Waiver - Football Wiretap

Intimidating Texts Led Patriots To Release Antonio Brown

Sep 22, 2019 11:43 AM

The New England Patriots decided to release Antonio Brown following the report he sent intimated group text messages to an artist who accused him on unwanted sexual advances.

"That crossed the line," one source familiar with the organization's thinking told ESPN. "This was real evidence."

The Patriots are expected to withhold the $9 million signing bonus they agreed to pay Brown when he signed.

Among other factors, New England will lean on the "representation and warranty" clause in Brown's contract that specifically states: "Player represent warrants and covenance to the club that he will 1) execute in good faith and to the best of his ability all of his obligations to and for the club; 2) he does not and will not participate and is not engaged or will not engage in any conduct or activity that is illegal, unlawful or immoral. And 3) No circumstances exist that would prevent players continuing availability to the club for the duration of the contract."

Some NFL sources strongly believe the Patriots will eventually owe Brown $9 million.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick Made Antonio Brown Decision Together

Sep 21, 2019 10:46 AM

Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick made the decision together for the New England Patriots to release Antonio Brown.

"This decision was described to me as one they came together and they're aligned with," said Mike Reiss.

The Patriots signed Brown after Week 1 when he was released by the Oakland Raiders.

Brown subsequently was served in a civil lawsuit alleging sexual assault. Another accuser stepped forward subsequently and Brown also allegedly tried to intimidate her.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Cowboys Release Taco Charlton

Sep 18, 2019 4:11 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have released Taco Charlton.

Charlton was the 28th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Charlton requested a trade from the Cowboys after he fell out of their plans.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Texans Release Aaron Colvin One Season Into Four-Year, $34M Deal

Sep 10, 2019 8:17 PM

The Houston Texans have released Aaron Colvin.

Colvin was just one season into his four-year, $34 million contract. Colvin has $7.5 million guaranteed for 2019.

The Texans have ostensibly paid Colvin $18.2 million for 11 games.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Antonio Brown Asked Social Media Experts For Advice On Getting Release

Sep 8, 2019 10:53 PM

Antonio Brown sought advice from social media consultants on how he could accelerate his release from the Oakland Raiders.

Brown published a highly edited video featuring a private conversation between himself and Jon Gruden.

Brown also published a letter from Mike Mayock informing him of his fine.

Brown signed with the New England Patriots upon his release by the Raiders.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Cowboys Add Ezekiel Elliott To 53-Man Roster, Release Alfred Morris

Sep 7, 2019 2:51 PM

The Dallas Cowboys have added Ezekiel Elliott to their 53-man roster so he can play in Week 1 against the Giants.

The Cowboys released Alfred Morris to make room for Elliott.

Elliott signed a six-year, $90 million extension with the Cowboys on Wednesday.

The Cowboys could look to re-sign Morris.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Bills Release LeSean McCoy

Aug 31, 2019 11:16 AM

The Buffalo Bills will release LeSean McCoy.

McCoy had just 514 yards in 2018.

The Bills added Frank Gore in free agency as well as Devin Singletary via the draft to bolster the running back position.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Seahawks Keep Geno Smith, Cut Paxton Lynch

Aug 31, 2019 11:15 AM

The Seattle Seahawks have waived Paxton Lynch and will keep Geno Smith as backup quarterback to Russell Wilson.

Lynch signed a futures deal with the Seahawks in January.

Seattle only keeps two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster.

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Raiders Release Brandon Marshall

Aug 30, 2019 1:10 PM

The Oakland Raiders have released Brandon Marshall in what was a surprising transaction.

Marshall signed a one-year, $4.1 million contract with the Raiders in March.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Saints Release Cameron Meredith

Jul 29, 2019 12:05 PM

The New Orleans Saints have released Cameron Meredith.

Meredith has been trying to return from a major knee injury in 2017.

The Saints won't save much cash or salary-cap space by releasing Meredith, who had already agreed to a pay cut of $2.1 million to stay with the team in March. He was due to receive $1.3 million in base salary, with $500,000 fully guaranteed.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Packers Release Mike Daniels
Mike Daniels was due to make $8.5 million this season.

Adam Schefter, Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Dolphins Waive Kendrick Norton, Will Still Pay Full Salary
Kendrick Norton underwent at least six surgeries before he was released from the hospital last week.


Patriots Release Austin Seferian-Jenkins
Austin Seferian-Jenkins didn't attend New England's mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Buccaneers Release Gerald McCoy
The Buccaneers elected not to pay Gerald McCoy the $13 million he was owed for the 2019 season.

Rick Stroud/Tampa Bay Times

Texans Release Ryan Griffin Following Vandalism Incident In Nashville
Ryan Griffin had 24 receptions for 305 yards last season with Houston and has 136 career receptions and seven touchdowns in six seasons.

Field Yates/ESPN

Seahawks Release Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor
Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor after they failed their physical examinations.

Tim Booth/Associated Press

Raiders Release Seth Roberts
Seth Roberts had 45 receptions for 494 yards and two touchdowns last season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Chiefs Release Eric Berry
The move comes following Kansas City's agreement with Tyrann Mathieu on a three-year, $42 million contract.


Dolphins Release Danny Amendola
Danny Amendola had 59 receptions for 575 yards last year, which were both team highs.


Browns Release Jamie Collins
Jaime Collins had been due to earn $10 million in salary in 2019 and $12 million in 2020.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Ravens Release Eric Weddle
Eric Weddle had one year remaining on his contract at a base salary of $6.5 million.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Rams Release Mark Barron, Expected To Be Active In Free Agency
The move signals the Rams intend to be active in free agency as they were last offseason.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Chiefs Release Justin Houston
The Chiefs attempted to trade Justin Houston but were unsuccessful.

Matt Verderame/FanSided

Ravens To Release Michael Crabtree
Baltimore signed Michael Crabtree to a three-year, $21 million deal last March.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Bears Release Cody Parkey, Will Carry $4.4M Dead Cap Money
Cody Parkey missed a 43-yard field goal against the Philadelphia Eagles that would have sent the Bears to the Divisional Round.


Texans Release Demaryius Thomas
Demaryius Thomas said he was not thinking about retiring.


Cardinals Claim D.J. Swearinger Off Waivers
D.J. Swearinger was released by Washington two days after he criticized the play calling of defensive coordinator Greg Manusky.

Josh Weinfuss/ESPN

Saints Release Brandon Marshall
Brandon Marshall has played 178 regular season games without ever playing in the playoffs during his 13-season career.

Bills Release Kelvin Benjamin, Andre Holmes
Kelvin Benjamin was a first round pick 2014 by the Panthers.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Washington Claims Reuben Foster Off Waivers
Washington was the only team to put in a waiver claim for Reuben Foster.

John Keim/ESPN