Do skyrocketing TV revenues have players patient for new deals?

Good Morning, Broncos fans! So, Demaryius Thomas isn't in any particular rush to sign a new contract.

Is it his $3.275M salary for 2014 that has him at ease? Could be.

According to John Elway, the agent for Julius Thomas hasn't even bothered to submit a counter to the team's recent contract offer.

Does Julius think he'll be worth a lot more with another year under his belt? Maybe.

It's not been suggested anywhere that Von Miller intends to hold out for a new deal.

Did his tumultuous 2013 take away some of his leverage?

Perhaps, to some degree.

But we're thinking the agents for these players (and others) realize there's going to be a whole hell of a lot more to go around next offseason.

To wit, Daniel Kaplan of SBJ reports that each NFL team will be paid $158M in television revenues this year - $27M more than they got in 2013.

By 2016, according to Kaplan, that per-team number could reach or surpass $200M (!).


Videos: BTV offers a remembrance of the late Bob McNamara.

Prior to a round of golf with Zach Johnson, John Elway reiterated that he'd like to get deals done with the Thomases in the next couple of weeks.

What is Jeff Legwold talking about when he suggests that Britton Colquitt "consistently flips the field" for the Broncos?

Mike Freeman thinks Peyton Manning really could top his numbers from 2013.


A national survey suggests use of HGH by teens has doubled.

Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles intends to hold out from training camp; as Jason Fitzgerald explains, Charles has a legitimate beef.

San Diego released 2009 first-round LB Larry English and extended RB Danny Woodhead.

New England TE Rob Gronkowski has been fully cleared to play; Atlanta added LB Pat Angerer; Tampa Bay cut corner D.J. Moore and two others; Jacksonville WR Ace Sanders faces a four-game ban; the Jets hosted DE Jason Babin.

RIP former Dallas fullback Robert Newhouse, who played a key role in the Cowboys' defeat of the Broncos in SB 12.

Some Browns fan went to great lengths to urinate on the grave of Art Modell (and document the act).


Patrick Hruby explains the objections to the concussion settlement as raised by Ben Hamilton and six others.

Part two of Bill Barnwell's trade value rankings includes Peyton Manning (#8) and Von Miller (#18).

Chris Burke calls Von the league's second best pass rusher behind J.J. Watt and thinks DeMarcus Ware may rejoin their ranks if he can stay healthy.

Matt Bowen shares his most important training camp pointers to all the rookies out there, including stocking up on toilet paper.

Chase Stuart explains why reading much into a running back's yards per carry stats is so problematic.


Naturally, Michael Sam is grateful the Rams don't have a homophobic bigot like Tony Dungy as their head coach.

Nicki Jhabvala provides an excellent summation of Dungy's hypocrisy, and reaction to his thinly veiled comments about Sam.

Incredibly, the Giants have hired an even more outspoken homophobe, former wideout and SB 42 hero David Tyree, as their director of player development.

The Human Rights Campaign criticized the hiring; here are Dan Graziano's reactions to the Tyree hiring and Dungy's comments.


Jeff Fisher says Sam has not been a distraction.

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