March 2023 - Football Wiretap

Texans Hire DeMeco Ryans As New Coach

Jan 31, 2023 4:44 PM

The Houston Texans have agreed to hire DeMeco Ryans as their new head coach, according to sources.

Ryans, most recently the defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, will receive a six-year contract.

Houston will become the first team in NFL history to hire three straight Black coaches.

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Tags: Houston Texans, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

Broncos Reach Deal With Saints For Sean Payton

Jan 31, 2023 4:42 PM

The Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement on compensation for Sean Payton, according to sources.

The Saints will receive the Broncos' 2023 first-round pick (No. 30 overall) and their 2024 second-round pick for Payton and the Saints' 2024 third-round selection, sources said.

The deal clears the way for Payton to become the next coach of the Broncos.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

Trevor Lawrence Plans To Make Voice Heard About Jaguars' Offseason

Jan 31, 2023 8:47 AM

Trevor Lawrence plans to make his voice heard when it comes to what direction the Jacksonville Jaguars take over the course of the offseason.

"There's conversations obviously, that need to be had," Lawrence said. "I think you look at what we did this season, it's about the people that we have, not just the people on the field, not just the players on the field, but the people, too. ... The people they were, the hard work, all the things that people don't see always, there's a lot of things that go into that. You want to keep guys like that that really have set the standard for the organization and have been a part of what you're building here, and I think moving forward, that's one of the things you have to look at in the guys you want to have."

Jacksonville's most prominent free agents this offseason are tight end Evan Engram and right tackle Jawaan Taylor.

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Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Misc Rumor

Bengals' Germaine Pratt Regrets Reaction To Joseph Ossai Penalty

Jan 31, 2023 8:44 AM

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt expressed regret for his reaction that went viral after the team's AFC Championship Game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

As Pratt entered the locker room at Arrowhead Stadium, Pratt was spotted yelling, "Why would you touch the f---ing quarterback?," referencing Joseph Ossai's penalty for unnecessary roughness that preceded the game-winning field goal.

On Monday, Pratt said the way he responded was incorrect.

"I was in the moment," Pratt said. "I was wrong. I would say I was wrong. As a man, you can look yourself in the mirror and say, 'I was wrong.' I wasn't a great teammate in that moment. That doesn't define me as a man."

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Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

Brock Purdy Has Torn UCL In Right Elbow

Jan 30, 2023 5:55 PM

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Monday.

Purdy is seeking second medical opinions about whether he needs surgery, which the 49ers are recommending, the source told Schefter.

The injury is expected to sideline Purdy for six months regardless of his decision on surgery, the source told Schefter.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Injury

NFL Salary Cap Will Be Set At $224.8M In 2023

Jan 30, 2023 1:32 PM

The NFL has informed teams that the 2023 salary cap will be set at $224.8 million.

The $224.8 million is up from $208.2 million in 2022, $182.5 million in 2021, $198.2 million in 2020 and $188.2 million in 2019.

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Chargers Hire Kellen Moore As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 30, 2023 12:07 PM

The Los Angeles Chargers are expected to hire Kellen Moore as offensive coordinator.

Moore and the Dallas Cowboys parted ways on Sunday.

Moore has also been a head coaching candidate in the past.

Ian Rapoport, Tom Pelissero/NFL Media

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

Eagles Open As Favorites Over Chiefs In Super Bowl LVII

Jan 30, 2023 11:32 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles opened as 1.5 point favorites to win Super Bowl LVII over the Kansas City Chiefs.

With their wins in the Conference Championship games, it is the first time since 2017 both No. 1 seeds will play in the Super Bowl.

The Eagles comfortably defeated the San Francisco 31-7, while the Chiefs beat the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 in a game decided in the final seconds.


RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Gambling

Cowboys Part Ways With Kellen Moore

Jan 30, 2023 11:23 AM

The Dallas Cowboys and Kellen Moore have parted ways after four seasons as offensive coordinator.

In a statement Sunday night, Mike McCarthy said the Cowboys and Moore reached a "mutual decision to part ways" following the end-of-season review process and additional discussion.

McCarthy could take over play calling duties, but no decisions have been made.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Misc Rumor

Jim Harbaugh Met With Broncos, But No Deal Made

Jan 30, 2023 9:10 AM

It still appears as though Jim Harbaugh will return to the University of Michigan.

Harbaugh spent some time last week with Greg Penner, owner and CEO of the Denver Broncos, about their head coaching vacancy, but no deal was made, according to a report.


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Tags: Denver Broncos, Misc Rumor

Kelce Brothers Set To Make Super Bowl History

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Jimmy Garoppolo: I Wish I Had A Helmet On Sunday

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Dolphins To Hire Vic Fangio As Defensive Coordinator

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Patrick Mahomes Leads Chiefs To AFC Title, Advance To Super Bowl

Eagles Beat 49ers 31-7, Advance To Super Bowl LVII

Patrick Mahomes To Start AFC Championship Game

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Tua Tagovailoa Remains In Concussion Protocol, Won't Play In Pro Bowl

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DeMeco Ryans Emerges As Top Candidate For Texans

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Rams Hire Mike LaFleur As Offensive Coordinator

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Mike McCarthy: Jerry Jones Wants Me Here As Long As Tom Landry

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Mike Zimmer Joins Deion Sanders' Staff At Colorado

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Christian McCaffrey: 'Zero' Chance He's Not Playing

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NFL Extends Players Coalition Partnership With $15M Grant

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Dan Quinn To Remain As Defensive Coordinator Of Cowboys

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Panthers Hire Frank Reich As Head Coach

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Demeco Ryans Emerges As 'A Top Candidate' For Broncos

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Jets Hire Nathaniel Hackett As Offensive Coordinator

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Deebo Samuel On Playing In Philly: No Stadium Is As Loud As Ours

Cowboys Fire Five Assistant Coaches

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A.J. Brown: I'm Not A 'Diva,' But I Want The Ball

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