February 2017 - Football Wiretap

Jets Will Release Darrelle Revis

Feb 28, 2017 11:30 PM

The New York Jets will release Darrelle Revis on March 9th.

Revis was scheduled to count $15.3 million against the 2017 salary cap. The announcement came 11 days after Revis was charged with four felonies, including aggravated assault.

Revis' legal issues didn't factor into the team's decision to release him, a source said, adding that it was "100 percent football related." 

The Jets made the decision internally three weeks ago to release Revis.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tags: New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Jamaal Charles Released By Chiefs

Feb 28, 2017 2:15 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs will release Jamaal Charles.

Charles has battled injuries each of the past two seasons.

Charles will become a free agent.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Washington Places Exclusive Franchise Tag On Kirk Cousins

Feb 28, 2017 1:42 PM

Washington has placed the exclusive franchise tag on Kirk Cousins.

Cousins also played last season under the franchise tag.

Cousins reportedly would have preferred a deal to the San Francisco 49ers if he were to be traded this offseason.

Cousins will make $23.94 million under the tag if he and Washington are unable to agree upon a long-term deal.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Washington Redskins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Eric Berry Agrees To Six-Year, $78M Deal With Chiefs

Feb 28, 2017 1:40 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs and Eric Berry have agreed upon a six-year, $78 million deal.

The contract will make Berry the NFL's highest paid safety.

The deal includes $40 million guaranteed and a $20 million signing bonus.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Vikings Decline 2017 Option On Adrian Peterson

Feb 28, 2017 12:21 PM

The Minnesota Vikings will not exercise their 2017 option on Adrian Peterson's contract.

Peterson was due $18 million for 2017 but will instead become an unrestricted free agent.


Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Colts, Eagles Will Flip Coin For 14th Pick

Feb 28, 2017 8:54 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts will engage in a coin flip on Friday at the NFL Combine that will decide who will pick fourteenth and fifteenth in the first round of the NFL Draft.

The coin flip will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the bench press area of the Indiana Convention Center.

The coin has a Minnesota Vikings logo on one side and Colts logo on the other -- the Eagles own Minnesota's first round pick as part of the Sam Bradford trade.

Dan Hanzus/NFL

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts, Draft, Misc Rumor

Chiefs Working To Make Eric Berry Highest-Paid Safety

Feb 28, 2017 8:49 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs are negotiating with Eric Berry to make him the highest-paid safety in the NFL, according to a report.

The deal could be reached before Wednesday's deadline to franchise tag players.

Berry was hit with the franchise tag last season and said that he didn't want to play under the designation again in 2017.

"I'm going to keep being patient because you never know," Berry told the Kansas City Star on Sunday. "Last year I thought one thing and it didn't happen. So I'm not getting my hopes up; I'm looking at it logically."

Lakisha Jackson/NFL

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

LaDainian Tomlinson To Take Front Office Job With Chargers

Feb 28, 2017 8:42 AM

LaDainian Tomlinson will take a front office job with the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a report.

There is no word on the nature of the job, whether it's significant or simply ceremonial.

Tomlinson has been working for The NFL Network.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

Kirk Cousins Would Only Accept Trade To 49ers

Feb 28, 2017 8:39 AM

If Washington decides to trade Kirk Cousins, he would only accept a move to the San Francisco 49ers.

Wednesday is the deadline for the Redskins to decide whether to place their franchise tag on the quarterback.

Former Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is the new head coach of the 49ers.

Cousins can't outright block a trade to any team, but given the fact that he isn't signed long-term he could keep a club from acquiring by refusing to commit long-term.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif Finalizing $41.25M Extension With Chiefs

Feb 27, 2017 9:03 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs are finalizing a five-year, $41.25 million extension with Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.

A sixth-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Duvernay-Tardif has started 30 games over the past two years after essentially redshirting as a rookie.

Duvernay-Tardif has become one of the NFL's best run blockers at right guard.

Duvernay-Tardif is also a medical student at McGill University in Montreal.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor, Signing

Giants Place Franchise Tag On Jason Pierre-Paul
Jason Pierre-Paul played this past season on a one-year prove-it deal worth just under $10 million.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Antonio Brown Signs Four-Year, $68M Deal With Steelers
Antonio Brown had one season remaining on the five-year, $42 million deal he signed with Pittsburgh in 2012.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Steelers Place Franchise Tag On Le'Veon Bell
The Steelers and Le'Veon Bell would like to agree upon a long-term contract.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Terrelle Pryor Unlikely To Receive Franchise Tag From Browns
The Browns are willing to risk losing Terrelle Pryor in free agency.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Owner Endorses Alex Smith As Chiefs' Quarterback
Clark Hunt is fine with the Chiefs sticking with Alex Smith as their starting quarterback.

Terez Paylor/Kansas City Star

Panthers Place Franchise Tag On Kawaan Short
The Panthers have placed the "non-exclusive" franchise tag on defensive tackle Kawann Short.


Cardinals Place Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag On Chandler Jones
The franchise tenders for linebackers will be about $15.3 million for the 2017 season.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Antonio Brown Making Significant Progress On Extension With Steelers
The goal is for an agreement to be reached by March 9th.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Eric Berry Isn't Optimistic About Long-Term Deal With Chiefs
Eric Berry, who played under the franchise tag with the Chiefs last season, isn't optimistic about agreeing to a long-term deal prior to the 2017 campaign.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Cowboys, Josh McCown Share Mutual Interest In Deal
Josh McCown, who was released by the Browns this offseason, shares "mutual interest" in a deal with the Cowboys.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Bears Unlikely To Tag Alshon Jeffery
Despite playing under the $14.599 million franchise tag in 2016, Alshon Jeffery caught only 52 balls for 821 yards and 2 touchdowns in 12 appearances.

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Panthers Sign Mario Addison To Three-Year Deal
Mario Addison led the Panthers in sacks this season with a career-high 9.5.


Matt Elam Arrested On Multiple Drug Charges
Matt Elam was a first round pick by the Ravens in 2013.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL.com

Jets Release Nick Mangold
The Jets are clearing their roster of older, more expensive players as they rebuild.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Chiefs Sign C.J. Spiller
The Chiefs are C.J. Spiller's fourth team in the last five months.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Rob Gronkowski: 'No Doubt' He'll Be Ready After Third Back Surgery
Rob Gronkowski, who underwent season-ending back surgery in December, says there is "no doubt" will be ready for the start of the 2017 season.


Jaguars Not Committed To Starting Blake Bortles At QB
The Jaguars want Blake Bortles to reduce his turnovers.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

A.J. Bouye: 'No Telling' What Will Happen With Texans
As of now the Texans aren't expected to place the franchise tag on A.J. Bouye, which is expected to be worth over $14 million for 2017.

Albert Breer/MMQB

Jason Peters Staying With Eagles, Won't Take Pay Cut
It was reported earlier this month that the Eagles asked Jason Peters to take a pay cut.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Jets Release Nick Folk, Breno Giacomini
The Jets have released Nick Folk and Breno Giacomini, creating $7.5 million in cap space.

Rich Cimini/ESPN