March 2023 - Football Wiretap

Roger Goodell To Sign Multi-Year Extension To Remain NFL Commissioner

Mar 20, 2023 4:01 PM

Roger Goodell will finalize a multi-year contract extension to remain as commissioner of the NFL at next week's owners meetings in Phoenix. 

Goodell became commissioner in 2006 and this is his fourth extension.

The economic framework of Goodell's new deal is not known but is expected to be incentive-laden.

Some believe this will be Goodell's final deal with the NFL as he's now 64. Pete Rozelle stepped down from the job when he was 63, and Paul Tagliabue walked away when he was 65. 

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Tags: Legal

Lions Agree To One-Year Deal With C.J. Gardner-Johnson

Mar 20, 2023 9:03 AM

C.J. Gardner-Johnson has agreed to a one-year, $8 million deal with the Detroit Lions, according to a source.

The Philadelphia Eagles made a multiyear offer to keep Gardner-Johnson at the beginning of free agency which he didn't accept, according to a source, so the Eagles pivoted and moved forward without the safety.

A fourth-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in 2019, he has 11 interceptions, 36 passes defended and 20 tackles for loss over four seasons.

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Tags: Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Steelers Sign G Isaac Seumalo To Three-Year Deal

Mar 20, 2023 8:58 AM

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed guard Isaac Seumalo to a three-year deal, according to sources.

Seumalo is the second offensive lineman the Steelers have signed this offseason, joining Nate Herbig.

Both Herbig and Seumalo have ties to first-year Steelers assistant general manager Andy Weidl, who spent six seasons in the Philadelphia Eagles' front office, including three as the vice president of player personnel.

A left guard for most of his career, Seumalo switched to right guard for the 2022 season and offers the Steelers flexibility on the interior of the line.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Texans Make Laremy Tunsil Highest-Paid OL With $75M Extension

Mar 20, 2023 8:55 AM

The Houston Texans have made Laremy Tunsil the highest-paid offensive lineman in the NFL after agreeing to a three-year, $75 million extension, according to sources.

The deal includes a $30 million signing bonus with $50 million fully guaranteed and $60 million in total guarantees.

Tunsil said in December that he wanted to "reset the market" and become the highest-paid offensive tackle.

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Tags: Houston Texans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Panthers Reach A Deal With Adam Thielen

Mar 20, 2023 1:19 AM

Adam Thielen will help fill the void of a veteran wide receiver the Carolina Panthers lost when they included DJ Moore in a trade with the Chicago Bears for the first pick of the NFL draft.

The Panthers announced Sunday they reached a deal with Thielen. The deal is for three years, a league source told ESPN.

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

Cowboys Trade For Brandin Cooks From Texans

Mar 19, 2023 2:06 PM

Wanting to add speed and a complement to Pro Bowler CeeDee Lamb, the Dallas Cowboys acquired Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks on Sunday for a fifth-round pick in 2023 and a sixth-round pick in 2024.

The trade for Cooks likely takes the Cowboys out of the competition for free agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., a team source told ESPN's Ed Werder.

"Hard to do Cooks and OBJ," the source said.

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Official Trade

Bengals' Jonah Williams Seeking A Trade

Mar 18, 2023 1:32 AM

The longest-tenured member of the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive line is seeking a trade.

Offensive tackle Jonah Williams has expressed his desire to be traded, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The request comes after four-time Pro Bowl tackle Orlando Brown Jr. agreed to terms with the Bengals earlier in the week.

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Trade Rumor

Report: Broncos Unlikely To Trade Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy

Mar 17, 2023 9:24 AM

The Denver Broncos have received some calls about Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy, but they haven't shown much interest in moving either of the wide receivers, according to a report.

Denver's position comes despite some "aggressive" bids for Sutton and Jeudy.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Eagles Sign Marcus Mariota To One-Year Deal

Mar 17, 2023 9:20 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles will sign Marcus Mariota to a one-year deal worth $5 million, according to a source.

Mariota's contract could be worth as much as $8 million.

The Atlanta Falcons released Mariota on Feb. 28. He started the first 13 games of the 2022 season for the Falcons and will now serve as the No. 2 behind Jalen Hurts.

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Bears Reach One-Year Deals With Robert Tonyan, D'Onta Foreman

Mar 17, 2023 9:16 AM

The Chicago Bears have agreed to one-year deals with tight end Robert Tonyan and running back D'Onta Foreman, according to sources.

Foreman receives a $3 million deal.

Tonyan will pair with Cole Kmet at tight end for the Bears.

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Tags: Chicago Bears, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

Darius Slay Reaches $42M Extension With Eagles

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Patriots, Mike Gesicki Agree To One-Year Deal Worth Up To $9M

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Vikings, Harrison Smith Agreed To Reworked Contract

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Giants Add Parris Campbell On One-Year Deal

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Jets, Packers Not Close On Trade Of Aaron Rodgers

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Darren Waller: Trade To Giants 'Caught Me Off Guard'

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D.J. Moore On Joining Bears: 'It's Going To Be Real Special'

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Vikings Agree To Two-Year Extension With Alexander Mattison

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Patriots, James Robinson Agree On Two-Year Deal

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Report: Darius Slay Now 'Expected' To Stay With Eagles

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Orlando Brown, Bengals Agree To Four-Year, $64M Deal

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Lamar Jackson Now Free To Talk With Other Teams

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Eagles Re-Sign Fletcher Cox To One-Year, $10M Deal

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Jamaal Williams Agrees To Deal With Saints

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Panthers Agree To Sign Miles Sanders To Four-Year Deal

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Aaron Rodgers Announces He Intends To Play For Jets In 2023

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JuJu Smith-Schuster, Patriots Agree To Three-Year, $33M Deal

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Cowboys Expected To Release Ezekiel Elliott

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Eagles To Release Darius Slay

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Packers May Be Content To Wait Until Draft To Trade Aaron Rodgers

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