Trade Rumor - Football Wiretap

Drew Brees Fully Expects To Remain With Saints In 2016

Dec 29, 2015 12:26 PM

Drew Brees says he and Sean Payton will return to the New Orleans Saints in 2016.

"No, I don't," he said when asked if he can see a scenario in which he leaves the franchise. "I think we -- a plan was put in place throughout last offseason as to how we were going to build a foundation by which to make a run at it in the future. That includes some new faces, that includes some young players that, I think, will all have a chance to come together and kind of build a team that can make a run at it in the future.

"Unfortunately, we had high expectations going into this year and we fell a bit short. But I'm confident with the character, the leadership, the talent we have."

Ian Rapoport noted that Brees and Payton could both be elsewhere next season. Brees could be a victim of his massive, $30 million cap hit in 2016 and sources close to Payton note that he has his eye on potential landing spots should a change go down.

Conor Orr/

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Jets Have To Send 6th Round Pick To Texans For Ryan Fitzpatrick

Dec 17, 2015 12:23 PM

The New York Jets will have to send a sixth round pick to the Houston Texans as part of the Ryan Fitzpatrick trade.

Fitzpatrick is guaranteed to have played in 70 percent of the Jets' plays this season.

When the Jets traded a conditional seventh-round pick to the Texans for Fitzpatrick in March, the agreement was that it would become a sixth-round pick if he reached that number.


Tags: New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

49ers Meet With Colin Kaepernick, Open To Return In 2016

Dec 6, 2015 4:52 PM

The San Francisco 49ers and Colin Kaepernick met last week with the team saying they remain open to bringing him back in 2016.

Kaepernick is due a guaranteed $11.9 million if he is still on the Niners' roster on April 1.

The timetable for Kaepernick's recovery is expected to be four to six months.

Blaine Gabbert has played for the 49ers at quarterback in Kaepernick's absence.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor