October 2019 - Football Wiretap

Patriots Release Josh Gordon Off Injured Reserve

Oct 31, 2019 4:40 PM

The New England Patriots have released Josh Gordon off injured reserve.

Gordon had been playing through a left knee injury.

Gordon will be subject to waivers and other teams can put in a claim for him.

Through six games, Gordon totaled 20 catches for 287 yards and one touchdown.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Dwayne Haskins Excited About Possibility He'll Start

Oct 31, 2019 8:28 AM

With Case Keenum still in the concussion protocol, Dwayne Haskins took first-team reps in practice on Wednesday.

There's a chance Haskins will start at quarterback for the Washington Redskins on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

"I get hyped every day I get to put a helmet on," Haskins said. "Even more excited to put a first start on film, even more excited about it."

Haskins has seen limited action in two games. He's 12-for-22 with 140 yards, with no touchdowns and four interceptions.

Washington Post

Tags: Washington Redskins, Misc Rumor

Ravens Expect To Give Patriots 'Run For Their Money'

Oct 31, 2019 8:24 AM

The Baltimore Ravens are underdogs heading into Sunday night's game against the undefeated New England Patriots, but they don't lack confidence.

"We'll see how good they are once we play them," tight end Nick Boyle said. "I don't think they've seen anyone like our offense or like Lamar [Jackson]. They're a good team and we'll need to bring our 'A' game."

The Patriots, who are 8-0, are the only team since 1970 to lead the NFL in points allowed, takeaways and sacks through Week 8.

Jackson is having a historic season as well. He's the only quarterback in NFL history to pass for 1,600 yards and rush for 500 yards through the first seven games of a season.

"We're definitely the type of team that's prepared to play this team and definitely one that's going to give them a run for their money," defensive tackle Brandon Williams said.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Misc Rumor

Baker Mayfield Gets Testy In Exchange With Reporter

Oct 31, 2019 8:20 AM

Baker Mayfield got into a heated exchange with a reporter on Wednesday before walking out of his media availability.

The Cleveland Browns quarterback was asked if the team lacked urgency on a possession at the end of the first half during Sunday's 27-13 loss to the New England Patriots.

Mayfield interjected during a follow-up question.

"Stop saying 'but.' I just told you the clock was running and we had a penalty," Mayfield said to Tony Grossi, a reporter for 850 WKNR radio. "You want to give them the ball back? No. You don't play, you don't know it. That's just plain and simple."

Grossi then asked if Mayfield was happy with the way the drive ended.

"Was I happy with the drive? No, we didn't score points," Mayfield answered. "The dumbest question you could ask. What? Jesus, Tony."

Mayfield then walked away from the lectern.

Grossi said later on WKNR that it was not the first time he had been at odds with Mayfield this season.

Jake Trotter/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor

NFL Receives It Lowest Score For Racial, Gender Hiring In 15 Years

Oct 30, 2019 3:16 PM

A new diversity report has given the NFL its lowest overall score in racial and gender hiring in 15 years.

The NFL received a B for racial hiring practices and a C-plus for gender hiring practices. This gave the NFL a combined B-minus grade for its overall score of 79.3%, a notable decrease from its score of 81.6% last year.

“Almost all of this is attributed to drop in head coach of color and general managers of color, because we put additional weight on those positions,” Richard Lapchick told The Associated Press.


Steve Reed/Associated Press

Tags: Legal

A.J. Green, Bengals Discussing Contract Extension

Oct 30, 2019 12:24 PM

A.J. Green has interest in signing a long-term contract with the Cincinnati Bengals.

Green wants to avoid a situation in which he is franchised.

Contract negotations between Green and the Bengals were paused when he got hurt and they've now resumed.

Paul Dehner Jr./The Athletic

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Lions, Falcons Had Extensive Devonta Freeman Trade Talks

Oct 30, 2019 10:51 AM

The Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons discussed a Devonta Freeman deal at length before the deadline.

