October 2020 - Football Wiretap

Randy Gregory Cleared From Exempt List To Play In Week 7

Oct 20, 2020 8:38 PM

Randy Gregory has been removed from the commissioner's exempt list.

Gregory had been on the list since being reinstated by the NFL in September. Gregory has not played since the divisional round playoff loss during the 2018 season to the Los Angeles Rams.

Gregory's return comes at an opportune time for the Dallas Cowboys as their pass rush has struggled for most of the season.

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Washington Football Team Unlikely To Change Name For 2021

Oct 20, 2020 5:56 PM

The Washington Football Team may not have their new name ready for the 2021 season.

The team retired the name it had used for 87 years on July 13, after launching a thorough review 10 days earlier.

"There's a pretty good chance we will be the Washington Football Team next season," team president Jason Wright told Washington TV station WJLA on Tuesday.

Dan Snyder and the franchise have been under more pressure after the protests following the death of George Floyd in May while he was in police custody in Minneapolis.

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Dolphins To Start Tua Tagovailoa At Quarterback

Oct 20, 2020 3:14 PM

The Miami Dolphins will start Tua Tagovailoa at quarterback beginning in Week 8 after their bye.

Tagovailoa's first NFL start will come 351 days after he suffered a dislocated right hip and posterior wall fracture.

Ryan Fitzpatrick had been playing well, leading the Dolphins to two consecutive wins by a combined score of 67-17. He also has the seventh-best QBR (79.6) in the NFL.

Tagovailoa played for the first time at the end of the Dolphins' blowout win over the New York Jets.

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Clyde Edwards-Helaire Willing To Learn From Le'Veon Bell

Oct 20, 2020 9:06 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs ran the ball 46 times for a season-high 245 yards in their 26-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Monday afternoon.

It marked just the second time they ran more than they passed with Patrick Mahomes at quarterback. It was also the most rush attempts any Andy Reid-coached team has ever recorded in a single game.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire had 161 yards on 26 carries just a few days after the Chiefs signed Le'Veon Bell.

"Talking to Le'Veon, he's another piece to the puzzle," Edwards-Helaire said. "From here, I just feel like we can only go up. Le'Veon is older than me. I'm still in my rookie year, so, ultimately, anything that I can do to pick his brain and gain any knowledge from him, I'm there for it."

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Doug Marrone Hasn't Ruled Out Pulling Gardner Minshew In Future

Oct 20, 2020 9:01 AM

Doug Marrone was asked after Sunday's loss to the Detroit Lions whether he considered pulling Gardner Minshew from the game.

Minshew went 25-of-44 for 243 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the Jacksonville Jaguars' 34-16 loss.

Marrone didn't consider pulling his quarterback in Week 6, but didn't rule out a change in the future.

"Maybe in the future, I think," he said. "I mean, I'd be naïve not to say [that's a possibility]. That's up for any position, any play that we can do for ourselves to get better. But no, I didn't feel that way during the course of the game."

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Patrick Mahomes Fastest To Reach 90 Touchdown Passes

Oct 20, 2020 8:57 AM

Patrick Mahomes reached the 90-touchdown pass plateau on Monday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills.

Mahomes is the fastest quarterback to reach mark in NFL history. He did so in 37 games.

Dan Marino surpassed the 90-touchdown mark in 40 games.

Mahomes also has 11,111 career passing yards and is also the fastest player ever to reach 11,000 passing yards.

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Raheem Mostert Likely Headed To IR With High Ankle Sprain

Oct 20, 2020 8:53 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are likely to place Raheem Mostert on injured reserve with a high left ankle sprain.

Mostert suffered the injury on Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

"We'll see how it progresses," Kyle Shanahan said.

Mostert leads the 49ers with 303 yards on 51 carries and boasts a 5.94-yards-per-carry average.

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Ezekiel Elliott Takes Blame For Blowout Loss To Cardinals

Oct 20, 2020 8:50 AM

Ezekiel Elliott took all the blame for the Dallas Cowboys' 38-10 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football.

It was the team's first game since Dak Prescott suffered a season-ending ankle injury.

"I don't think we can use that as an excuse," Elliott said of not having Prescott. "I'm just going to keep saying it over and over -- I started the game out with two fumbles, gave the ball away and gave them all the momentum they need to go take off. I want to say I'm sorry and this one is on me. I need to be better."

Elliott finished the game with 80 total yards on 20 touches. He fumbled on back-to-back drives in the first half that changed the course of the game.

"I mean, when you're fumbling every game obviously teams are going to lock in on it and go for it even more," he said. "That's even more of a reason I need to figure it out, man. I don't want to keep talking about it, but I've got to figure out a way to figure it out."

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David Njoku Hopes Browns Trade Him By Deadline

Oct 19, 2020 3:16 PM

David Njoku would still like the Cleveland Browns to trade him by the Nov. 3 deadline.

Njoku initially asked to be traded on July 3rd, but then rescinded the request on August 1st.

Njoku was a first round pick in 2017.

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Zach Ertz Out 3-4 Weeks With Ankle Injury

Oct 19, 2020 2:22 PM

Zach Ertz is expected to miss three to four weeks with an ankle injury.

Ertz, a Pro Bowler each of the past three seasons, has 24 catches for 178 yards and a touchdown in 2020.

Ertz has been seeking a contract extension with the Philadelphia Eagles this year.

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Titans Lose Taylor Lewan For 2020 With Torn ACL

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Jets On Pace For Worst Point Differential In NFL History

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Adam Gase 'Wasn't Happy' With Gregg Williams' Veiled Dig

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Steelers Play 'Varsity Ball,' Improve To 5-0 For Second Time

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Kirk Cousins Expects To Get Benched If Interceptions Continue

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Aaron Rodgers: We Needed Wake-Up Call At Some Point

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Bama-Georgia Has Highest Regular Season SEC Ticket Price Since 2015

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Patriots Have Another Positive COVID-19 Test, Expected To Still Play

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Colts Reopen Facility After Retests Come Back Negative

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Rams DC Likens Jalen Ramsey To LeBron James

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Sick NFL Players Must Now Isolate Even If Negative

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A.J. Green Wants To Stay With Bengals Despite Frustrations

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Colts Shut Down Facility After Multiple Positive COVID-19 Results

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Le'Veon Bell Agrees To Sign With Chiefs

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ESPN's Vaughn McClure Passes Away At 48

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Cam Newton, Stephon Gilmore Return To Practice, Likely To Play Week 6

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Le'Veon Bell To Decide Between Dolphins, Chiefs, Bills

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Nick Saban Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Melvin Gordon Cited For Driving Under Influence

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Titans Trade Kamalei Correa To Jaguars

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