September 2017 - Football Wiretap

Rob Gronkowski Has $5.75M Incentive To Play Against Texans
Rob Gronkowski will earn an additional $5.75 million this season if he plays in 90 percent of the offensive snaps, or catches 80 passes, or notches 1,200 receiving yards, or is a first team All-Pro.

Jeff Howe/Boston Herald

Todd Gurley First With Six TDs Through Three Games Since 2011
In addition to his three scores against the San Francisco 49ers, Todd Gurley rushed for 113 yards.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Steven Hauschka: White People Need To See Inequality Exists
Steven Hauschka wants "to do more" to advance the discussion of racial inequality.

Buffalo News

Aaron Hernandez Had Stage 3 CTE
Aaron Hernandez had stage 3 (out of 4) of the disease, which can cause violent mood swings, depression and other cognitive disorders.

Associated Press

T.Y. Hilton On Colts Falling To 0-3: 'It Can't Happen'
T.Y. Hilton is confident the Colts will find the win column against the Browns this Sunday.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Packers May Reduce Ty Montgomery's Snaps
Green Bay has monitored the overuse of players in the past and Montgomery leads all running backs with 139 offensive snaps played this season.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

NFL Players Want Month Dedicated To Activism
A group of four players sent the NFL a memo in August requesting league support and asking for a month to be dedicated to social activism.


Jets 'Definitely Not' Tanking For No. 1 Pick
Sam Darnold is considered the probable first overall pick and would give the Jets a franchise level quarterback.

Dennis Waszak Jr./Associated Press

Roger Goodell Secures Extension Through 2024
The contract extension of Roger Goodell as commissioner of NFL has been agreed upon.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Sam Bradford's Knee Injury Was Not Due To Contact
Sam Bradford said he has a clear indication of what the injury diagnosis but wouldn't divulge the nature or severity.

Courtney Cronin/ESPN

Jay-Z Declines Offer To Perform At Super Bowl
The NFL did not directly dispute the report that Jay Z passed on the gig.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tarik Cohen Only RB Among NFL's Leaders In Targets
Tarik Cohen has enjoyed a productive start to his NFL career with the Bears.

RealGM Staff Report

Ben McAdoo May Give Up Play-Calling Duties
The Giants have struggled offensively, which has led Ben McAdoo to consider giving up play-calling duties as soon as this week.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Santana Moss: RGIII Out Of NFL Due To Issues With Coaches
Santana Moss says his former Redskins teammate, Robert Griffin III, is out of football because of his issues dealing with coaches.

CSN Mid-Atlantic

Charles Tillman Training To Become FBI Agent
Charles Tillman is currently at the FBI Training Academy in Quantico, Virginia, according to multiple sources.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

DeMaurice Smith Unanimously Re-Elected As Head Of NFLPA
DeMaurice Smith's three-year term runs through 2021, which coincides with the final year of the current collective bargaining agreement.


Dolphins Acquire Stephone Anthony From Saints
A 2015 first-round pick, Stephone Anthony has yet to play a down this season after starting 19 games over the past two seasons.

Marc Sessler/

Robert Griffin III: Mike Shanahan Never Wanted Me
Santana Moss claims Robert Griffin III gloated about his role in the firing of Mike Shanahan.

Scott Allen/Washington Post

Jerry Jones Confirms Role In Negotiating Roger Goodell's Contract
Jerry Jones reportedly believes Roger Goodell's salary as commissioner has been too high.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Browns Favored For First Time Since 2015
The Browns have opened as 2.5-point favorites against the Colts on Sunday.


Chargers Sticking With Younghoe Koo
The Chargers won't be shifting from kicker Younghoe Koo despite two rough games to begin the season.

Los Angeles Daily News

Jason Garrett, Ezekiel Elliott To Discuss Lack Of Effort
Jason Garrett will meet with Ezekiel Elliott to discuss the running back's lack of effort in two plays during Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Ben McAdoo Blames Eli Manning For 'Sloppy' Fourth Down Play
The Giants attempted a comeback in the second half against the Lions on Monday, but it was derailed by what Ben AcAdoo called "sloppy quarterback play" by Eli Manning.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Odell Beckham Jr., Giants Could Agree Upon Extension During Season
Odell Beckham is one of the biggest bargains in all of professional sports with just a $1.8 million salary this season.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Valuation Of Cowboys Increases By 14 Percent To $4.8 Billion
On average, NFL teams are now worth $2.52 billion, which is an increase of eight percent since 2016.


Andy Dalton Losing Support Of Bengals' Players
A.J. McCarron would logically take over the job, but there's a feeling among some players that the Bengals should consider signing Colin Kaepernick.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Le'Veon Bell: Explosive Plays Will Come
Le'Veon Bell has started the season slowly, but he's ready to turn small gains into large ones for the Steelers.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saints Are 1-11 In September Since 2014
The Saints are 0-2 for the fourth straight season and are just 1-11 in the month of September since the start of the 2014 season.

Josh Katzenstein/

Colin Kaepernick Working Out, Ready To Play
Colin Kaepernick hopes to play football this season as the NFL moves into the third week of the regular season.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Jerry Jones Blocking Contract Extension For Roger Goodell
Roger Goodell's current deal expires in 2019 and was expected to have a deal done before the start of the season.

Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen/ESPN