Misc Rumor - Football Wiretap

Browns' Trade For A.J. McCarron Rejected By NFL Due To Late Submission

Oct 31, 2017 7:01 PM

The NFL rejected a submitted trade of A.J. McCarron from the Cincinnati Bengals to the Cleveland Browns.

The Bengals notified the league of the proposed trade at 3:55 p.m. ET, and the Browns notified the league shortly after 4 p.m. ET. Because the Browns were late, the league denied the trade. 

The Browns protested the NFL's decision but it was rejected.

The proposed compensation for McCarron would have been a second- and third-round pick in 2018.

The Bengals also tried to trade McCarron in the offseason.

Katherine Terrell/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Bills Acquire Kelvin Benjamin From Panthers

Oct 31, 2017 4:16 PM

The Buffalo Bills have acquired Kelvin Benjamin from the Carolina Panthers.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Russell Wilson Renegotiates Contract For Duane Brown Trade

Oct 31, 2017 11:49 AM

Russell Wilson renegotiated his contract to allow the Seattle Seahawks to trade for Duane Brown.

Wilson converted $6.26 million of his salary to a bonus and prorated it over the remaining three years to create $4.1 million in room. Wilson was immediately paid $6.26 million instead of receiving it over the rest of the season.

Brown gives Wilson his best left tackle in several seasons.

Andrew Brandt/Sports Illustrated

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Dolphins Willing To Trade Jarvis Landry

Oct 31, 2017 10:56 AM

The Miami Dolphins traded away Jay Ajayi to the Philadelphia Eagles and could make another big deal before the deadline as Jarvis Landry is available.

"Jarvis Landry is available for the right compensation. Not giving him away though," wrote Armando Salguero.

Landry and the Dolphins have been unable to agree upon a long-term contract.

Armando Salguero/Miami Herald

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Bill Belichick Thought He Could Win Super Bowl With Jimmy Garoppolo

Oct 31, 2017 10:39 AM

While Tom Brady wants to continue playing until he's 45, the timeline of how much longer Bill Belichick will remain head coach of the New England Patriots is less certain.

Belichick's friends give him two or three more years, which would be long enough to ensure his two sons, Stephen and Brian, are secure in their jobs as Patriots' assistants.

Belichick even told friends for the past year that he wanted to coach Garoppolo as a starter and he was confident he could win a Super Bowl with him.

The Patriots traded Garoppolo to the 49ers before the deadline, which was a move that surprised people close to Belichick, Tom Brady and Garoppolo.

Tom Junod and Seth Wickersham/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, Misc Rumor

Eagles Acquire Jay Ajayi From Dolphins

Oct 31, 2017 9:26 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have traded a fourth round pick to the Miami Dolphins for Jay Ajayi.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jimmy Garoppolo Not Expected To Start In Week 9

Oct 31, 2017 8:20 AM

The San Francisco 49ers are expected to give Jimmy Garoppolo some time before they make him their starting quarterback.

The 49ers acquired Garoppolo from the New England Patriots on Monday for a second-round draft pick.

San Francisco is 0-8 and will face the Arizona Cardinals this week. They have a bye in Week 11, which could mean we won't see Garoppolo behind center until Week 12 against the Seattle Seahawks.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor

Broncos Won't Commit To Trevor Siemian Going Forward

Oct 31, 2017 8:15 AM

The Denver Broncos won't commit to Trevor Siemian at quarterback after their third-straight turnover-filled loss.

After Denver's 29-19 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, Vance Joseph was asked if he would consider making a change at quarterback.

"I'm going to watch the film [Monday] night and [Tuesday], like most coaches would do, and see," Joseph said. "[Monday] our defense played winning football in my opinion, our offensive line blocked, we ran the ball for 177 [yards] and the pass pro was better. It all fell back to turning the ball over five times, that's insane."

According to a source, if the Broncos do make a change it will likely be to former first-round pick Paxton Lynch.

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

Tags: Denver Broncos, Misc Rumor

Texans Trade Duane Brown To Seahawks

Oct 30, 2017 11:39 PM

The Seattle Seahawks have acquired Duane Brown from the Houston Texans for Jeremy Lane, a 2018 fifth round pick and a 2019 second round pick.

John Schneider said the Seahawks are inheriting Brown's current deal from Houston, which runs through 2018, and that there is no new deal beyond that. Brown is owed about $5 million for the remainder of this season and is scheduled to make $9.75 million in 2018.

