July 2016 - Football Wiretap

Browns Will Give Robert Griffin III Majority Of First-Team Reps
The Browns haven't named Robert Griffin III their starting quarterback, but it appears to be his job to lose.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tom Jackson Won't Return To ESPN
Tom Jackson won't return to ESPN this season, which would be his 30th as part of the network's NFL coverage, according to a report.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

NFL Toughens Penalties For Violating Concussion Protocol
The NFL and NFL Players Association have announced new guidelines designed to probe and punish teams that violate the league's game-day concussion protocol.


Tom Gamble Named Assistant GM Of 49ers
Tom Gamble returned to the 49ers in January of 2015 after spending two seasons with the Eagles working with Chip Kelly.

RealGM Staff Report

Josh Gordon Reinstated By NFL, Will Be Suspended Four Games
Josh Gordon had 87 receptions, 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013 over 14 games.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Darnell Dockett Retires From NFL
Darnell Dockett last played in 2013 after tearing his ACL before the 2014 season.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Anthony Davis Submits Paperwork For NFL Reinstatement
Anthony Davis was the 11th overall pick in 2010 out of Rutgers and has consistently been one of the NFL's better right tackles.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Le'Veon Bell Claims He Will Win Suspension Appeal
Le'Veon Bell faces a four-game suspension for missed drug tests.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Jets Have Presented Ryan Fitzpatrick With Multiple Contract Offers
The Jets may have to get Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract up to $12 million for 2016.

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Greg Jennings Retires From NFL After 10 Seasons
Greg Jennings played his first seven seasons with the Pacers.


NFL Clears Peyton Manning After PED Investigation
The NFL said it found "no credible evidence" linking Peyton Manning to the allegations of the report.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

DeAndre Hopkins Wants To Be Treated For What He's Worth
DeAndre Hopkins, who is in line for a contract extension, says he just wants fair market value.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Tom Brady Can't Play Catch With Teammates During Suspension
Tom Brady, who is suspended for the first four games of the season, can't play catch with his teammates during the ban.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Drew Brees, Saints Haven't Talked Contract In Three Months
Drew Brees is unlikely to have a new contract in place when the Saints begin training camp.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Phil Loadholt To Retire After Meeting With Vikings
Phil Loadholt is expected to retire pending his meeting with Vikings officials on Monday, according to sources.

Adam Caplan/ESPN

Seahawks Agree To Extension With GM John Schneider
The general manager's new deal is for five years and is expected to make John Schneider among the highest-paid executives in the NFL.


Michael Bennett Wants Seahawks To Pay Him Or Get Rid Of Him
Michael Bennett has two seasons left on his current deal.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Dennis Green Dies At Age 67
Former Vikings and Cardinals coach Dennis Green died Friday morning at the age of 67.


Ezekiel Elliott Accused Of Domestic Violence
Ezekiel Elliott has denied a domestic abuse allegation made against him.

TMZ Sports

Le'Veon Bell Facing Four-Game Suspension For Missed Drug Test
The suspension is the result of a missed drug test, not a failed one.

Dan Graziano/ESPN

Packers Apply To Host NFL Draft
Mark Murphy said that the Packers have applied to host the event in 2019, 2020 or 2021.

Dan Parr/NFL

J.J. Watt Could Be Out Up To 10 Weeks
There have been conflicting reports as to how long J.J. Watt will be sidelined after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back this week.

Mike Garafolo/NFL

Ray Rice Willing To Donate Entire Salary If Signed For 2016
Ray Rice says he would donate his entire 2016 salary to charity if signed by an NFL team this season.


NFL To Interview Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers Over PED Allegations
The Packers have confirmed that the NFL will interview Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, who were named in an Al-Jazeera America report linking them to performance-enhancing drugs.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Greg Hardy Works Out For Jaguars
Greg Hardy was suspended 10 games during the 2015 season though it was later reduced to four games on appeal.

Rand Getlin/NFL.com

J.J. Watt Undergoes Back Surgery
J.J. Watt will start training camp with the Houston Texans on the PUP list but should be ready to start the season.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Gary Kubiak Indicating Mark Sanchez Will Start For Broncos
Gary Kubiak has been indicating to players that Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback for the Broncos this coming season, according to Sylvester Williams.

Marc Sessler/NFL

Josh Gordon Meets With Roger Goodell Over Reinstatement
Roger Goodell met with Josh Gordon in person on Wednesday to discuss his potential return to the field, according to sources.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

Jordy Nelson Ahead Of Curve In Knee Rehabilitation
Jordy Nelson appears to be ahead of the curve in his rehabilitation from a torn ACL suffered 11 months ago.

Bob McGinn/Milwuakee Journal-Sentinel

Melvin Gordon Working With Adrian Peterson On Ball Security
Melvin Gordon has joined Adrian Peterson for offseason workouts in Houston.

Ben Goessling/ESPN