May 2019 - Football Wiretap

John Dorsey, Browns Agree To Part Ways

Dec 31, 2019 3:04 PM

John Dorsey and the Cleveland Browns have "mutually agreed to part ways."

Dorsey became general manager of the Browns in December 2017.

The Browns improved to 7-8-1 last season but regressed to 6-10 this year.

"While John helped greatly improve our team's talent and we are excited about the core players on our roster, we fully recognized that our team did not meet its potential on or off the field and additional changes in leadership give us the best opportunity for success in the future," Jimmy Haslem said in the statement. "As the role of the general manager continues to evolve in this league we felt there were areas that needed to be reassessed. Over the last 48 hours, we've had discussion with John about his role but could not come to an agreement on a position that would enable him to remain with the organization."

Dorsey said in the team statement: "When I took this job, the history of this storied franchise and the passion of our fans was an integral part of my decision. It is that same understanding and desire to see these fans enjoy the success they are so deserving of that helped me conclude, along with Jimmy and Dee (Haslem), that it was best to part ways as they embark on the search for a new head coach. I know how critical the relationship is between a general manager and head coach and I also know how critical it is that the Browns have a strong leader in their next coach."


Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor

Antonio Brown Accuses Saints Of 'Publicity Stunt' Workout

Dec 31, 2019 12:05 PM

Antonio Brown accused the New Orleans Saints of bringing him in for a workout as a publicity stunt. 

“I know I got a really crusty tone lately,” Brown said. “But really I’m at peace. I just don’t like the lack of respect in the world. You know, everyone has deadlines. I guess the NFL don’t have a deadline for me, so. I appreciate Sean Payton and them guys for supporting me and bringing me out to work out. But I think it was a publicity stunt for them. Sean Payton know[s] the feeling of being left behind, not being able to interact with his team. I don’t have a team. But it is what it is. We don’t seek comfort. We don’t make excuses. I’m [going to] just keep committing to be the difference. ‘Cause I know I’m the difference.”

Brown is in limbo as he remains under investigation under the Personal Conduct Policy.

Mike Florio/ProFootballTalk

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bears Commit To Mitchell Trubisky As 2020 Starting Quarterback

Dec 31, 2019 11:27 AM

The Chicago Bears have committed to Mitchell Trubisky as their starting quarterback in 2020.

Ryan Pace, however, said the Bears are unsure about picking up their fifth-year option on Trubisky's contract. 

"Patience with a quarterback is hard, but a lot of things pay off if you're able to get through these tough times," Pace told reporters.


Tags: Chicago Bears

Matt Rhule Declines Opportunity To Interview With Browns

Dec 31, 2019 10:23 AM

Matt Rhule has declined an opportunity to interview for the Cleveland Browns' head coaching job.

Rhule is currently head coach of Baylor and is expected to be a leading candidate for the vacancies with the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers.

Rhule signed a contract extension in September that runs through the 2027 season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor

Jaguars Retain Doug Marrone, David Caldwell For 2020

Dec 31, 2019 10:16 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars will retain Doug Marrone as head coach and David Caldwell as general manager.

The Jaguars fired Tom Coughlin before the end of the season and Shad Khan was considering broader changes.

Marrone completed his third season with the Jaguars. 

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor

Dolphins Hiring Chan Gailey As Offensive Coordinator

Dec 31, 2019 8:27 AM

The Miami Dolphins have lured Chan Gailey out of retirement to serve as their offensive coordinator.

Gailey, 67, last coached as the coordinator for the New York Jets in 2016.

Ryan Fitzpatrick has been the starting quarterback under Gailey for five seasons -- three years with the Buffalo Bills and two with the Jets.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor

Joe Mixon Ready To Open Extension Talks With Bengals

Dec 31, 2019 8:22 AM

Joe Mixon is eligible for a contract extension for the first time and wants to get negotiations with the Cincinnati Bengals moving.

"I want to be a Bengal for life," Mixon said. "I haven't really thought about an extension. Right now is definitely the time to start getting into it. I don't know much about the extension part. I just have to go in and hopefully we work something out. I just wish for the best. The ball is in their court, not mine."

Mixon's production rose in the second half of the season for the 2-14 Bengals.

Cincinnati Enquirer

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Eli Manning Unsure About Retirement, But Doesn't Want To Be Backup

Dec 31, 2019 10:16 AM

Eli Manning isn't sure whether or not he'll play next season, but if he does play he doesn't want to be a backup.

Manning, who turns 39 on Friday, has never played for a team other than the New York Giants.

He isn't interested in serving as the backup to Daniel Jones in 2020.

"I doubt it. I doubt it," Manning said. "Backing up is not real fun."

Retirement is a much more realistic possibility for Manning after 236 career games and two Super Bowl MVPs.

"Yeah, everything is an option," he said. "That is the first decision, whether I want to continue to play or not."

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Tags: New York Giants, Misc Rumor

Cowboys, Jason Garrett To Meet For Second Time

Dec 31, 2019 8:15 AM

Jason Garrett met with Jerry Jones on Monday and will do so again on Tuesday as the coach's status remains in limbo.

Garrett's contract expires on Jan. 14, but Jones said after Sunday's season-ending win over the Washington Redskins that there was no timetable for a decision.

A large portion of Cowboys assistant coaches have expiring contracts as well and can begin seeking jobs.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

Ravens, 49ers Enter Playoffs As Super Bowl Favorites

Dec 30, 2019 4:50 PM

The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers enter the playoffs as Super Bowl favorites, according to

Super Bowl LIV
Ravens 5-2
49ers 7-2
Chiefs 4-1
Saints 7-1
Packers 10-1
Patriots 15-1
Seahawks 22-1
Eagles 35-1
Vikings 40-1
Texans 45-1
Bills 55-1
Titans 60-1

AFC Odds
Ravens 4-5
Chiefs 2-1
Patriots 6-1
Texans 20-1
Bills 25-1
Titans 30-1

NFC Odds
49ers 7-5
Saints 5-2
Packers 7-2
Seahawks 8-1
Eagles 10-1
Vikings 15-1

RealGM Staff Report

Richie Incognito Agrees To Two-Year, $14M Extension With Raiders

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Panthers, Giants Request Permission To Interview Eric Bieniemy

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Giants Fire Pat Shurmur, Retain Dave Gettleman

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Browns Could Consider Urban Meyer, Josh McDaniels, Mike McCarthy

Tom Pelissero/NFL Network

Jerry Jones Mum On Timeline For Decision On Jason Garrett

Todd Archer/ESPN

Washington Set To Hire Ron Rivera; Fire Bruce Allen

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Kyler Murray Had To Be Convinced To Play Sunday

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Browns, Giants, Panthers Seek Permission To Interview Josh McDaniels

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Browns Fire Freddie Kitchens

Jake Trotter/ESPN

Ron Rivera Considered Leading Candidate For Washington

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Jaguars Plan On Firing Doug Marrone

Dianna Russini/ESPN

Tom Brady, Joe Montana Headline QBs On NFL's All-Time Team


Oddsmakers Give Jason Garrett 83.3 Percent Chance Of Being Fired

RealGM Staff Report

Tress Way Agrees To Four-Year, $15M Extension With Washington

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Falcons Retain Dan Quinn, Thomas Dimitroff For 2020

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

Antonio Brown Works Out For Saints

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jacob Eason Plans To Enter 2020 NFL Draft


Jason Witten Will Decide On Future Quickly After Season

Todd Archer/ESPN

Markus Golden Earns $1M Bonus After Stat Change

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers: I Don't Need 40 TD Passes For Us To Win

Rob Demovsky/ESPN