October 2018 - Football Wiretap

Packers Not Giving Up On Season Despite Pair Of Trades

Oct 31, 2018 7:09 PM

While the Green Bay Packers traded away a pair of players without getting an immediate return, general manager Brian Gutekunst says they're not giving up on the season.

Green Bay traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to Washington for a 2019 fourth-round pick and running back/kick returner Ty Montgomery to Baltimore for a conditional 2020 seventh-rounder.

"I don't necessarily think there's a message it sends to the locker room," the first-year GM said Wednesday. "I think the decisions that we make are always in the best interest of our team, not only in the short term, but the long term, as well. But I think our locker room knows where we're headed and, like I said, I think we're humming at the right time and I think there's a lot of positive things going forward."

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Jaguars Sign Landry Jones

Oct 31, 2018 1:49 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed Landry Jones.

Blake Bortles suffered an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, but is expected to play in Week 10.

Jones, whom the Jaguars recently had in for a workout, spent the past five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jones went 3-2 as a starter in place of Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers cut Jones on Sept. 1, opting to keep Joshua Dobbs as Roethlisberger's backup.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Bill Belichick Concerned By Patriots' Running Back Situation

Oct 31, 2018 8:39 AM

Bill Belichick is concerned about the running back position in New England.

The Patriots' leading rusher in Monday night's win over the Buffalo Bills was wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

In a 19-point win, the Patriots ran the ball 25 times for 75 yards.

"We just got back a few hours ago, so we'll kind or recalibrate here and see where we're at relative to who's available and how we want to structure our game plan and what we want to do there," Belichick told WEEI. "That's one of the things we're going through (Tuesday). But it's a consideration, and I'd say it's a concern."

James White has taken a majority of the snaps with Sony Michel out with a knee injury.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: New England Patriots, Misc Rumor

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Bills Sign Terrelle Pryor

Oct 31, 2018 8:34 AM

The Buffalo Bills have signed Terrelle Pryor as they seek offensive playmakers.

Derek Anderson, starting in place of injured rookie Josh Allen, is in the concussion protocol, which will likely force Nathan Peterman under center this weekend.

The Bills signed Pryor as a wide receiver, but there has been speculation that he could get a look at quarterback.

CBS Sports

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Redskins Get Ha Ha Clinton-Dix In Deal With Packers

Oct 30, 2018 4:22 PM

The Green Bay Packers have traded Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Washington Redskins for a fourth-round draft pick, according to sources.

Clinton-Dix, 25, since been a starter since 2014, but will hit the free agency market after the season.

ESPN

Tags: Washington Redskins, Green Bay Packers, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rams Acquire Dante Fowler From Jaguars

Oct 30, 2018 4:18 PM

The Los Angeles Rams have landed Dante Fowler from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a third-round draft pick in 2019 and fifth-round selection in 2020.

Fowler will become an unrestricted free agent after this season.

The third overall pick in 2015, Fowler has eight tackles and two sacks in seven games this season and has 14 sacks and 22 quarterback hits in 39 career games.

Fowler will join a defensive line rotation that already includes Aaron Donald, Ndamukong Suh and Michael Brockers.

ESPN

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Packers Send Ty Montgomery To Ravens For 2020 Pick

Oct 30, 2018 4:14 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have acquired Ty Montgomery from the Green Bay Packers for a seventh-round draft pick in 2020, according to a source.

The deal comes two days after Montgomery made a special teams error, running a fourth-quarter kickoff out of the end zone and making a costly fumble in a 29-27 loss at the Los Angeles Rams.

The Ravens' running game has lacked any explosiveness this season with Alex Collins (3.7-yard per carry) and Buck Allen (2.6).

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Broncos Trade Demaryius Thomas To Texans

Oct 30, 2018 4:10 PM

The Denver Broncos have traded Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick.

The teams will also swap seventh-round picks.

John Elway said "three or four teams" had expressed interest in Thomas.

"We were not hell bent on trading Demaryius,'' Elway said. "If the value was there, we felt the value was there ... we got the value we thought was fair and that was the most important thing."

Houston will face the Broncos in Denver on Sunday.

ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Denver Broncos, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Lions Trade Golden Tate To Eagles For Third-Round Pick

Oct 30, 2018 4:06 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired Golden Tate from the Detroit Lions for a third-round pick.

