Misc Rumor - Football Wiretap
Cardinals Looking To Give Boldin New Deal?
Cardinals General Manager Rod Graves reportedly wants to sign wide receiver Anquan Boldin to a new contract, according to The Arizona Republic. Boldin has three years left on his current deal but is looking for a more lucrative contract and is unsure about whether or not he'll report to training camp on time later this summer. "He's under contract, and we expect him to honor that agreement," Graves said, "and as we said, we'll continue to work with him." There is no guarantee, and it seems rather unlikely that the Cardinals will agree to terms on a new deal with Boldin this summer.
Goodell: No Plans To Relocate Bills
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has dismissed fears that the Bills will move from Buffalo to Toronto, according to The Associated Press. "I don't accept that," Goodell said Friday. "The Buffalo Bills are doing terrific. I think their step to Toronto has helped strengthen that. And I see the Buffalo Bills being in western New York for a long time." The Bills will become the first NFL team to play an annual regular season game outside of the United States.
Welker Sees 'Bigger Things' For Pats In '08
Patriots' receiver Wes Welker has already forgotten about the team's Super Bowl loss to the Giants and sees 'bigger things' for the team in 2008, according to NFL.com. "It's tough, but you know what? That's the way it goes, and you've just got to bounce back from it and move on and keep working hard and get ready for the next year," Welker said. "Last year, it was last year. We're on to bigger things now," Welker added. Welker caught 11 passes for 103 yards, tying the Super Bowl receptions mark in the team's loss to the Giants.
Four NFL Teams Watch Kevin Jones Workout
Kevin Jones went through a workout Saturday while four NFL teams watched the running back sprint and cut just five months after he had major knee surgery, as reported by the Associated Press. Dr. D.S. Ping, who has been helping Jones rehabilitate his right knee, said Miami, Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Detroit sent representatives to the workout in Saline, Michigan. The Lions cut Jones in March with one year left on his contract after he hurt the knee late last season, adding to the injury woes that have stunted his success. The Cleveland Browns also called, Ping said, and asked for a video of the workout.
Report: Cowboys Talking With Glenn
Wide receiver Terry Glenn, still unable to work out with the Cowboys, appears to be pushing anew for a prompt return with the team, The Dallas Morning News has reported. Team owner Jerry Jones told the newspaper he has held talks with Glenn and his agent James Gould.
Report: Steelers Release Davenport
The Steelers released running back Najeh Davenport Friday, according to a report on NFL Network. Davenport, who played in 15 games for the Steelers last season, became expendable when Illinois running back Rashard Mendenhall was selected by the team in the first round of the NFL draft.
Goodell On Rookie Pay: 'There's Something Wrong'
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell believes that the league's rookie contracts have gotten out of hand and wants the issue addressed in negotiations, according to The Associated Press. "There's something wrong about the system," Goodell said Friday. "The money should go to people who perform." He was referring to the contract Jake Long received from the Dolphins, $57.75 million over five years with $30 million guaranteed, in April. "He doesn't have to play a down in the NFL, and he already has his money," Goodell said. "Now, with the economics where they are, the consequences if you don't evaluate that player, you can lose a significant amount of money." "And that money is not going to players that are performing. It's going to a player that never makes it in the NFL. And I think that's ridiculous." Goodell said he favors lowering salaries offered to rookies but allowing a provision for those players to renegotiate their deals after proving themselves on the field.
Sapp Interested In Dancing With The Stars?
Recently retired Oakland Raider Warren Sapp is interested in competing on 'Dancing With The Stars', according to The St. Petersburg Times. "I don't want to go to (ESPN) every week for a two-hour show. I want something short and sweet," Sapp said when asked whether he'd like a broadcasting gig. "I'd love to have a radio gig, just turn on the mic and talk about the topics of the day. I might do that Dancing With the Stars." Rick Stroud of the Times than asked Sapp whether or not the show has approached him. "Yeah, it's something that sort of came out of nowhere. But I enjoy the idea of training for something else. My whole life has been football. I could hang out in L.A. for a few weeks. My daughter would love it. There's nothing wrong with my smile. I don't think I speak Ebonics. I think I will (do the show)."
15,000 UK Game Tickets Sell Quickly
The 15,000 tickets available in the second general admission sale for the NFL regular-season game at Wembley Stadium sold out Friday in 30 minutes, according to an Associated Press report. Last month, the first 40,000 tickets for the October 26 game between the Chargers and Saints were sold in 90 minutes.
Broncos' Marshall Could Face NFL Suspension
Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall could face a suspension from the NFL after being arrested for the third time in the last year, according to The Denver Post. Marshall was arrested in March on a misdemeanor battery charge, his second charge involving a domestic dispute. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed the league is looking into Marshall's latest arrest, but had no further comment.
Strahan: Giants Should Dump Shockey
Michael Strahan is only weeks removed from being a member of the Giants, but he has already started to weigh in on the Super Bowl champions.
Kearse Won't Talk About DUI Charges
Titans' defensive end Jevon Kearse will not talk about his recent drunken driving arrest as he would prefer to focus on practice.
Bradshaw Admits He Used Steroids In 1970s
Legendary quarterback Terry Bradshaw admitted last week that he used steroids during his playing days with the Steelers in the 1970s.
Imus: Pacman Remark Attempt At Sarcasm
Don Imus said on his radio show on Tuesday morning that he was trying to make a sarcastic point during his latest on-air remarks about race.
Strahan To Join FOX As Broadcaster
Recently retired Giants' defensive end Michael Strahan is set to join FOX as a broadcaster this season.
Benson Ordered To Install Alcohol Car Lock
Former Bears' running back Cedric Benson has been ordered to install an ignition-lock breath tester in his car after he was charged with drunken driving.
Jones No Longer Wants To Be Called Pacman
Cowboys' cornerback Adam Jones no longer wants to be called 'Pacman' and would prefer to be called his given name.
Harris Says 'Classy' Talks Led To Deal With Bears
Defensive tackle Tommie Harris claims that the Bears handled his recent contract negotiations with a great deal of class.
Ex-Giant Ends Cross-Country Walk
George Martin ended his nine-month, 3,003 mile trek at Embarcadero Park, raising $2M along the way for sick 9/11 rescue workers.
Tampa's Simms May Be Close To Being Cut
Buccaneers quarterback Chris Simms may be close to being cut from the team, something he has been requesting for quite some time.
Giants' RB Bradshaw Jailed For Probation Violation
New York running back Ahmad Bradshaw has been jailed since Sunday in Virginia following a probation violation.
Cowboys' Ware Looking For 15 Sacks
Dallas linebacker DeMarcus Ware has set a lofty goal of recording fifteen sacks next season for the Cowboys.
Report: Packers Interested In Jason Taylor
The Packers are reportedly interested in acquiring Dolphins DE Jason Taylor.
Titans' Fowler Denies Allegations Of Steroids Use
Tennessee linebacker Ryan Fowler denied Wednesday that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs.
Jets Make Front Office Moves As President Resigns
Jay Cross resigned as president of the New York Jets on Tuesday to accept a position as president of Related Hudson Yards.
Falcons Release Jimmy Williams
The Atlanta Falcons on Tuesday released safety Jimmy Williams.
Disgruntled Simms A No-Show At Minicamp
Quarterback Chris Simms was a no-show on Tuesday for the first day of Tampa Bay's minicamp.
T.O. Misses Start Of Minicamp
Cowboy' officials said Terrell Owens missed the first workout while tending to a personal matter.