Misc Rumor - Football Wiretap
Seahawks Scrambling To Get Curry Into Camp
The Seahawks are trying hard to sign rookie linebacker Aaron Curry to a deal so that he can report to training camp. Seattle general manager Tim Ruskell said the team was going "nonstop" in their efforts to sign the fourth overall pick.
Brady Doesn't Have 'All The Facts' On Whether Gisele Is Pregnant
Tom Brady claimed ignorance when asked on Friday whether his supermodel wife, Gisele Bundchen, was pregnant with his child. "I heard Big Papi say, 'I don't have all the information,' " Brady told the Associated Press. "I don't have all the facts and it hasn't been researched enough." Bundchen took part in a photo shoot for the London Fog recently, and a company spokesman claims that a visible baby bump had to be airbrushed out of the pictures.
Washington Ends Holdout With Jets
Jets running back Leon Washington showed up at camp on Friday, ending his one-day holdout. Washington didn't report with the rest of the team on Thursday. He had made his displeasure with his contract situation known, but hasn't gotten a new deal and sources claim that nothing in imminent. The New York Daily News is reporting that Washington made up his mind to show up on Friday whether or not a new agreement was in place.
Russell Shows Up To Camp Overweight
Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell appears to have reported to training camp overweight yet again. "I'm probably a little heavy. But I'm not 300 pounds like you all said last year," said Russell, according to the Twitter page of Jerry McDonald, who writes for the Bay Area News Group.
UNGL Announces Third Team In Ohio
The United National Gridiron League has announced that the Ohio Marauders will be its third of eight teams to begin play in the professional developmental football league's inaugural 2010 season. The Marauders, who will be based in the Akron/Cleveland area, will be joined by the Alabama Blackbirds (Birmingham), Miami Scorchers and teams soon to be announced in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. "Although our inaugural season teams will be primarily in the south, we could not pass up the opportunity to have a team in Ohio considering the incredible passion and enthusiasm shown by its many football fans," explained Marvin Tomlin, UNGL co-founder.
Ryan: Clemens Opens Camp As Jets' QB
Jets coach Rex Ryan says that veteran quarterback Kellen Clemens will open training camp as the team's starter. "Kellen Clemens will be No. 1 (on the depth chart), (Mark) Sanchez will be two and (Erik) Ainge will be three," Ryan said Thursday. "There is going to be a competition. Clemens going in will get the first reps, and Sanchez will get twos." Ryan made it clear that there is no guarantee that Clemens will hold onto the top spot. "We are going to give Sanchez the chance to be with the ones as well," Ryan said. "I would say that it will be an open competition. We will evaluate them every day. We'll see how it progresses throughout the summer."
No Deal Imminent For Eli Manning
The Giants are focused on signing all of their rookies, and appear to have put a contract extension for Eli Manning on the back burner. A source close to the negotiations told Newsday that no deal is imminent between the Giants and their franchise quarterback. Both sides would still prefer to have a deal in place before Manning becomes a free agent after the 2009 season, but the only timeline the source gave Newsday was that something would be reached "eventually."
Boldin Will Allow Agent To Handle Deal
Anquan Boldin says that he will allow his agent to handle his long-running contract dispute with the Cardinals. "That's irrelevant," Boldin said Thursday when asked if he felt the team was being straight with him. "How I feel isn't going to change a thing." Almost a year ago Boldin ripped the team and was very vocal about his desire for a better deal. During the offseason, Boldin switched agents from Drew Rosenhaus to Tom Condon. "Business, that's all," Boldin said of the agent switch. "I still have a great relationship with Drew. My younger brother, a couple of guys I mentor, they're still with Drew, so there's still a great relationship between me and him. I still think he's one of the hardest-working dudes in the business but that was just a business decision."
Source: Raiders Release Andrew Walter
The Raiders have released quarterback Andrew Walter, according to a source. Walter, a third-round choice in 2005, was the odd man out with veterans Jeff Garcia, Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye behind starter JaMarcus Russell. "I'm very excited for a fresh start," Walter said. "We'll see what happens. The only thing different that I would have hoped for is that it would have happened earlier. Things haven't changed since February and it occurred just now."
Atlanta Still Playing Hardball With Roddy White
Roddy White's contract talks with the Falcons have not progressed very far over the offseason. ?We?ve had a series of discussions with Roddy?s representatives,? Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. ?Those discussions are ongoing right now. That?s all I care to say. Hopefully, we?ll come to an agreement some time in the future.? The Falcons are set to open training camp Saturday. White?s agent, Jonathan Feinsod, had ?no comment? about White?s situation or the possibility of a holdout.
Washington Getting Closer To Deal With Jets
Leon Washington's contract talks with the Jets have intensified.
Urlacher Questions Cutler's Manhood
Bobby Wade has attempted to stir the pot in the Windy City.
Wilfork Disappointed In Treatment By Pats Front Office
Nose tackle Vince Wilfork will be in attendance on Thursday for the first day of Patriots training camp.
Vikings Could Hear From Favre In Two Weeks
There is mounting evidence that Brett Favre is interested in playing football if he can somehow shorten the season as it applies to him.
Rosenfels, Jackson: No Hard Feelings
Minnesota quarterbacks Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson aren't concerned with the fact that the team was heavily recruiting Brett Favre.
Mr. Irrelevant Gets Kansas City's Starting Gig
The Chiefs announced on Tuesday that they have released kicker Connor Barth, making rookie Ryan Succop the team's starter.
49ers Unsure Of Crabtree's Arrival
With no deal in place, the 49ers are unsure if rookie receiver Michael Crabtree will report to training camp this weekend.
Favre: No To Vikes Was 'Hardest Decision'
Brett Favre says that opting against playing for the Vikings this season was the hardest decision he's ever made.
Eagles' Johnson Takes Turn For Worse
Former Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson is believed to be losing his battle with melanoma.
Redskins Aren't Interested In Vick
The Redskins still have no interest in signing Michael Vick.
Report: Favre Staying Retired
The Star Tribune is reporting that Brett Favre has decided to remain retired.
Merriman Eager To Return
Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman is eager to return to the field after appearing in just one game last season.
Talks Between Washington, Jets Heat Up
With training camp drawing near, talks between the Jets and running back Leon Washington on a new contract have intensified.
Source: Cribbs Won't Play Without New Deal
Browns receiver Josh Cribbs won't play a regular season game without a new contract or raise, according to a source.
Marshall Reports To Broncos Camp
Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall reported to camp on Monday, avoiding heavy fines for not participating.
UNGL Announces Minicamp, Two Teams
The UNGL has announced its first-ever minicamp and the names of two franchises.
Agent: Favre Still Wrestling With Decision
Agent Bus Cook says that Brett Favre is still mulling over whether he should play for the Vikings this season.
Jeff George Wants To Play Again In NFL
Quarterback Jeff George, the first overall pick from the 1990 NFL Draft, is looking to make a return.
Agent: Chung Reports To Patriots Camp
Patriots rookie safety Patrick Chung reported for the start of rookie camp on Sunday in Foxboro.