Tate, 30, signed with the Lions before the 2014 season and is in the final year of his contract.

He had 90 catches in each of his four full seasons with Detroit and had 1,000 yards in three of those years.

ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, Draft, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Cowboys Fire Offensive Line Coach Paul Alexander

Oct 30, 2018 8:34 AM

The Dallas Cowboys have parted ways with offensive line coach Paul Alexander and promoted Marc Colombo to the position.

Alexander was named the offensive line coach in the offseason after a 24-year stint with the Cincinnati Bengals. He replaced Frank Pollack, who moved to the Bengals in the same role.

Colombo has been the assistant offensive line coach since 2016 after a 10-year career as a player, including six with the Cowboys, five as the starting right tackle.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

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Giants Won't Commit To Eli Manning For Week 10
The Giants have a bye this weekend before facing the 49ers the following Monday night.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Ryan Fitzpatrick Will Start For Buccaneers Against Panthers
Dirk Koetter benched Jameis Winston on Sunday against the Bengals after he threw his fourth interception of the game.

Jenna Laine/ESPN

Browns Fire Hue Jackson As Head Coach
The Browns are 2-5-1 this season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Demaryius Thomas: It's '50-50' Chance I'll Be Traded
Demaryius Thomas believes there's a pretty good chance the Broncos will trade him before Tuesday's deadline.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Adrian Peterson Is Oldest Player With 60-Yard TD Since Jim Thorpe
Adrian Peterson ran for a 64-yard touchdown on Sunday, becoming the oldest player in NFL history to record a touchdown run of 60-plus yards since Jim Thorpe did so in 1921 as a 34-year-old.

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Todd Gurley On Non-TD: Forget Fantasy, Forget Vegas
Todd Gurley broke free and was headed for the end zone in the final minute of Sunday's game between the Rams and Packers when he slowed and allowed himself to be tackled.

David Purdum/ESPN

Adam Vinatieri Becomes NFL's All-Time Leading Scorer
Adam Vinatieri moved ahead of Morten Anderson to become the NFL's all-time leading scorer when he made a 25-yard field goal with 29 seconds left in the first half on Sunday.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Jon Gruden: I Don't See Us Trading Derek Carr
Jon Gruden addressed reporters on Wednesday for the first time since the Raiders traded Amari Cooper to the Cowboys.

Herbie Teope/NFL.com

Patrick Peterson Says Frustration Led To Trade Request
Patrick Peterson said Wednesday that his request for a trade "came at a bad time."

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Malcolm Jenkins: Jaguars Are Proof Colin Kaepernick Deserves Job
While preparing to face the Jaguars, Malcolm Jenkins says he saw proof that Colin Kaepernick deserves a job in the NFL.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Demaryius Thomas Likely To Remain With Broncos
Demaryius Thomas has come up in trade rumors ahead of next week's deadline, but the Broncos are unlikely to move him.

Mike Klis/KUSA

Everyone Believed To Be Available In Oakland
Jon Gruden said the Raiders were done making moves after trading Amari Cooper, but that's unlikely to be the case.

Vic Tafur/The Athletic

NFL Admits Missed Flag On Baker Mayfield Hit
The NFL has recognized that Buccaneers safety Jordan Whitehead should have been penalized for a hit on Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield on Sunday, according to a source.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Everson Griffen To Resume Activities With Vikings
Everson Griffen has been away from the Minnesota Vikings since Week 3 to deal with mental health issues after a series of incidents.

Courtney Cronin/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers Hopes To Soon Play Without Knee Brace
Aaron Rodgers suffered a left knee injury in Week 1.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Lions Acquire Damon Harrison From Giants For 5th Round Pick
Damon Harrison signed a five-year, $46.25 million contract with the Giants in 2016.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Giants Expected To Keep Eli Manning Past Trade Deadline
Eli Manning is still owed $5.6 million this season and has a no-trade clause in his contract.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Arbitrator Denies Eric Reid's Greivance Against Bengals
The arbitrator ruled the Bengals were within their rights to ask if Eric Reid would continue to kneel.

Katherine Terrell/ESPN

Eagles-Jaguars In London Has Most Expensive Week 8 Ticket Price
The Jaguars were a few minutes away from meeting the Eagles in last year's Super Bowl.

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Chad Kelly Arrested On Criminal Trespass Charge
Chad Kelly is the backup quarterback for the Broncos.

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