Monday, March 16, 2015

Free agent quarterback Tim Tebow worked out for Eagles today

Philadelphia's crazy offseason took another surprising turn Monday.

The Eagles worked out free agent quarterback Tim Tebow today, according to numerous reports. ESPN's Adam Schefter was the first to report the news.

Within minutes of Schefter's tweet going live, #TebowTime became the No. 1 trending topic on Twitter across the United States.

Tebow (6-3, 236 pounds) has not played in the NFL since being cut by the Patriots prior to the 2013 season. Since then, he has been a college football analyst for ESPN's SEC Network.

Monday, March 2, 2015

How much salary cap space do Broncos have? $150 million, NFLPA says

Graphic: Spotrac.com
The Denver Broncos have a 2015 salary cap of $150,066,024, the NFL Players Association announced Monday.

This year's salary cap is $143.28 million. Teams that did not use all of their cap space in 2014 can roll that space over into 2015. Denver rolled over $5.87 million from last year.

Denver has the eleventh-highest adjusted salary cap this year. Jacksonville tops all teams with $168,486,107.

The Broncos currently have $133,475,312 invested in current player contracts, according to Spotrac.com. That leaves Denver with $16,587,712 to use in free agency this offseason.

On Monday, the Broncos used their franchise tag on wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. The tag will pay Thomas $12,823,000 this season.

Denver's next order of business will be re-signing players and targeting free agents across the league. Broncos set to become free agents include defensive tackle Terrance Knighton, safety Rahim Moore, offensive lineman Orlando Franklin, and tight ends Julius Thomas and Virgil Green.

Potential free agent targets for the Broncos include tight end/fullback James Casey, offensive lineman Mike Iupati, defensive tackle Nick Fairley, and return specialist Jacoby Jones.

The Broncos can begin negotiating with players on March 7. The new league year — and the free agency signing period — will begin at 2 p.m. MT on March 10.

This story has been updated to reflect corrected salary cap numbers. Incorrect numbers from Over The Cap have been updated with numbers from Spotrac.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Papa John's Code: Promo Offers Free Pizza During 2015 NFL Playoffs

When the NFL Playoffs come around, you can bet on a special pizza deal from Papa John's.

Since becoming the official pizza sponsor of the NFL, Papa John's has released special pizza offers each year leading up to and during the Super Bowl. This year, it's a buy-one-get-one promotion during the playoffs.

Papa John's announced in a recent commercial featuring Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and Hall of Famer Joe Montana that football fans will receive a free, one-topping large pizza with the purchase of any large pizza (of equal or greater value at regular menu price) during the playoffs.

The NFL's conference playoffs will run through Sunday, Jan. 18 and the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, Feb. 1. There's been no word yet if Papa John's will offer an additional free pizza promotion for the Super Bowl.