October 2018 - Football Wiretap

Saints Acquire Eli Apple From Giants For 4th Rounder
Eli Apple was a first round pick at cornerback in 2016 out of Ohio State.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Frank Clark Willing To Play Under Franchise Tag With Seahawks
Frank Clark wants to become one of the NFL's highest-paid pass rushers.

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Raiders' Belief In Derek Carr Has 'Deteriorated'
Derek Carr's future with the Raiders is uncertain.

Marcus Thompson/The Athletic

Le'Veon Bell Still Hasn't Reported To Steelers
Le'Veon Bell forfeits $855,000 for each week he fails to sign his $14.5 million franchise tag.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Jaguars To Start Blake Bortles, Keep Him On 'Short Leash'
Blake Bortles had completed 6 of 12 passes for 61 yards against the Texans at the time he was benched.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Marshawn Lynch Out At Least Eight Weeks With Groin Injury
Marshawn Lynch would be eligible to return for the Christmas Eve game against Denver in Week 16.


Patrick Peterson Requests Trade From Cardinals
The Cardinals have insisted they won't trade Patrick Peterson, but he continues to ask.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cowboys Trade 2019 First Round Pick To Raiders For Amari Cooper
The Raiders now own three picks in the 2019 draft.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

Broncos Listening To Trade Offers For Demaryius Thomas
Demaryius Thomas has 33 catches for 372 yards and three touchdowns in seven games this season for the Broncos.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cowboys, Colts, Washington Interested In Amari Cooper
The Cowboys are strongly interested in a trade for Amari Cooper.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Unlikely To Play In Week 7 Due To Back, Ankle Injuries
Rob Gronkowski was limited in practice all week with ankle and back issues.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Amy Schumer Won't Participate In Super Bowl Ads To Support Kaepernick
Amy Schumer appeared with Seth Rogen in a political-themed campaign for Bud Light during Super Bowl 50.


Jets Release Terrrelle Pryor
Terrelle Pryor signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal, which included a $1 million signing bonus, with the Jets in March.


Marshawn Lynch Out Indefinitely With Groin Injury
The Raiders have discussed placing Marshawn Lynch on injured reserve but no decision has been reached.


Jaguars Acquire Carlos Hyde From Browns For 2019 5th Rounder
Carlos Hyde has rushed for 382 yards and five touchdowns while sharing time with rookie Nick Chubb.

Michael DiRocco, Pat McManamon/ESPN

Odell Beckham Sr. Criticizes John Mara Of Hypocrisy
Odell Beckham Sr. posted a video on Instagram showing John Mara knocking over a chair in his box at a New York Giants game in 2017.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Jerry Jones: I'd Carry Jeff Bezos Piggyback To Get Him To Buy Seahawks
If the Seahawks are put up for sale, Jeff Bezos has been linked as a potential candidate to buy the team.

Jenny Vrentas/Sports Illustrated

Le'Veon Bell Texting Support To James Conner
James Conner is starting at running back while Le'Veon Bell is out.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Cardinals Fire Mike McCoy As Offensive Coordinator, Promote Leftwich
Byron Leftwich will assume duties as offensive coordinator for Mike McCoy.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Lane Kiffin Offers Scholarship To Matt Leinart's 11-Year-Old Son
Cole Leinart is a 5'7 sixth grader.

Tom VanHaaren/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Patient Not Receiving Red Zone Targets
Rob Gronkowski has only received one target inside the opponent's 20-yard line.

Kevin Duffy/Boston Herald

NFL Unlikely To Reach Formal National Anthem Policy This Season
The NFL halted its new anthem policy in July.

Rob Maaddi/Associated Press

NFL Concerned About Chargers' Financial Viability In Los Angeles
The Chargers are expected to revise its Inglewood revenue goals from $400 million to around $150 million.

Seth Wickersham/ESPN

Peyton Manning To Star In NFL Version Of Kobe Bryant's 'Detail'
The first episode will be on Josh Rosen's start on Oct. 14.


NFL Eliminates Rule Forbidding Cross-Ownership
The NFL has eliminated a rule that prevents owners from owning non-NFL teams in markets containing other NFL teams.

Daniel Kaplan/Sports Business Journal (via PFT)

Jon Gruden: Raiders Aren't Tanking Anything
Oakland has lost their past two games by a combined 53-13 to the Chargers and Seahawks.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

NFL Had 'Intervention' With Seven Teams On Concussion Rates
Preseason concussions were down from 91 in 2017 to 79 this year, and there were zero on kickoff plays.

Dan Graziano/ESPN

Jerry Jones Denies Report Of Extension For Jason Garrett
Jason Garrett signed a five-year, $30 million extension in January 2015.

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

Devonta Freeman Placed On IR With Groin Injury
Devonta Freeman played in just two of the first six games while slowed by knee, foot and groin injuries.

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

John Mara Uses Media To Criticize Odell Beckham's Media Comments
John Mara talked about how he wants Odell Beckham Jr. to speak less to the media.

Dan Graziano/ESPN