September 2016 - Football Wiretap

Colin Kaepernick: Let's Make America Great For The First Time
Colin Kaepernick was not impressed by the debate performance of either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

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Bears Sign Joique Bell
Joique Bell struggled last season with Detroit, rushing 90 times for 311 yards and four touchdowns.


Thomas Rawls Could Miss Month With Hairline Fracture
The Seahawks could be without Thomas Rawls for a month because of a hairline fracture in his fibula.

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Hue Jackson: Browns Aren't "Tanking" For No. 1 Pick
Hue Jackson said on Monday, a day after the Browns lost in overtime against the Dolphins, that the team isn't losing in hopes of getting the No. 1 overall pick in next spring's draft.

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Anthony Davis Again Retires From NFL
Anthony Davis suffered another concussion in practice on Sept. 15 and has not played since.


Greg Hardy Arrested On Drug Charge
Greg Hardy has been arrested on drug charges in Texas.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Ben McAdoo Requests Odell Beckham Become Less Distracting
Ben McAdoo twice had conversations on the sideline with Odell Beckham during Sunday's 29-27 loss to Washington.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Jay Cutler Not Guaranteed Bears' Starting QB Job When Healthy
The Bears started Brian Hoyer in their loss at the Cowboys in Week 3.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Carson Wentz Has Highest PFF Grade Ever For Rookie Through Three Games
Carson Wentz isn't just the highest-rated rookie QB, Wentz is best-rated signal-caller in the NFL through three games.

Pro Football Focus

Dez Bryant To Undergo MRI On Right Knee
Dez Bryant had X-Rays on his right knee on Sunday night and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Russell Wilson Suffers Sprained MCL, Status For Week 4 Uncertain
Russell Wilson was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Sunday night.

Max Meyer/NFL

Vikings Want Adrian Peterson To Play Entire Career In Minnesota
The Vikings have placed Adrian Peterson on injured reserve, but both sides are hopeful for a December return in the event of a playoff run.

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Nevin Lawson Flagged For Longest Pass Interference Call In 15 Seasons
Lions defensive back Nevin Lawson was called for a 66-yard pass interference penalty against the Packers on Sunday, the longest such penalty in at least 15 years.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Rex Ryan Doesn't Care Who Plays QB For Patriots In Week 4
We don't yet know who will start at quarterback for the Patriots against the Bills this weekend, but Rex Ryan doesn't sound concerned.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Terrelle Pryor Plays QB, WR And Safety For Browns
Terrelle Pryor did a little bit of everything for the Browns on Sunday, starting the game at wide receiver while also playing quarterback and safety.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

LSU Fires Les Miles As Head Coach
Les Miles has been fired by LSU as head coach with Ed Orgeron replacing him on an interim basis.

David Ching/ESPN

Jacoby Brissett Sprains Right Thumb
Jimmy Garoppolo could potentially be healthy by then if Jacoby Brissett can't play.

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Ameer Abdullah Expected To Miss Remainder Of 2016
Ameer Abdullah was Detroit's No. 1 running back, gaining 101 yards on 18 carries this season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Julio Jones Will Play In Week 3 Despite Calf Injury
Julio Jones was held out of practice on Thursday and Friday but returned on Saturday.

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

Clay Matthews Ruled Out For Week 3
Clay Matthews last missed a game due to a hamstring injury late in the 2012 season.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

J.J. Watt's PFF Grade Down Dramatically In 2016
J.J. Watt has had a Pro Football Focus grade of 87.7, 98.5, 98.8, 97.2 and 93.8 in his first five NFL seasons, while his number this season is just 46.9.

Sam Monson/Pro Football Focus

NFL Won't Change Kickoff Rule During Season
Through the first two weeks of the season, more kickoffs have been returned despite the NFL's adjustment to the touchback.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Former Lineman Blames Washington Front Office For Media Leaks
This week it was reported that multiple offensive players were grumbling about Kirk Cousins.

Jake Russell/Washington Post

Michael Bennett: White Player Needs To Join Protest
A number of notable NFL players have joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling or raising a fist for the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality, but Michael Bennett believes at le

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Rob Gronkowski Expected To Play In Week 3
Rob Gronkowski hurt his hamstring in August and has been a limited participant in practices since the start of the regular season.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Carson Wentz Sneaks Game Film Into Date Nights
Carson Wentz and Melissa Uhrich are high school sweethearts and maintained their relationship while at different colleges.

Jaclyn Hendricks/New York Post

Gruden Disputes Notion He's Treating Cousins Differently Than Griffin
Kirk Cousins has struggled to begin the 2016 season.

Scott Allen/Washington Post

Bears Sign Matt Barkley From Practice Squad
Matt Barkley joined the Bears after being waived by the Cardinals this month.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer Was 'Trade Of The Century'
Nearly four years after the Cardinals acquired Carson Palmer for a sixth-round pick and a swap of seventh-round selections, Bruce Arians praised Steve Keim's work.

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Blake Bortles: I Haven't Played Well Enough
The Jaguars are 0-2 for the third time in four years and Blake Bortles is taking much of the blame.

Phillip Heilman/Florida Times-Union