Football Wiretap

Tom Brady Will Seriously Consider Retirement In Offseason

Jan 23, 2022 8:38 AM

Tom Brady remains noncommittal about playing beyond the current season. While Brady has talked about playing until he's 45 and possibly beyond, it is far from a given.

Brady's departure is a topic that quietly has come up within the Tampa Bay organization for weeks now.

Brady plans to take a month or longer to assess how he feels physically and mentally while also gauging the desires of his family.

The thoughts of retirement have been stronger for Brady this year.

Some sources believe that if the Buccaneers repeat as Super Bowl champions, it would increase the likelihood that Brady could walk away from the game.

Jeff Darlington, Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Aaron Rodgers: 'Tough Decision' On Future Awaits

Jan 23, 2022 8:40 AM

Aaron Rodgers plans to decide his future with the Green Bay Packers by the start of free agency following their playoff exit at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers. Rodgers didn't decide to return to the Packers this season until right before training camp opened in July. 

"I'm still super competitive, still know I can play at a high level, so it's going to be a tough decision," Rodgers said during a 17-minute session with reporters after the game. "I have a lot of things to weigh in the coming weeks. But man, just so much gratitude for this city and this organization and such a long, long career here that I'm proud of and really thankful for all the men and women that work here, the men I've gotten to cross paths with, coaches and players over the years."

At $44.8 million over the salary cap for 2022, the Packers may not be able to have as strong of a team around Rodgers as they did in 2021.

"That's a fair question -- definitely one I've thought about," Rodgers said. "But there are a lot of decisions to be made and key players ... So many guys' contracts are up or on the brink or salary cap stuff, so lot of decisions to be made. I don't want to be part of a rebuild if I'm going to keep playing, so a lot of decisions in the next couple months."

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

NFL Suspends Daily COVID-19 Testing For Unvaccinated Players

Jan 22, 2022 9:27 AM

The NFL and NFL Players Association have agreed to suspend daily COVID-19 testing for unvaccinated players, aligning them with protocols developed last month for vaccinated players and coaches.

Anyone who reports symptoms will be tested.

The NFL's most recent COVID-19 data release reported that 95% of players and nearly 100% of staff members are vaccinated. The change will apply to a small group of people.

There are approximately 12 unvaccinated players on the eight teams left in the playoffs, most notably Aaron Rodgers. 

Rodgers had a 90 day testing exemption following his positive case that was set to expire soon.

Kevin Seifert/ESPN

Tags: Green Bay Packers

Ravens Fire Don Martindale As Defensive Coordinator

Jan 22, 2022 9:29 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have fired Don Martindale as defensive coordinator with one year remaining on his contract.

John Harbaugh issued a statement Friday saying he and Martindale "agreed to move forward in separate directions."

"We have had a great run on defense, and I am very proud of what has been accomplished and the work he has done," Harbaugh said in his statement. "Don has been a major contributor to the success of our defense since 2012, and especially since he became defensive coordinator four years ago. He has done a great job. Now it is time to pursue other opportunities.

"Sometimes the moment comes, and it's the right time. I am personally grateful for our friendship and for everything he has done in Baltimore."

The decision came 12 days after the Ravens' season-ending, 16-13 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers and came after Martindale had participated in personnel meetings last week. 

Baltimore ranked No. 25 on defense last season, the first time the Ravens had finished out of the top 10 in Martindale's four seasons as defensive coordinator.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Misc Rumor

Giants Hire Joe Schoen As General Manager

Jan 21, 2022 11:56 AM

The New York Giants have hired Joe Schoen as general manager..

Adam Peters and Ryan Poles were the other two finalists for the job.

Schoen was hired by the Buffalo Bills as assistant general manager in 2017. Schoen joined the Bills after nearly a decade with the Miami Dolphins. 

With Schoen leading the search for a new head coach, Brian Flores, Dan Quinn and Brian Daboll are expected to be strong candidates. 

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: New York Giants, Misc Rumor

Panthers To Hire Ben McAdoo As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 21, 2022 3:57 PM

The Carolina Panthers will hire Ben McAdoo as offensive coordinator.

McAdoo will replace Joe Brady, who was fired as the team's offensive coordinator with five games left in the season. 

McAdoo was the head coach of the New York Giants for two years (2016-17) after spending the two previous seasons as their offensive coordinator under Tom Coughlin, who is one of Panthers coach Matt Rhule's mentors. McAdoo was also the Green Bay Packers' quarterbacks coach in 2012 and 2013.

David Newton/ESPN

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Misc Rumor

Keith Butler Retires As Defensive Coordinator Of Steelers

Jan 23, 2022 8:50 AM

Keith Butler is retiring after seven seasons as defensive coordinator of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Butler has been with the Steelers organization for 19 years and took over for Dick LeBeau as defensive coordinator in 2015 after 12 seasons as the linebackers coach.

As defensive coordinator, Butler continued the organization's tradition of a dominant pass rush.

One option to replace Butler is likely Steelers senior defensive assistant and secondary coach Teryl Austin, who was hired by the organization in January 2019.

Brooke Pryor/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Misc Rumor

Use Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code REALGM For $1001 First-Bet Match

Jan 23, 2022 8:41 AM

There are good online sportsbook promotions and there are great ones. We’ve sifted through just about all of them to make sure bettors have access to only the very best, and we’re pretty sure we’ve found the top offer. The Caesars Sportsbook promo code REALGM for all new bettors gives them a first-bet match bonus up to $1,001, providing players with the potential to triple their money after just one single bet.

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Must be 21+ to participate. Terms and conditions apply

We’ll break down here what bettors need to do to take advantage of this excellent Caesars Sportsbook promo code as well as other promotions that Caesars has for both new and existing users.

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So, you’re ready to join Caesars sportsbook and you want in on all they have to offer. You’ll be happy to know that you’re just a few short steps from making that a reality. Here are the steps to take to earn the full Caesars Sportsbook promo code bonus:

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Bettors will also have access to an awesome promotion that Caesars is running this month. Bettors who place $100 in cumulative and qualifying NBA bets by Feb. 7 will receive a $150 gift card to the NBA Store to purchase a jersey. What we love most about this promotion is similar to the first bet match: Bettors can earn money on their way toward the $150 gift card. And at the very worst, bettors lose $100 on NBA bets and still have a $150 gift card to show for it. It’s yet another win-win for players at one of our favorite online sportsbooks.

If you’ve been waiting for the right time to dip your toes into the online sports betting world, now is the time. In addition to the Caesars Sportsbook promo code, the sports calendar is on fire with the NFL Playoffs and NBA and NHL regular seasons in full swing. With March Madness and (hopefully) the MLB season right around the corner, there couldn’t be a better time to get in on the action.

Mark Strotman

Tags: Gambling, Stats

BetMGM Bonus Code RealGM Delivers Incredible $1000 Risk-Free Bet

Jan 23, 2022 5:22 AM

With so many different online sportsbooks available handing out all sort of promotions and offers, it can be difficult to know what to look for if you’re thinking about online sports betting. BetMGM is keeping it simple: All new bettors are eligible for a risk-free bet up to $1,000 when they sign up for a new account using the BetMGM bonus code "REALGM".

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Must be 21+ to participate. Terms and conditions apply

This outstanding offer couldn’t come at a better time for sports bettors. The NFL postseason is heating up with some tremendous games on the docket, both the NBA and NHL are offering outstanding competition each night, and both March Madness and the MLB season are right around the corner. With two dozen different betting markets to choose from at BetMGM, the time is right to get started with an account to take advantage of these offers and so much more.

Even better, you’re just a few quick steps away from having access to it all, thanks to the BetMGM bonus code "REALGM".

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Imagine having $1,000 on a single bet … and not having to sweat it. That’s what BetMGM is offering all new players who use the BetMGM bonus code REALGM when they register for a new account. Using that code will activate the risk-free bet for when bettors place their first bet.

And that’s the next step. Choose a game you feel confident in and place your bet on it, up to $1,000. If it hits, you’ve profited in a big way on your first wager at BetMGM. But if it loses, you’re not out of it. BetMGM will refund the original amount wagered in the form of a free bet. It’s only offered on your very first wager at BetMGM, so you’ll want to make it count.

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New bettors have access to the risk-free bet up to $1,000, but there’s plenty more offers and promotions to keep you around once you’ve taken advantage of the big one. BetMGM does a nice job of spacing these out over the course of the sports calendar based on what the hot betting markets are at the times, but here are a few examples of what bettors can expect each time they log in.

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While these aren’t as big of promotions as the $1,000 risk-free bet, you’ll notice quickly how fast these perks add up. A free $10 bet every Monday comes out to $520 in free bets over the course of a year. All that and more is available with the BetMGM bonus code offer. Get started today!

Mark Strotman

Tags: Gambling, Stats

Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code REALGM Snares $1001 Free-Bet Match!

Jan 22, 2022 10:23 AM

Caesars Sportsbook is known as one of the top sportsbooks in the country, and right now new users can score a 100% first-bet match up to $1,001 – win or lose – just by using Caesars Sportsbook promo code "REALGM".

