February 2022 - Football Wiretap

Vikings Acquire Jalen Reagor From Eagles

Aug 31, 2022 3:39 PM

The Minnesota Vikings have acquired Jalen Reagor from the Philadelphia Eagles.

In return, the Eagles receive a 2023 seventh-round NFL draft pick and a 2024 conditional fourth-round pick that would downgrade to a fifth-round pick if certain statistical marks are not met.

The Eagles selected Reagor 21st overall in the 2020 NFL draft. 

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Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Sony Michel Signs With Chargers

Aug 31, 2022 3:34 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers have signed Sony Michel after he was released this week by the Miami Dolphins.

Michel played for the Los Angeles Rams last season where he rushed for 540 yards between Week 13 and Week 18.

Michel signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins this offseason but was the odd man out in a crowded backfield. The Dolphins have Chase Edmonds, Raheem Mostert, Salvon Ahmed and Myles Gaskin on their roster at running back, as well as fullback Alec Ingold.

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Tags: San Diego Chargers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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O.J. Howard Expected To Sign With Bengals

Aug 31, 2022 9:14 AM

O.J. Howard is expected to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals after visiting with the defending AFC champions.

The tight end will need to pass a physical to make things official.

Howard, who played five seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was released by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday.

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Baker Mayfield On Browns: 'I'm Gonna (Expletive) Them Up'

Aug 31, 2022 9:10 AM

Baker Mayfield can't wait to face the Cleveland Browns as a member of the Carolina Panthers in Week 1.

Mayfield felt the Browns disrespected him this offseason when they reversed their commitment to him in favor of Deshaun Watson.

"I'm gonna f--- them up," the quarterback told Cynthia Frelund.

"I walked up to him," Frelund explained about an exchange last week, "and I'm like, 'Go kick some butt. Especially Week 1.' And he used some expletives. I was like, 'I just hope you're ready.' He's like, 'I'm gonna bleep them up,'" confirming he actually said "f--- them up."

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, Misc Rumor

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Kyle Shanahan: 'Shocking' Jimmy Garoppolo Return A 'Win-Win'

Aug 31, 2022 9:05 AM

After preparing all offseason to not have Jimmy Garoppolo on the roster, Kyle Shanahan calls the quarterback's return to the San Francisco 49ers a "win-win."

On Monday, the Niners agreed to a re-worked one-year contract worth about $7 million and up to $16 million with incentives with Garoppolo.

"The chances were, to me, it seemed slim to none," Shanahan said of Garoppolo remaining with the team. "I remember the first week of training camp me saying to Jimmy like, 'Hey, if you don't like any of these opportunities, if you don't go to the place you want, you can't get the contract that you want, we would love to have you here as a backup in that deal.' I want you to know that we feel that way but I also think there's no way you're not gonna get something as this goes throughout training camp."

Both sides fully expected Garoppolo to be elsewhere this season. So much so that the quarterback continued his recovery throwing program on the side while the Niners practiced on neighboring fields.

Shanahan said Tuesday that he had conversations with Trey Lance about Garoppolo returning before the move was made and that Lance was "great" about it and had "no problems with it at all."

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Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

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Jon Gruden: Emails 'Shameful,' But I'm 'Good Person'

Aug 31, 2022 9:01 AM

Jon Gruden has addressed the email controversy that cost him his job last October for the first time publicly.

The former Las Vegas Raiders coach spoke Tuesday at the Little Rock Touchdown Club in Arkansas, saying he was going to be "honest" with the gathering.

"I'm ashamed about what has come about in these emails, and I'll make no excuses for it," he said. "It's shameful. But I am a good person. I believe that. I go to church. I've been married for 31 years. I've got three great boys. I still love football. I've made some mistakes. But I don't think anybody in here hasn't. And I just ask for forgiveness, and hopefully, I get another shot."

Gruden's emails, which contained racist, anti-gay and misogynistic language, first came to light in a Wall Street Journal article Oct. 8. The New York Times published an article Oct. 11 that contained additional emails. Gruden resigned that night.

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Tags: Las Vegas Raiders, Misc Rumor

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Josh Gordon Released By Chiefs

Aug 30, 2022 1:27 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs have released Josh Gordon.

Gordon said a public farewell to the Chiefs and their fans in a pair of tweets Tuesday, appearing to confirm his exit.

"Appreciate all the @Chiefs kingdom has done for me and my family this past year. Thanks for the opportunity and the many memories," he tweeted and then added: "Excited to see where the next part of my football journey takes me #itsabusiness #dreamchasing."

Between 2014 and 2020, Gordon missed three full seasons while suspended. 

Gordon played in 12 games for the Chiefs last season with five catches, 32 yards and a touchdown. 

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Raiders Discussing Deal To Make Darren Waller Highest-Paid TE

Aug 30, 2022 9:06 AM

The Las Vegas Raiders and Darren Waller are discussing a deal that would make him the NFL's highest-paid tight end, according to a report.

George Kittle is currently the highest-paid at the position in terms of average money per year ($15 million). The report states that the Raiders and Waller are discussing a deal with an annual average of $16 million.

Waller has two years remaining on his current contract, which carries an average value of $7.575 million.

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Tags: Las Vegas Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Steelers Getting Trade Calls About Mason Rudolph

Aug 30, 2022 9:01 AM

A number of teams have inquired with the Pittsburgh Steelers about trading for Mason Rudolph, according to a report.

The Steelers have no interest in moving Rudolph unless the offer is simply too good to pass up on.

Rudolph is the only quarterback on the roster with experience in offensive coordinator Matt Canada's system.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Panthers Acquire Laviska Shenault From Jaguars

Aug 30, 2022 8:55 AM

The Carolina Panthers have acquired Laviska Shenault in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Carolina sent Jacksonville a 2023 seventh-round pick and a 2024 sixth-rounder for Shenault, according to a source.

Shenault carries a $1,309,643 cap hit in 2022 and $1,659,464 hit in '23.

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Tags: Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Ravens To Sign Kenyan Drake

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Washington's Brian Robinson Released From Hospital

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Dolphins Release Sony Michel Among 13 Roster Moves

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Jimmy Garoppolo Agrees To Restructured Contract, Will Stay With 49ers

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Steelers Will Name Starting QB 'At Our Leisure'

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Tom Brady On Absence: 'I'm 45 Years Old'

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Lions Name Jeff Okudah Starting CB Over Will Harris

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Commanders' Rookie Brian Robinson Shot In Possible Robbery

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Dolphins, Trey Flowers Agree To Deal

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Panthers Expect Sam Darnold To Miss Significant Time With Ankle Sprain

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Dolphins Senior VP Jason Jenkins Dies At Age 47

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Bills Release Matt Araiza In Wake Of Gang-Rape Lawsuit

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Seahawks Name Geno Smith Week 1 Starting QB

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Rams Hire Jay Gruden As Consultant

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Denzel Mims Requests Trade From Jets

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Bills Punter Matt Araiza Accused Of Gang Rape While At SDSU

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Tom Brady Expected To Play In Preseason Finale

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Jaguars' James Robinson 'So Close' To Week 1 Return

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Dolphins Have Brought Up Mike Gesicki In Trade Talks

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Cowboys' Tyron Smith Suffers Torn Hamstring, Out Indefinitely

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