June 2017 - Football Wiretap

Jeremy Maclin Played Through Last Season With Groin Injury
Jeremy Maclin, who was released by the Chiefs earlier this offseason, says he played through last season with a groin injury.

ESPN

Raiders, Derek Carr Agree Upon $125M Deal
Derek Carr tweeted Thursday that he has finalized a five-year extension with the Raiders that sources indicate is worth $125 million.

ESPN

Derek Carr Close To $25M Per Year Extension With Raiders
Derek Carr had given the Raiders a deadline to agree upon an extension before the start of training camp.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Patriots Sign David Harris
The Patriots needed a linebacker to play the most snaps alongside Dont'a Hightower.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Sterling Shepard Wants To Improve Yards After Catch
Sterling Shepard ranked 78th among wide receivers with 256 yards after the catch on 65 receptions.

Dan Salomone/Giants

Bruce Arians: Byron Leftwich Has Future As Head Coach
Byron Leftwich only has a year of coaching under his belt, but Bruce Arians is already confident that he'll one day be a head coach in the NFL.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

O.J. Simpson's Parole Hearing Set For July 20
O.J. Simpson has a July 20 parole hearing that could have him released from a Nevada prison as early as Oct. 1.

Associated Press

Warren Sapp Suffering From Memory Loss, Will Donate Brain To Study
Warren Sapp plans on donating his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation when he passes away.

Chuck Schilken/Los Angeles Times

Justin Gilbert Suspended One-Year By NFL
Justin Gilbert received a four-game suspension from the NFL in May after testing positive for substance abuse.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jarvis Landry Gives Dolphins Deadline On Extension
Jarvis Landry has one year left on his contract that will pay him $893,850 this season.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Roger Goodell Denies Relationship With Robert Kraft Was Ever Strained
The tension between the Patriots and Roger Goodell was palpable during the presentation of the Lombardi Trophy following New England's Super Bowl LI victory.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Jerome Bettis Questions NFL's Transparency On Concussions
Jerome Bettis says the NFL has taken advantage of its players by not sharing with them all the information it had about the risk of concussions.

ESPN

Former NFL Player Ryan O'Callaghan Comes Out As Gay
Ryan O'Callaghan had planned to commit suicide when his NFL career ended until a small group of people in the Chiefs' organization helped him.

Cyd Zeigler/Out Sports

Josh Allen Nearly Declared For 2017 Draft
Last season's was Josh Allen's first as Wyoming's starter.

Chase Goodbread/NFL

Tom Brady Dreams Of Playing NFL Game In China
The Patriots were scheduled to face the Seahawks in a 2007 preseason game in China, but the game was ultimately canceled.

Kevin Patra/NFL

NFL Moves Deadline To Sign Franchised Players
The deadline for franchise-tagged players to agree to long-term contracts has been pushed back two days.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Washington In Name Battle
The Supreme Court struck down part of a law that bans offensive trademarks in a ruling that is expected to help Washington in their legal fight over the team name.

ESPN

Ryan Shazier Wants Changes Made To Rookie Contracts
Ryan Shazier, who was the 15th overall pick in 2014, believes the next collective bargaining agreement should allow for more wiggle room on rookie contracts.

Nick Shook/NFL

Dean Blandino Argued For Eliminating Overtime Entirely
Dean Blandino argued for eliminating overtime entirely when the NFL discussed changes to its overtime format.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Odell Beckham Has Never Felt More Ready For Season
Odell Beckham, Jr. skipped voluntary OTAs with the Giants this year, but says he's never felt more prepared for a season.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Eric Decker Signs With Titans
Eric Decker spent the past three seasons with the Jets but was limited to just three games in 2016.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Roger Goodell Denies Colin Kaepernick Is Being Blackballed By NFL
Roger Goodell called the NFL a "meritocracy," where players "earn [their] opportunities."

Des Bieler/Washington Post

Saints Lose Terron Armstead For 4-6 Months
Terron Armstead signed a five-year, $65.25 million contract extension last offseason.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Todd Bowles: Jets Have No Front-Runner In QB Competition
The Jets don't have a front-runner as they continue to determine who will begin the season as their starting quarterback.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Twenty Picks, Including Eight First-Rounders, Remain Unsigned
Among those unsigned are eight first-rounders, including second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky and No. 3 selection Solomon Thomas.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Teddy Bridgewater Looks 'Like He Was Never Hurt'
Teddy Bridgewater has not been cleared to participate in practice as he continues to rehab from the knee injury he suffered last Aug. 30.

Ben Goessling/ESPN

Ndamukong Suh: Dolphins Have 'Never Been Scared' of Patriots
The Patriots have won all but one division title since 2003, but Ndamukong Suh says the Dolphins aren't scared of their AFC East rival.

NFL Network

Devonta Freeman Expecting Extension With Falcons
Devonta Freeman expects to agree to a contract extension with the Atlanta Falcons soon.

D. Orlando Ledbetter/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jeremy Maclin Learned Of Release By Chiefs Via Voicemail
Jeremy Maclin was upset and shocked to learn of his release from the Chiefs earlier this month via voicemail.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Rams Trade Former No. 2 Pick Greg Robinson To Lions
The Lions have a need at offensive tackle with Taylor Decker out several months.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN