February 2019 - Football Wiretap

Patriots, Cardinals, Washington Each Get Four Compensatory Picks
The Patriots get two picks in the third round, one in the sixth and one in the seventh.


Bears Release Cody Parkey, Will Carry $4.4M Dead Cap Money
Cody Parkey missed a 43-yard field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles that would have sent the Bears to the Divisional Round.


Robert Kraft Charged With Solicitation Of Prostitution
Police in Jupiter, Florida said Friday that he was twice videotaped paying for and receiving sex at an illicit massage parlor.


Le'Veon Bell's Trainer Denies Report Of Massive Weight Gain
There have been reports Le'Veon Bell put on 35 pounds, moving from 225 to 260 pounds.

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Jordy Nelson Takes Issue With Criticism Of Aaron Rodgers
A few former teammates have criticized Aaron Rodgers, but Jordy Nelson has come to his defense.


Cowboys Looking To Land Earl Thomas At Discounted Rate
There has been mutual interest between the Cowboys and Earl Thomas for quite some time.

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Ravens, Tavon Young Agree Upon Three-Year Extension
The Ravens have agreed to a three-year, $25.8 million extension with Tavon Young, according to a source.

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Devin McCourty Will Return To Patriots For 10th Season
Devin McCourty said he might retire if the Patriots won Super Bowl LIII, but the safety will return for a 10th season.


49ers, Colts Given Highest Odds Of Acquiring Antonio Brown
Antonio Brown is considered most likely to end up with the 49ers, Colts or Bills.

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Case Keenum 'Shocked, Disappointed' By Broncos Trading For Joe Flacco
Case Keenum signed a two-year, $36 million deal with the Broncos last offseason.

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Bengals Hire Lou Anarumo As Defensive Coordinaor
Lou Anarumo was defensive backs coach for the Dolphins from 2012-17.

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Tom Coughlin: Blake Bortles Remains Jaguars QB 'Right Now'
The Jaguars have issued public support for Blake Bortles over the short-term.

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Ravens Downplay Dangers Of Lamar Jackson's Running
Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman isn't buying into the criticism of quarterbacks getting hurt while running.

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Jets Won't Change Base Defense Under Gregg Williams
Gregg Williams has run a 4-3 base defense throughout his coaching career, while the Jets have operated out of a 3-4 base for more than a decade.

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Le'Veon Bell's Weight Might Have Hit 260 Pounds During Hiatus
The Jets are concerned by Le'Veon Bell's weight as they pursue him in free agency.

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Steelers GM Gives Ben Roethlisberger Free Rein To Criticize Teammates
Antonio Brown tweeted Saturday that Ben Roethlisberger had an "owner mentality" because of his willingness to call out players and coaches.

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Le'Veon Bell To Become Unrestricted Free Agent As Steelers Decline Tag
The Steelers will receive a 2020 compensatory pick that could be worth as high as a third-round selection.

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Emmanuel Sanders Unlikely To Restructure Contract
He will miss the start of the season after tearing his Achilles in December.

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C.J. Anderson: Todd Gurley 'More Hurt' Than Rams Thought
Todd Gurley dealt with a knee injury late in the season and C.J. Anderson says his teammate was "more hurt" than the Rams thought.

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Adam Thielen's Agent Optimistic About New Deal
Adam Thielen is entering the third season of a four-year, $19.246 million base deal.

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Rob Gronkowski To Decide On Future In Next Few Weeks
Rob Gronkowski said following Super Bowl LIII that he'd decide on his future in a week or two.

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Raiders Close To Deal To Remain At Oakland Coliseum In 2019
The Raiders would pay $7.5 million this year with the rent rising to $10.5 million if the team stays on through 2020.

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Charles Clay Signs One-Year, $3.25M Deal With Cardinals
Kliff Kingsbury is familiar with with Charles Clay from college.


Antonio Brown, Steelers Agree Trade Will Occur In Offseason
Antonio Brown requested a trade in January.

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Patriots Pursued Trade For Odell Beckham During 2018 Season
There was a lot of trade speculation surrounding Odell Beckham, Jr. last offseason and the Patriots reportedly went hardest after the Giants wide receiver.

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Jaguars Pick Up Option On Calais Campbell
Calais Campbell, 32, is due $12 million this coming season.

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Kyler Murray Isn't Sure If He'll Throw At Combine
Kyler Murray said he will attend the NFL Combine next week, but he hasn't decided if he will participate in any of the drills.


Washington Was Interested In Trade For Joe Flacco
The Ravens will trade Joe Flacco to the Broncos once the league year turns over on March 13.

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Colin Kaepernick 'Absolutely' Still Wants To Play
Colin Kaepernick "absolutely wants to play" in the NFL, his attorney told CNN over the weekend.

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Dolphins Hire Reggie McKenzie As Senior Personnel Executive
He will have notable influence helping general manager Chris Grier rebuild the Dolphins.

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