October 2019 - Football Wiretap

NFL, NFLA Discuss 17-Game Season In CBA Talks

Oct 16, 2019 4:57 PM

The NFL and NFLPA are discussions on a 17-game regular season as part of their new collective bargaining agreement talks.

The NFL previously pushed for an 18-game season while nearly all sides would like a reduction of the preseason schedule.

“We’ve had very fruitful discussion on it, discussing the positives and negatives, and the changes to the game that we’ve made over the last 10 years, which I think are really important as it relates to the safety of the game and how we’re preparing and practicing, and training our players,” Roger Goodell said, via Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily. “I think those changes have made a significant impact in a positive way, and so that is something we’ll continue to discuss.”

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Legal

NFL Sees No Evidence Of Tanking, Not Considering Draft Lottery

Oct 16, 2019 2:05 PM

Roger Goodell sees no evidence of teams tanking and the NFL is not currently considering a draft lottery.

"The good news for us is we don't see that," said Goodell on teams potentially tanking.

The Miami Dolphins have been accused in the media of tanking this season.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Draft, Draft Misc, Legal

Trent Brown Accused Of Multiple Acts Of Domestic Violence

Oct 16, 2019 11:03 AM

Trent Brown has been accused of multiple acts of domestic violence against his girlfriend as part of a lawsuit.

Brown signed with the Oakland Raiders from the New England Patriots this past offseason on a four-year, $66 million deal.

According to the lawsuit, the two began dating in March 2017 and had a child together in January 2019. According to the woman, the couple had a "non-marital partnership agreement."

The woman accused Brown of slapping, punching and choking her on multiple occasions beginning in 2018. She said she has been "bruised, bloodied and battered" from the attacks and lived in fear of Brown.

Brown could be subject to NFL discipline under the personal conduct policy.


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Suspension

Saints' P.J. Williams Suspended For Two Games

Oct 16, 2019 9:17 AM

New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams has been suspended for the next two weeks for violating the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse.

Williams was initially charged with driving while intoxicated in January. However, the case was resolved in August when he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of reckless operation of a motor vehicle.

The 26-year-old has played more than 80% of the Saints' snaps this year.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Suspension

Titans Replace Marcus Mariota With Ryan Tannhill As Starting QB

Oct 16, 2019 8:23 AM

The Tennessee Titans have replaced Marcus Mariota at quarterback with Ryan Tannehill.

Tannehill replaced Mariota in the third quarter last week. Tannehill finished with 13 completions for 144 yards on 16 pass attempts.

Tannehill signed a one-year deal with the Titans worth $7 million with up to $12 million in incentives to facilitate the trade from the Dolphins.

Turron Davenport/ESPN

Tags: Tennessee Titans

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.

Lindsey Thiry/ESPN

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

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

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

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks

Danielle Hunter Sets Record For Most Sacks Before Turning 25

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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

Baltimore Sun

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

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Cam Newton Expected Back At Practice After Bye

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Buccaneers Not Considering Quarterback Change

Jenna Laine/ESPN

Patriots Re-Sign Benjamin Watson

Mike Reiss/ESPN

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

Ryan Hannable/WEEI

Thursday Night Football Generates 5.3 Percent Of Salary Cap

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Kyle Shanahan: 49ers Defense Is Just Getting Started

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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

Todd Archer/ESPN

Titans Bench Marcus Mariota In Loss To Broncos

Turron Davenport/ESPN

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

Lindsey Thiry/ESPN

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

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Rob Gronkowski Has Yet To File Retirement Papers

Mike Reiss/ESPN

PSA Compares Kids Playing Tackle Football To Smoking

Jimmy Golen/Associated Press

Dan Quinn Has No Plans To Give Up Play-Calling

Kevin Patra/NFL

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