February 2014 - Football Wiretap

Jeremy Maclin Agrees To One-Year Deal With Eagles

Feb 28, 2014 5:10 PM

Jeremy Maclin has agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Maclin will receive $3.5 million in guaranteed money, while bonuses could bring the deal up to $6 million.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Panthers Place Franchise Tag On Greg Hardy

Feb 28, 2014 4:53 PM

The Carolina Panthers have placed the franchise tag on Greg Hardy.

"We have had great dialogue with both Greg and his agent (Drew Rosenhaus)," said general manager Dave Gettleman.

Hardy has become one of the NFL's most productive pass rushers.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Dennis Pitta Signs Five-Year, $32M Deal With Ravens

Feb 28, 2014 1:45 PM

Dennis Pitta and the Ravens have agreed to a five-year, $32 million deal.

Pitta could have been franchised by the Ravens, which would have paid him $11 million.

Pitta is already 29 with his career starting later due to a Mormon mission.

Mike Garafolo/FoxSports

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Saints To Use Franchise Tag On Jimmy Graham

Feb 28, 2014 1:41 PM

The New Orleans Saints will use their franchise tag on Jimmy Graham before Monday's deadline.

The Saints contend Graham is a tight end, which would mean a less expensive franchise tag than if he were classified as a wide receiver.

Graham has been one of the NFL's most productive pass catchers since coming into the NFL.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Matthew Stafford Collects $17.5M Payment From Lions On Friday

Feb 28, 2014 12:32 PM

Matthew Stafford collected a $17.5 million bonus on Friday from the Detroit Lions.

The payment is part of the $27.5 million signing bonus Stafford received in his $53 million extension.

Stafford threw for 4,650 yards, 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in 2013.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Detroit Lions, Misc Rumor

Greg Hardy, Panthers Discussing Long-Term Deal

Feb 28, 2014 12:30 PM

Greg Hardy and the Carolina Panthers are in discussions on a long-term deal.

Hardy said during the week of the Super Bowl that he would be looking for a "crapload of money" after becoming one of the NFL's best pass rushers. Hardy had 26 sacks over the past two seasons.

The Panthers are "cap-strapped" but signing Hardy to a deal is a clear priority due to his value on defense.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

NFL Cap To Hit $133M

Feb 27, 2014 7:15 PM

The NFL will increase the salary cap for 2014 to $133 million.

Recent increases have been by only one or two million dollars per season.

The official number will be announced on Friday or Monday.

The owners projected the cap to come in at $126.3 million.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Legal, Misc Rumor

49ers Sign Eric Kilgore To Three-Year Extension

Feb 27, 2014 6:31 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have signed Daniel Kilgore to a three-year extension.

Kilgore will likely be the 49ers' starting center in 2014 to replace Jonathan Goodwin. The 49ers have yet to contract Goodwin about possibly returning in 2014.

Kilgore was scheduled to earn $645,000 in 2014.

Eric Branch/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bears Re-Sign Dante Rosario, Roberto Garza

Feb 27, 2014 6:29 PM

The Chicago Bears have agreed upon a one-year contract with Dante Rosario.

The Bears also re-signed Roberto Garza to a one-year, $1.5 million deal that includes a $100,000 signing bonus.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Bears, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Colts, Eric Decker Have Mutual Interest

Feb 27, 2014 6:19 PM

The Indianapolis Colts have interest in pursuing Eric Decker.

Decker is a free agent and could be a cap casualty for the Denver Broncos.

Decker would be a nice complement alongside T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne and Da'Rick Rogers.

Decker could be a long-term replacement for Wayne.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

D'Qwell Jackson Schedules Visits With Broncos, Titans
D'Qwell Jackson has scheduled visits with the Broncos and Titans.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Richie Incognito Takes Baseball Bat To Ferrari
Richie Incognito has been at the center of a bullying controversy since the fall.


Santonio Holmes To Soon Be Released By Jets
The Jets gave Santonio Holmes a contract in 2011 that contained $24 million in guaranteed money.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Matt Elam Working As Sporting Good Store Sales Associate
Matt Elam hopes to one day own a sports merchandise store.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Eagles Agree To New Deals With Riley Cooper, Jason Kelce
Riley Cooper signed a five-year, $25 million deal after catching 47 balls for 835 yards and eight touchdowns.

Adam Schefter, Adam Caplan/ESPN

Luck Supports Possible Acquisition Of Jonathan Martin For Colts
Andrew Luck said he still regularly talks to Jonathan Martin.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Eagles Expected To Keep Riley Cooper, Jeremy Maclin
Riley Cooper had a productive season as the Eagles' No. 2 wide receiver after Jeremy Maclin was lost to the season.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Jaworski Wouldn't Select Manziel In First Three Rounds
Johnny Manziel is widely expected to become one of the top picks at quarterback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jason Peters, Eagles Agree To Five-Year, $53M Deal
Jason Peters was named to the All-Pro team at tackle and played in all 16 games.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Jonathan Martin Prefers Not To Return To Dolphins
Jonathan Martin wants to begin fresh with a new team whether he's traded or cut.

Andrew Abramson/Palm Beach Post

Russell Wilson Interested In Owning Team After Playing Career
Russell Wilson is already a two-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl champion, but his ambitions in sports already extend beyond his playing career.


Darrelle Revis Could Emerge In Serious Trade Talks
The Buccaneers acquired Darrelle Revis last offseason for a first round pick.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Elway: Von Miller 'Has Grown Up' After Difficult 2013
Von Miller began the 2013 season on a six-game suspension and then suffered a torn ACL in December.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Cowboys Could Cut DeMarcus Ware After Years Of Cap Mismanagement
The Cowboys are projected as being nearly $21 million over the cap and cutting DeMarcus Ware would save $7.4 million.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Jordan Gross Retires After 11 Seasons
Jordan Gross was a Pro Bowler in 2013 and was ranked by Pro Football Focus as the third best tackle in the NFL last season.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Lions Searching For Backup QB
Shaun Hill will be a free agent, while Kellen Moore remains on the roster.

Justin Rogers/MLive

Clowney Runs 40 In 4.53 Seconds
Jadeveon Clowney planned to hit at least 4.5 in the 40.

Brian T. Smith/Houston Chronicle

49ers Likely Would Choose Baalke Over Harbaugh If Forced
Trent Baalke is signed through 2016 and has full control over the roster.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

Bart Scott Added To 'The NFL Today' On CBS
Bart Scott and Tony Gonzalez are replacing Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe on the show.

Ryan Wilson/CBS Sports

Jets Could Sign Michael Vick
The Jets could give Michael Vick a chance to compete for the job as starting quarterback with Geno Smith entering his second NFL season.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com