October 2015 - Football Wiretap

49ers Waive Jarryd Hayne, Hope To Re-Sign Him To Practice Squad

Oct 31, 2015 4:13 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have waived Jarryd Hayne in order to promote Kendall Gaskins to their 53-man roster.

Carlos Hyde has been ruled out with a stress fracture in his left foot.

Reggie Bush, rookie Mike Davis and Gaskins are the only healthy running backs who remain with the 49ers. 

San Francisco hopes Hayne clears waivers and they can re-sign him to their practice squad on Monday.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

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

Richard Sherman Expected To Shadow Dez Bryant

Oct 31, 2015 4:01 PM

Earl Thomas is in favor of Richard Sherman lining up against the opposing team's best wide receiver, regardless of which side of the field he's on.

Sherman is expected to do so this Sunday against Richard Sherman.

"Of course," Earl Thomas said when asked if he supports the strategy. "Both hands up.

"I think the big thing about that is it’s a clear conscience for me when he’s moving around and he’s following a No. 1 guy. That’s all I can say about that. I don’t have to worry about the No. 1 guy."

Sherman has been traveling more this year. He matched up with Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green for three-plus quarters. And last week against the San Francisco 49ers, he stuck with Torrey Smith and held him without a catch.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks

Cardinals To Increase Andre Ellington's Usage

Oct 31, 2015 11:16 AM

The Arizona Cardinals plan on increasing the usage of Andre Ellington.

Ellington played 18 snaps in Monday night's win, but compiled just five rushes for 21 yards and three receptions. 


"I think BA (head coach Bruce Arians) has stuff for him and he didn't get to it, but I'm sure he'll get to it this week," offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said of Ellington. "As you saw (Monday night), there was a series where I think he pretty much was in there the whole series because he (Arians) wanted to get him going.

"He's got fresh legs, obviously."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Arizona Cardinals

Jason Pierre-Paul: I've Probably Gotten Even Better

Oct 31, 2015 11:15 AM

Jason Pierre-Paul thinks he may have become an even better player following his fireworks accident.

"Of course it's going to have a special glove," he said. "I'm missing an index finger"

Pierre-Paul has been one of the NFL's best pass rushers.

"I'm still the same Jason Pierre-Paul," he said. "That hasn't changed. I've probably gotten even better. So you know, I'm ready to play football and help my team win."


Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tags: New York Giants, Injury

Cowboys To Monitor Dez Bryant's Snaps

Oct 30, 2015 1:42 PM

The Dallas Cowboys will monitor the snaps of Dez Bryant if he plays in Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks.

Bryant has practiced on a limited basis this week after missing the previous five games following surgery to repair a broken right foot.


“Any time a player hasn’t played for in a little while you always want to ease him back into action to a certain extent,” Jason Garrett said. “You can’t ease into action in a play. You need to go full speed on every play. So you just have to monitor how he’s handling the work. With him or any guy you’re always just mindful of that. We have no hard and fast rules. We look at guys, look at the conditions, see how he’s feeling, use your eyes, communicate and we decide what we think is best. We’ll see how he does today. If he comes back, feels good today, we’ll start making the determinations about the weekend.”

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Fantasy, Injury

Marcus Mariota Out For 2nd Straight Week

Oct 30, 2015 1:33 PM

Marcus Mariota has been ruled out by the Tennessee Titans for the second week in a row as he deals with an injured knee.

Zach Mettenberger will start in place of Mariota.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Injury

USC Announce $270M Renovation Plans For Coliseum

Oct 30, 2015 11:18 AM

The University of Southern California announced plans for extensive renovations for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that could allow it to stage the 2024 Olympics and also serve as a temporary site for an NFL team next season.

The $270 million renovation will bring premium suites and boxes, along with more aisles and new seating for the entire stadium.

"Everybody is going to get a new, great fan experience," USC athletic director Pat Haden told reporters. "You don't have to climb over 18 people to get a hot dog."


Construction is not expected to begin until after the 2017 USC football season and could be completed by the start of the 2019 season.


Todd Dickey, USC's senior vice president, said the NFL has "strongly indicated" the league would like a team to play at the Coliseum in 2016, possibly for two or three seasons.

Michael R. Blood/AP

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers

Dolphins Lose Cameron Wake For Remainder Of 2015

Oct 30, 2015 10:41 AM

Cameron Wake will miss the rest of the season for the Miami Dolphins with a torn Achilles.

Wake suffered the injury late in the third quarter of the Dolphins' loss at the New England Patriots.

Wake had two tackles, a sack and a tackle for a loss before leaving the game.

