Misc Rumor - Football Wiretap
Reports: Mangini Out As Jets' Coach
Various reports out of New York claim that Eric Mangini is out as the head coach of the Jets.
Source: Winless Lions Fire Marinelli
ESPN's Chris Mortensen has reported that the Lions have fired coach Rod Marinelli after the completion of their winless season.
Romo Collapses Following Sunday's Loss
Cowboys' quarterback Tony Romo caused a stir in the locker room on Sunday when he collapsed in the shower and had to be helped to his feet by teammates.
Cleveland GM Savage Gets Ax
The Browns have confirmed that they have fired GM Phil Savage, and is it believed that coach Romeo Crennel could be next.
Report: Parcells Move On To Lions?
Dolphins' executive vice president of football operations Bill Parcells may already be looking for a new job, and the Lions are interested in his services.
Jets' Mangini: I'll Be Back
Even after the Jets' monumental collapse in the second half of the season, coach Eric Mangini believes that he'll return to the team next season.
Favre Needs MRI, Says It Will Affect Future
Brett Favre will have an MRI exam Monday on his ailing right shoulder that will help him decide on his NFL future.
Singletary Will Remain 49ers Coach
The 49ers announced on Sunday that Mike Singletary has been hired as their new coach, removing the interim tag he has had since Oct. 21 with a four-year deal.
Chiefs' LJ: 'It's Time For Me To Go'
Kansas City running back Larry Johnson was so unhappy after the team's season-ending loss to Cincinnati that he signaled an end to his run with the team.
Giants Become 4th Team With Two 1,000-Yard RBs
Giants' running back Derrick Ward topped 1,000 yards rushing for the season on Sunday against Vikings, giving New York only the fourth pair of 1,000-yard backs in league history.
New 49ers' President Supports Singletary
Jed York got a new title when he became the 49ers' team president Sunday, and he doesn't sound as though he'll be looking for a new head coach next week.
Sources: Parcells Could Become Free Agent
If owner Wayne Huizenga sells the team, Dolphins executive Bill Parcells can walk away from the team and become available to other teams.
Goodell: Draftees Won't Face Wage-Scale Change
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says rumors of a rookie wage scale are unfounded, and underclassmen should not be misled into thinking such a system will be in place by 2010.
Raiders' Davis To Miss First Game Since 1979
For the first time since 1979, Al Davis won't be in the owner's box watching his Raiders play an NFL game.
Report: Rams Players Petition To Keep Haslett
The Post-Dispatch, citing unnamed team sources, reported Sunday that the Rams' players have drafted a petition to owner Chip Rosenbloom, asking him to keep Jim Haslett as the team's coach.
Report: Browns May Offer Crennel Demotion
Head coach Romeo Crennel has been on the chopping block in Cleveland for several weeks but, reportedly, could get an opportunity to remain with the team as defensive coordinator.
Singletary Mum On Martz's Return To 49ers
49ers' coach Mike Singletary was noncommittal Friday when asked whether offensive coordinator Mike Martz would return to the club with him next season.
'76 Bucs Know What Lions May Face
The 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers set the modern standard for NFL futility by going 0-14 more than three decades ago, so they know what the winless Lions are facing.
Tomlinson: Me And Rivers Are Good
Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson claims that he and quarterback Philip Rivers haven't had any disagreements this season.
Ravens' Mason To Play Despite Shoulder Injury
Baltimore receiver Derrick Mason will reportedly play on Sunday against Jacksonville despite a shoulder injury.
Lions: 'It's Our Super Bowl'
The Lions will battle the Packers on Sunday as they look to avoid a 0-16 record this season.
Reid Agrees, McNabb Has Played 'Well'
Eagles' coach Andy Reid praised Donovan McNabb for his play in Philadelphia on Friday, echoing statements the quarterback made earlier this week.
Jets' Mangini On Critics: 'It's Part Of What We Do'
Jets' coach Eric Mangini has heard all the criticism he has received for the team's struggles down the stretch but realizes that it's just part of the game.
Cardinals Will Play Starters In Week 17
The struggling Cardinals will play their starters on Sunday against the Seahawks in their season finale.
Deuce Playing Final Game With Saints?
It's possible that veteran running back Deuce McAllister could play his final game with the Saints on Sunday against the Panthers.
Cowboys' Williams Frustrated With Role
Cowboys' receiver Roy Williams is frustrated with his role in the team's offense, echoing comments Terrell Owens made about the former Lions' role.
Phillips And Garrett Will Definitely Be Back Next Season
Whether they make the playoffs or not, Jerry Jones says Wade Phillips will remain the Cowboys head coach.
JaMarcus Russell Is Starting To 'Get It'
Many around the league believe that Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell is starting to settle into his role as an NFL starter.
Ex-Dolphin Feely Would Love To Kick Miami Out Of First Place
Veteran kicker Jay Feely, who was cut by the Dolphins in training camp, would love to help knock the team out of first place.