March 2023 - Football Wiretap

Giants To Release Kenny Golladay On March 15th

Feb 28, 2023 3:58 PM

The New York Giants will release Kenny Golladay on March 15th.

By waiting until March 15, the Giants will save $6.7 million against their salary cap.

Golladay, 29, was set to count $21.4 million against the cap. He still is guaranteed $4.5 million from the Giants this season.

Golladay has been a massive disappointment since signing a four-year, $72 million deal in the 2021 offseason. 

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

Packers Publicly Noncommittal On Starting QB For 2023

Feb 28, 2023 3:56 PM

Brian Gutekunst will be publicly noncommittal about who will play quarterback for the Green Bay Packers next season until he has the opportunity to meet with Aaron Rodgers.

Gutekunst and Rodgers have only exchanged a few text messages since the end of the season.

"He's a great player, but until we have those conversations, I think all options are on the table right now," Gutekunst said during a 35-minute sit-down with reporters who cover the Packers. "But we really need to have those conversations. We want what's best for the Green Bay Packers, what's best for Aaron. So, we'll get to that once those conversations happen."

His stance Tuesday was slightly changed from Dec. 6, when during the Packers' bye week, he said he wanted Rodgers back for next season. Then, on Jan. 13, when discussing Rodgers' situation after the season, Gutekunst implied that he still believed Rodgers gave the Packers a better chance to win than if Jordan Love were to take over.

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

Eagles To Hire Sean Desai As Defensive Coordinator

Feb 28, 2023 3:53 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles will hire Sean Desai as their new defensive coordinator.

Desai will replace Jonathan Gannon, who left to become the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.

Desai most recently served as the associate head coach and defensive assistant for the Seattle Seahawks. Before that he spent nine seasons with the Chicago Bears, including the 2021 season as defensive coordinator.

He was a high school teammate of former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky in Shelton, Connecticut.

Dave Zangaro/NBC Sports Philadelphia

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor

Falcons Cut Marcus Mariota

Feb 28, 2023 10:19 AM

The Atlanta Falcons have announced that they've released Marcus Mariota.

Cutting Mariota saves the Falcons $12 million against the salary cap.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bills DC Leslie Frazier Taking Year Off From Coaching

Feb 28, 2023 9:18 AM

Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier plans to step away and take a year off from coaching for the 2023 season.

Frazier has been the Bills' DC for the past six seasons. 

The 63-year-old plans to return to coaching in 2024.


Tags: Buffalo Bills, Misc Rumor

Derek Carr To Meet With Panthers, Saints, Jets At Combine

Feb 28, 2023 9:13 AM

Derek Carr is expected to meet with a number of teams at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week.

According to a report, Carr will meet with the Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints and New York Jets.

The quarterback has already met with the Saints and Jets in some capacity this offseason.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Network

Tags: Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Tension Rising Between Daniel Snyder, Other Owners

Feb 28, 2023 9:08 AM

Tensions are rising between Daniel Snyder and the NFL's other owners, according to a report.

The Washington Post has confirmed multiple reports that Snyder is blocking Jeff Bezos from bidding on the Commanders. The Post also reports that Snyder has now demanded that other owners indemnify him against any future legal liability and expenses if he sells the team.

The Commanders issued a statement regarding the item on Monday night.

"The story posted tonight by the Washington Post regarding the transaction process involving the Washington Commanders is simply untrue," the team said.

Per the report, Snyder's request for indemnification has angered some owners. It also reportedly has angered Roger Goodell.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Washington Football Team, Misc Rumor

Commanders Placing Franchise Tag On DT Daron Payne

Feb 28, 2023 9:04 AM

The Washington Commanders placed the franchise tag on defensive tackle Daron Payne on Tuesday, according to sources.

Payne is the first player to receive the tag this offseason.

If he plays under the tag in 2023, Payne is projected to receive $18.937 million.

It is a nonexclusive tag, meaning other teams can talk to Payne, but Washington has begun contract talks on a long-term deal, per sources.

John Keim/ESPN

Tags: Washington Football Team, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Commanders Release Carson Wentz

Feb 27, 2023 3:40 PM

The Washington Commanders have released Carson Wentz, which will save the team $26.17 million against the cap.

Wentz started seven games for the Commanders in 2022 posting a QBR of 33.0 and a 2-5 record.

Wentz went 9-8 as the starter of the Indianapolis Colts in 2021.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Washington Football Team, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Rams Likely To Trade Jalen Ramsey In Coming Weeks

Feb 27, 2023 9:01 AM

The Los Angeles Rams have had trade talks regarding Jalen Ramsey, according to a report.

Sources believe it's very likely the six-time Pro Bowl cornerback will be traded in the coming weeks.

Ramsey has been with the Rams since 2019, when he was traded by the Jacksonville Jaguars partway through the season.

The Rams are currently more than $14 million over the salary cap for the 2023 year. Ramsey is due $17 million for the upcoming season.

Coral Smith/NFL

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Eagles Bring Sean Desai In For Second DC Interview

NFL Network

Devin McCourty On Mac Jones: He's The Future Of New England

NFL Network

Georgia DL Jalen Carter Won't Work Out At Combine


Sources: Bears 'Leaning Toward' Trading No. 1 Pick

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jaguars Sign DT Roy Robertson-Harris To Three-Year Extension

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Daniel Snyder Not Allowing Jeff Bezos To Bid On Commanders

Ben Standig, Daniel Kaplan/The Athletic

Broncos Hire Joe Lombardi As Offensive Coordinator

NFL Media

Chiefs Promote Matt Nagy To Offensive Coordinator

Lions To Sign Aaron Glenn To Contract Extension

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Saints Restructure Tyrann Mathieu's Contract

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Russell Wilson Wanted Pete Carroll Fired; QB Denies Report


Jeff Bezos Hires Investment Firm To Help With Bid On Commanders


Bobby Wagner, Rams Agree To Part Ways

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Broncos Hire Vance Joseph As Defensive Coordinator

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Caleb Williams Most Interested In Playing For Dolphins

Lanae Brody/People (via The Score)

Allen Lazard Will Be 'Bougie' In Picking Next Team

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Matt Patricia Interviews For Broncos' DC Opening

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Titans Release Taylor Lewan, Robert Woods To Get Under Cap

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Aaron Rodgers Leaves Oregon Facility, Ends Darkness Retreat

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A.J. Brown Puts Pressure On Eagles To Pay Jalen Hurts

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