August 2014 - Football Wiretap

Poll Says Raiders Are Least Desirable Team To Play For
The Raiders haven't reached the playoffs since they were a Super Bowl team in the 2002 season and have some of the worst facilities in the NFL.

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Matt Cassel Wins Vikings' Starting QB Job
Matt Cassel has been in competition for the job with Teddy Bridgewater.

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Rams Prepared To Play 2014 With Shaun Hill At QB
Jeff Fisher dismissed rumors that the Rams could be on the market for an outside quarterback who could challenge Shaun Hill.

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Cam Newton Has Fractured Rib
Cam Newton suffered a hairline fracture to a rib during Friday night's loss at the Patriots.

David Newton/ESPN

Sam Bradford Tears ACL In Left Knee Again
Sam Bradford suffered a torn ACL in his left knee when he was hit by D.J. Swearinger.

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Rams Confident Sam Bradford Didn't Sustain Serious Knee Injury
The Rams are confident that Sam Bradford did not sustain a serious knee injury on Saturday.

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Wes Welker Sustains Concussion
Wes Welker missed three games last season after sustaining two concussions.

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Geno Smith Named Jets' Starting QB
Michael Vick was signed to backup Geno Smith, but there was never any real doubt about who would win the job.

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Browns Could Use Two-QB System
The Browns aren't dismissing the possibility of using a two-quarterback system.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

49ers Still Confident In Blaine Gabbert As Backup
Jim Harbaugh likes Blaine Gabbert as the 49ers' backup quarterback behind Colin Kaepernick despite his struggles in preseason.

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Donald Stephenson Suspended Four Games For PED Violation
The Chiefs already had depth issues on their offensive line.

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Jets Disappointed Michael Vick Didn't Try To Win Starting Job
Even though the Jets told Michael Vick that their starting quarterback job was Geno Smith's job to lose, they were privately disappointed he didn't show up "hell-bent" on winning it.

Chris Wessling/NFL.com

Cam, Crabtree, Lacy, Boldin On #NFLRank 60-51
ESPN released its fifth group of 10 players in its #NFLRank of the best 100 players on both offense and defense.

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Romo, Eli, Hilton, Fairley On #NFLRank 70-61
ESPN released its fourth group of 10 players in its #NFLRank of the best 100 players on both offense and defense.

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LeSean McCoy Injures Thumb, X-Rays Negative
Chip Kelly called LeSean McCoy's thumb injury "no big deal," although McCoy acknowledged it was sore.

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Griffin Dares Critics To Keep Doubting Him
Robert Griffin III is daring people to doubt his abilities and that he is accustomed to dealing with it.

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Kaepernick Played Through Foot Injury For Most Of 2013
After rushing for 87 yards against the Seahawks, Colin Kaepernick didn't clear 20 yards on the ground again for more than a month.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Da'Quan Bowers Could Be Cut By Buccaneers
Da'Quan Bowers is currently suffering from a groin strain.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Chandler Jones Used By Patriots At Linebacker In 3-4
The Patriots plan on using Chandler Jones at linebacker in a 3-4 system.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Devonte Holloman's Career Likely Over With Neck Injury
DeVonte Holloman's career may be over due to a neck injury.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Le'Veon Bell, LeGarrette Blount Faces Marijuana Charges
Le'Veon Bell was taken to a hospital to have blood drawn and is expected to be charged with driving under the influence of marijuana.

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Vontaze Burfict, Bengals Agree Upon Four-Year, $20M Deal
Vontaze Burfict was an undrafted rookie in 2012 and has been a consistent performer at linebacker.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Manziel Still Working On Learning Browns' Playbook
Johnny Manziel played in a spread college offense with no playbook at Texas A&M and is still learning an NFL playbook with the Browns.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

J.J. Watt Wants Extension After Outplaying Rookie Deal
J.J. Watt is almost certainly set to become the richest 3-4 defensive end in history as he's widely been considered the best defensive player in the NFL over the past two seasons.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Braxton Miller Will Need 9-12 Months To Recover From Injury
Braxton Miller will return to Ohio State in 2015 as a fifth-year senior.

Mike Huguenin/NFL.com

Tony Gonzalez Admits Temptation To Chase Ring Still There
Tony Gonzalez revealed that he's had "teams ask me to come back," but refused to name names before emphasizing that he's "happily retired."

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Stafford, Flacco, Solder On #NFLRank Numbers 80-71
Matthew Stafford ranks 71 amongst all offensive players, according to #NFLRank.

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Pettine Displeased With Josh Gordon's Effort
Josh Gordon is facing a potential one-year ban for a positive drug test that is currently in the appeal process.

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Mike Carey Asked NFL To Not Assign Him To Washington Games In 2006
Longtime referee Mike Carey quietly asked the NFL not to assign him to any games involving the Washington Redskins dating back to 2006.

Mike Wise/Washington Post

Cowboys Rise In Value By 36 Percent To $3.2 Billion
The Cowboys, Patriots, Redskins, Giants and Texans are the NFL's most valuable franchises.

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