April 2014 - Football Wiretap

Zach Mettenberger To Work Out For Titans
During his pro day on April 10, Zach Mettenberger threw nearly 125 passes and made every throw while wearing a helmet and shoulder pads.


Jadeveon Clowney To Run Drills For Falcons
Thomas Dimitroff spoke highly of Jadeveon Clowney back in February.

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

Panthers Pick Up Fifth-Year Option On Cam Newton
The Panthers likely won't get to the fifth year of Cam Newton's contract as they remain set on signing him to a long-term deal.

David Newton/ESPN

Aldon Smith May Only Face Misdemeanor For LAX Incident
Aldon Smith was arrested at LAX for making a fake bomb threat.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Cruz Hopes Giants Find Outside Receiver In Draft
Victor Cruz became a big-play receiver out of the slot when Hakeem Nicks was the bigger threat outside.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Patriots Exercise Fifth-Year Option On Nate Solder
Nate Solder has become one of the NFL's elite left tackles.

Field Yates/ESPN

Sherman Will Take New Seahawks' Deal As 'Respect'
Richard Sherman is entering the final year of his rookie contract and is scheduled to make $1.4 million this season.


Seahawks To Host Packers To Launch 2014 NFL Season
The Seahawks will play the Packers to open up the NFL season.

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Wilson: Terrelle Pryor 'Can Do A Lot Of Great Things'
Russell Wilson called Terrelle Pryor a "great competitor" who he looks forward to working with in 2014.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

NFL Can Begin Flexing Sunday Night Game In Week 5
The NFL will begin flexible scheduling Sunday Night game in Week 5, moving it up from Week 11 in the past.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Roethlisberger, Steelers Continue Extension Talks
Ben Roethlisberger has two seasons remaining on the $102 million contract he signed in 2008.

Scott Brown/ESPN

Philbin: Dolphins Seek More Game-Changing Plays
The Dolphins were one of the NFL's most competitive teams last season to not make the playoffs.

Omar Kelly/Sun Sentinel

NFL Personnel Director Would Rather Have Clowney Than Luck
Opinions on Jadeveon Clowney have been greatly divisive, as many have doubts on whether he will fulfill his potential as an elite pass rusher

Ed Werder/ESPN

Cowboys Could Draft Johnny Manziel At No. 16
The Cowboys will consider taking Johnny Manziel with the 16th overall pick

Ed Werder/ESPN

Eli Manning Confident Of Being Ready For Training Camp
Eli Manning was wearing a walking boot on his left foot and was asked why he waited so long after the season to undergo the procedure.

Josh Katzowitz/CBS Sports

Alex Smith In Extension Talks With Chiefs
Alex Smith has a single year left on his contract that will pay him $7.5 million in 2014.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Mike Holmgren Regrets Not Becoming Browns' Head Coach
Mike Holmgren regrets not becoming head coach of the Browns during his tenure with the organization.


ESPN Will Pay $100M To Air First Playoff Game In 2015
ESPN will televise a wild-card playoff game in January 2015.


Richard Sherman, Seahawks Progress On Extension
Richard Sherman's new deal with the Seahawks is expected to ultimately be worth more than $13 million per season.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Seahawks Acquire Terrelle Pryor For 7th Round Pick
The Seahawks and 49ers were both interested in Terrelle Pryor.


Dorsey Values Scouting Beyond Normal Channels
The Chiefs have two former Ivy Leaguers, a player who never played beyond junior college before joining the club and one who was strictly a basketball player in college.

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Vikings Would Redshirt Quarterback If Selected In Draft
The Vikings are interested in taking a quarterback in the draft, but won't plan on starting him in 2014.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Ronaldo McClain Retires Again
Ronaldo McClain is retiring from the NFL again and this time he expects it to be for good.

Seth Wickersham/ESPN

Dalton 'Face' Of Bengals, Expects Big Extension
Some believe Andy Dalton could command $15 million per season on his next deal.

Coley Harvey/ESPN

Johnny Manziel Works Out For Browns
The Browns have the fourth overall pick and don't have a definitive answer at quarterback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Foles: DeSean Jackson Was Great Teammate
Nick Foles was asked multiple questions about DeSean Jackson during an appearance at an AFL game.

Andy Jasner/ESPN

Raiders To Cut Terrelle Pryor If No Trade Done By Monday
Terrelle Pryor is hoping to start in 2014.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Kaepernick, 49ers Put Contract Talks On Hold
The goal for the Niners and Colin Kaepernick remains getting a new deal done before the start of the 2014 season.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Andrew Luck Prioritized Getting Away From Football With Travel
Andrew Luck spent a few months away from football traveling the world before returning to work next week.

Darin Gantt/ProFootballTalk

49ers Expected To Decline Option On Aldon Smith
Aldon Smith finished with 12 sacks despite the five-game absence.

Adam Schefter/ESPN