December 2013 - Football Wiretap

Josh McCown Will Consider Retirement In Offseason
Josh McCown will be a free agent and figures to draw a lot of interest, including from the Bears.

Adam L. Jahns/Chicago Sun-Times

Jon Kitna Signs With Cowboys, Will Donate Salary To High School
Jon Kitna teaches math and coaches football at Lincoln.

Barry Horn/Dallas Morning News

Aaron Rodgers Will Start For Packers In Week 17
Aaron Rodgers hasn't played since suffering a fractured collarbone in November.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Keenan Allen Nearly Quit Football In September
Keenan Allen leads the Chargers with 957 yards and is a frontrunner for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Michael Gehlken/San Diego Union-Tribune

McCoy, Megatron, Sherman Headline PFF's Pro Bowl Team
Richard Sherman joined Darrelle Revis, Patrick Peterson and Brent Grimes at cornerback.

Pro Football Focus

Kelly: Eagles Won't Fall For Banana In Tailpipe Trick
The winner of the Sunday Night game between the Cowboys and Eagles will win the NFC East to secure a playoff spot.

Jeff McLane/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tony Romo Not Ruled Out For Week 17
Tony Romo needs surgery on his back

Todd Archer/ESPN

J.J. Watt Expects To Undergo Plastic Surgery On Nose
J.J. Watt has had multiple collisions this year that has resulted in blood coming down from the bridge of his nose.


Ken Whisenhunt Could Be Strong Candidate For Lions' Job
Ken Whisenhunt is currently the offensive coordinator of the Chargers.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Kaepernick, Gore Overrule Harbaugh On TD Play Call
Colin Kaepernick and Frank Gore decided to change the play call from Jim Harbaugh that led to a two-yard touchdown.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Jake Long To Undergo Surgery For ACL, MCL
Jake Long will undergo season-ending surgery.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Munchak Hopes He Has Support Of Titans' Front Office
The Titans have a 21-26 record under Mike Munchak.

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Lions' Fans Receive Playoff Tickets In Mail On Monday
The Lions shipped the tickets in response to playoff invoices mailed out last month before their loss in Week 16 to the Giants.

Marc Sessler/

Agent: Raiders Starting Terrelle Pryor In Hopes He Fails
The Raiders will start Terrelle Pryor in Week 17 against the Broncos in an audition for the 2014 quarterback job.

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Tony Romo Out For Season With Back Injury
Tony Romo is out for the season with a back injury.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Saints Lose Kenny Vaccaro For Season With Broken Ankle
Kenny Vaccaro was a key part of the Saints' improved defense at safety.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Von Miller Out For Season With Torn ACL
Von Miller is one of the NFL's best pass rushers.

Mike Kils/Denver Post

Tony Romo To Undergo MRI On Back
Tony Romo will undergo an MRI on his back, which was in pain after the Cowboys' win over the Redskins.

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Jim Schwartz Denies Yelling At Fans
Jim Schwartz is widely expected to be fired as head coach of the Lions.

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Bears To Start Jay Cutler In Week 17
Josh McCown has played well for the Bears with Jay Cutler previously out with injury.

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Broncos Fear Von Miller May Have Torn ACL
Von Miller will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of a knee injury.

Mike Kils/Denver Post

DeMarco Murray Unhappy With Romo On Playcalling
DeMarco Murray ranks 17th in rushes per game with 14.8.

Ian Rapoport/

Peyton Manning Breaks Brady's TD Record With 51st Of Season
Peyton Manning broke Tom Brady's single-season touchdown record with a 25-yard touchdown pass to Julius Thomas.

RealGM Staff Report

Sarkisian Wants Orgeron Back On USC Coaching Staff
Ed Oregeron stepped down as interim head coach of USC following the school's decision to hire Steve Sarkisian on Dec. 2.

Arash Markazi

Larry Fitzgerald Active Against Seahawks
Larry Fitzgerald suffered a concussion last week on an onside kick.

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Bears May Still Tag Jay Cutler
The franchise tag for quarterbacks in 2014 is expected to be approximately $16.2 million.

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Lions Nearly Fired Jim Schwartz Last Offseason
The Lions are widely expected to fire Jim Schwartz if they don't reach the playoffs.

Justin Rogers/MLive

Irsay Gives Entire Colts' Roster Xbox One
The console is hard to find and retails at $499.

Kevin Patra/

Adrian Peterson Questionable For Week 16
Adrian Peterson has an injured foot.

Kevin Patra/

Ted Thompson Making Final Call On Rodgers' Status
The Packers don't have a formal owner since they are publicly owned.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN