February 2017 - Football Wiretap

Broncos Won't Pick Up Russell Okung's Option
The Broncos have told Russell Okung that they will not pick up his option, according to sources.

ESPN

Vikings, Adrian Peterson Haven't Discussed $18M Option
Adrian Peterson has a team options that would also trigger a $6 million bonus if he's on the roster by the third day of the league year.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

NFL: Mexico City Game Generated $45 Million
Last year's game between the Texans and Raiders played in Mexico City generated $45 million, according to a study commissioned by the NFL.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

Jameis Winston: 'You Better Believe We Want' DeSean Jackson
Jameis Winston has taken his recruitment of DeSean Jackson public.

Tampa Bay Times

James Harrison Seeking Two-Year Deal
James Harrison is looking for a two-year contract at age 38, according to agent Bill Parise.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Bill Belichick Could Be Called To Testify In Aaron Hernandez Trial
Bill Belichick has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of Aaron Hernandez.

Associated Press

Colin Kaepernick Meets With Kyle Shanahan, John Lynch
The future of Colin Kaepernick with the 49ers remains uncertain.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

Philips Rivers Says He'll Always Be 'Playing For San Diego'
Philip Rivers drew a standing ovation at the San Diego Hall of Champions dinner on Tuesday night, telling the audience, "I hope that you can always see me as [a San Diego Charger]."

ESPN

Tom Brady's Stolen Jersey Valued At $500,000
Tom Brady's missing Super Bowl LI game jersey is valued at $500,000 according to a Houston police report.

ESPN

Bears Begin Seeking Trade For Jay Cutler
While Jay Cutler's contract does not include a no-trade clause, there remains a widespread belief that a deal will require both Cutler and the Bears to agree on the suitor.

Jeff Darlington/ESPN

DeShaun Watson Hearing He'll Be A Top-Five Draft Pick
Watson will perform at the NFL Scouting Combine next month.

Chase Goodbread/NFL

Giants Expect 2-3 More Years From Eli Manning
The Giants have begun to think about life after Eli Manning.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

DeSean Jackson: Return To Eagles Would Be 'Great Story'
DeSean Jackson says that if he leaves the Redskins in free agency he wants to play for a "great quarterback" and that re-joining the Eagles would be a "great story."

ESPN

Panthers Release Mike Tolbert
The Panthers have released Mike Tolbert, creating $1,725,000 in salary cap space.

David Newton/ESPN

Pat Shurmur Focused On New Offensive Approach For Vikings
The Vikings struggled offensively last season for a number of reasons, including the loss of Teddy Bridgewater for the season, a dinged-up Adrian Peterson and the resignation of Norv Turner at midseas

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers Will Be Patient At Quarterback
Kyle Shanahan has been linked to Kirk Cousins, who he coached with the Redskins.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

Kirk Cousins Won't Sign New Deal Before Franchise Tag Applied
If he's tagged, Kirk Cousins will rush to sign it, adding $23.94 million to the $19.95 million he earned last year.

Mike Florio/ProFootballTalk

Dolphins Acquire Julius Thomas From Jaguars For Branden Albert
Julius Thomas will restructure his contract upon completion of the trade.

James Walker/ESPN

Victor Cruz Visits With Panthers
Victor Cruz, who was released by the Giants last week, visited with the Panthers over the weekend.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Jaguars Release Jared Odrick After Just Two Seasons
Jacksonville signed Jared Odrick to a five-year contract worth $42.5 million with $22.5 million guaranteed in March 2015.

Mike DiRocco/ESPN

Kyle Shanahan May Bring Jacob Tamme To San Francisco
After catching 22 passes for 210 yards and three touchdowns with the Falcons, Jacob Tamme is a free agent.

ESPN

Chiefs, Texans Could Be Favorites For Tony Romo
If the Cowboys release Tony Romo, there is already a list of teams that are rumored to be potential destinations.

Peter King/TheMMQB

Dolphins, Jaguars Working On Branden Albert-Julius Thomas Trade
It was reported last week that the Dolphins planned to cut Branden Albert, but that didn't happen when Miami found interest in him.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Cameron Wake Signs Two-Year, $19M Extension With Dolphins
Cameron Wake overcame adversity last year by bouncing back from a season-ending Achilles injury in 2015 to lead the Dolphins with 11.5 sacks.

James Walker/ESPN

Louis Riddick Was 'Very, Very Close' To Taking 49ers GM Job
Louis Riddick told ESPN Radio that he was close to becoming the next general manager of the 49ers.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jeff Triplette Resigns As President Of NFLRA
The NFL Referees Association has announced that Jeff Triplette has resigned as president of the organization.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Mike McCoy: I Can Make Denver's Quarterbacks Better
The Broncos re-hired Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator and he believes he can make the team's quarterbacks better.

Conor Orr/NFL

Steelers Aren't Saying Whether They'll Franchise Le'Veon Bell
Le'Veon Bell can become an unrestricted free agent on March 9 and the Steelers aren't saying whether they'll keep him from the open market.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Dolphins May Not Release Branden Albert After All
It was reported on Thursday that the Dolphins would cut Branden Albert, but they appear to be backtracking on the decision.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Pittsburgh Police Investigating Altercation Involving Darrelle Revis
Darrelle Revis' attorney, Blaine Jones, said in an email to WTAE that he was the victim and sought medical treatment.

Rich Cimini/ESPN