August 2018 - Football Wiretap

Alshon Jeffery To Miss At Least First Two Weeks Of Season
Alshon Jeffery is expected to miss at least the first two weeks of the season, but the Eagles will activate him to the roster with optimism he could be back by Week 3, according to sources.

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Michigan-Notre Dame Is Most In-Demand Ticket Of CFB Week 1
Tickets for the traditional rivalry game in South Bend are going for an average price of $501.

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Dez Bryant Plans To Wait Until Later In Season To Sign
Dez Bryant met with the Browns last week.


Jets Offered Kirk Cousins Three-Year, $90M Deal
Kirk Cousins agreed to a three-year, $84 million, fully guaranteed deal with the Vikings.

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Le'Veon Bell Plans To Report To Steelers On Labor Day
Le'Veon Bell still started in Week 1 in 2017 after reporting six days prior.

Gerry Dulac/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carlos Dunlap Agrees To Three-Year, $45M Extension With Bengals
Carlos Dunlap was a Pro Bowler in 2015 and 2016 at defensive end.

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Geno Atkins Agrees To Four-Year Extension With Bengals
Geno Atkins is a six-time Pro Bowler and two-time First-team All-Pro at defensive tackle.

Katherine Terrell/ESPN

2018 NFL Salary Cap Increased By 5.8 Percent From 2017
The cap has increased by seven percent or more in the previous four seasons.

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Patriots, Shaq Mason Agree Upon Five-Year, $50M Extension
The pact carries $23.5 million in guaranteed money.

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Jordan Reed Expected To Play Week 1
Jordan Reed has missed the entire preseason, but should be ready to play for the Redskins in Week One.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Blake Bortles Provides Free Meals For First Responders In Jacksonville
The meals were set up for those helping following the shooting at a Madden tournament.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Jerry Jones Wants To Fix Preseason With 18-Game Regular Season
Jerry Jones brought out an old argument when discussing how to fix the NFL's preseason.

Tim Cowlishaw/Dallas News

Andrew Luck Misses Practice With Foot Injury
Andrew Luck didn't practice Monday because of a "minor" foot injury suffered in Saturday's preseason game.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Report: Tom Brady Wouldn't Have Minded Being Released In Offseason
Mark Leibovich writes that Tom Brady had become “fed up with the Belichick culture.”

Nik DeCosta-Klipa/Boston Globe

Leibovich: Roger Goodell Has Talent For Lubricating Rich White Old Men
Mark Leibovich believes Roger Goodell has kept his job as commissioner despite a litany of issues due to a drive that stems from pleasing his father.

Bryan Curtis/The Ringer

Adam Schefter Makes No Apologies For His Type Of Reporting
Mark Leibovich describes Adam Schefter as the über-connected king of Twitter "nuggets."

Bryan Curtis/The Ringer

Unnamed Team Hired Private Investigator To Follow Odell Beckham
The Rams and 49ers were the two teams most interested in Odell Beckham.

Seth Wickersham/ESPN

Marquise Lee Out For Season With Knee Surgery
Marquise Lee signed a four-year, $34 million contract this offseason.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Odell Beckham Jr. Agrees To Five-Year, $95M Extension With Giants
Odell Beckham and the Giants both wanted to agree upon a new deal before the start of the season.

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Pete Carroll: Seattle's Roster Changes Feels Like College
The Seahawks have gone through as much roster upheaval as any still competitive team in recent memory.

Peter King/Football Morning in America

Doug Pederson Loses Patience Over Questions About Carson Wentz
Doug Pederson wasn't in the mood to discuss Carson Wentz's health while speaking with the media on Sunday.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Jets Mum On Starter, But Players Expect Sam Darnold
Todd Bowles won't divulge his quarterback decision until next week but said he has a "good idea" who will start the regular season for the Jets.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tom Brady Hangs Up On Interview After Questions About Alex Guerrero
Tom Brady hung up during his weekly live interview with WEEI on Monday morning after getting questions about longtime personal trainer Alex Guerrero.


Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Washington Redskins
Washington was pretty good but not great during the Kirk Cousins era and enter 2018 optimistic about Alex Smith.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Tennessee Titans
The Titans have largely been stuck in the bottom half of the NFL since their 13-3 season in 2008, but they reached the playoffs in 2017 despite a negative point differential.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers haven't reached the playoffs since 2007 and they've had a few false starts in turning it around.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Seattle Seahawks
Finishing first in DVOA over the first four seasons of Russell Wilson's career was an extraordinary run for the Seahawks.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers hope Kyle Shanahan can similarly turnaround the 49ers as Jim Harbaugh did in 2011.

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Ten-Year DVOA Rankings: Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers have been consistent contenders throughout this century (and last).

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Saquon Barkley Fully Returns To Practice For First Time Since Oct. 13
Saquon Barkley made several nice cuts and didn't appear to have any limitations.

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