August 2019 - Football Wiretap

Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys Intensify Contract Talks

Aug 31, 2019 5:42 PM

Contract talks between Ezekiel Elliott and the Dallas Cowboys are intensifying.

Jerry Jones said after his team's final preseason game on Thursday that he was "operating as though right now he's going to miss regular-season games."

Jones said he does not have a deadline for getting a deal done with Elliott.

The Cowboys have made an offer to Elliott in which he would become the NFL's second-highest paid running back.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Texans Acquire Laremy Tunsil From Dolphins For Two FRPs, One 2nd

Aug 31, 2019 5:33 PM

The Houston Texans have agreed to acquire Laremy Tunsil from the Miami Dolphins for two first round picks and one second round picks.

The Texans and Dolphins were previously discussing a Tunsil trade involving Jadeveon Clowney, who was traded to the Seattle Seahawks.

Tunsil will become Houston's left tackle.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Bills Release LeSean McCoy

Aug 31, 2019 11:16 AM

The Buffalo Bills will release LeSean McCoy.

McCoy had just 514 yards in 2018.

The Bills added Frank Gore in free agency as well as Devin Singletary via the draft to bolster the running back position.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Seahawks Keep Geno Smith, Cut Paxton Lynch

Aug 31, 2019 11:15 AM

The Seattle Seahawks have waived Paxton Lynch and will keep Geno Smith as backup quarterback to Russell Wilson.

Lynch signed a futures deal with the Seahawks in January.

Seattle only keeps two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Seahawks Agree To Acquire Jadeveon Clowney From Texans

Aug 31, 2019 11:13 AM

The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to acquire Jadeveon Clowney from the Houston Texans.

The deal is contingent upon all players passing their physicals.

Clowney rejected a deal with the Miami Dolphins, but will travel to Seattle for his physical with the Seahawks.

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Tags: Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Bengals Fear Rodney Anderson Tore ACL Again

Aug 30, 2019 2:29 PM

The Cincinnati Bengals fear Rodney Anderson suffered a torn ACL.

Anderson tore the ACL in his right knee in the second game of his 2018 season at Oklahoma.

Anderson had a productive preseason and was expected to be in the mix for the Bengals at running back behind Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard.


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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Injury

Texans Offer Jadeveon Clowney, FRP To Dolphins For Laremy Tunsil

Aug 30, 2019 1:13 PM

The Houston Texans have offered a first round pick and Jadeveon Clowney to the Miami Dolphins for left tackle Laremy Tunsil.

The Dolphins are requesting a bigger trade package from the Texans to part with Tunsil.

“There’s no trade in place for him,” Brian Flores said, going on to say that his conversations with Tunsil are private.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Raiders Release Brandon Marshall

Aug 30, 2019 1:10 PM

The Oakland Raiders have released Brandon Marshall in what was a surprising transaction.

Marshall signed a one-year, $4.1 million contract with the Raiders in March.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Jerry Jones Expecting Ezekiel Elliott To Miss More Than Opener

Aug 30, 2019 7:50 AM

Jerry Jones believes Ezekiel Elliott could miss more than just the Dallas Cowboys' Sept. 8 regular-season opener against the New York Giants in a contract dispute.

"I'm operating as though right now he's going to miss regular-season games," Jones said. "My entire expectation for what we're putting together as a team right now would anticipate with him holding out and not having any training camp that he's going to miss games. I just accept that."

The Cowboys and Elliott's representatives have had talks in recent days but nothing appears imminent, according to sources.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

Eagles Allowing Josh McCown To Coach High School Team

Aug 30, 2019 7:48 AM

Josh McCown could enter the season as the No. 2 quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles, but they aren't requiring him to quit his part-time job.

He was coaching high school football in Charlotte, North Carolina during his brief retirement and will continue to do so.

The Eagles' practice schedule combined with the close proximity to Charlotte allows McCown to hop on a plane and head home Friday and make it back to Philadelphia for Saturday meetings.

McCown's son is the team's backup quarterback.

Tim McManus/ESPN

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor

Dolphins Name Ryan Fitzpatrick Starting Quarterback

Cameron Wolfe/ESPN

Kareem Hunt Undergoes Surgery For Sports Hernia


NFL Free Agent Ryan Russell Comes Out As Bisexual

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Jay Glazer: Andrew Luck Didn't 'Sour On Business Of Football'

Jay Glazer/The Athletic

Texans Have Spoken To Five Teams About Jadeveon Clowney

Aaron Wilson/Houston Chronicle

Jimmy Garoppolo Purposely Throws Into Coverage During Preseason


NFL Says Kareem Hunt Can't Be With Browns During Suspension

Associated Press

Jerick McKinnon Has Setback In ACL Rehab

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Stephen Hauschka Signs Two-Year Extension With Bills

RealGM Staff Report

Colts Host Brock Osweiler For Visit

Mike Wells/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski: Football Was Bringing Me Down

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Carli Lloyd Receives Offer To Kick For NFL Team In Preseason


Dolphins Interested In Trading For Jadeveon Clowney


Owners Seeking Expansion Of Regular Season In New CBA

Dan Graziano/ESPN

Rams Aren't Focused On Extending Jared Goff, Marcus Peters

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Jaguars LS Offers To Buy Tickets From Angry Colts Fans

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Aaron Rodgers Calls Fans Booing Andrew Luck 'Disgusting'

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Doug Baldwin Has No Second Thoughts Over Retiring

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Falcons Still Want To Sign Julio Jones To Extension Before Week 1

D. Orlando Ledbetter/Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Chiefs Sign Matt Moore As Backup Quarterback

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