January 2021 - Football Wiretap

Rams Acquire Matthew Stafford From Lions For Jared Goff, Picks

Jan 30, 2021 10:27 PM

The Detroit Lions have agreed to trade Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams for Jared Goff and a multitude of draft picks.

The Rams will send a third round pick in 2021, a first round pick in 2022 and a first round pick in 2023 in addition to Goff.

The move is the first big one made by Brad Holmes since being hired by the Lions.

Stafford went to Lions team president Rod Wood soon after the season concluded and mentioned a trade might be best for both parties.

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rams Interested In Trading For Matthew Stafford

Jan 29, 2021 5:39 PM

The Los Angeles Rams have interest in trading for Matthew Stafford.

The issue complicating a trade for the Rams is whether they can get off the long-term contract of Jared Goff.

The Detroit Lions are working with Stafford on finding a trade this offseason.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Tags: Detroit Lions, Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Texans Have 'Zero Interest' In Trading Deshaun Watson

Jan 29, 2021 2:10 PM

The Houston Texans are posturing that they have no intention of trading Deshaun Watson despite his wish to move on this offseason.

“Zero interest in trading the player,” GM Nick Caserio said.

When asked by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle about the plan for salvaging the relationship with Watson, Caserio said that the “best way is to communicate and be honest and be forthright.”

Watson signed an extension with the Texans before the start of the 2020 season.

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Tags: Houston Texans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Lions Expected To Hire Mark Brunell As Quarterbacks Coach

Jan 29, 2021 8:40 AM

The Detroit Lions are expected to hire Mark Brunell as their new quarterbacks coach.

Brunell, 50, joins Dan Campbell, Anthony Lynn, Aaron Glenn and Duce Staley on the growing list of former pros that are a part of Detroit's new staff.

The hire marks Brunell's first venture into the NFL coaching ranks.

Tom Pelissero/NFL Network

Tags: Detroit Lions, Misc Rumor

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Panthers To Be 'Aggressive' In Pursuit Of Deshaun Watson Trade

Jan 29, 2021 8:37 AM

The Carolina Panthers will be "aggressive" in pursuit of Deshaun Watson, who has formally requested a trade from the Houston Texans.

The Panthers have the No. 8 overall pick, which could headline a potential package for Watson.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Houston Texans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Patrick Mahomes Can't Believe Eric Bieniemy Hasn't Gotten Head Job

Jan 29, 2021 8:34 AM

Patrick Mahomes assumed the Kansas City Chiefs would be losing Eric Bieniemy as his offensive coordinator after this season.

Mahomes told Dan Patrick he was shocked Bieniemy wasn't hired in the latest coaching cycle.

"It amazes me, honestly," Mahomes said. "If you look at his track record, the way he’s able to coach us, the way he’s able to lead men, to be able to lead a locker room of people from every different background, every different race, everything like that, and to be the leader of a locker room is a special talent. He’s able to do that. And the way he’s able to go about calling plays throughout the game. We have Coach Reid, and Coach Reid calls plays, but there’s a ton of input from Coach Bieniemy and he calls a ton of plays in our game plan and it gets overlooked."

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

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Titans Likely To Promote TE Coach Todd Downing To OC

Jan 29, 2021 8:29 AM

The Tennessee Titans are expected to promote tight ends coach Todd Downing to offensive coordinator.

He served as the offensive coordinator of the Las Vegas Raiders in 2017.

Downing would replace Arthur Smith, who was named the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons earlier this month.

ESPN

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor

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Ron Rivera Declared Cancer-Free Following Checkup

Jan 29, 2021 8:27 AM

Ron Rivera was declared cancer-free after a checkup Thursday.

Rivera, who announced on Aug. 20 that he had squamous cell cancer, tweeted thanks Thursday for the support he received during his treatment and recovery.

"Thank you everyone for your prayers, letters, texts & notes of encouragement & support. It truly made a difference in my treatment & recovery!#RiveraStrong @WashingtonNFL," he wrote.

The Washington Football Team coach needed to undergo seven weeks of treatment for the cancer during the season, which included three rounds of chemotherapy and proton therapy five days a week.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Football Team, Misc Rumor

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Ben Roethlisberger To Restructure, Expects 2021 To Be Final Season

Jan 28, 2021 5:33 PM

Ben Roethlisberger is ready and willing to what will be necessary to lower his $41.25 million cap hit for the 2021 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“I want to do everything I can and made that very clear to them from the very beginning that it was my idea to basically help the team however I can this year,” Roethlisberger said. “I don’t care about my pay at all this year.”

Roethlisberger also indicated he views 2021 as likely his last season in the NFL.

“I am pretty sure I want to go one more year [because] I think I can do it and give us a real chance and winning,” Roethlisberger said.

Ed Bouchette/The Athletic

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Deshaun Watson Requests Trade From Texans

Jan 28, 2021 1:13 PM

Deshaun Watson has requested a trade from the Houston Texans, sources have confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The request came weeks ago, but the decision to hire David Culley as head coach will not alter his thinking. Watson hasn't spoken to new Texans general manager Nick Caserio or executive Jack Easterby. The trade request comes after Watson was reportedly unhappy with the process used by the team to hire Caserio in early January.

Watson signed a four-year, $156 million contract extension with the Texans in September. 

Sarah Bishop/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rams To Have Open QB Competition If Jared Goff Isn't Traded

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Lions Have Already Talked To One-Third Of NFL About Matthew Stafford

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Eli Manning Meets With Giants About Role With Team

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Packers Fire Special-Teams Coordinator Shawn Mennenga

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Colts Want 'Veteran Vision' At Quarterback

Mike Wells/ESPN

Texans To Hire David Culley As Head Coach

Tom Pelissero, Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo/NFL Media

Buccaneers Choose To Wear White Jerseys For Super Bowl

Michael McClymont/The Score

Jason Witten Decides To Retire From NFL

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Seahawks' Chad Wheeler Arrested On Felony Domestic Violence Charge

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

Les Snead: Jared Goff Is A Ram In This Moment

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Tom Brady Sr. Guesses Bill Belichick Is On 'Hot Seat Right Now'

Karen Guregian/Boston Herald

Seahawks Plan To Hire Rams' Shane Waldron As Offensive Coordinator

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Aaron Rodgers Thinks He'll Be Back With Packers, But No NFL Absolutes

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Lions Begin To Receive Trade Calls On Matthew Stafford

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Mel Kiper Jr. Has Justin Fields Slipping To No. 7 In 2021 Mock Draft

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Cole Beasley Played In Playoffs With Broken Fibula

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Source: Aaron Rodgers Wants New Contract

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Ravens, Lamar Jackson To Discuss New Contract

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Chiefs Lose Eric Fisher To Torn Achilles

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Steelers Promote Matt Canada To Offensive Coordinator

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