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tsiguy96
07-24-2011, 07:12 AM
http://mike-freeman.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6264363/30827421

So, it's done. The negotiating teams for the players and owners have reached a new collective bargaining agreement, a player source tells me. It's over.

Players are flying to Washington to vote on it. But it will pass.

"It's done," one player source said. "We have an agreement. Now we just have to vote."

Finally, some definitive, good news.


this nightmare is over tomorrow. vote and press conference tomorrow, free agency wednesday, camp opens wed or fri.

theAPAOps5
07-24-2011, 07:27 AM
Isn't it officialy done when they actually vote?

Hogan11
07-24-2011, 07:29 AM
I'll believe it when I actually see it happen

HAT
07-24-2011, 07:31 AM
Football is back

Where did it go? I seem to remember last season, and then the Super Bowl....They had a draft in April, players will be at Dove Valley in July, NFLX in August and real games in September.

Much ado about nothing and anyone who thought games would be missed to the tune of billions of dollars needs their head examined.

Cito Pelon
07-24-2011, 08:36 AM
Isn't it officialy done when they actually vote?

Yeah, and not to mention this little thing of "re-certification as a union", which is the only way to actually approve a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

And, the fact that the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NFL have to notify the judge in the case that they have dropped the lawsuit.

All that's gonna happen tomorrow is the player reps will vote to either accept or reject a "proposed CBA". This is far from a done deal.

HAT
07-24-2011, 09:03 AM
Fuch you you're to stupid to take the post in the spirit it was intended
Btw they canceled a professional football game dipshot

*F u ck
*dip s h i t

Learn how to spell.

broncos-rock
07-24-2011, 09:33 AM
Where did it go? I seem to remember last season, and then the Super Bowl....They had a draft in April, players will be at Dove Valley in July, NFLX in August and real games in September.

Much ado about nothing and anyone who thought games would be missed to the tune of billions of dollars needs their head examined.

If were all being honest here your 100% correct. Some of the Orange Mane queens getting their panties in a bunch. One meaningless preseason game cancelled does not equal a full season lost.

RhymesayersDU
07-24-2011, 09:42 AM
Where did it go? I seem to remember last season, and then the Super Bowl....They had a draft in April, players will be at Dove Valley in July, NFLX in August and real games in September.

Much ado about nothing and anyone who thought games would be missed to the tune of billions of dollars needs their head examined.

Agreed here. I know some people here are truly football 24/7 365, and that's great, but nothing of relevance has been missed, nor was it ever going to be missed. This was never worth getting worked up about. I always found that odd, the people who got so mad over this.

And no, the HOF Game is not relevant.

Drunk Monkey
07-24-2011, 09:44 AM
If were all being honest here your 100% correct. Some of the Orange Mane queens getting their panties in a bunch. One meaningless preseason game cancelled does not equal a full season lost.

That's true but I did miss free agency in March. I also Missed OTA's. Basically I got none of the usual tidbits that help to tie me over until the games start up again.

schaaf
07-24-2011, 09:45 AM
Kaylore, Montrose.... You gonna be providing training camp updates???

SoCal.. You still going also?

Jay3
07-24-2011, 10:06 AM
This is disrespectful to the owners, for the players to come up with an agreement they are willing to agree to and vote on it.

Hilarious!

epicSocialism4tw
07-24-2011, 10:10 AM
Agreed here. I know some people here are truly football 24/7 365, and that's great, but nothing of relevance has been missed, nor was it ever going to be missed. This was never worth getting worked up about. I always found that odd, the people who got so mad over this.

And no, the HOF Game is not relevant.

The thing that we did miss was the natural flow of free agency. Its going to be a free-for-all. How that works out for or doesnt work out for the Broncos is up in the air at this point.

The Broncos, more than most teams, need to hit a home run or two.

SoCalBronco
07-24-2011, 10:11 AM
Kaylore, Montrose.... You gonna be providing training camp updates???

SoCal.. You still going also?

No...the lockout made it impossible for me to go this year since I would have needed to give my boss at least about a month's worth of notice for a specific week I wanted to take off. Couldn't do that without knowing when camp would definitively start.

schaaf
07-24-2011, 10:27 AM
No...the lockout made it impossible for me to go this year since I would have needed to give my boss at least about a month's worth of notice for a specific week I wanted to take off. Couldn't do that without knowing when camp would definitively start.

Well **** man :(

Broncoman13
07-24-2011, 10:27 AM
The thing that we did miss was the natural flow of free agency. Its going to be a free-for-all. How that works out for or doesnt work out for the Broncos is up in the air at this point.

