October 2013 - Football Wiretap

Victor Cruz's X-Rays On Neck Come Back Negative
Victor Cruz injured his neck Sunday, but X-rays were negative, and he returned to the game.

Mike Mazzeo/ESPN

Brady's Hand Feels 'Perfect' Amid Injury Speculation
Tom Brady's possibly injured throwing hand was the subject of speculation as he threw for just 116 yards in the Patriots' 27-17 win over the Dolphins.


Griffin 'Okay' After Injuring Left Knee
Robert Griffin III took a huge hit from Broncos' nose tackle Terrance Knighton.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Calvin Johnson Shatters Single-Game Receiving Record With 329 Yards
Calvin Johnson had seven 20-plus yard receptions.

Calvin Watkins/ESPN

Vick Feels Hamstring Pop Again
Michael Vick felt his hamstring pop in the first quarter of the Eagles' 15-7 loss to the Giants.

Phil Sheridan/ESPN

Percy Harvin Won't Make Seahawks' Debut On MNF
The Seahawks are anxious to get Percy Harvin out on the field, but they have a 6-1 record and are far from desperate to rush him.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Goodell: Aldon Smith's Rehab To Help Him In Suspension Decision
Aldon Smith's decision to seek alcohol treatment could work in his favor when the NFL makes a decision on his suspension for off-the-field-issues.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Amendola 'Not Going To Change' Style In Attempt To Stay Healthier
Danny Amendola has missed 24 out of 39 games over the past three seasons.

Jarrett Bell/USA Today

49ers Could Face Five-Man Defensive Line From Jaguars
The 49ers only had 20 yards and one first down in four fourth quarter drives against the formation.

Kevin Lynch/San Francisco Chronicle

Ronnie Hillman Benched For Week 8 After Fumble
Ronnie Hillman will be inactive this week after his costly fumble last week against the Colts.

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Mike Williams Has Torn Hamstring
Mike Williams said he originally injured the leg in Week 4 and has tried to play through it.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

NFL Wants Teams In London, Los Angeles In No Particular Order
The NFL wants to return to Los Angeles and also put a team in London in no particular order.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Trench Counter: Packers, Redskins, Seahawks Strong Week 8 Plays ATS
The Packers, Redskins and Seahawks represent good value for bettors this weekend.

Will Pilat/RealGM

Revis Doesn't Know If Buccaneers Still Support Schiano
The Buccaneers fell to 0-7 with their 31-13 loss to the Panthers on Thursday.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Jordan Reed Draws Aaron Hernandez Comparison By Jaworski
Jordan Reed has emerged as one of the NFL's next dominant tight ends.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

49ers Unlikely To Make Deadline Deal For Wide Receiver
Michael Crabtree is expected to return by mid-to-late November, while Mario Manningham will be back in the lineup even sooner.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Spiller: 'No Feud' With Marrone
C.J. Spiller did not participate in practice again on Thursday.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Adrian Peterson 'Hesitant' In Runs With Hamstring Injury
Adrian Peterson has only carried the ball 23 times over the past two games.

Chip Scoggins/Star Tribune

Giants-Vikings Beat Game 1 Of World Series In TV Ratings
Ratings for the World Series have been falling in recent years as baseball has become more regional, while the NFL's ratings dominate TV with games on Thursday, Sunday and Monday night.

Richard Deitsch/Sports Illustrated

Kiper: Jameis Winston Would Be No. 1 Overall Pick If Eligible
Jameis Winston is coming off a signature performance against No. 3 Clemson in which he threw for 444 yards and four touchdowns.

Mel Kiper/ESPN

49ers Have Been One Of NFL's Most Run-Heavy Teams Under Harbaugh
The identity of the 49ers' offense during the tenure of Jim Harbaugh has been to focus on the running game.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mervury News

Rams Pursued Brett Favre For Return
Brett Favre is now a 44-year-old grandfather and hasn't played since December 2010.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Terrelle Pryor Became Better QB Over Bye Week
Terrelle Pryor had a productive bye week studying situational football and improving his mechanics.

Steve Corkran/Oakland Tribune

Doug Martin Not Ruling Himself Out For 2013
Doug Martin won't play this week but hopes to return this season.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Ravens Audition Beanie Wells
Beanie Wells remains unsigned nearly halfway through the NFL season.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Jeff Garcia Would Return To NFL If Team Interested
Jeff Garcia last played in 2011 with the Texans.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Jaguars To Start Henne Over Gabbert
Chad Henne is a stop-gap quarterback for the Jaguars and Blaine Gabbert could still win back the job.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Jags' GM: We're Fully Committed To Building Through Draft
Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell has a difficult job in remaking the NFL's worst roster.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Schwartz Credits Leads For Stafford's Improved Interception Rate
Matthew Stafford's interceptions are down this season, but Jim Schwartz isn't sure if has as much to do with improved decision-making as it does playing with a lead.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Vikings Likely To Start Ponder With Freeman Dealing With Concussion
Leslie Frazier said that the Vikings are preparing for the game with the expectation that Josh Freeman will not be available.

Josh Katzowitz/CBS Sports