Misc Rumor - Football Wiretap

San Francisco's Candlestick Park Regains Its Name For Good

Feb 29, 2008 11:00 PM

Candlestick Park finally got its good name back Friday, as reported by the Associated Press. After two much-criticized naming rights agreements with corporate sponsors over the past 12 years, the 49ers formally announced their aging stadium will be known as Candlestick Park for the rest of its days. The 48-year-old stadium was called Monster Park for the last 3 1/2 years although it seemed only the 49ers and their contractually obligated broadcasters actually used the name.

AP

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Bruschi Agrees To Multi-Year Deal With Pats

Feb 29, 2008 1:10 AM

Tedy Bruschi has agreed to a multi-year contract with the Patriots, according to an Associated Press report. A person within the league, speaking Thursday night on condition of anonymity, said the deal is expected to be signed Friday.

AP

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Rams Part Ways With Isaac Bruce

Feb 28, 2008 6:52 PM

The Rams released Isaac Bruce on Thursday, according to ESPN.com. Bruce was cut by St. Louis last season but was re-signed for this season.

ESPN

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Fitzgerald And Arizona Not Close On New Deal

Feb 28, 2008 5:09 PM

Larry Fitzgerald's $14.6 million salary will restrict the Cardinals' movement in free agency if they can't come to terms on restructuring his contract. Sources tell the Arizona Republic that the two sides are not close on reaching an agreement.

Arizona Republic

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Eagles Release Jevon Kearse

Feb 28, 2008 2:25 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have cut Jevon Kearse, as reported by the Associated Press. The Eagles released the former Rookie of the Year Thursday. The 31-year-old defensive end failed to live up to the lofty expectations when he signed as a free agent in 2004.

AP

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Report: Coughlin Gets $21M Extension

Feb 28, 2008 10:30 AM

The Giants and Tom Coughlin have reportedly agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension that will pay him $21 million, according to ESPN.com. The New York Daily News first reported the story.

ESPN

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Ravens Sever Ties With RB Mike Anderson

Feb 27, 2008 6:18 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Mike Anderson, according to the Associated Press. The move will save the Ravens roughly $1.8 million in salary cap space. Anderson won the Offensive Rookie of the Year award with Denver and had two years remaining on his deal with Baltimore.

ESPN

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Law Among Four Released By Chiefs

Feb 27, 2008 6:14 PM

Ty Law was one of four players informed by the Chiefs that they would be released on Wednesday, according to ESPN.com Linebacker Kendrell Bell, defensive tackle James Reed, and tight end Jason Dunn will also be released by the team, according to the report.

ESPN

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Could Cromartie Become The NFL's First $100 Million CB?

Feb 27, 2008 3:43 PM

The Chargers are likely to address Antonio Cromartie's long-term contract situation next offseason. The San Diego Union-Tribune suggests Cromartie could become the NFL's first $100 million cornerback. Cromartie had 10 interceptions in 2007 on his way to the Pro Bowl, a game in which he added two more picks.

Union-Tribune

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Stephen Davis To Retire As A Panther

Feb 27, 2008 10:35 AM

Stephen Davis is expected to sign an honorary contract with the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday to retire as a member of the team, according to the Charlotte Observer. "Even though he played longer with the Redskins, Stephen wanted to retire a Panther," his agent David Canter told the Observer on Tuesday. "There were a lot of different reasons, but it's mainly a testament to the Richardson family (team owners), General Manager Marty Hurney and Coach (John) Fox. They are among the classiest people he's ever been around."

Charlotte Observer

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Report: Browns Offer Anderson 3-Year, $20M Deal
The Browns have increased their contract offer for Derek Anderson to $20 million over three years.

ESPN

Legendary Steelers Voice Cope Dies At 79
Myron Cope, the long-time voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers and creator of the Terrible Towel, has died at age 79.

ESPN

New England Releases Rosevelt Colvin
The Patriots have released veteran linebacker Rosevelt Colvin.

ESPN

Goodell Set To Make $11.2M Annually?
Roger Goodell, commissioner of the NFL, earned $6.5 million in the first seven months he had the job.

Sports Business Journal

Jags Or Saints Likely To Land Vilma
Jacksonville and New Orleans are among linebacker Jonathan Vilma's likely destinations.

Star-Ledger

Strahan Considering Retirement Once Again
Giants' DE Michael Strahan says that money will not be the deciding factor in considering retirement or returning for a 16th NFL season.

AP

Detroit Releases CB Bryant

AP

Eagles May Look At Gibril Wilson

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Plaxico May Look For New Deal
Plaxico Burress may be looking for a new deal with the New York Giants, according to the New York Daily News.

The New York Daily News

Cardinals: Fitzgerald Not Going Anywhere

NFL.com

Specter Says Patriots 'Stonewalling' Spygate Probe

ESPN

Eagles' DT Patterson Arrested For Possession

ESPN

Zorn: Campbell Will Be Starting QB
New Redskins coach Jim Zorn has no doubt that Jason Campbell will be the team's first option at QB next season.

ESPN

Pacman May Have To Re-Petition To Return

ESPN

Ross Will Buy Half Of Dolphins, Stadium

ESPN

Martz: Lions 'Absolutely Fired Me'
Mike Martz couldn't resist a few comments about his tenure with the Lions according to MLive.com.

MLive.com

Falcons Win Coin Toss, Get Third Pick

ESPN

Cowboys Place Franchise Tag On Hamlin

AP

NFL Considers Changing Playoff Seed Rules

ESPN

Panthers Release Foster, Clear $4.75M In Salary Cap Space

AP