$1,001 First Bet Match + FREE NBA Jersey! PROMO CODE: REALGM
Must be 21+ to participate. Terms and conditions apply

With the NFL playoffs hitting the critical point, not to mention the heavyweight title fight taking place at UFC 270, now is the perfect time to sign up using our Caesars Sportsbook promo code. You should definitely take advantage of the fantastic, generous promotions it has going on right now for new users.  Read on to find out how to get started!

✅ Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code:REALGM
📱 Betting App:Yes
💳 Minimum Deposit:$20 on Digital Deposits
📅 Established:2018
💰 Playthrough:$0.10

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New sports betting customers at Caesars Sportsbook are eligible to score a 100% first-bet match bonus of $1,001. Here’s how to get it:

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To claim the full bonus, which is given to you in the form of site credit, your first bet must be the max amount of $1,001. Again, it doesn’t matter what the result of the bet is – you’ll get a bonus of up to $1,001, win or lose! You have 30 days to use the free bet.

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$1,001 First Bet Match + FREE NBA Jersey! PROMO CODE: REALGM
Must be 21+ to participate. Terms and conditions apply

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Caesars Sportsbook Welcome Offer and Promo Code

Saturday’s sporting events are a great time to use the Caesars Sportsbook promo code REALGM. This Saturday, there are two NFL games as well as a massive UFC 270 card.

In the NFL, the two Divisional Round games feature the Cincinnati Bengals against the Tennessee Titans and the San Francisco 49ers against the Green Bay Packers.

The Titans are 3.5-point NFL betting favorites, while the Packers are favored by 6-points in their game. For both games, the total is 47 points. If you’re betting on these games, then you might as well take advantage of the $1,001 first-match bonus at Caesars Sportsbook to get the best bang for your buck!

Aside from the NFL playoffs, there’s a huge event on Saturday as UFC 270 takes place. In the main event, UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou takes on interim champ Ciryl Gane. Despite being the champion, Ngannou is actually a +130 underdog right now, which is certainly an intriguing bet.

$1,001 First Bet Match + FREE NBA Jersey! PROMO CODE: REALGM
Must be 21+ to participate. Terms and conditions apply

If you bet on Ngannou or Gane after using the Caesars Sportsbook promo code REALGM, you don’t have to worry about the result of the fight because you’ll get a $1,001 first-bet match bonus!

 It’s also worth noting Caesars Sportsbook has a special odds boost on a UFC parlay of Francis Ngannou, Brandon Moreno, and Michel Pereira to all win. That parlay was +391 odds, but after the boost, you can get it at Caesars Sportsbook at +450 odds now!

Lots of promotions will be available to you once you sign up with the Caesars Sportsbook promo code REALGM.

Adam Martin

Tags: Gambling

Grab BetMGM Bonus Code REALGM Deal, Use on NFL Playoff Action
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Mark Strotman

Derrick Henry Expected To Start Against Bengals

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Caesars Sportsbook NY Promo Code REALGMCZR: NFL, UFC 270 Deals!
The NFL playoffs have reached the divisional round, while UFC 270 is highlighted by one of the most anticipated heavyweight fights in history ó and while all of thatís going on, you can enjoy Caesars

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Titans Hoping To Limit Ticket Sales To Bengals Fans

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Tom Telesco: Chargers Have 'Lot To Be Proud Of'

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Antonio Brown Says 'Nothing Wrong With My Mental Health'

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BetMGM New York Bonus Code REALGMNY Scores $1000 Risk-Free Bet
BetMGM New York is adding further incentive to this fun betting style by offering a $10 free bet to customers who spend at least $25 on a single-game parlay for NFL, NBA or NHL.

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Mason Rudolph, Dwayne Haskins To Compete To Be Steelers' Starter

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Michigan Sources Believe Jim Harbaugh Would Take Raiders Job

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Derrick Henry Passes Test With Contact Practice

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Matthew Stafford: Toe Won't Be An Issue Against Buccaneers

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NFL Asks Court To Dismiss Jon Gruden Lawsuit


49ers-Cowboys Draws Highest Wild Card Audience Since 2015

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Eagles Expect Jalen Hurts To Remain Starting QB In 2022

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49ers Have Trey Lance Imitating Aaron Rodgers In Practice

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Maxx Crosby Believes Rich Bisaccia Is 'Best Man For The Job'

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NFL Response To Jon Gruden's Lawsuit Due Wednesday

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Mike Tomlin: 'All Options' On Table For Steelers At Quarterback

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Dak Prescott Apologizes For Comments About Throwing Objects At Refs

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Seahawks Fire Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton Jr.

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