The Falcons ultimately decided they wanted to keep Freeman. The Falcons signed Freeman to a five-year extension in 2017.

The Falcons are 1-7 this season while the Lions are 3-3.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Gardner Minshew Can't 'Worry' About Nick Foles' Potential Return

Oct 30, 2019 9:56 AM

Nick Foles is eligible to return to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 11, but Gardner Minshew is trying to remain focused on the field.

"It's something I can't really worry about right now," the rookie quarterback said. "Every half-way competitive guy ever, you want to be the guy out there helping your team win, there is no doubt about that. But at the end of the day, we just want to win, and whatever we've got to do to make it happen, we're going to do it."

Foles broke his collarbone in Week 1.

"It's been crazy," the rookie said of being thrust into the starting lineup. "I knew at some point I'd get an opportunity to play. I didn't think it would be the first quarter of the first game, like how it went. But I've been trying to do my job. A lot of guys have been working hard."

Kevin Patra/NFL

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor

Brandin Cooks Headed To See Concussion Specialist

Oct 30, 2019 9:53 AM

Brandin Cooks will travel to Pittsburgh to see a concussion specialist, according to Sean McVay.

Cooks has suffered four concussions since Super Bowl LII and two in the last month.

"He's feeling good," McVay said. "He's very aware of what's going on and he can talk about what occurred pre-concussion. He's aware . ... We are going to send him to a specialist. He's actually on his way there in Pittsburgh. I'm trying to see if we can get a little bit more clarity, because most important is Brandin Cooks as a human being right now, not necessarily the football player. Let's get a better idea of what's exactly is going on, so that we can at least make the best decision for him moving forward. Hopefully, being able to do that will give us some answers we'll find more information about that."

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Injury

Jamal Adams: Jets GM 'Went Behind My Back'

Oct 30, 2019 9:49 AM

The New York Jets may have a potential rift building between Jamal Adams and general manager Joe Douglas.

Douglas didn't end up making any trades before Tuesday afternoon's deadline.

Adams attacked the general manager on Twitter, saying he told Douglas last week that he wanted to remain with the Jets but he "went behind my back and shopped me around to teams, even after I asked him to keep me here! Crazy business."

According to reports, the Jets talked with multiple teams about the safety.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tags: New York Jets, Trade Rumor

Patriots Sign Nick Folk, Release Mike Nugent

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Rams Trade Aqib Talib To Dolphins In Salary Dump

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Trent Williams Ends Holdout, Reports To Washington

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bengals Bench Andy Dalton In Favor Of Ryan Finley

RealGM Staff Report

Jets Interested In Trading Le'Veon Bell

Manish Mehta/New York Daily News

Alabama Currently Eight-Point Favorites For Nov. 9 Game Against LSU

RealGM Staff Report

Steelers-Dolphins Features 10-Minute Replay Review

Michael David Smith/ProFootballTalk

Tom Brady Downplays Speculation About Future

Charean Williams/Pro Football Talk

James Conner Suffers AC Joint Injury Against Dolphins

Brooke Pryor/ESPN

Ravens Sign Willie Snead To $6M Extension

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Chargers Fire Ken Whisenhunt As Offensive Coordinator


Bill Belichick Open To Coaching Into 70s

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Bears Will Stick With Mitchell Trubisky At Quarterback

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Washington Listening To Trent Brown Trade Offers

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Jets Trade Leonard Williams To Giants For 3rd, 5th Round Picks

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Cardinals Acquire Kenyan Drake From Dolphins

Adam Schefter, Cameron Wolfe/ESPN

Cam Newton 'Still Rehabbing' Injured Foot

Joe Person/The Athletic

Falcons To Evaluate Dan Quinn Over Bye Week

Vaughn McClure/ESPN

Joe Flacco Questions Denver's Conservative Playcalling

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

J.J. Watt 'Gutted' Over Season-Ending Injury

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