July 2021 - Football Wiretap

Carson Wentz Out Indefinitely With Foot Injury

Jul 30, 2021 1:01 PM

Carson Wentz is out indefinitely as he undergoes further testing for a foot injury that he suffered at the end of Thursday's practice, according to sources.

The Indianapolis Colts acquired Wentz in a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles earlier this offseason.

Jacob Eason and Sam Ehlinger are the other quarterbacks on the Colts' roster.

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Tags: Indianapolis Colts, Injury

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Giants Expected To Sign Albert Morris

Jul 30, 2021 9:36 AM

The New York Giants are expected to meet with Albert Morris early next week and sign the running back shortly after, according to a report.

There have been questions about the health of Saquon Barkley entering Week 1 of the season.

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Tags: New York Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Zach Wilson Signs Rookie Deal With Jets

Jul 30, 2021 9:34 AM

Zach Wilson signed his rookie contract with the New York Jets on Thursday.

The first-round pick missed two days of practice as the two sides haggled over technicalities in the contract language.

The quarterback agreed to a four-year, $35.15 million contract, which is fully guaranteed.

It includes a $22.9 million signing bonus and a fifth-year team option, standard for all first-round picks.

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Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Davante Adams, Packers Differ On Extension Amount

Jul 30, 2021 9:32 AM

The Green Bay Packers aren't opposed to making Davante Adams the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL, but the two sides disagree on the definition of the term.

Adams and his representatives believe DeAndre Hopkins is currently the highest-paid receiver at $27.25 million per year.

The Packers, however, view Hopkins' deal as closer to $20 million annually. That's because Hopkins' deal with the Arizona Cardinals was an extension to his previous contract. He was on a five-year, $81 million deal. So while the new money -- two years and $54.5 million -- indeed averaged $27.25, there were three years remaining on his previous contract.

"I think there's a little bit with that particular situation, it's how you interpret what the highest receiver in the National Football League is getting paid, you know what I mean?" Brian Gutekunst said.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Aaron Rodgers Signs Reworked Contract With Packers

Jul 30, 2021 12:10 AM

Aaron Rodgers signed his reworked contract with the Green Bay Packers on Thursday.

Among the concessions in the new contract:

• The 2023 year in his original contract is voided, making 2022 the final year on his contract.

• Forfeiture provisions were removed from the contract, preventing the Packers from pursuing prorated portions of Rodgers' signing bonus.

Rodgers reported to training camp on Tuesday and participated when practice opened Wednesday.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Two Playoff Teams Inquire About Xavien Howard Trade

Jul 29, 2021 9:41 AM

Two playoff teams have inquired about the possibility of trading for Xavien Howard, according to a report.

The Miami Dolphins cornerback requested a trade on Tuesday.

The specific teams were not identified in the report but it did note that the two teams aren't alone, citing that "others" have contacted Miami, as well.

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Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sean Payton Says Michael Thomas Should Have Had Surgery Earlier

Jul 29, 2021 9:37 AM

Sean Payton has expressed frustration over the fact that Michael Thomas didn't have ankle surgery until June, though he declined to elaborate on why the procedure was delayed.

Thomas, who was plagued by the injury throughout last season, is expected to miss time at the start of this season.

"Well, look, it appears we're gonna have to spend some time without him. It's disappointing," Payton said. "And we'll work through it with the other players that are here. But the surgery took place, and obviously we would've liked that to happen earlier than later. And quite honestly, it should've."

Adam Schefter reported in January that Thomas was expected to undergo surgery to repair the torn deltoid and other injured ligaments in his ankle. It was revealed last week that the surgery didn't occur until last month.

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Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

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Pete Carroll Hopeful Jamal Adams Gets Extension 'Very Soon'

Jul 29, 2021 9:33 AM

Pete Carroll is hopeful that Jamal Adams will get an extension from the Seattle Seahawks sooner than later.

"The conversations have been ongoing for some time and been very amicable," Carroll said. "He's in a good place. They've worked really hard to this point. I'm very hopeful that it's going to get taken care of here soon, very soon."

Adams reported for training camp Tuesday along with the rest of the team, as expected. He didn't take part Wednesday in the team's first practice.

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Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Aaron Rodgers Details Frustration With Packers During Press Conference

Jul 28, 2021 2:40 PM

Aaron Rodgers held a 32-minute press conference in which he went into detail about his tumultuous offseason with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers said he considered retirement.

"I just want to be involved in conversations that affect my ability to do my job," Rodgers said.

When asked if he's gotten any assurances that it will happen, he said: "I'm not sure ... at this point."

Rodgers talked about players who were not retained such as Charles Woodson and Randall Cobb. Cobb is expected to be traded back to the Packers.

"I wanted to help the organization, maybe learn from the some of the mistakes in the past ... and about the way that some of the outgoing veterans were treated," Rodgers said. "And just the fact that we didn't retain a number of players that I felt like were core players to our foundation, to our locker room. High-character guys."

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Lamar Jackson Tests Positive For COVID-19 For 2nd Time

Jul 28, 2021 1:27 PM

Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID-19, the second time he has done so over the past eight months. 

Jackson reported to camp last Thursday and tested negative for five straight days before receiving a positive result Tuesday.

"It's just part of the deal," John Harbaugh said after Wednesday's practice. "It's just the way the world is right now."

The Ravens' player vaccination rate is at 90% and rising, according to Harbaugh.

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens

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Braden Smith, Colts Sign Four-Year, $72.4M Extension

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Lamar Jackson Eyes No. 1 Jersey If Ravens Win Super Bowl

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Randall Cobb Expects Trade Back To Packers

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Ron Rivera 'Beyond Frustrated' By Washington's Low Vaccination Rate

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Xavien Howard Requests Trade From Dolphins

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NFL Won't Restrict Deshaun Watson Participation During Investigation

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Xavien Howard Reports To Dolphins Without New Contract

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Logan Thomas, Washington Agree To Three-Year Extension

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Owner: Joe Burrow Unlikely To Play In Preseason

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Chris Hogan Reaches Agreement On Deal With Saints

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Aaron Rodgers Reports To Packers

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Aaron Rodgers, Packers Close To Deal For Him To Leave In 2022

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Michael Thomas Likely Out Until Week 7

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Jonathan Allen, Washington Agree To Four-Year, $72M Deal

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Aaron Rodgers Tells People Close To Him He Intends To Play For Packers

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Texas, Oklahoma Notify Big 12 They Won't Renew Media Rights

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Sam Hubbard, Bengals Agree To Four-Year, $40M Deal

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Buccaneers Using Wristbands To Designate Vaccinated, Unvaccinated

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Dede Westbrook Signs With Vikings

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Eagles Sign CB Steven Nelson

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