December 2014 - Football Wiretap
Alex Smith Out For Week 17 With Lacerated Spleen
Chase Daniel will instead start for the Chiefs in place of Alex Smith.
Kurt Warner Can't Return This Season
Kurt Warner admitted that he considered coming out of retirement to join the Cardinals after Drew Stanton suffered a knee injury.
Belichick: Jimmy Garoppolo Has Consistently Improved Every Week
Jimmy Garoppolo figures to receive some playing time in Week 17, which is a meaningless game for the Patriots in terms of playoff implications.
Drew Stanton Likely Out For Season Following Surgery
The Cardinals discovered an infection in Drew Stanton's knee, which required arthroscopic surgery.
Cardinals To Start Ryan Lindley Instead Of Logan Thomas
When naming Logan Thomas the starter this week, Bruce Arians said it was more about finding out what the rookie could do than passing judgment on Ryan Lindley.
Marshawn Lynch Fined $11,050 For Grabbing Crotch
Marshawn Lynch has fined $11,050 for unsportsmanlike conduct following his 79-yard touchdown run last week.
Peyton Manning Plans To Play In 2015
Peyton Manning is 38 years old and in his 17th season.
49ers Want To Re-Sign Frank Gore
Frank Gore is without a contract for 2015 and is now 31.
Drew Stanton Has 85 Percent Chance Of Starting In Playoffs
The Cardinals are now optimistic of Drew Stanton's chances of being ready for the playoffs, indicating there's an 85 percent likelihood.
Raiders To Begin Interviewing Candidates Next Week
Mark Davis will take a more hands-on approach in the hiring process this time than he did when Reggie McKenzie chose Dennis Allen.
2014 Pro Bowlers Announced
The Broncos have the most Pro Bowl selections with nine.
Jimbo Fisher Agrees Upon Extension Through 2022 At FSU
Jimbo Fisher is 58-10 over five seasons at Florida State.
Manziel Acknowledges Need For Increased Professionalism
Johnny Manziel wants to be "the guy" for the Browns next season and is prepared to have a more professional offseason.
Jeremy Maclin Hopes To Re-Sign With Eagles
Jeremy Maclin tore his ACL before the 2013 season and last winter signed a one-year, $5.5 million contract.
Aldon Smith Denies Report Of Drinking Alcohol
Aldon Smith was sentenced to three years' probation isn't allowed to drink alcohol.
Cowboys To Use Franchise Tag On Dez Bryant If No Agreement Reached
Jerry Jones said the Cowboys have "got to really look at how we go forward managing our dollars."
Geno Smith Believes Jets' Coaching Change Could Be Good
Geno Smith went through a coaching change at West Virginia.
A.J. Green Hopes To Play Through Biceps Injury
A.J. Green hopes to play in Week 17 despite a bruised right biceps suffered in Week 16.
Buccaneers Wrap 1st Overall Pick With Loss To Saints
The Buccaneers are guaranteed one of the top-two picks in the 2015 NFL Draft.
Jim Harbaugh Likely To Decide Between Raiders, Michigan
Adam Schefter reports that the pendulum is swinging in Michigan's direction for Jim Harbaugh.
Joe Philbin To Remain With Dolphins In 2015
The Dolphins have improved this season and just missed out on the playoffs.
Steelers-Bengals Flexed For Sunday Night Football
The Steelers have already clinched a playoff spot, but the Bengals need to win either against the Broncos on Monday or in Week 17 for their own berth.
Dominic Raiola Suspended One Game By NFL
Dominic Raiola called the move unintentional and apologized to Ego Ferguson after the game.
Jay Cutler To Start Week 17 For Bears
Jay Cutler will start at quarterback for the Bears in Week 17 with Jimmy Clausen out with a concussion.
Johnny Manziel Out For Week 17 With Hamstring
Johnny Manziel will miss the rest of the season with an injured hamstring.
Jets To Hire Charley Casserly As Consultant
Rex Ryan and John Idzik could both be fired and Charley Casserly would advise Woody Johnson.
Trestman To 'Talk About' Starting Jimmy Clausen Again
Jimmy Clausen had a passer rating of 77.0 while starting for Jay Cutler.
Sherman: I'd Be Benched Giving Up As Many TDs As Patrick Peterson
Patrick Peterson signed a five-year, $70 million extension with the Cardinals in July.
Romo: Jerry Jones' Best Move Was Keeping Jason Garrett
Tony Romo sees Jerry Jones' decision to stick with Jason Garrett as critical to their 2014 success.
Aaron Rodgers Doesn't Expect Calf Injury To Be Issue
Aaron Rodgers also battled through a "pretty bad" flu to complete 31-of-40 passes for 318 yards with one touchdown and no picks.