February 2022 - Football Wiretap

Ravens Acquire Roquan Smith From Bears

Oct 31, 2022 3:26 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to trade for Roquan Smith from the Baltimore Ravens for a second rounder and fifth rounder.

Smith has been second-team All-Pro in each of the past two seasons. Smith requested a trade from the Bears before the start of the season after they were unable to agree to an extension.

The Bears selected Smith with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 draft.

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Geno Smith Dedicates Win Over Giants To Ben McAdoo, Jerry Reese

Oct 31, 2022 8:41 AM

Geno Smith led the Seattle Seahawks to a 27-13 win over the New York Giants on Sunday.

After the game, Smith was asked whether he feels any sense of revenge in beating the Giants considering how he was treated during his lone season with the team in 2017, when he took over for Eli Manning late in the year only for the team to reverse course one week later and reinsert Manning as their starter.

Smith said "not at all" and instead took the opportunity to show his gratitude to Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese, at the time the Giants head coach and general manager, respectively.

"I'm happy to be here in Seattle," Smith said. "I spent one year with the Giants. That year to me was like a blur and my life has moved on from them. I don't have any remorse towards anyone there. In fact, to me, this game was for Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese. They believed in me. So as far as any other thing, I don't really care for it. I'm happy to be here in Seattle. It's like a family here. It feels like home. And so I'm just enjoying my time here and continuing to work hard with these guys and just trying to be the best we can be."

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Tags: New York Giants, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Derrick Henry Ties O.J., AP For Most 200-Yard Games

Oct 31, 2022 8:38 AM

Derrick Henry rushed for 219 yards and two touchdowns in the Tennessee Titans' 17-10 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday.

Henry has now rushed for 200 or more yards in six games, tying him with O.J. Simpson and Adrian Peterson for the most career 200-yard rushing performances.

It was also Henry's fourth consecutive 200-yard rushing game against the Texans, setting a record for the most such games against a single team in NFL history.

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Tags: Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor, Stats

Christian McCaffrey Has TD Trifecta In 49ers' Win

Oct 31, 2022 12:16 AM

Without do-it-all receiver Deebo Samuel, Christian McCaffrey offered the Niners the ultimate in versatile performances, as he threw for, ran for and caught a touchdown as the Niners beat the Rams and moved to 4-4 heading into their bye week.

"I think everyone knows how good of a player he is, but I just like how consistent he is and under control in what he does," Shanahan said. "He's a very smart player, and he makes a lot of plays and stuff, but it's the consistency of how he plays his game. I feel like he was a great guy to add for us."


Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams, Game Recap, Personal Award

Cooper Kupp Feeling 'Pretty Good' After Injury Scare

Oct 31, 2022 12:06 AM

Cooper Kupp was down on the field after injuring his right ankle late in the Los Angeles Rams' loss to the San Francisco 49ers, but the wide receiver said "things are pointing towards dodging a bullet" with the injury.

Kupp said he feels "pretty good right now," but that he will know more after he sees how his ankle responds over the next few days. Kupp had tape wrapped around his right ankle during his postgame news conference.

"It just got rolled up a little bit," Kupp said. "Foot got caught, but I think it was able to slide out of there before there was too much damage done, and so, we'll see over these next few days how it responds."


Tags: Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, Injury

Bill Belichick Passes George Halas On All-Time Wins List

Oct 30, 2022 7:18 PM

Bill Belichick moved into sole possession of second place on the all-time wins list as the visiting New England Patriots defeated the New York Jets 22-17 on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Belichick now has 325 wins (regular season and postseason), with Sunday's game breaking a tie with Hall of Famer George Halas, the longtime Chicago Bears coach (40 years). Don Shula holds the all-time mark with 347 victories.


Tags: New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, Personal Award

Patrick Peterson Relishes Win Over Cardinals

Oct 30, 2022 7:13 PM

MINNEAPOLIS -- Never underestimate a revenge game for Patrick Peterson.

Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson was primed for Sunday's matchup against the Cardinals, for whom he played the first 10 years of his career. And Peterson let them know all about it -- during and after the Vikings' 34-26 victory.

Peterson broke up three passes, mocked Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray during a midgame dance and afterward made clear he still resents the way his time ended in Arizona.

"I'm still waiting on [general manager] Steve Keim to call me," said Peterson, who departed the Cardinals after the 2020 season. "Still haven't talked to him."


Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Game Recap

Cam Akers To Rejoin Rams If Not Traded

Oct 30, 2022 3:46 PM

The Los Angeles Rams are not planning to part ways with Cam Akers if they are unable to trade the third-year running back, sources told ESPN.

The Rams would find a trade partner for Akers in a perfect world, according to sources, but they also recognize that he can still help them this season.

Therefore, if Akers is not dealt before Tuesday's NFL trade deadline, he is expected to return to the Rams and play for them again this season, sources said.



Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

49ers' Deebo Samuel Ruled Out On Sunday With Hamstring Injury

Oct 29, 2022 4:48 PM

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel has made a habit of torturing the Los Angeles Rams, but he won't be able to do it Sunday as he has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.

Samuel, who did not practice all week, suffered the injury in last Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. 


Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Rams, Injury

49ers Listening To Offers For Jeff Wilson

Oct 29, 2022 4:45 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have received calls on running back Jeff Wilson and are willing to listen to potential offers, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler on Friday.

Wilson ranks 11th in the NFL in rushing with 454 yards, but San Francisco has a crowded backfield with the arrival of Christian McCaffrey and Elijah Mitchell close to returning from injury.

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Trade Rumor

Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen Make Divorce Official


Eagles, Robert Quinn Agree To Cut Off Final Two Years On Deal

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Mike Evans: Nobody's Pointing The Finger At Tom Brady

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Cooper Kupp: All Games Should Be Played On Grass

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Ja'Marr Chase Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks With Hip Injury

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Chiefs Acquire Kadarius Toney From Giants

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Alvin Kamara: Not Used To Losing; Saints Need To Regain 'Swag'

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Patriots To Start Mac Jones Against Jets

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Saints Sticking With Andy Dalton Over Healthy Jameis Winston

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Pete Carroll: NFL Needs To 'Seriously' Look Into Grass-Turf Debate

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Eagles Acquire Robert Quinn From Bears

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Aaron Rodgers: Guys 'Making Too Many Mistakes' Should Sit

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Mike Tomlin Not Ready To Make Changes To Pittsburgh's Offense

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NFL: Referees Weren't Seeking Mike Evans' Autograph

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Chiefs DE Frank Clark Suspended For Two Games

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Bills, Broncos, Eagles Inquired About Christian McCaffrey Trade


Browns Listening To Offers For Kareem Hunt, Greedy Williams


Jets Acquire James Robinson In Trade With Jaguars

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NFL To Review Officials Seeking Mike Evans For Autograph

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Ryan Poles Backs Justin Fields, 'Encouraged' By Progress

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