October 2019 - Football Wiretap

Jaguars Trading Jalen Ramsey To Rams For Three Picks

Oct 15, 2019 7:58 PM

The Los Angeles Rams will acquire Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars for three draft picks, according to sources.

The Jaguars will receive first-round picks in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth-round pick in 2021.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Ravens Acquire Marcus Peters From Rams

Oct 15, 2019 8:05 PM

The Los Angeles Rams have traded Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens for linebacker Kenny Young and a draft pick in 2020.

The pick will reportedly be a fifth-rounder.

Peters is in the fifth and final year of his rookie deal.

The trade came one day after the Rams placed Aqib Talib on injured reserve and a few hours before they landed Jalen Ramsey from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Los Angeles Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Michael Bennett Suspended One Game By Patriots

Oct 15, 2019 5:27 PM

Michael Bennett has received a one-game suspension from the New England Patriots for conduct detrimental to the team.

Bennett and Bret Bielema engaged in an argument last Friday.

Bennett played in just 11 of 50 snaps in last Thursday's game. Bennett's playing time has dipped after playing 39 snaps in Week 1.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Suspension

Rams Trade Marcus Peters To Ravens For Kenny Young

Oct 15, 2019 4:41 PM

The Los Angeles Rams have traded Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens for Kenny Young.

Peters is in the final season of his existing contract.

The Rams also placed Aqib Talib on injured reserve this week.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Russell Wilson Moves Past Patrick Mahomes In MVP Odds

Oct 15, 2019 3:16 PM

Russell Wilson has moved past Patrick Mahomes to become the favorite to win the 2019 NFL MVP, according to odds from SportsBetting.ag.

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 while the Kansas City Chiefs are now 4-2 after losing two straight at home.

MVP Odds
Russell Wilson 2/1
Patrick Mahomes 5/2
Aaron Rodgers 9/1
Christian McCaffrey 9/1
Deshaun Watson 9/1
Jimmy Garoppolo 12/1
Tom Brady 12/1
Lamar Jackson 18/1
Carson Wentz 20/1
Dak Prescott 28/1

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks

Danielle Hunter Sets Record For Most Sacks Before Turning 25

Oct 15, 2019 10:12 AM

Danielle Hunter has set an NFL record for the most sacks before his 25th birthday.

The Minnesota Vikings defensive end got to Carson Wentz on Sunday for the 46th sack of his career.

"Somebody told me that the day before the game, that if he got a sack that he would do that," Mike Zimmer said of the record.

Hunter turns 25 on October 29.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Stats

John Harbaugh Would Prefer Lamar Jackson Not Take 'Certain Hits'

Oct 15, 2019 10:08 AM

Lamar Jackson ran the ball 19 times for a career-high 152 yards this past Sunday, but John Harbaugh came away a bit concerned.

Jackson took a fair amount of hits against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Harbaugh said that those hits are "part of the game right now with the way we play" while adding that there were still a couple of shots that he'd prefer to see Jackson avoid.

"I'm impressed with his toughness, there's no question about that. The goal is not probably to take certain hits," Harbaugh said. "There were probably two in them there that I probably would've rather seen him not get hit on, you know? But I think we also have to acknowledge that those are going to happen throughout the course of the year — hopefully less rather than more. You don't want a quarterback — I wouldn't expect him to be running that many times very many times this year; that's just the way it went."

Baltimore Sun

Tags: Baltimore Ravens

Cardale Jones, Landry Jones Among Eight QBs Assigned To XFL Teams

Oct 15, 2019 10:04 AM

Cardale Jones and Landry Jones were among eight quarterbacks assigned to XFL teams Tuesday in advance of the league's inaugural draft.

Cardale Jones will play for the D.C. Defenders. Landry Jones will suit up for the Dallas Renegades.

The remaining six teams were assigned the following quarterbacks:

Houston Roughnecks: Phillip Walker.

Los Angeles Wildcats: Luis Perez.

New York Guardians: Matt McGloin.

St. Louis Battlehawks: Jordan Ta'amu.

Seattle Dragons: Brandon Silvers.

Tampa Bay Vipers: Aaron Murray.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Tags: Draft Misc

Cam Newton Expected Back At Practice After Bye

Oct 15, 2019 10:00 AM

Cam Newton is expected to be healthy enough to return to practice after the Carolina Panthers' bye this week, according to a source.

While Newton has been sidelined with a foot injury, undrafted free agent Kyle Allen has gone 4-0 as the team's starter.

Allen has completed 65.6% of his passes for 901 yards with seven touchdowns, no interceptions and a 106.6 quarterback rating.

Newton struggled through the first two weeks of the season before a mild Lisfranc sprain shut him down.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Carolina Panthers

Buccaneers Not Considering Quarterback Change

Oct 14, 2019 3:42 PM

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not currently considering a quarterback change.

Jameis Winston threw five interceptions on Sunday.

"No. I look at the reasons why. What happened?" said Bruce Arians. "If it happens again, yeah, it'll concern the hell out of me."

Arians feels Tampa Bay's protection contributed to Winston's struggles.

"I think when you get hit -- I don't care if you're Tom Brady -- when you get hit early in games, it's different," Arians said. "And we got him hit early in the game, excluding the first play. We got him hit too much early in the game."

Jenna Laine/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Patriots Re-Sign Benjamin Watson

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Tom Brady Won't Try To Convince Rob Gronkowski To End Retirement

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Thursday Night Football Generates 5.3 Percent Of Salary Cap

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Kyle Shanahan: 49ers Defense Is Just Getting Started

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Jerry Jones: Cowboys' Skid 'Not Just' On Jason Garrett

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Titans Bench Marcus Mariota In Loss To Broncos

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Jared Goff Says Rams Will 'Get Right Back On Track'

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Browns Refute Report Of Listening To Trade Offers For Odell Beckham

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Mike Tomlin To Washington Considered 'Far-Fetched'

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Zac Taylor On A.J. Green: 'We Are Not Trading That Guy'

Andie Hagemann/NFL

Tom Brady Passes Peyton Manning For Second On Passing Yardage List

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Rob Gronkowski Has Yet To File Retirement Papers

Mike Reiss/ESPN

PSA Compares Kids Playing Tackle Football To Smoking

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Dan Quinn Has No Plans To Give Up Play-Calling

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A.J. Green On Trade Rumors: I'm 'Prepared For Anything'


Todd Gurley Day-To-Day With Thigh Contusion

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Travis Kelce Regrets Shoving Offensive Coordinator

Adam Teicher/ESPN

Jalen Ramsey Returns To Practice For First Time In Three Weeks

Mark Long/Associated Press

Rihanna Turned Down Super Bowl Invite To Stand With Kaepernick


Antonio Brown Willing To Return To Patriots

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