The Broncos, more than most teams, need to hit a home run or two.

It may allow the Broncos to dump a lot of players. There is potential for a lot of movement and for us to really remake our team.

It looks like we have a lot of dead money on the books this year. But Kyle Orton and Brian Dawkins have a lot of money on the cap right now as well. Restructure Dawk and deal or release Orton and you have freed up about $10m right there.

I also suspect they will be dealing with DJ Williams. I think it's 50/50 right now that he'll remain on the team. If they can restructure his contract he'll stick, if not they may look to trade him... I don't think he'll stay on this team at his current salary.

Von Miller is going to get about $30-35m, over 5 years with about half of that guranteed. Franklin and Moore about 12m over 4 years. So that will take up that $10m in a hurry. I don't see anyway we don't have a few more players that are cut from this team... some of them will be some guys we don't expect. DJ Williams is my darkhorse cut for that reason.

schaaf
07-24-2011, 10:32 AM
It may allow the Broncos to dump a lot of players. There is potential for a lot of movement and for us to really remake our team.

It looks like we have a lot of dead money on the books this year. But Kyle Orton and Brian Dawkins have a lot of money on the cap right now as well. Restructure Dawk and deal or release Orton and you have freed up about $10m right there.

I also suspect they will be dealing with DJ Williams. I think it's 50/50 right now that he'll remain on the team. If they can restructure his contract he'll stick, if not they may look to trade him... I don't think he'll stay on this team at his current salary.

Von Miller is going to get about $30-35m, over 5 years with about half of that guranteed. Franklin and Moore about 12m over 4 years. So that will take up that $10m in a hurry. I don't see anyway we don't have a few more players that are cut from this team... some of them will be some guys we don't expect. DJ Williams is my darkhorse cut for that reason.

John fox was asked that exact question about DJ and he immediately shot it down

SoCalBronco
07-24-2011, 10:36 AM
John fox was asked that exact question about DJ and he immediately shot it down

Yeah...I don't think Fox is stupid enough to give away a premier WLB just to save like 2m or something. I think DJ's actual salary this year is only like 4.9m (cap number may be a bit higher like around 6), but I don't see what's problematic about either of those numbers. He's a top tier 4-3 WLB, so what's the problem? That's not exactly a massive salary. If they ask him to take a significant pay cut, I would hope he would tell the team to **** off and force them to release him. There's no basis for it. Go ahead and try it FO...we'll see who's laughing then when they won't have a single experienced player starting at LB.

I think they'll get most of their savings by trading Orton and also by either releasing Dawkins or having him take a big haircut. They can probably clear 10-11 million just with those two moves. A few other tweaks and they'll have some room to get Mebane and maybe 1 more decent player.

Broncoman13
07-24-2011, 10:52 AM
John fox was asked that exact question about DJ and he immediately shot it down

John Fox was asked the question around draft time. Now that they can see where they are at in terms of the Salary Cap, anything and everything is on the table.

I know he is SoCal's boy, but I don't think he has done anything over the past four or five years to make the team think he is worth that kind of money. He isn't a premiere player, but he is paid like it.

Also, the money saved in the Orton and Dawkins 'deals' will be enough to sign our draft picks. We are currently about $1m under our cap (if you believe what Leggy and Schaefer say). The Broncos have the ability to 'borrow' up to $3m (I believe that is the number this first year) from next year's cap. They may decide to do that as there is some dead money on the cap this year.

epicSocialism4tw
07-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Yeah...I don't think Fox is stupid enough to give away a premier WLB just to save like 2m or something. I think DJ's actual salary this year is only like 4.9m (cap number may be a bit higher like around 6), but I don't see what's problematic about either of those numbers. He's a top tier 4-3 WLB, so what's the problem? That's not exactly a massive salary. If they ask him to take a significant pay cut, I would hope he would tell the team to **** off and force them to release him. There's no basis for it. Go ahead and try it FO...we'll see who's laughing then when they won't have a single experienced player starting at LB.

I think they'll get most of their savings by trading Orton and also by either releasing Dawkins or having him take a big haircut. They can probably clear 10-11 million just with those two moves. A few other tweaks and they'll have some room to get Mebane and maybe 1 more decent player.

I seem to remember that Fox uses LB's like DJ at all LB positions. Speed, speed, speed.

