March 2014 - Football Wiretap

Veldheer Disputes Notion That He Wanted To Leave Raiders
The Raiders slow-played Jared Veldheer before the start of free agency.

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Northwestern Football Players Qualify As Employees, Can Unionize
NLRB regional director Peter Sung Ohr cited the players' time commitment to their sport and the fact their scholarships were tied directly to their performance as reasons for granting them union righ

Brian Bennett/ESPN

Carroll: We Need To Recapture Work Ethic, Nothing Else Really Matters
Pete Carroll wants to make sure the Seahawks don't let up after winning the Super Bowl.

Robert Klemko/Sports Illustrated

Shaun Hill Agrees To Deal With Rams
Shaun Hill was their target at backup quarterback, though they also expressed interest in Mark Sanchez.

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Harbaugh 'Working Well' With Baalke, Wants To Remain With 49ers
Jim Harbaugh and Trent Baalke have appeared to be on the same page this offseason.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Dolphins Resume Attempts To Trade Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace will be difficult to trade due to his large contract.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Eagles Add Evan Mathis To Trade Block
Evan Mathis is due a $5.15 million salary in 2014.

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Jared Allen Signs Four-Year, $32M Deal With Bears
Jared Allen will receive $15.5 million in guaranteed money from the Bears.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Packers Hope To Re-Sign Matt Flynn
Matt Flynn proved to be a strong backup for the Packers.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

49ers Hope To Have Kaepernick Extension In Place Before Training Camp
Colin Kaepernick likely will command a contract that averages in the $18 million to $20 million range.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Bills' Owner Ralph Wilson Passes Away At 95
Longtime Buffalo Bills' owner Ralph Wilson has died.

Tim Graham/Buffalo News

Dennis Allen Believes Schaub 'On Par' With Peyton, Rivers, Smith
Peyton Manning, Philip Rivers and Alex Smith are Matt Schaub's three counterparts in the AFC West.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

O'Brien: Tough For Rookie Quarterbacks To Play Immediately
The Texans are widely expected to draft a quarterback first overall.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

NFL Bans Dunks Over Goal Post
The NFL is also considering making the uprights longer, which would make them more top-heavy and therefore potentially more likely to fall over entirely.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Falcons Open To Trading Up In Draft
The Falcons are presumably targeting Jadeveon Clowney.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Activist Compares Snyder's Foundation To Bribery
Dan Snyder said Monday he's creating a foundation to assist American Indian tribes.

Joseph White/AP

Mills, Burfiict, Leary Top List For Performance-Based Pay
Jordan Mills earned $318,243.96 in performance-based pay at tackle for the Bears.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Mark Sanchez To Sign With Eagles
Mark Sanchez is expected to sign with the Eagles pending a physical.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Harbaugh: Kaepernick Extension 'High Priority' For 49ers
Colin Kaepernick is scheduled to make $1.073 million in 2014 compared to $2.011 million for Blaine Gabbert.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

Terrelle Pryor Seeks Release From Raiders
Terrelle Pryor is behind Matt Schaub on the Raiders' depth chart.

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Steelers Open To Working On New Contract With Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger is signed for the next two seasons, with base salaries of $12 million and $11 million and salary cap hits of nearly $18.9 million and $18.3 million.

Alan Robinson/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Davis: Raiders' Fans Shouldn't Be Concerned About Move 'At This Time'
The Raiders are in need of a new stadium.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

NFL May Play Four Games In London In 2015
The NFL may also consider using London to create a package of games that will air on Sunday morning in the United States.

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Rams Interested In Mark Sanchez
Mark Sanchez worked with current Rams' offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

Jim Corbett/USA Today

Cuban: NFL Risks 'Implosion' With Over-Saturation
Mark Cuban specifically was referring to the NFL's expanded television package with games on Thursdays.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Schaub Agrees To Restructured Contract With Raiders
Matt Schaub can still earn $15 million to $20 million over the next two seasons.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Fox Parts Ways With Brian Billick
Brian Billick turned 60 in February, but last coached in 2007.

Jason McIntyre/The Big Lead

Mike Williams Stabbed By Brother In Thigh
Lovie Smith had already expressed concern about Mike Williams' pattern of behavior.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Source: DeSean Jackson Will Be Traded Or Released By Eagles
DeSean Jackson isnít interested in restructuring a contract that includes a $10.5 million base salary.

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Scout: Tom Savage Has Strongest Arm In Draft
Tom Savage was a fifth-year senior in 2013 after previous stops at Rutgers and Arizona.

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