April 2015 - Football Wiretap

Chip Kelly On Trading Up: It Was A Really Steep Price

Apr 30, 2015 11:25 PM

Chip Kelly has denied reports that the Philadelphia Eagles had been trying to trade up for Marcus Mariota in the days leading up to the draft.

The Eagles were reportedly offering picks, along with defensive end Fletcher Cox, quarterback Sam Bradford, linebacker Mychal Kendricks, guard Evan Mathis and cornerback Brandon Boykin.

“I didn’t think it was going to happen, and it didn’t happen,” Kelly said, via Reuben Frank of CSN Philly. “It was a really steep price.”

The Eagles instead stayed at No. 20 and picked Nelson Agholor.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jets Deny Shopping Muhammad Wilkerson Following Williams' Selection

Apr 30, 2015 10:58 PM

The New York Jets drafted Leonard Williams, which puts the future of fellow defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson in doubt.

Mike Maccagnan said at a press conference following the selection of Williams that the Jets aren’t “actively shopping” Wilkerson.  

Wilkerson is seeking a new contract from the Jets.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

2015 NFL Draft (Complete First Round Results)

Apr 30, 2015 7:49 PM

RealGM will be updating the picks of the 2015 NFL Draft as they're announced from Chicago. You can also follow RealGMFootball on Twitter.

Running rumors:

- The Eagles tried to trade up to No. 1 with the Buccaneers, per Ed Werder.

- Philadelphia has offered two first rounders, a third rounder, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Boykin, Mychal Kendricks and more to move up to the first or second slot, according to Ian Rapoport.

- Zach Mettenberger wants to be traded by the Titans with the Titans drafting (and presumably keeping) Marcus Mariota.

- Titans' GM Ruston Webster says the franchise will not trade Mariota.

- 49ers trade back from No. 15 to No. 17 with San Diego, while also acquiring 2015 4th rounder and 2016 5th rounder.

- Lions trade their pick back to the Broncos, acquiring Manny Ramirez, a 5th rounder in 2015 and 5th rounder in 2016.

Round 1

1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Jameis Winston, QB, Florida State

2. Tennessee Titans: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon

3. Jacksonville Jaguars: Dante Fowler, Jr., OLB, Florida

4. Oakland Raiders: Amari Cooper, WR, Alabama

5. Washington: Brandon Scherrf, G, Iowa

6. New York Jets: Leonard Williams, DT, USC

7. Chicago Bears: Kevin White, WR, West Virginia

8. Atlanta Falcons: Vic Beasley, Edge, Clemson

9. New York Giants: Ereck Flowers, OT, Miami

10. St. Louis Rams: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia

11. Minnesota Vikings: Trae Waynes, CB, Michigan State

12. Cleveland Browns: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington

13. New Orleans Saints: Andrus Peat, OT, Stanford

14. Miami Dolphins: Devante Parker, WR, Louisville

15. San Diego Chargers (via San Francisco 49ers): Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin

16. Houston Texans: Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest

17. San Francisco 49ers (via San Diego Chargers): Arik Armstead, DE, Oregon

18. Kansas City Chiefs: Marcus Peters, CB, Washington

19. Cleveland Browns (via Buffalo Bills): Cameron Erving, C, Florida State

20. Philadelphia Eagles: Nelson Agholor, WR, USC

21. Cincinnati Bengals: Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M

22. Pittsburgh Steelers: Bud Dupree, OLB, Kentucky

23. Denver Broncos (via Detroit Lions): Shane Ray, DE, Missouri

24. Arizona Cardinals: D.J. Humphries, OT, Florida

25. Carolina Panthers: Shaq Thompson, OLB, Washington

26. Baltimore Ravens: Breshad Perriman, WR, UCF

27. Dallas Cowboys: Byron Jones, CB, UConn

28. Detroit Lions (via Denver Broncos): Laken Tomlinson, G, Duke

29. Indianapolis Colts: Phillip Dorsett, WR, Miami

30. Green Bay Packers: Damarious Randall, S, Arizona State

31. New Orleans Saints (via Seattle Seahawks): Stephone Anthony, LB, Clemson

32. New England Patriots: Malcom Brown, DT, Texas

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Draft, Draft Misc

Eagles, Bears Making Hardest Push For No. 2 Pick

Apr 30, 2015 7:18 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears are the two teams making the strongest push to trade up to the No. 2 spot in the draft.

The Tennessee Titans own the second overall pick and are pushing for a significant package to part with the pick.

Both the Eagles and Bears are targeting Marcus Mariota.

Jay Cutler played collegiately in Nashville for Vanderbilt and could be included in the deal, though Bob Holtzman reports the Titans are not interested in Cutler. The Bears would only have $4 million in dead money from Cutler's $16.5 million 2015 cap hit if he was traded to the Titans.

Philadelphia has offered two first rounders, a third rounder, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Boykin, Mychal Kendricks and more to move up, according to Ian Rapoport.

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Tags: Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

Philip Rivers Told By Chargers He Won't Be Traded

Apr 30, 2015 6:36 PM

Philip Rivers has been told by the San Diego Chargers that he won't be traded.

Rivers has been linked to a move to the Tennessee Titans.

The Chargers and Rivers will have ongoing extension talks.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Eagles Could Bypass Titans At No. 2 With Buccaneers' Trade

Apr 30, 2015 5:43 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles are in pursuit of Marcus Mariota and have been zeroed in on moving up to No. 2 with the Tennessee Titans, but they could instead try to business with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Buccaneers are planning on taking Jameis Winston, but receiving multiple pieces for the first overall pick would allow Lovie Smith and Jason Licht to quickly rebuild an entire team. The move also allows them to bypass the risk that comes with selecting Winston.

The Buccaneers want an extra first round pick already and could receive extra picks in subsequent years.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Draft, Draft Misc, Misc Rumor

49ers Leak All Black Uniforms (Image)

Apr 30, 2015 5:36 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have leaked their new alternate uniforms, which are all black.

The 49ers have never had an alternate uniform in their history.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: San Francisco 49ers

Agent Trying To Pull La'el Collins From Draft

Apr 30, 2015 3:21 PM

La'el Collins' agent is attempting to pull his name from Thursday's draft and then enter the Supplemental Draft in a few weeks.

Collins' ex-girlfriend was recently murdered and the police want to question him though he's not considered a suspect.

Collins was an expected top-15 pick.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Tags: Draft, Draft Misc

Cowboys Not Interested In Trading For Johnny Manziel

Apr 30, 2015 1:44 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are not interested in trading for Johnny Manziel if the Cleveland Browns make him available.

The Cowboys were said to be interested in Manziel during last year's draft.

Manziel could be made expendable if the Browns trade for Sam Bradford.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Washington Looking To Move Down From No. 5

Apr 30, 2015 11:51 AM

Washington is open to trading down from the No. 5 slot in the NFL Draft as Scot McCloughan rebuilds the roster.

"There's no question that the Redskins would like to trade down. The question is whether or not they're going to get value in doing that," Albert Breer said. "They have seven picks right now over the next three days. Scot McCloughan said himself on Monday that he'd like to get that number closer to 10. The problem is the way this draft shakes out, you don't want to drop out of the top 15. They're limited to as how far they'd be willing to drop down and they'd still like to fortify those lines of scrimmage."

When McCloughan was with the San Francisco 49ers, the team selected three offensive linemen, a defensive lineman, a linebacker and a tight end in the first round.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Washington Redskins, Draft, Draft Misc

Alex Boone Skipping 49ers' Workouts, Open To Trade
Alex Boone is scheduled to make $3.4 million in 2015.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast (via NFL.com)

Saints Could Draft QB But Doesn't Mean End Of Drew Brees
Bryce Petty of Baylor was worked out by the Saints.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Eagles Continuing Attempts To Trade For Marcus Mariota
The Eagles remain interested in trading up for Marcus Mariota, reportedly "doing all they can" to acquire him.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Leonard Williams Believes He Should Go First Overall
Leonard Williams is rated by RealGM's Jeff Risdon as the top overall prospect in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Bears Considering Trade Offers For Martellus Bennett
Martellus Bennett is seeking a new contract with the Bears or any trade that acquires him.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

ESPN Has Conflicting Reports On Browns-Titans Trade Talks
The Browns would take Marcus Mariota if they acquire the pick from the Titans.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Vikings Insist Adrian Peterson Won't Be Traded
The Vikings have reportedly had absurd trade demands for Adrian Peterson, signalling they've wanted to keep him.

Sander Philipse/Bucs Nation

Adrian Peterson: Playing For Cowboys 'Would Be Nice'
The Cowboys appear unwilling to meet the Vikings' high asking price and pay Adrian Peterson's contract.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

La'el Collins' Not Considered Suspect As Ex-Girlfriend Found Murdered
La'el Collins is projected to be a first round pick.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Matt Forte Skips Voluntary Camp In Hopes Of New Contract
Matt Forte is entering the final season of a $30.4 million contract he signed in 2012.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Roger Goodell Made $150.4M Over First Eight Seasons As Commissioner
The NFL has given up its tax exempt status, which means they will no longer have to disclose Roger Goodell's annual salary among other things.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Dion Jordan Suspended For 2015 Season
Dion Jordan was the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Dolphins.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jets Fined $100,000 For Darrelle Revis Tampering
The fine comes as a result from Woody Johnson's comments that he'd "love to have Darrelle (Revis) back" at a December press conference.

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Jets Receive Trade Interest In Muhammed Wilkerson
Muhammad Wilkerson is scheduled to make $6.96 million, the amount of his fifth-year option, this season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Shane Ray Enrolled In NFL's Drug Program
Shane Ray was a projected top-10 pick.


NFL Ends Tax Exempt Status
The NFL is ending its tax exempt status.

Scott Soshnick/Bloomberg

ESPN, NFLN Won't Spoil Picks For Draft
ESPN and the NFL Network have agreed once again not to spoil picks for the 2015 NFL Draft before they're officially disclosed.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

NFLPA Appeals Greg Hardy Suspension
Roger Goodell has claimed that the suspension is identical to what it would have been under the old policy for conduct detrimental to the league.

CBS Sports

Antonio Brown Working Out With Steelers While Seeking New Deal
Pittsburgh typically does not renegotiate contracts, but Antonio Brown had 129 catches and 1,698 yards last season and is underpaid.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Eli Manning Comfortable Entering 2015 Without Long-Term Contract
Eli Manning has the second highest base salary in the NFL for 2015.

Conor Orr/NFL.com