May 2019 - Football Wiretap

Kyle Rudolph Says Vikings Have Offered Five-Year Extension
The Vikings have offered Kyle Rudolph a five-year contract extension, the tight end has confirmed.

Chris Tomasson/St. Paul Pioneer Press

NFL Asks Teams To Stop Oklahoma Drill
The NFL has asked teams to stop using some high-impact drills at training camp practices, including the Oklahoma drill.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

NFL Draft Headed To Cleveland, Kansas City
The NFL has awarded the 2021 draft to Cleveland and the 2023 draft to Kansas City following an owner's meeting in Key Biscayne, Florida.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

JuJu Smith-Schuster Praises Chemistry In Steelers' Locker Room
JuJu Smith-Schuster likes what he sees in regards to chemistry as the Steelers began organized team activities this week.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Peyton Manning Unlikely To Become GM Without Ownership Stake
Peyton Manning has been linked with several franchises in a front office role.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Jimmy Garoppolo Making Progress In Return From ACL
Jimmy Garoppolo participated in individual and 7-on-7 drills but skipped team drills.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

CBA Talks Described As Positive And Optimistic
Two negotiating sessions focused on extending the NFL's current Collective Bargaining Agreement have been described as "cordial" and "amicable" by multiple sources.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Dean Spanos: New Deal For Philip Rivers 'Will Happen'
Chargers owner Dean Spanos is guaranteeing a new contract for Philip Rivers.

Gilbert Manzano/Orange County Register

Derek Carr Annoyed By Rumors Raiders Would Draft Quarterback
Derek Carr was confident the Raiders wouldn't draft a quarterback this offseason, but he was still bothered by the speculation that they would.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Andrew Luck Sits OTA With Calf Strain
Frank Reich told reporters after the session that Andrew Luck suffered the injury while training with the team.

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Ndamukong Suh Agrees To One-Year Deal With Buccaneers
Ndamukong Suh will replace Gerald McCoy at defensive tackle.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jared Veldheer Tells Patriots He Will Retire
Jared Veldheer signed with the PAtriots this month.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Julian Edelman Agrees To Two-Year, $19M Extension With Patriots
Julian Edelman, 32, had 74 catches for 850 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games in 2018.

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Landon Collins: Giants Made Series Of 'Culture Change' Moves
Landon Collins is a three-time Pro Bowler and signed a six-year, $84 million deal with Washington in March.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Malcolm Jenkins Skipping Start Of OTAs
Malcolm Jenkins didn't report to voluntary workouts with the Eagles and he's still not reporting.

Howard Eskin/WIP

Bills, Jerry Hughes Agree Upon Two-Year, $23M Extension
The deal is worth up to $23 million and includes $19.5 million guaranteed, according to a source.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Buccaneers Release Gerald McCoy
The Buccaneers elected not to pay Gerald McCoy the $13 million he was owed for the 2019 season.

Rick Stroud/Tampa Bay Times

Reuben Foster Believed To Have Suffered Torn ACL, Additional Damage
Reuben Foster was claimed off waivers by Washington following multiple legal issues with the 49ers.

JP Finlay/NBC Sports

Ben Roethlisberger Accepts Blame For Criticizing Antonio Brown
Ben Roethlisberger said Antonio Brown should have run a flatter route on a late-game interception and that he wished he had thrown the ball to JuJu Smith-Schuster at the goal line instead.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Colts Sign Chad Kelly
Chad Kelly has a history of off-the field issues.

Mike Wells/ESPN

Vikings' Mark Wilf: 'We Expect A Lot Better Season'
The Vikings missed the playoffs this past season despite high expectations.

Sid Hartman/Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Colts Have Shrunk Draft Board Under Chris Ballard
The Colts didn't consult a huge draft board this year, despite having six of the first 135 picks last month.

Albert Breer/SI

Browns GM, Coach Attend Kareem Hunt's Baptism
John Dorsey and Freddie Kitchens of the Browns attended Kareem Hunt's baptism ceremony Sunday in support of the running back, who is trying to turn his life around.


Chris Long Retiring After 11 NFL Seasons
Chris Long spent much of the offseason weighing whether to retire or play another season.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Texans Release Ryan Griffin Following Vandalism Incident In Nashville
Ryan Griffin had 24 receptions for 305 yards last season with Houston and has 136 career receptions and seven touchdowns in six seasons.

Field Yates/ESPN

Adam Gase's Passive-Aggressive Power Struggle Led To Maccagnan Exit
CEO Christopher Johnson had reservations about retaining Mike Maccagnan as general manager after the season.

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Ravens Sign Shane Ray, Michael Floyd
Pass-rush and wide receiver are considered the two biggest needs for the Ravens.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Kyle Rudolph, Vikings Are Discuss Extension
Talks between the Vikings and Kyle Rudolph on a contract extension are ongoing, but the discussions haven't gained any momentum.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Scott Pioli Resigns As Falcons' Assistant GM
Scott Pioli did not specify which opportunities he plans to pursue.

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

Patrick Peterson Suspended Six Games For PED Violation
Patrick Peterson is an eight-time Pro Bowl cornerback.

Adam Schefter/ESPN