June 2016 - Football Wiretap

Calvin Johnson Happy In Retirement, Isn't Thinking About Playing
Calvin Johnson says his health as the main reason why he opted to retire with several productive years still likely ahead of him.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Steelers Cut Shaun Suisham After Injury Setback
He joined the Steelers in 2010 after bouncing around with four other NFL teams.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Andrew Luck: I Wasn't Playing Well Even Before Injury
Andrew Luck missed nine games in 2015 and struggled when he was on the field for the Colts.

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Packers Report Franchise-Record $48.9M Profit
The Packers finished the 2015 fiscal year with a franchise-record $48.9 million profit, including $222.6 million in national revenue.

Jason Wilde/ESPN

Johnny Manziel's Father Calls Him 'Druggie', Hopes He Goes To Jail
Johnny Manziel's father, Paul Manziel, spoke with Josina Anderson of ESPN about his son's well-documented issues.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

NFL To Interview Players Mentioned In Al Jazeera PED Film
The NFL wrote that it has attempted since early April to schedule interviews with the players, saying delays by the NFL Players Association have "obstructed our ability to conduct and conclude the in


Eric Decker Tired Of Ryan Fitzpatrick Contract Situation
Eric Decker is tired of being asked about the contract stalemate between Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Jets.

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Patrick Peterson Predicting 'Great Year' For J.J. Nelson
J.J. Nelson had 11 receptions for 299 yards and two touchdowns in 2015.

Kevin Patra/NFL

$200M In Changes Ordered For New Falcons Stadium
The Falcons have confirmed that $200 million in changes have been ordered for the new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but they are confident it won't affect the target opening date of June 1, 201

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Alfred Morris Trying To Seize Opportunity With Cowboys
Alfred Morris signed a two-year, $3.5 million deal with Cowboys to compete for the starting running back job with Darren McFadden but that was before they draft Ezekiel Elliott.

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Karlos Dansby: Guys Shut Down On Browns Last Season
The Browns went 3-13 last season and Karlos Dansby has provided some insight into just how difficult it was to hold things together until Mike Pettine.

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Von Miller On Contract Talks With Broncos: 'Time For Waiting'
Von Miller and the Broncos have until July 15 to agree to terms on a long-term deal.

Lindsay Jones/USA Today

DeMarco Murray Excited To Run Downhill With Titans
DeMarco Murray believes he'll fare better with the Titans than he did with the Eagles because of how they'll use him.

The Jim Rome Show

Thomas Davis: Cam Newton Has 'Matured' Since Super Bowl Interview
Cam Newton was criticized by many for his handling of a post-Super Bowl interview, in which he seemed to sulk and walk off early, but teammate Thomas Davis says the quarterback has learned from the ex

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NFL Has Asked Bills About New Stadium Plans
Terry Pegula says the NFL has asked him about his intentions to build a new stadium, but that he has yet to reach any decisions on the issue.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Johnny Manziel Reports Hit-And-Run Accident
Johnny Manziel reported a hit-and-run accident earlier this week.


Marquise Goodwin Taking Risk To Chase Olympic Dream
Marquise Goodwin knows the risks he's taking to chase his dream of being an Olympic long jumper.

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Adrian Peterson: Grind, Not Age, Will Cause Him To Walk Away
Adrian Peterson believes he can still dominate at age 31, but the running back admitted that the toll his body has taken will be what leads him to walk away from football.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Only Four First-Round Picks Remain Unsigned
Joey Bosa (No. 3, Chargers), Darron Lee (No. 20, Jets), Will Fuller (No. 21, Texans) and Joshua Garrett (No. 28, 49ers) are unsigned.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jamison Crowder Believes Washington Has Best Receiving Corps
The Redskins, who drafted first-rounder Josh Doctson, have the best group of receivers in the NFL, according to Jamison Crowder.

Washington Post

Matthew Stafford: Lions Tougher To Defend Without Calvin Johnson
Matthew Stafford will miss throwing to Calvin Johnson, but he believes the Lions will be tougher to defend without the Pro Bowl wide receiver.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Alshon Jeffery, Bears Continue To Discuss Long-Term Contract
Alshon Jeffery played in only nine games last season due to injuries, but he did catch 54 balls for 807 yards.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Jim Brown: Cavaliers Better Give LeBron A Statue
Jim Brown, who will be honored by the Browns with a statue outside outside First Energy Stadium, believes that LeBron James deserves one too.

Akron Beacon Journal

Trent Dilfer Staying At ESPN
Trent Dilfer says he's not leaving ESPN despite rumors to the contrary.


Peyton Manning 'Excited' About First Football-Free Autumn In 22 Years
Peyton Manning is comfortable with his decision to retire and is looking forward to some down time this fall.

Associated Press

Arian Foster Confident Of Being Ready For Camp
At least three teams have recently inquired about Arian Foster, who tore his Achilles in late October.

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Vince Wilfork Believes He Can Play A Few More Seasons
Vince Wilfork, who is entering his 13th season, doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon.

Houston Chronicle

Gary Kubiak: Cody Latimer 'On His Way' To Contributing On Offense
Gary Kubiak said last week that Cody Latimer is playing faster and is "on his way" to contributing significantly to the Broncos' offense.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Charles Tillman Only Wants To Play For Panthers
Charles Tillman only wants to play for the Panthers if he returns for a 14th NFL season.


Jim McMahon Wants Marijuana Off NFL's Banned List
Jim McMahon is advocating for marijuana as a medicinal alternative for pain management and wants the substance off the NFL's banned substance list.