May 2015 - Football Wiretap

Marcell Dareus Suspended One Game For Substance Abuse Violation
Marcell Dareus has become one of the NFL's best defensive tackles during his tenure with the Bills.

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Darrelle Revis: Patriots Have History Of 'Doing Stuff'
Darrelle Revis was critical of the Patriots' history with circumventing rules just months after winning a Super Bowl with the franchise.

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Derek Carr's Finger Injury Downplayed By Agent
Derek Carr has experienced numbness in the finger, a condition that can be nerve-related.


Cowboys Working Out Felix Jones, Ben Tate
Felix Jones was a former first round pick for the Cowboys.

Conor Orr/

Jets Anointing Geno Smith As Starting Quarterback
Geno Smith entered last season fighting for the job with Michael Vick.

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Muhammad Wilkerson Absent From Jets' OTAs
Muhammad Wilkerson lost quite a bit of leverage when the organization selected USC star Leonard Williams at No. 6 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Raiders Have No Interest In Moving To St. Louis
Mark Davis wishes to keep the Raiders in Oakland, though a significant gap in the funding of a new stadium in the Bay Area remains a looming problem.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

Extra Point Field Goals Moved Back 15 Yards
NFL owners have agreed to move the extra point to the 15-yard line for field goal attempts.

RealGM Staff Report

NFLPA Files Motion To Hold NFL, Goodell In Contempt Of Court
The players have filed a motion against Roger Goodell and the NFL in regards to Adrian Peterson.

RealGM Staff Report

Patriots Won't Appeal NFL's Punishment For Deflategate
The Patriots received a $1 million fine and the loss of a first-round pick in 2016 and a fourth-round selection in 2017.

Dan Hanzus/

Bills Dismiss Reports EJ Manuel Could Be Cut
Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor are also part of the competition at quarterback along with EJ Manuel.

Kevin Patra/

Everett Golson Transfers To Florida State
Everett Golson had visited Florida State, Florida and Georgia last week before returning to Notre Dame for graduation Sunday.

Matt Fortuna/ESPN

NFL Optimistic Team Will Move To L.A. By 2016
The progress in St. Louis is described as "steady," while Oakland has "moved backward since March."

Albert Breer/ (via PFT)

Ryan Tannehill Signs $96M Extension With Dolphins
Ryan Tannehill will receive a six-year, $96 million deal with $45 million in guarantees and $25 million fully guaranteed.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Justin Smith Retires From NFL
Justin Smith was a five-time Pro Bowler.

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Odell Beckham: NFL Players Should Get Paid More Due To Health Risk
NFL players make less money on average than their counterparts in other sports due to the size of rosters.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Brandon Spikes Returns To Patriots On One-Year Deal
Brandon Spikes played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2013 before signing a one-year deal with the Bills in 2014.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Bobby Wagner Wants Extension With Seahawks 'Soon'
Bobby Wagner is entering the final season of his four-year rookie contract and would like an extension.

Jared Dubi

Blank Sees Strong Chemistry Between Quinn, Dimitroff Building Falcons
When Dan Quinn was hired, Arthur Blank said the new coach would have final say over the 53-man roster while collaborating with Thomas Dimitroff on personnel.

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

49ers Impressed By Health Of NaVorro Bowman
The 49ers lost Patrick Willis and Chris Borland to retirement in the offseason and will need Bowman to be productive.

Chris Wesseling/

Mike Pettine Will Be More Active With Browns' Offense
Mike Pettine will sit in on meetings with new coordinator John DeFilippo and learn the playbook "just like a first-year player would learn it."

Marc Sessler/

Santana Moss Wants To Continue Playing Career
Santana Moss caught just 10 passes for 116 yards off 133 snaps in 2014 for Washington.

Marc Sessler/

Roger Goodell Will Preside Over Appeal Of Tom Brady
Roger Goodell has decided to invoke his right under the collective bargaining agreement to preside over the appeal.

Mike Freeman/Bleacher Report

NFLPA Appeals Tom Brady's Suspension
"Given the NFL's history of inconsistency and arbitrary decisions in disciplinary matters, it is only fair that a neutral arbitrator hear this appeal," the union said in a release.


Bruce Irvin Says He'll Join Falcons In 2016
Bruce Irvin is playing this season at $1.6 million for the Seahawks and intends to join Dan Quinn and the Falcons in 2016.

Terry Blount/ESPN

Steven Jackson Wants To Keep Playing But Retire With Rams
Steven Jackson is the NFL's active leading career rusher.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Patriots Issue 20,000 Word Rebuttal To Wells Report
The Patriots sent out a link to, a site which exhaustively attempts to point out inconsistencies in Ted Wells' 243 pages of findings on Tom Brady.

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Odell Beckham Jr. To Be On Cover Of Madden 16
Odell Beckham had an outstanding rookie season in 2014 for the Giants.

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Kiper: Joey Bosa, Laremy Tunsil Headline 2016 NFL Draft Prospects
Joey Bosa had 34.5 tackles for a loss in his first two seasons.

Mel Kiper Jr./ESPN

Cowboys Seek Restructured Deal With Orlando Scandrick
Orlando Scandrick was set to make $1.5 million this year as part of a deal the Cowboys reworked in 2013 that guaranteed him $9 million.

Todd Archer/ESPN