January 2018 - Football Wiretap

David Gettleman Praises Eli Manning, Non-Committal On Drafting QB
The Giants hold the second overall pick.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Deshaun Watson 'Ahead Of Schedule' In Rehab
Bill O'Brien is hopeful Deshaun Watson will be able to participate in at least some drills during the Texans' organized team activities.

Sarah Barshop/ESPN

Gerald McCoy: Buccaneers Need More Accountability
After watching this Sunday's AFC Championship Game, Gerald McCoy says he identified one of the problems with the Buccaneers.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Derek Carr Wants Jon Gruden To Push Him To Get Better
Derek Carr is looking forward to playing for Jon Gruden and hopes the new Raiders coach pushes him to get better.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Saints Confirm Expectation Of Re-Signing Drew Brees
Mickey Loomis said there have yet to be any negotiations with Drew Brees.

Josh Katzenstein/Times Picayune

NFL: 'Armchair Experts' Need Facts When Concerned On Player Safety
The NFL and NFLPA has cleared the Panthers from any wrongdoing in regards to how they handled a potential concussion suffered by Cam Newton.

Joseph Person/Charlotte Observer

Conference Championship Ratings Down Eight Percent
The Patriots' win over the Jaguars reached 44.1 million viewers, while Philadelphia's blow out of Minnesota reached 42.3 million.

David Bauder/Associated Press

Bob Costas, NBC Agree To Keep Him Off Super Bowl Coverage
Bob Costas has been outspoken in his belief that the NFL has a bleak future.

John Ourand/Sports Business Journal

Browns, 49ers Lead NFL In 2018 Cap Space By Huge Margin
The 49ers and Browns both have more than $100 million in cap space.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Jerry Jones Reiterates Jason Garrett Will Remain Cowboys' Head Coach
The Cowboys finished the season with a 9-7 record but missed out on the playoffs.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL.com

Giants Hiring James Bettcher As Defensive Coordinator
James Bettcher was most recently the defensive coordinator for the Cardinals.


Josh McCown Wants To Continue Career, Remain With Jets
After being noncommittal about his future near the end of the season, Josh McCown says that he wants to continue playing football and would like to return to the Jets.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Chris Long: Players Can Balance Activism, Their Jobs
Chris Long says that he and others around the league, including teammate Malcolm Jenkins, have shown that players can be active in social issues off the field without hurting their play on the field.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Browns Hire Todd Haley As Offensive Coordinator
Todd Haley had been offensive coordinator of the Steelers since 2012.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Patriots Choose To Wear Road Whites For Super Bowl
The team winning the Super Bowl has worn white jerseys in 12 of the previous 13 games.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Mike Vrabel Promises To Develop Marcus Mariota
Mike Vrabel promised to develop franchise quarterback Marcus Mariota during his introductory press conference as the head coach of the Titans.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Blake Bortles Hopes To Return To Jaguars Next Season
The Jaguars picked up the fifth-year option on Blake Bortles' contract for 2018, but there is no guarantee he'll return to the team.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Josh Allen Says He's More Accurate Than Stats Show
During a lengthy media session on Monday night, Josh Allen insisted that he's a more accurate quarterback than his statistics have shown.

Ben Fawkes/ESPN

Cardinals To Hire Steve Wilks As Head Coach
Steve Wilks most recently was defensive coordinator of the Panthers.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Jets To Promote Jeremy Bates To Offensive Coordinator
The Jets fired John Morton this offseason.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Patriots Optimistic Rob Gronkowski Will Be Cleared For Super Bowl
Rob Gronkowski exited the AFC Championship Game in the first half with a concussion.

Jeff Howe/Boston Herald

Price Of Super Bowl Tickets Comes Down After Vikings' Loss
With the game being played in Minnesota, the expected cost of tickets was expected to be significantly higher if the Vikings advanced.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Giants Expected To Name Pat Shurmur Coach This Week
The Giants are expected to name Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur their head coach this week, according to sources.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Tom Brady: 'Arrogant' To Say Hand Affected Play
Tom Brady required 12 stitches to close up a cut on his throwing hand suffered during practice last week, but his performance during Sunday's AFC Championship Game didn't appear to be affected.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Eagles Open As Biggest Super Bowl Underdogs Since 2009
The Westgate SuperBook installed the Eagles as 5.5-point underdogs to the Patriots for Super Bowl LII on Sunday.

David Purdum/ESPN

Giants Want Eli Manning To Return In 2018
The Giants will evaluate quarterbacks in the draft despite wanting to keep Eli Manning.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Jack Del Rio Emerges As Top Candidate For Giants' DC Job
Jack Del Rio's salary with the Giants will offset what the Raiders owe.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Titans Hire Mike Vrabel As Head Coach
Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel spent seven years together in New England.

Cameron Wolfe/ESPN

Le'Veon Bell Missed Pittsburgh's Walk-Through, Arrived Late To Game
Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers are facing another contract showdown in the offseason.

Ed Bouchette/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rex Burkhead Identified As Player Who Collided With Tom Brady
Tom Brady required stitches on his injured hand.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com