Schneider said the Seahawks had been talking with the Texans about Brown since Seattle lost starting left tackle George Fant to a torn ACL in the preseason.

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

49ers Acquire Jimmy Garoppolo From Patriots For 2nd Rounder

Oct 30, 2017 11:35 PM

The San Francisco 49ers have acquired Jimmy Garoppolo from the New England Patriots for a second round draft pick.

The 49ers owned two second round draft picks in 2018 and traded their own to the Patriots. The pick will be one of the first of the second round.

Garoppolo is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the season.

The Patriots have traded both Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett this season as they appear confident Tom Brady has several seasons remaining.

Brady said he hoped Garoppolo will make a good starting quarterback for the 49ers.

"He's put in all the effort," Brady said. "I've watched him for 3½ years and really enjoyed working with him. Hopefully he goes on and does a great job."

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Pete Carroll Refuted Trade Rumor Directly To Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham is making $7.9 million this season, which would be a lot of money for a new team to take on.

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Jaguars Interested In Trading For Calvin Johnson
Calvin Johnson hasn't played in an NFL game since January of 2016.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Ezekiel Elliott Confident He'll Play Remainder Of Season
Ezekiel Elliott will be in New York on Monday to attend a preliminary injunction hearing that could decide whether he remains on the field for the rest of the season or is forced to miss the next six

Todd Archer/ESPN

Andrew Luck Seeking More Opinions On Shoulder
Andrew Luck is seeking more opinions to figure out why his surgically repaired shoulder is "not progressing as expected," according to a Colts source.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Matt Forte Questions Play-Calling After Jets' Third-Straight Loss
Matt Forte questioned the team's play-calling after the Jets saw their losing streak hit three games on Sunday.

Rich Cimini/ESPN

Two Teams Approach Lions On Trading For Rights To Calvin Johnson
Calvin Johnson announced his retirement in March of 2016.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Seahawks Have Discussed Duane Brown Trade With Texans
The Seahawks have a need at left tackle and Duane Brown recently ended his holdout.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Matt Nagy Could Be Colts' Top Coaching Candidate
Matt Nagy is currently offensive coordinator of the Chiefs under Andy Reid.

Tom Pelissero/USA Today

Jaguars Acquire Marcell Dareus From Bills For 2018 6th Rounder
Marcell Dareus is a two-time Pro Bowler at defensive tackle.

Mike Rodak/ESPN

Aaron Rodgers Has '13 Screws' In Collarbone
Aaron Rodgers is in a sling after breaking his collarbone two weeks ago against the Vikings.

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Steelers Don't Want To Run Sneaks For Ben Roethlisberger
Ben Roethlisberger wants to run more quarterback sneaks at the goal line, but the Steelers don't want to put him in harm's way.

Chris Adamski/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Joe Flacco Suffers Concussion On Hard Hit
Joe Flacco was ruled out for the game during halftime.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Bills Give Anquan Boldin Permission To Seek Trade
The Bills signed Anquan Boldin in August and he announced his retirement two weeks later.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Telvin Smith Agrees Upon Four-Year, $50M Extension With Jaguars
Telvin Smith leads the Jaguars in tackles this season and also has two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Travis Kelce: Patrick Mahomes Does 'Unbelievable' Things In Practice
Alex Smith is enjoying a career season for the Chiefs, but Patrick Mahomes is still viewed as the future at quarterback.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Cam Newton Walks Out On Media After Question About Offense
Cam Newton abruptly walked out of his Wednesday news conference after a question about the Panthers' ability to consistently get yardage in "big chunks.''

David Newton/ESPN

Steelers Bench Martavis Bryant Over Social Media Posts
The Steelers are benching Martavis Bryant for Sunday's game against the Lions over his recent use of social media.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Bears Acquire Dontrelle Inman From Chargers
Last season, Dontrelle Inman caught 58 passes for 810 yards and four touchdowns.


Jerry Reese Takes Blame For Giants' Struggles
Jerry Reese says he's the reason the Giants are 1-6 this season.

Jordan Raanan/ESPN

Mike Tomlin: Martavis Bryant Situation 'Not High On My Damn Agenda'
Mike Tomlin will meet with Martavis Bryant about his continued issues with his role on the Steelers.

Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz/USA Today