August 2020 - Football Wiretap

Chiefs Sign Andy Reid, Brett Veach To Extensions Through 2025

Aug 31, 2020 9:22 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed Andy Reid and general manager Brett Veach to contract extensions through 2025.

Reid and Veach joined the Chiefs in 2013, with Veach starting as a scout. He was promoted to GM in 2017.

The Chiefs have made the playoffs in six of seven seasons with Reid and Veach, the past four as AFC West champions.

Reid recently said he has no plans to retire.

"One of the great things about this job is when you look forward to coming to work and to deal with the players and coaches," Reid said. "I'm lucky enough to be around good players and coaches. [Patrick Mahomes] makes it even better. He has a unique ability with what he does with his teammates. The 'Honey Badger' [Tyrann Mathieu] was part of this, too.

"Both of those two guys make our jobs very enjoyable. I come to work and have two great leaders like that, along with other players who love to play the game. Listen, if it takes me into my 70s, then let's roll."


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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

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Derwin James Out For Season With Knee Surgery

Aug 31, 2020 8:09 PM

Derwin James will miss the six to eight months with knee surgery.

James was a Pro Bowler at safety in his rookie season in 2018.

James missed most of 2019 with a stress fracture in his right foot.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Injury

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Alvin Kamara Leaves Camp With Saints In Push For Extension

Aug 31, 2020 4:33 PM

Alvin Kamara is making a late push for a contract extension with the New Orleans Saints.

Kamara has been an unexcused absence from training camp since Friday, which is believed to be contract-related.

Sean Payton has declined to specify the reason for any player absences in recent days, as teams are not required to release injury reports during camp.

Kamara is scheduled to make $2.133 million in the final season of his rookie contract.

By holding out, Kamara could risk losing an accrued season, meaning he would become a restricted free agent after this season instead of unrestricted.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Antonio Gibson Getting More Work Than Expected In Washington

Aug 31, 2020 9:21 AM

Antonio Gibson is getting more work than he anticipated as the Washington Football Team prepares for the 2020 season.

Gibson played wide receiver at Memphis, but Washington has referred to the rookie as a running back.

"Definitely more than I expected coming in as a rookie. I always expect to play no matter where I go, but sometimes you've got to work your way to that," Gibson said. "I've been getting a lot of reps. I don't know if that's just a rookie thing with them throwing reps at me, but that just shows that they see something in me."

Washington has Adrian Peterson, Bryce Love, J.D. McKissic and Peyton at running back.

NBC Sports Washington

Tags: Washington Football Team, Misc Rumor

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Kalen Ballage Fails Physical, Heads Back To Dolphins

Aug 31, 2020 9:17 AM

Kalen Ballage is headed back to the Miami Dolphins after he failed his physical with the New York Jets.

Ballage was traded to the Jets for a conditional late-round pick last week.

The Dolphins are likely to release the running back. He was a fourth-round pick in 2018.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Chargers' Derwin James Suffers Knee Injury

Aug 31, 2020 9:14 AM

Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James suffered a knee injury on Sunday.

James is receiving a second opinion on the injury, according to a source.

The third-year defender didn't make his debut for the Chargers until Week 13 last year because of a Jones fracture in his right foot.

ESPN

Tags: San Diego Chargers, Injury

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Eagles' Jalen Reagor Out 3-4 Weeks With Shoulder Tear

Aug 31, 2020 9:11 AM

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor is expected to miss three to four weeks with a small tear in his shoulder.

The injury won't require surgery, though Reagor is seeking a second opinion. He suffered the injury during Sunday's scrimmage at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles used the 21st overall pick in Reagor earlier this year.

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Injury

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Yannick Ngakoue Agrees To Pay Cut With Vikings

Aug 31, 2020 9:07 AM

As part of his trade to the Minnesota Vikings, Yannick Ngakoue has agreed to a pay cut.

Minnesota acquired Ngakoue from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 2021 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 fifth-round draft pick that could go as high as a third-round pick, according to sources.

Ngakoue has agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal with the Vikings -- instead of his franchise tender of $17.8 million.

ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor

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Jaguars Release Leonard Fournette

Aug 31, 2020 8:25 AM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have released Leonard Fournette less than two weeks before the start of the season.

Fournette was entering the final year of his contract and Jacksonville wasn't able to find a trade partner for the running back.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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LSU's Ja'Marr Chase Opts Out Of Season To Enter 2021 NFL Draft

Aug 30, 2020 3:03 PM

Ja'Marr Chase of LSU will opt out to etc college football season to enter the 2021 NFL draft.

Chase currently ranks fourth on Todd McShay's most recent list of the top 40 pro prospects.

Chase led the FBS in receiving yards (1,780) and touchdowns (20) last season, winning the Biletnikoff Award, which is given annually to the country's top receiver.

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Tags: Draft, Draft Misc, NCAA

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Vikings Acquire Yannick Ngakoue From Jaguars

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Ryan Fitzpatrick Misses Scrimmage After Death Of Mother

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Russell Wilson: Seahawks Would Strike If They Had Game Scheduled

Charean Williams/ESPN

Multiple Black NFL Players Considering Strike

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Ravens Confident DeShon Elliott Can Replace Earl Thomas

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49ers Sign WRs Kevin White, River Cracraft

Jordan Dajani/CBS Sports

Dolphins Trade Kalen Ballage To Jets

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Eagles New LT Andre Dillard Tears Biceps

Tim McManus/ESPN

NFL, NFLPA Release Joint Statement On Police Shooting Of Jacob Blake

RealGM Staff Report

NFL's 2017 Ratings Decline Wasn't Driven By Politics

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Teams Across NFL Cancel Practice In Response To Police Shooting

ESPN

Washington Football Team Reportedly Created Lewd Videos For Dan Snyder

The Washington Post

Pete Carroll On Player Protests: 'Anything's Possible'

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Washington Cancels Thursday Practice Following Shooting

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Le'Veon Bell Upset Over Training Camp Usage

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Cam Newton Doesn't Feel Like New England's Starting QB

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NFL's 32 Teams Collectively Worth $99 Billion

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Falcons Plan To Give Todd Gurley 15-25 Touches Per Game

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Bears To Keep Two Kickers As COVID-19 Insurance

Patrick Finley/Chicago Sun-Times

NFL Considering Fake Crowd Noise In Range Of 70-85 Decibels

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk