August 2019 - Football Wiretap

Taylor Lewan Loses Appeal, Will Serve Four-Game PED Suspension

Aug 23, 2019 3:50 PM

Taylor Lewan has been suspended four games by the NFL for a PED violation.

Lewan lost his appeal.

Lewan signed a five-year, $80 million extension with the Tennessee Titans in 2018.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Suspension

Ravens Win 16th Straight Preseason Game

Aug 23, 2019 9:19 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have won 16 straight preseason games.

The Ravens topped the Philadelphia Eagles 26-15 in a lightning-shortened game at Lincoln Financial Field on Thursday night.

The winning streak is the longest such streak in the NFL in at least 25 years. The Ravens haven't lost in the preseason since Sept. 3, 2015.

"I don't know how significant it is," John Harbaugh said. "I think it's significant in a sense that I think our coaches do a great job of coaching in training camp. We develop players really well."

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Misc Rumor, Stats

Cam Newton Suffers Left Ankle Sprain

Aug 23, 2019 9:16 AM

Cam Newton suffered a left ankle sprain during Thursday night's preseason game between the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots.

He suffered the injury during a first-quarter sack. Newton walked to the locker room and was seen leaving the stadium in a walking boot.

The Panthers are expecting more details after further tests on Friday, according to a source.

David Newton/ESPN

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Drew Lock Could Open Season On IR

Aug 23, 2019 9:13 AM

Drew Lock could open his rookie season on the injured reserve for the Denver Broncos, says Vic Fangio.

Lock suffered a severely sprained thumb on his throwing hand early in the third quarter of Monday night's preseason loss to the visiting San Francisco 49ers.

The quarterback will neither play nor practice for the remainder of the preseason.

"Obviously because it's his throwing hand and a thumb, that's a pretty serious injury for a quarterback," Fangio said. "It will be some time before we know exactly where he's at and how much time he would miss."

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Tags: Denver Broncos, Injury, Misc Rumor

Cowboys Offer To Make Ezekiel Elliott NFL's 2nd Highest Paid RB

Aug 22, 2019 2:36 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have offered Ezekiel Elliott a contract to make him the NFL's second highest paid running back.

The deal would pay Elliott more than Le'Veon Bell with the New York Jets, but less than Todd Gurley with the Los Angeles Rams.

Gurley's contract with the Rams is already considered a player-friendly deal considering his injuries in 2018.

Ed Werder/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Patrick Chung To Be Arraigned On Cocaine Possession Charge

Aug 22, 2019 1:44 PM

Patrick Chung is scheduled to be arraigned next Wednesday on a charge of cocaine possession, according to the Belknap County attorney's office in Laconia, New Hampshire.

The incident occurred on June 25.

Chung has not played in the preseason. He broke his arm in Super Bowl LIII and also reportedly underwent offseason shoulder surgery. 

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Tags: New England Patriots, Suspension

Melvin Gordon's Holdout Expected To Last Into Season

Aug 22, 2019 8:01 AM

Melvin Gordon's holdout is expected to last into the regular season, according to a report.

Contract talks with the Los Angeles Chargers haven't progressed as Gordon hoped and he'll continue to train elsewhere.

The running back is set to make $5.6 million in 2019, but wants a deal that places him among the top players at his position. It was previously reported that the Chargers offered $10 million annually, but weren't willing to go higher.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Lions, Damon Harrison Agree Upon $11M Extension

Aug 22, 2019 7:57 AM

The Detroit Lions have agreed to a one-year, $11 million extension with Damon "Snacks" Harrison, according to a source.

The defensive tackle now has $12 million in guaranteed money between the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

Harrison had been under contract through 2020 -- initially making $6.75 million in 2019 and $9 million in 2020.

His deal can now run through 2021.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Lions, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Le'Veon Bell: 'Need' Teammates To Hit Me In Practice

Aug 22, 2019 7:54 AM

Le'Veon Bell tells his defensive teammates before practice each day to "give me a little something."

Bell, who is being held out of the preseason games as a precaution, wants to get his body acclimated to contact before Week 1.

"Go for the ball, things like that, just so I can get prepared," the running back said.

Bell, 27, said he's on board with coach Adam Gase's decision to keep him out of live action, confident he can get his regular-season prep on the practice field.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor

Cardinals Reach Deal With Michael Crabtree

Aug 22, 2019 7:49 AM

The Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Michael Crabtree.

Crabtree had a work out with the Cardinals more than two weeks ago.

The addition came hours after they released Kevin White.

"Mike is a guy who I've known a long time and had a ton of success in this league," Kliff Kingsbury said Aug. 6, the day after Crabtree worked out for Arizona.

"He's a talented player."

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Brandon Copeland Suspended Four Games By NFL For PED Violation

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Jakeem Grant, Dolphins Agree Upon Four-Year Extension

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Lamar Jackson Has 'Fixed' Ball Security Issues


Antonio Brown 'All-In' After Practicing In Certified Helmet

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Baker Mayfield: Giants Picking Daniel Jones 'Blows My Mind'

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Jaylon Smith Agrees To Five-Year, $64M Extension With Cowboys

Todd Archer/ESPN

Andrew Luck Likely To Miss Week 1 Of Regular Season

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John Harbaugh: Marquise Brown 'Has A Ways To Go'

Baltimore Sun

Sean Payton Compares Taysom Hill To Steve Young

Nathan Brown/New Orleans Times-Picayune

Jimmy Garoppolo Posts 0.0 QB Rating In Return


Melvin Gordon 'Just Waiting On The Call' From Chargers

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Colts Sign Charcandrick West, Place D'Onta Foreman On IR
Charcandrick West was in and out of Chiefs camp in 2018, cut last summer but re-signed in December.

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Ezekiel Elliott Found Jerry Jones 'Zeke Who?' Comment Disrespectful
Ezekiel Elliott is currently holding out from training camp.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Antonio Brown Returns To Camp With Raiders
Antonio Brown took part in meetings on Monday after skipping practice on Sunday.

Josh Dubow/Associated Press

Jets Won't Play Le'Veon Bell In Preseason

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D.K. Metcalf To Undergo Knee Surgery

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Bears, Browns Attracting Most Super Bowl Bets

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Antonio Brown Leaves Raiders, Receives Ultimatum From GM
Antonio Brown is again upset over his helmet.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Ezekiel Elliott Won't Be Charged For Incident In Vegas
Ezekiel Elliott allegedly knocked a security guard to the ground at a music festival.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Mike Shanahan Nearly Returned To Broncos In 2018
The Broncos ended up giving Vance Joseph one more season as head coach.

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