February 2019 - Football Wiretap

Antonio Brown Accuses Ben Roethlisberger Of Having 'Owner Mentality'
Antonio Brown and Ben Roethlisberger had issues toward the end of the 2018 season.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Colin Kaepernick's Settlement Unlikely To Prohibit Return To NFL
Mark Geragos emphasized that Colin Kaepernick remains ready to play.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

NFL Settles Collusion Lawsuit With Colin Kaepernick, Eric Reid
Colin Kaepernick drew national attention in 2016 when he knelt during the national anthem before games to protest social injustice.


CBS Pushing To Extend Current TV Contract With NFL
The current contract between the NFL and CBS runs through the 2022 season.

Joe Flint, Mich Maidenberg/Wall Street Journal

Ravens Will Tailor Offense Towards Lamar Jackson
New offensive coordinator Greg Roman is trying to rebuild the Ravens' offense from scratch.

Herbie Teope/NFL

Cardinals Listed As Favorites To Land Antonio Brown
The Steelers are expected to trade Antonio Brown this offseason and oddsmakers have noticed.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Adam Silver Hasn't Given Any Thought To NFL Inquires
Adam Silver says he hasn't "given any thought" to inquiries by owners about his willingness to switch leagues and become commissioner of the NFL.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

AAF Failed In Attempts To Lure Colin Kaepernick, Tim Tebow
Colin Kaepernick hasn't played football since 2016, when he started kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice.


Nick Foles, Jaguars Have Mutual Interest
Nick Foles sees the Jaguars as having an attractive roster

Mike Garafolo/NFL.com

Jaguars Sign Josh Lambo To Four-Year Extension
Josh Lambo has missed just 3 of 41 field goal attempts since joining the Jaguars in October 2017.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Chargers Decline Option On DT Corey Liuget
Corey Liuget will become a free agent after the Chargers decided not to exercise the 2019 option on the defensive tackle's contract.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Ricky Williams Places Second On 'Celebrity Big Brother'
Ricky Williams, former Heisman winner and NFL running back, placed second in 'Celebrity Big Brother' on Wednesday night.

RealGM Staff Report

Tom Telesco Sees AAF As Potential Feeder League For NFL
Tom Telesco says he watched the Alliance of American Football's slate of games over the weekend and believes it could potentially be a developmental league for the NFL.

Eric D. Williams/ESPN

Jay Glazer Predicts Giants Will Trade Odell Beckham Jr. This Offseason
Odell Beckham Jr. was the subject of trade rumors last offseason before eventually signing an extension.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Broncos Agree To Acquire Joe Flacco From Ravens
Joe Flacco will join the Broncos.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Projected First Round Pick Jeffery Simmons Suffers Torn ACL
Projected first-round pick Jeffery Simmons suffered a torn ACL during a routine drill during a workout, according to a source.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Kliff Kingsbury On Kyler Murray Rumors: Josh Rosen Is Our Guy
Kliff Kingsbury insists that Josh Rosen is the quarterback of the future for the Cardinals.

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

Lions View Tight End Upgrade As Top Priority
Bob Quinn told season-ticket holders that "the tight end position is definitely a priority for us" to upgrade this offseason.

Detroit Free Press

Raiders Have Discussed Returning To Coliseum For 2019
The Raiders have had talks about returning for one final season in Oakland since the city filed suit over the team's planned move to Las Vegas.

Associated Press

Antonio Brown Requests Trade From Steelers
Antonio Brown believes he has been the scapegoat for issues with the Steelers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Texans Release Demaryius Thomas
Demaryius Thomas said he was not thinking about retiring.


Seahawks Expected To Tag Frank Clark
The move would come if they canít reach a long-term deal with him before the March 5 deadline.

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

Lions Open To Drafting Quarterback With No. 8 Pick
Bob Quinn has said that Matthew Stafford is the team's quarterback and will continue to be.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Browns Didn't Talk To Woman In Video During Research On Kareem Hunt
The Browns claim they did extensive research prior to signing Kareem Hunt.

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

Lions Trying To Avoid Appearing On HBO's Hard Knocks
There are five teams that can be forced to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks this season.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Kyle Murray Announces He Will Concentrate On NFL Career
Kyler Murray will return $1.29 million of the $1.5 million signing bonus money the A's gave him last year.


Browns Sign Kareem Hunt To One-Year Deal
Kareem Hunt will be a restricted free agent after the contract expires.


NFL Likely To Pick Bears-Packers For 2019 Opener
The Bears-Packers game would help the NFL kickoff its 100th season celebration as the league's oldest rivalry.

John Ourand/Sports Business Journal

Ron Rivera: Either We Evolve Or We Go Extinct
Ron Rivera knows he's entering a pivotal season with the Panthers.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Stefon Diggs Hopes Vikings Fans Will Remain Patient
Kirk Cousins' first year with the Vikings wasn't a successful one, but Stefon Diggs hopes fans will remain patient.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk