September 2021 - Football Wiretap

Ravens Hope Lamar Jackson Can Play Week 17

Dec 31, 2021 3:16 PM

The Baltimore Ravens hope Lamar Jackson can play in Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams despite his right ankle injury. Jackson hasn't practiced since badly limping on Wednesday. 

Tyler Huntley, who has filled in capably this season, would be in line to start if Jackson can't play.

Jamison Hensley/ESPN

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Injury

Kirk Cousins Tests Positive For COVID-19

Dec 31, 2021 11:45 AM

Kirk Cousins has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday's game for the Minnesota Vikings against the Green Bay Packers.

Cousins had symptoms, self-reported and then tested positive for the virus.

Cousins is not vaccinated. 

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Injury

Jimmy Garoppolo Misses Practice Thursday With Thumb Injury

Dec 30, 2021 4:49 PM

Jimmy Garoppolo wasn't in uniform for Thursday's practice with Trey Lance leading his third straight practice with the San Francisco 49ers. 

"[Garoppolo] is off to the side talking to a team doctor," wrote Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle added, "He then went into [the] weight room."

David Bonilla/49ersWebZone

Tags: San Francisco 49ers

Patrick Mekari, Ravens Agree To Three-Year, $15.35M Extension

Dec 30, 2021 2:39 PM

The Baltimore Ravens and Patrick Mekari have agreed to a three-year extension worth $15.35 million.

Mekari was set to be a restricted free agent and will now receive $7 million in guaranteed money.

Mekari became Batlimore's starting right tackle this season.

Ian Rapoport/NFL Media

Tags: Baltimore Ravens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Bobby Wagner Wants Play In 2022, Future With Seahawks Uncertain

Dec 30, 2021 2:20 PM

Bobby Wagner wants to continue his playing career in 2022, but admits his future is uncertain with the Seattle Seahawks.

Wagner is the final defensive player still with the Seahawks from their Legion of Boom run. Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor, Cliff Avril and Michael Bennett left the team following the 2017 season, while Earl Thomas departed in 2018, and K.J. Wright left after 2020.

“You think about it,” Wagner said Wednesday. “You think about what the next year looks like, and just, period, what the future holds because this was a season that I don’t think we all planned for. We didn’t plan for the season to go this way. And so obviously there’s going to be some changes. And whether or not I’m part of those changes, I don’t know. But all I can control is these last two games. And you know, figure it out from there, whatever the team thinks is the best thing to do moving forward. We’ll see how that plays out.”

Bob Condotta/Seattle Times

Tags: Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Ben Roethlisberger Acknowledges Monday Likely Final Home Game

Dec 31, 2021 11:55 AM

Ben Roethlisberger acknowledged that Monday's game against the Cleveland Browns will likely be his final home game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

"Looking at the bigger picture, I would say all signs are pointing to this could be it -- regular season, that is," Roethlisberger said Thursday. "I know we still have a chance to potentially get a playoff game there if things fall our way and we take care of business and things have to happen. In the grand scheme of things, in terms of regular seasons, signs are pointing that way that this could be it."

Roethlisberger returned to the Steelers in 2021 after taking a pay reduction.

Brooke Pryor/ESPN

Tags: Pittsburgh Steelers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code REALGM: First-Bet Match & NBA Jersey!

Apr 1, 2022 6:56 AM

Excited for the impending College Football Playoff games? So is Caesars Sportsbook.

And with its new customer offer — a free bet match worth up to $1,001 — you can enjoy something extra while betting on the big games. All you have to do is sign up with the Caesars Sportsbook code REALGM.

Caesars Sportsbook Welcome Bonus and Promo Code

This is a risk-free bet, but with a distinct difference from other sportsbooks: Whether your qualifying first bet wins or loses, you’ll receive a free bet in return that matches the stake of your initial wager (up to $1,001).

To qualify, you must be new to Caesars Sportsbook, placing your first bet with odds of -200 or longer. You’ll also need to create an account first.

How to Sign Up & Use Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code REALGM

Bet $100 get an NBA Jersey PROMO CODE: REALGM
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Register for a free Caesars Sportsbook account by selecting your state from the site’s homepage. That will pull up a message about the $1,001 first bet match, with a green “Bet Now” button. Click that, provide some basic personal information, and you’ll be ready to play in a matter of minutes.

Only new customers at the sportsbook can cash in on this deal. You also must be 21 or older and physically present in either Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee, Virginia, or West Virginia (D.C. residents who are 18 or older are eligible, too).

The College Football Playoff comes at a perfect time for sports bettors seeking to place their first wager. Top-ranked Alabama faces Cincinnati as 13.5-point favorites, having last beaten Georgia (also a playoff team) by 17 points in the SEC Championship.

A $100 bet on the Crimson Tide to cover against the Bearcats, at -110 odds, would pay out $90.91 in profit in the event of a win. Whether or not the Tide cover, though, you’ll receive a $100 free bet shortly after the game finishes.

And with a 30-day window to use that free bet, you can easily turn around and use that free bet for the national championship on Monday, Jan. 10.

New: 100% Deposit Match With Caesars Sportsbook

Caesars Sportsbook Welcome Bonus and Promo Code

New and existing customers must act fast if they want to opt-in for Caesars Sportsbook’s 100% deposit match, which is only running from now through the end of New Year’s Eve.

A lot of deposit bonuses only apply to first-time users, but right now you can collect a free bet bonus on your next real-money deposit within the promotional period. The deposit match is worth up to $100 in free bets (e.g., a $50 deposit will earn the user a $50 free bet).

If you were going to be making another deposit at some point anyway, here’s a perfect chance to get a free bet in the process. Your free bet will be issued within two business days of the qualifying deposit, and it must be used within seven days thereafter.

Bet $100, Get A Free NBA Jersey With Caesars Sportsbook Promo Code REALGM

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Christmas may have come and gone, but it’s not too late to treat yourself with an NBA Store gift card, courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

Through Jan. 19, any Caesars Sportsbook customer who places $100 or more in real-money qualified wagers (odds of -200 or longer) on NBA games will earn an NBA Store gift card worth $150.

Find the deal in the “Promotions” tab on Caesars’ website, and make sure to provide your email address before you get started. Once you’ve hit the $100 mark in cumulative NBA wagers, the gift card will be emailed to you within a week.

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Tags: Gambling, NCAA

Use BetMGM Promo Code REALGM For CFP Semifinals, NFL Week 17

Apr 1, 2022 6:56 AM

Four teams remain on the hunt for NCAA football glory as the College Football Playoff semifinals are set to take place on New Year’s Eve. Just in time for the occasion, BetMGM is offering one-game parlay insurance for each of the CFP games. You can score after using the BetMGM promo code to sign up (and claim a welcome bonus, too!).

BetMGM Sportsbook Welcome Offer and Bonus Code

The new offer is for all BetMGM customers, with parlay insurance worth up to $50. Build a one-game parlay at BetMGM Sportsbook with four or more legs and, if exactly one of the legs doesn’t hit, you’ll receive up to $50 of your stake back.

BetMGM’s CFP parlay insurance is available from now through Jan. 10 (the date of the national championship game). Using the site’s one-game parlay feature, you can wager on Alabama/Cincinnati or Michigan/Georgia, combining such betting options as point total, moneyline, halftime spread, and props.

If you’re new to BetMGM, you’ll need to sign up for a sportsbook account first. That part is easy, and it will unlock additional promotions for you plus a huge welcome offer

How To Sign Up & Use BetMGM Promo Code

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Set up your BetMGM account by going to their homepage and choosing your state, then clicking the “Register” panel at the top of the screen.

You’ll need to fill out some personal information, such as your email, home address, and birthdate. It’s free and, within a few minutes, you’ll be good to go — as long as you’re 21 or older and located in one of the following states: Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or Wyoming.

With a BetMGM account, you can put together the perfect CFP parlay. But before that, take advantage of the sportsbook’s welcome offer, which is a risk-free first bet work up to $1,000.

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BetMGM Sportsbook Welcome Offer and Bonus Code

Win or lose, BetMGM wants to make sure you come away with something from your very first bet. With their risk-free first bet offer, BetMGM ensures that that will happen.

As long as you deposit $10 or more when you sign up for an account, and place your first bet using real money, you’ll be eligible for this offer.

Place your first bet in any sports market and hope for the best. A win means you collect whatever payout was associated with your wager (as noted on your bet slip), while a loss means you’ll receive a full refund in free bets (up to $1,000).

You’ll miss out on the offer if you cash out or edit your first bet, so…don’t do that. Free bet refunds of $50 or more are paid out in five increments (e.g., a $100 free bet refund is paid as five $20 free bets).

All free bets are credited to a user’s account within 24 hours of the settlement of their wager, and from that time each user has seven days to use them.

BetMGM CFP Free Bet Offer

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Must be 21+ to participate. Terms and conditions apply

Whether or not you want to place a parlay on the CFP semis, BetMGM has another way for you to play — and score a $25 free bet.

Customers who place a wager of $50 or more on both of the CFP semifinal games — taking place Friday — will receive a $25 free bet to use toward the national championship game.

Pre-game or live wagers are accepted, and your bets don’t need to be winners in order for you to earn the free bet (although that’s certainly the preferred way to do it). If you qualify, the $25 free bet will be issued on Friday, Jan. 7, to be redeemed on the national championship taking place the following Monday.

