December 2013 - Football Wiretap

Report: Tension Between Harbaugh, Baalke 'Real'
Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers are expected to agree to a contract extension this offseason

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Justin Tucker Believes He Can Make 70-Yard Field Goal
Justin Tucker also said he made a field goal from 79 yards earlier this year.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Sherman Would Give Defensive POY To Earl Thomas
Richard Sherman believes someone from the Seahawks should be named Defensive Player of the Year and his vote goes to Earl Thomas.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Andrew Luck Leads NFL In QB Hits Taken By Wide Margin
Andrew Luck has taken 78 quarterback hits through 15 weeks, including plays cancelled by penalty.

Aaron Schatz/Football Outsiders

Jim Harbaugh Wants To Remain With 49ers
There also have been reports of friction between Jim Harbaugh and general manager Trent Baalke.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers Expected To Sit Again In Week 16
The Packers are a half-game behind the Bears in the NFC North.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Wes Welker Likely Out Until Playoffs
Wes Welker suffered concussions in Week 11 and 14, and hasn't been medically cleared.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Lovie Smith Becomes Texans' First Interview
Lovie Smith was fired by the Bears after the 2012 season despite a 10-6 record.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

LeSean McCoy Wants Offense On His Back Over Final Two Games
LeSean McCoy wants to carry the Eagles' offense over the final two games of the season.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Santonio Holmes Willing To Reduce Pay Again To Remain With Jets
Santonio Holmes is almost certainly not going to remain on the Jets next season because they can save $8.25 million in cap space if he's cut.

Seth Walder/New York Daily News

Brandon Browner's Appeal Denied
Brandon Browner's future in the NFL is in question as reinstatement is conditional.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Marcus Mariota Requested Draft Grade Despite Staying At Oregon For '14
Marcus Mariota requested his draft stock be evaluated by the NFL despite a Dec. 3 announcement that he would remain at Oregon in 2014.

Chris Huston/College Football Talk

Texas, Notre Dame, Alabama Rated As Most Valuable Football Programs
Texas is worth almost 20 percent more than any other team and are the only team to pass $100 million in revenue.

Sam Cooper/Yahoo! Sports

Browns 'One Of Several Teams' Expected To Pursue Ben Tate
Ben Tate has been placed on injured reserve and his tenure with the Texans is almost certainly over.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

E.J. Manuel Out For Week 16, Bills To Start Thad Lewis
E.J. Manuel could return for Week 17.

NFL.com

Cardinals Expect Larry Fitzgerald To Play Against Seahawks
Larry Fitzgerald has 73 catches for 823 yards and 10 touchdowns this season.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Aaron Rodgers Remains Pessimistic About Chances Of Being Cleared
Aaron Rodgers plans to practice on Wednesday but isn't optimistic that his next scan will reveal significant changes to the status of his injured collarbone.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Saints Cut Garrett Hartley, Sign Shayne Graham
Garrett Hartley has only made 22-of-30 field goal attempts, including two of three in the Saints' loss on Sunday to the Rams.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Tomlin Calls Decision To Pick Bell Over Lacy 'An Easy One'
Le'Veon Bell is averaging 3.3 yards per carry for the Steelers.

Alan Robinson/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Teddy Bridgewater Unsure If He'll Declare For Draft
Teddy Bridgewater, who turned 21 last month, will be the first member of his family to graduate from college.

Brett McMurphy/ESPN

Rex Ryan Lobbies To Remain As Jets' Head Coach
The Jets have been eliminated from playoff contention, but have been competitive and Rex Ryan wants to return next season.

Ryan Wilson/CBS Sports

Jim Schwartz Likely To Be Fired If Lions Miss Playoffs
The internal belief is that the Lions have enough talent to be a playoff team.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Flacco 'Feels Fine' After Knee 'Caves In'
Joe Flacco had a slight limp after the game.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Report: Mark Davis Has Acted Like 'Petulant Child' After Losses
Mark Davis has acted like a "petulant child" on the team plane after unfavorable outcomes, according to witnesses.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Carroll More Concerned With Losing Edge Than Rest For Seahawks
A win or tie by the Seahawks or a loss or tie by the 49ers will clinch the one seed for the Seahawks.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Focus

49ers Likely Lose Bruce Miller For Remainder Of Season
Bruce Miller was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012 and played even better in 2013.

Ron Kroichick/San Francisco Chronicle

Al Davis Asked Play-By-Play Man For Advice On Firing Coaches
Greg Papa is the longtime radio play-by-play man for the Raiders and also was a trusted confidant to Al Davis during the final years of the owner's life.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Kaepernick With 7 TDs, 1 INT, 104.6 Rating Over Past Four Games
Colin Kaepernick has returned to form over the 49ers' past four games.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Russell Wilson Becomes Only QB To Win 23 Games In First Two Seasons
joined Dan Marino and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks with at least 50 touchdown passes in their first two seasons.

Terry Blount/ESPN

Giants Expected To Sign Eli Manning To Extension
The Giants would like to lower Eli Manning's 2014 cap number while also ensuring he finishes his career with the franchise.

Dan Graziano/ESPN