August 2015 - Football Wiretap

Packers, Patriots Interested In Reggie Wayne
Reggie Wayne is a free agent after spending his entire career with the Colts.


Packers Fear Jordy Nelson Suffered Torn ACL
Jordy Nelson was scheduled to have an MRI that will determine the extent of the injury.

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Maurkice Pouncey Likely Needs Ankle Surgery
Maurkice Pouncey has been hurt in two of the past three seasons, missing 15 games with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in 2013.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Adrian Peterson: I'm The LeBron Of The NFL
Adrian Peterson disputes the contention from Jamaal Charles that the Chiefs' running back is the LeBron James of the NFL.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers: I'm Back Playing The Way I Like To Play
Aaron Rodgers feels recovered from a calf injury that slowed him down toward the end of last season.

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Evan Mathis To Visit Seahawks
Evan Mathis' market has been slow to materialize since he was released in June by the Eagles.

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Colts Sweep For Bugs In Visitor Locker Room Of Gillette Stadium
The Colts had an atrocious record against the Patriots throughout Peyton Manning's tenure.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Washington Perhaps Prematurely Believes RGIII's Concussion Not Severe
Washington's medical staff will continue to monitor Robert Griffin for lingering symptoms and any setbacks.

Mike Jones/Washington Post

Eli Manning Doesn't Want 'Highest-Paid' Title, Wants That Salary
The sticking point in talks is how much less Eli Manning is willing to accept on a long-term deal.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Chris Borland: Football Is Like A Dehumanizing Spectacle Of Violence
Chris Borland described his retirement as a preemptive strike to preserve his mental health.

Steve Fainaru, Mark Fainaru-Wada/ESPN

Darrell Bevell Wouldn't Change Super Bowl Play Call
Darrell Bevell will always be haunted by the play call that led to Malcolm Butler picking off Russell Wilson, but he wouldn't change it.

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Agent: Kam Chancellor Won't End Holdout Without New Deal
Kam Chancellor has three years and $16.88 million remaining on the four-year, $28 million extension he signed before the 2013 season.


Kelvin Benjamin Out For Season With Torn ACL
Kelvin Benjamin suffered the non-contact injury during one-on-one drills Wednesday.

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Eli Manning Denies Wanting To Be NFL's Highest Paid QB
Eli Manning went so far as to accuse Ian Rapoport of "trying to make a name for himself."

Dan Graziano/ESPN

Louis Delmas Tears ACL In Right Knee
The Dolphins were planning on having Louis Delmas start at free safety this season.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

LeSean McCoy Expected To Play In Week 1 Despite Hamstring
LeSean McCoy was hurt about an hour into practice when he pulled up while running a route during a 7-on-7 red-zone drill against the Browns.

John Wawrow/AP

Judge To Rule On Sept. 4 If No Deflategate Settlement Reached
Judge Richard Berman has scheduled a hearing for Aug. 31st that both Tom Brady and Roger Goodell must attend.

Nate Raymond/Reuters

Sean Payton: TV Networks Need To Stop Glorifying Fights
Sean Payton criticized the glorification of practice fights and sent a message to his players that it won't be tolerated.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Tom Brady Willing To Accept Ban For Failing To Cooperate
Tom Brady is seeking to overturn the suspension for his role in the use of deflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game.


Tom Brady, NFL At Stalemate In Settlement Talks
Tom Brady has rejoined the Patriots for practice on Wednesday.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Patriots Acquire Asante Cleveland From 49ers
The 49ers had extra depth at tight end.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

Eli Manning Wants To Be NFL's Highest Paid Player
Eli Manning has ranked 29th and 11th in total QBR in the past two seasons.


Gosder Cherilus Signs Two-Year Deal With Buccaneers
The Buccaneers needed to make a move at tackle following Demar Dotson's injury.

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Raiders, Chargers Willing To Change Divisions
The Chargers and Raiders are rivals in the AFC West, which could make game scheduling and other issues difficult in a shared stadium.

Michael R. Blood/AP

Chris Johnson Signs One-Year Deal With Cardinals
During the offseason, Chris Johnson was shot in a drive-by that killed the driver of his vehicle.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Robert Griffin III Feels He's Best Quarterback In NFL
Robert Griffin III has struggled with injuries since the end of his rookie season.

John Keim/ESPN

Northwestern Players Denied Request To Form Union
A ruling in support of the CAPA would have affected all private schools with football programs in the NCAA's top tier.

Tom Farrey/ESPN

Washington Won't Change Nickname For New Stadium
Despite protests from Native Americans and others, Washington has maintained they won't change their longtime nickname.

John Keim/ESPN

Matt Forte On Free Agency: All I Can Do Is Play Football
Matt Forte will become a free agent at the end of the season and was asked how playing in a contract year impacts his approach.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Philip Rivers Has No-Trade Clause In Extension
Philip Rivers previously expressed a reluctance to raise his family in Los Angeles.

Ed Werder/ESPN