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Tags: Gambling, NCAA

DraftKings Promo Code Delivers $200 in Free Bets on CFP Playoffs

Apr 1, 2022 6:56 AM

There’s no better way to gear up for playoff football than with DraftKings’ Sportsbook promo code, allowing new users to turn $5 into $200.

This promotion encompasses the College Football Playoff and the NFL’s postseason push.

DraftKings Welcome Offer and Promo Code

This DraftKings promo code carries through Monday, Jan. 10, the night of the CFP national championship game. It’s a perfect way for new sports bettors to win big.

From now through Jan. 10, first-time customers at DraftKings who place a $5 moneyline wager on any NCAA football, NFL, or NBA game will win $200 in free bets if the wager is successful.

You must be 21 or older and located in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, Wyoming, or West Virginia to qualify.

How To Use the DraftKings Sportsbook Promo Code

Get a Deposit Bonus Up to $1,000!
Must be 21+ to participate. Terms and conditions apply

Given that new registrants are the only sports bettors eligible for this offer, you’ll need to start the process by making a DraftKings Sportsbook account. On the DraftKings website, the “Bet $5, Win $200” panel is centrally located at the top of the screen, and you can click the “Sign Up” button to register.

One stipulation of this DraftKings promo code is that you must deposit at least $5 into your account, so be sure to do that after providing the necessary personal info. Once that’s finished, the only thing left to do is place your moneyline wager.

Choose wisely when you’re looking over the NFL, NBA, and NCAA football markets. You need your moneyline bet to win in order for you to win the $200 in free bets. Both CFP semifinal matchups have teams that are pretty heavily favored, with Alabama (-525) facing Cincinnati. Georgia (-305) is also a heavy frontrunner against Michigan, even though the Wolverines are the higher seed.

Putting $5 on Alabama would only net $5.95 if the Crimson Tide win, but more importantly, you’d win $200 in free bets. The bonus is paid out as eight free bets worth $25 apiece, and those bets are valid for seven days after they’re received. Newcomers will only have one qualifying bet for this offer, so if you place multiple applicable wagers in the promotion window, only the first one will be eligible for the free bet bonus.

How DraftKings Promo Code Free Bets Work

DraftKings Welcome Offer and Promo Code

Free bets are sums of site credit that can be used to wager on sports in the same way as real money. The difference is that free bets cannot be redeemed for cash, nor can they be transferred or refunded. And wagers made with free bets are not eligible to be cashed out early.

If you have a $25 free bet available right now, you could use it on a game in Sunday’s NFL slate. The Bengals, who lead the way in the AFC North and are coming off a huge offensive performance, are 5.5-point underdogs at home against the Chiefs. A $25 free bet on the Bengals to cover that spread will net $22.73 in real money if they pull it off.

DraftKings Promo Code Deposit Bonus Offer Included

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Must be 21+ to participate. Terms and conditions apply

For new users who are going to take advantage of the “Bet $5, Win $200” offer, keep in mind that your initial deposit will include a 20% bonus from DraftKings Sportsbook.

The minimum deposit that’s required is $5, which would yield a $1 bonus. You can max out the bonus at $1,000 (by depositing $5,000) or pick some deposit value in between.

For the bonus funds that come with the initial deposit, users must adhere to a 25X play-through requirement. That means $1 of bonus funds is added to the user’s account for every $25 in real money wagered. You’ll have up to 90 days to unlock your full bonus from the day of the first deposit.

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Tags: Gambling, NCAA

Aaron Rodgers Expects Quick Decision On Playing Future In Offseason

Dec 30, 2021 2:08 PM

Aaron Rodgers said he anticipates a quick resolution to his playing future this offseason. Rodgers left open the possibilities of returning to the Green Bay Packers, playing for another team, or retiring. 

"It won't be something where I'll drag it out for months and months," Rodgers said at the end of a lengthy answer about his future.

"I'm not going to hold the team back from anything," Rodgers said. "And once I commit -- and if it's committing to move forward here -- it will be a quick decision."

Nearly a year ago, Rodgers called his future with the Packers a "beautiful mystery." 

While Rodgers said he "wouldn't rule that out" when asked about retirement, he said: "This has been one of my favorite years of football."

"I think that I'm just enjoying this season for this season and I think playing next year will definitely be in the thought process," Rodgers said. "One of the things that obviously [Rodgers wants is] to not be a bum on the way out and to still be able to play. I think is important to me. If this year has taught me anything, it's that I still can play, I still have a love for the game, I'm still super competitive and still enjoy the process of the week."

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

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

FanDuel Promo Code and CFP Parlay Promotion: $1,000 Risk-Free Bet!
We’re excited for the College Football Playoff and you should be, too. But the NCAA’s bowl season is bigger than that, and the FanDuel promo code unlocks a promotion to help bettors embrace the festiv

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