Over the past five years, Wake has been one of the NFL's best five pass rushers.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Injury

Lions View Themselves As Buyers, Not Sellers At Deadline

Oct 30, 2015 10:38 AM

The Detroit Lions aren't looking to sell off any players at the trade deadline.

"We’re going to be probably more buyers than sellers, and we’ve had some dialogue already about some guys around the league," Martin Mayhew said via the Detroit Free Press. "So we’re actively looking at those situations."

The Lions won't look to trade Calvin Johnson or Matthew Stafford.

Mayhew called any thoughts of moving on from Stafford "comical," according to the team’s website and said that if he had "22 Matthew Staffords, we’d win a championship every year."

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Lions, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Martin Mayhew: I'm The Lions' GM Right Now

Oct 30, 2015 10:37 AM

Martin Mayhew has been general manager of the Detroit Lions for seven seasons and he's under scrutiny with the team off to a 1-6 start.

“I’m the GM right now and we’re going to play Kansas City,” Mayhew told reporters in England. “And I’m going to keep working until somebody tells me to stop.”

Mayhew said he doesn’t review his performance or status with the team’s ownership group on a weekly basis, but he knows they are disappointed and that the Ford family is very “passionate.”


Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Lions, Misc Rumor

Tom Brady Has 26 TDs, 3 INTs Since NFL Began Monitoring PSI
The Patriots have also all eight-and-a-half of their games; seven this season, along with the rest of the AFC Championship and the Super Bowl.

Dan Wetzel/Yahoo! Sports

Eddie Lacy Refutes Talk Of Being Overweight
Early in training camp, a person familiar with the weigh-ins said Eddie Lacy was at 242.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Dez Bryant On Target To Return Against Seattle
Dez Bryant is coming back from breaking a bone in his right foot in Week 1.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Andrew Luck Denies Avoiding Panthers By Staying At Stanford
Andrew Luck could have declared for the 2011 NFL Draft but decided to remain at Stanford to finish his degree.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Vernon Davis Confronted By Staley After Calling Out Kaepernick
Vernon Davis, Joe Staley and Colin Kaepernick cleared the air a few days later.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

Joseph Randle Violated Personal Conduct Policy, Likely To Be Suspended
Joseph Randle was at the Cowboys' facility Thursday and met with some of the coaches.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Johnny Manziel Unlikely To Receive NFL Discipline
Johnny Manziel is unlikely to face discipline for his domestic incident with his girlfriend on Oct. 12.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Colin Kaepernick: Relationship With Teammates Is Great
Colin Kaepernick was asked if he believes someone in the organization is leaking reports about him to make him the scapegoat for their struggles.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Tomsula Doesn't Believe Leaks Coming From 49ers
Jim Tomsula doesn't believe the sources of negative stories about the 49ers are coming from inside the team.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Matt Forte Called Steph Curry Of NFL By Adrian Peterson
Matt Forte is currently fourth in yards from scrimmage and sixth in rushing yards through six games in 2015.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Bill O'Brien Denies Presence Of Power Struggle With Rick Smith
Bill O'Brien reportedly wanted to cut Mallett before the Texans even took the field to play the Dolphins.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Dez Bryant Returns To Practice For First Time Since Week 1
Dez Bryant wasn't a full participant, but hope remains he can play in Week 8 against the Seahawks.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Cowboys Interested In Signing Greg Hardy To Extension
Greg Hardy was signed by the Cowboys this past offseason following his suspension for domestic violence.


Jason Pierre-Paul Agrees To Deal With Giants
Jason Pierre-Paul will return in either Week 10 or Week 12 as he works his way back from a fireworks accident where he severely damaged his hand.

Dan Graziano/ESPN

NFL Exaggerates Numbers, Yahoo's Broadcast Averaged Just 1.64M Viewers
Roger Goodell said on ESPN Radio that "over 15 million people were viewing the game," but it averaged just 1.64 million viewers.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Texans Release Ryan Mallett
Houston will sign or trade for a veteran quarterback to back up Brian Hoyer.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

Jared Goff 'Irrefutably Projects To Stardom' In NFL
Jared Goff of Cal is currently the projected first overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft and has been compared to Andrew Luck.

Andy Benoit/Sports Illustrated

NFL Hires Paul Clement To Appeal Decision On Tom Brady
The NFL has hired one of the most successful appellate attorney in the United States to fight the decision that reversed Tom Brady's four-game suspension.

Lester Munson/ESPN

Texans Considered Cutting Ryan Mallett
The Texans don't have another healthy quarterback on the roster beyond Brian Hoyer.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Colts Having 'Organizational Discussions' About Chuck Pagano
The Colts are 3-4 and have hardly looked like a contender one year after reaching the AFC Championship Game.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN