Misc Rumor - Football Wiretap

Ex-Teammate Caldwell Believes Tebow Is A Second-Rounder

Mar 31, 2010 8:17 PM

Bengals wide receiver Andre Caldwell sees Florida quarterback Tim Tebow as a second-round pick. Caldwell played with Tebow for two seasons with the Gators. He doesn't think Tebow will either be an elite passer, but praised his work ethic and said he would take his former teammate in the "late second round" if he was the general manager. "He needs time," Caldwell said. "He needs to sit behind one of those good quarterbacks for about three years because I know he?s going to put in the work and the effort to be a great quarterback. He?s going to learn. I don?t think he?s going to be an elite passer ever. But he?s a playmaker. He?ll get the ball there. He probably can?t make the prettiest looking passes. But he?s going to use what he has to his advantage. Running. Scrambling. Making passes. He?s got a strong arm and I think he can make the throws, but they may not be the prettiest."

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Dez Bryant Defends Himself Against Critics

Mar 31, 2010 8:13 PM

Oklahoma State wide receiver Dez Bryant is defending himself against critics as the NFL Draft draws closer. "I'm not the type of person that will try to confront somebody, but now I feel like it's gone too far. It's gone too far," Bryant said. "I ain't never got in trouble with nobody. I never said anything. I don't say anything wrong to nobody. I'm friendly. This here is too far. "What do this got to do with me playing football? Even if I did forget my cleats, what do that have to do with me playing football? I don't think it has anything to do with me playing football."

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Raiders Could Ask Russell To Take Paycut

Mar 31, 2010 8:10 PM

The Raiders may ask quarterback JaMarcus Russell to take a pay cut if they end up acquiring a high-profile quarterback like Donovan McNabb, according to the San Jose Mercury News. However, Russell has said that he won't accept a pay cut.

San Jose Mercury News

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McCoy Looks Accurate In Workout

Mar 31, 2010 7:58 PM

Texas quarterback Colt McCoy threw all sorts of passes in a workout for NFL scouts on Wednesday. "I've been waiting for this day a long time," he said. "I thought I went out there and killed it today." McCoy showed off his healed right shoulder, completing all 46 of his passes in a controlled workout.

ESPN

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Elam Signs, Retires With Broncos

Mar 31, 2010 6:55 AM

Kicker Jason Elam will sign a one-day contract with the Broncos so he can retire as a member of the team. Elam played 15 seasons with Denver from 1993 to 2007 and shares the NFL record with Tom Dempsey for the longest field goal.

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Weaver Wants McNabb In Philadelphia

Mar 30, 2010 7:03 AM

Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver wants to see Donovan McNabb remain with the team. "I'm surprised," Weaver told NFL Sirius Radio of the trade rumors swirling around McNabb. "Let the man go ahead and play the last year of his contract out. ... Not a knock on (backup quarterback Kevin) Kolb, but I would love for Donovan to come back for another year so we can try to win it all." Last season was Weaver's first with Philadelphia.

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Aaron Smith: Roethlisberger Won't Be A Distraction

Mar 30, 2010 6:57 AM

Steelers defensive end Aaron Smith says that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's recent off-field issues won't be an issue for the team. Roethlisberger is under investigation for sexual assault in Milledgeville, Ga. "Honestly, it doesn't really matter to me," said Smith, who added that he "enjoys Ben" and has always gotten along with Roethlisberger. "That's his business, and my business is playing football, so when we come here we focus on games and that's all we're here for."

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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Scout: Kolb Better Suited For Eagles Than McNabb

Mar 30, 2010 6:53 AM

If the Eagles end up trading Donovan McNabb, Kevin Kolb will step into the starting role. While Kolb doesn't have McNabb's arm strength, at least one NFL scout believes that he'd be better for Philadelphia's system. "He can throw the slant better than McNabb," the scout said. "And that's a throw you'd want to master if you're playing in the traditional West Coast." A former NFL coach added that the only way for the Eagles to find out if Kolb is ready is to simply throw him out there. "He's been trained well, and the position comes naturally to him," said the coach. "I think he has it. But there's really only one way to know for sure, and that's to throw him out there."

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Maualuga 'A Different Guy' After Rehab

Mar 30, 2010 6:45 AM

Bengals linebacker Rey Maualuga got emotional when explaining his past troubles on Monday. He served about a month in rehab following an offseason arrest for DUI. "All I can say is you're looking at a different guy, a different person," Maualuga said. "I just hope the city of Cincinnati would accept my apology and hopefully help me through all of this."

ESPN

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Tebow, Jim Kelly Have Dinner Together

Mar 29, 2010 5:45 PM

Hall of Fame quarterback and Bills legend Jim Kelly had dinner with Tim Tebow on Sunday night. It's unclear whether the dinner occurred before or after Tebow met with Buffalo. Bills coach Chan Gailey expressed interest in Tebow last week, saying he has "every tangible" you could ever want in a quarterback.

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Gaither Says He'll Report To Ravens
Ravens coach John Harbaugh called Jared Gaither out for mot reporting last week.

NFL.com

Roethlisberger Won't Report To Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger is dealing with legal issues.

ESPN

McDaniels Once Went Three Weeks Without Speaking To Brady
The season before Tom Brady threw 50 touchdown passes he went three weeks without speaking to then Patriots quarterbacks coach Josh McDaniels.

Denver Post

Moss Discovers Pool For Conditioning
Randy Moss may become the NFL's own Michael Phelps.

Boston Herald

Reports Vary On Russell's Weight
Some say JaMarcus Russell is in fine shape, but others claim he reported to camp 30 pounds overweight.

Sporting News

Browns May Use Cribbs, Wallace In Wildcat
The Browns may try to get more creative in 2010.

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Report: Sanchez Makes Call To Marshall
The Jets have had internal discussions about Brandon Marshall.

New York Post

Dallas Tent-Collapse Firm Files For Bankruptcy
A dozen people were injured in Dallas last May.

ESPN

Madden Wouldn't Have Voted For OT Change
John Madden doesn't think a rule should be changed once it's made.

Chicago Tribune

Turner Fine With Fewer Carries
Michael Turner carried the ball 370 times in 2008.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

49ers Sticking With Alex Smith
Trent Baalke is content with Alex Smith.

San Jose Mercury News

Umenyiora Refuses To Say He's Unhappy
Osi Umenyiora refuses to discuss his unhappiness.

ESPN

Agent: McNabb Accustomed To Trade Talks
Donovan McNabb isn't bothered by trade rumors.

Courier Post Online

Eight Prospects Confirmed To Attend Draft
Sam Bradford, Jimmy Clausen, Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow have not yet been confirmed.

NFL.com

Ryan Upset Washington Isn't At Workouts
Leon Washington is free to sign an offer sheet with any team.

ESPN

Shanahan Still Believes In Cutler
Mike Shanahan still believes that Jay Cutler will succeed in Chicago.

ESPN

Lions 'Definitely Interested' In Pacman Jones
The Lions are looking into Pacman Jones' level of commitment.

ESPN

Smith: Hester Won't See Less Time At WR
Devin Hester won't be a full-time kick returner in 2010.

ESPN

NFL Looking Into Changing Regular Season OT Rules
The NFL could change their overtime rules for the regular season as well.

ESPN

Smith: Carolina's Roster Lacking In 'A Lot Of Areas'
Steve Smith won't have Jake Delhomme throwing him the ball in 2010.

NFL.com