus Lewis from the Lions.

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49ers Searching For Trade Of Colt McCoy
The 49ers have been disappointed with the preseason performance of Colt McCoy and have signed Seneca Wallace.

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Ravens Release Visanthe Shiancoe
Visanthe Shiancoe hasn't caught a pass since the end of the 2011 season.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Sanchez Hurts Shoulder After Smith Throws Three INTs
Mark Sanchez has dealt with a shoulder issue since the 2011 season and almost needed surgery.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Terrelle Pryor Impressive Against Bears, Could Become Raiders' Starter
Terrelle Pryor went 7-for-9 for 93 yards and one touchdown along with one 25-yard touchdown run.

Jerry McDonald/Oakland Tribune

Forte Putting Up Huge Preseason Numbers In New System
Matt Forte has averaged 10.7 yards per rushing attempt over his past four quarters.

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