December 2016 - Football Wiretap

Tyler Lockett To Undergo Surgery On Broken Leg
Coming into Saturday’s game, Tyler Lockett was the team's third leading receiver behind Doug Baldwin and Jimmy Graham.

Harry Lyles Jr./SB Nation

Terrell Suggs Insists He'll Play In 2017
Terrell Suggs will turn 35 next season and seemed insulted with the question of a possible retirement.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Carlos Hyde Suffers Torn MCL
Carlos Hyde suffered the injury when he was hit in the left leg on a carry.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Vikings' Secondary Freelanced On First Series Against Packers
As soon as the first series ended, Mike Zimmer addressed the players, and the situation was corrected.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Sheldon Richardson Continues Feud With Brandon Marshall
The Marshall-Richardson feud stems from earlier this season.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Andrew Luck Tries To Accept Blame For Colts Missing Playoffs
The Colts have struggled to put a competitive team around Luck but he has still tried to take responsibility.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Browns Win First Game Of 2016 Yet Likely Secure Top Pick In 2017
Cleveland will clinch the No. 1 spot if they lose to the Steelers in Week 17.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Marcus Mariota Out For Season With Broken Right Fibula
Matt Cassel will assume the starting quarterback job for the Titans.

Paul Kuharsky/ESPN

Derek Carr Suffers Broken Right Fibula
Derek Carr will undergo surgery on Sunday and the Raiders will start Matt McGloin at quarterback.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Todd Bowles Hospitalized, May Miss Saturday's Game
If Todd Bowles cannot coach on Saturday, Mike Caldwell will assume duties on an interim basis.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Ezekiel Elliott Gifts $25k ATVs To Entire Offensive Line
Entering Week 16, Ezekiel Elliott has rushed for 1,551 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Dallas Morning News

Adrian Peterson Out For Week 16 Against Packers
Adrian Peterson returned for Week 15 from his meniscus surgery and rushed six times for 22 yards.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Ryan Mathews Out For Season With Herniated Disk
Ryan Mathews rushed for 661 yards on 155 carries and eight touchdowns in 2016.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Falcons To Have Julio Jones Back For Week 16
Julio Jones practiced for the third straight time on Thursday.

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Calvin Johnson 'Not Coming Back' To NFL
Calvin Johnson continues to assure people he will not return to the NFL.

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A.J. Green To Play In Week 16
The Bengals have already been eliminated from the playoffs but A.J. Green will return from his hamstring injury.

Katherine Terrell/ESPN

Bruce Arians Says He'll Return To Cardinals In 2017
Bruce Arians plans to coach the Cardinals in 2017 despite a disappointing season and two health scares since training camp.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

Broncos Believe Trevor Siemian Will Be QB Beyond 2016
The Broncos have scored just one offensive touchdown in the last 10 quarters, but they have great faith in Trevor Siemian as their starting quarterback.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

Odell Beckham Fined $18K For Cleats Honoring Craig Sager
The NFL fined Odell Beckham, Jr. for wearing cleats in honor of the late Craig Sager last weekend.


Brian Hartline: Terrelle Pryor A 'Flash In The Pan'
Terrelle Pryor may not deserve a big contract when he becomes a free agent this offseason, according to former teammate Brian Hartline.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Michael Floyd Had .217 BAC, Could Face Jail Time
When Michael Floyd was arrested in his vehicle on Dec. 12, he had a blood-alcohol level of .217, which could land him in jail.


Jon Gruden Has 'No Intention Of Coaching' As Rams' Links Continue
Jon Gruden shot down suggestions he could leave his job with ESPN on Monday Night Football for the Rams' vacancy.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

Earl Thomas 'Caught Between' Retirement, Return In 2017
Earl Thomas publicly stated he will consider retirement in the hours that followed his season-ending broken leg.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Richard Sherman Threatens To 'Ruin' Reporter's Career
Richard Sherman threatened to "ruin" a local reporter's career after "a couple of tough questions," according to another reporter.

Marc Sessler/NFL

Ben Roethlisberger: Some Bengals Can't Stand Vontaze Burfict's Antics
In the wake of Sunday's game between the Steelers and Bengals, Ben Roethlisberger says some members of the Bengals can't stand Vontaze Burfict's extra antics on the field.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Some Jaguars Upset Gus Bradley Flew On Team Charter After Firing
Some Jaguars players didn't think it was right to have Gus Bradley fly back home on the team's charter Sunday after he was fired.

Mike DiRocco/ESPN

Brady, Carr, Prescott, Rodgers Headline 2016 NFL Pro Bowl Teams
The NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2017 Pro Bowl, which will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

RealGM Staff Report

NFL Fines Giants $150K, Ben McAdoo $50K For Walkie Use
Ben McAdoo was seen on the sideline holding the walkie-talkie when it was apparent the team was having trouble getting plays in to Eli Manning.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Rams May Promote Sean Mannion For Final Two Games
Sean Mannion was last active for the season opener versus the 49ers when Jared Goff was the third-stringer.

Kevin Patra/NFL