Gcver2ver3
07-24-2011, 10:55 AM
Yeah...I don't think Fox is stupid enough to give away a premier WLB just to save like 2m or something. I think DJ's actual salary this year is only like 4.9m (cap number may be a bit higher like around 6), but I don't see what's problematic about either of those numbers. He's a top tier 4-3 WLB, so what's the problem? That's not exactly a massive salary. If they ask him to take a significant pay cut, I would hope he would tell the team to **** off and force them to release him. There's no basis for it. Go ahead and try it FO...we'll see who's laughing then when they won't have a single experienced player starting at LB.


i would humbly like to say i believe you're confusing premier with best we have...

SoCalBronco
07-24-2011, 11:01 AM
i would humbly like to say i believe you're confusing premier with best we have...

IMHO...I dont believe they are mutually exclusive terms. He's objectively a premier 4-3 WLB. The two years he played that position, he had outstanding seasons (2004, 2008 pre injury).

Anyway, as I've mentioned above, if they ask him to take a significant haircut, I hope he tells them to **** off and release him, instead. I don't think Fox is that stupid, though.

Gcver2ver3
07-24-2011, 11:07 AM
IMHO...I dont believe they are mutually exclusive terms. He's objectively a premier 4-3 WLB. The two years he played that position, he had outstanding seasons (2004, 2008 pre injury).

Anyway, as I've mentioned above, if they ask him to take a significant haircut, I hope he tells them to **** off and release him, instead. I don't think Fox is that stupid, though.

just because he is head and shoulders above any of our other LBs doesn't make him premier at his position, just that he's better than his teammates, which isn't saying much considering our talent pool on defense over the years...

i like DJ, and i really hope he remains, but he's never been voted to any pro bowls or even sniffed an all pro team to my knowledge...his stats certainly don't show of a premier talent either...i am just being honest, he hasn't shown to be a premier WLB to this point but i believe he still can be one...there is time left, he is a great athlete...

Broncoman13
07-24-2011, 11:10 AM
Sorry bud, I'm not trying to take digs at DJ. I think WLB is his most natural position and I think he can be above average at the position. Maybe he gets a year to see how he can be integrated in Fox's style of defense.

I just see a lot of roster trimming coming. They are going to add a lot of players over the next couple of weeks. That money (or available cap space rather) has to come from somewhere.

DJ isn't the problem. He is talented, but is he talented enough to overcome the fact that they need $ to pay free agents?

Captain 'Dre
07-24-2011, 11:19 AM
Where did it go? I seem to remember last season, and then the Super Bowl....They had a draft in April, players will be at Dove Valley in July, NFLX in August and real games in September.

Much ado about nothing and anyone who thought games would be missed to the tune of billions of dollars needs their head examined.

Mahatma Ghandi has spoken! :wave:

Mogulseeker
07-24-2011, 11:31 AM
Watch the players vote it down, lol.

SoCalBronco
07-24-2011, 11:40 AM
Sorry bud, I'm not trying to take digs at DJ. I think WLB is his most natural position and I think he can be above average at the position. Maybe he gets a year to see how he can be integrated in Fox's style of defense.

I just see a lot of roster trimming coming. They are going to add a lot of players over the next couple of weeks. That money (or available cap space rather) has to come from somewhere.

DJ isn't the problem. He is talented, but is he talented enough to overcome the fact that they need $ to pay free agents?

I get that they need to open up room for FA and also the draft class. I think they'll be able to open up a decent sized amount of room with Orton and Dawkins and also using that 3.5m exemption. While there should be some other roster trimming, one must also evaluate whether the benefits of each individual move outweigh the potential costs. I don't see any market-based reason to justify asking DJ to take a significant cut in salary from 4.9m. If he were on the open market, he would probably be able to get that and maybe more. If they don't believe that, then they can take that gamble. If they feel alright going into the season without a single experienced starter at LB, that's fine too, but I certainly would hope he turns down any requests for a significant salary decrease. It's unwarranted and its not his job to keep taking one for the team every year. Enough is enough. I hope he rejects any such request. There's nothing to negotiate. I'm not going to support the team making stupid moves...again. We're 4-12 because some of this fanbase were blind, militant cheerleading homers (I'm not talking about you, others rather) and that got us a nice seat in hell for two years. There's nothing this FO has ever accomplished, so there will be no honeymoons, no presumptions of correctness, no nothing. I'm not going to support their stupidity. You make cuts that make sense in the big picture. That's it.

Gcver2ver3
07-24-2011, 11:41 AM
Watch the players vote it down, lol.

if the players were allowed to vote earlier, the lockout would already be over...

the player reps and attornies help stretch this out...

i assume you're just kidding around anyway, i'm just frustrated over this ordeal as i imagine most all of us are...

troya900
07-24-2011, 11:54 AM
IMHO...I dont believe they are mutually exclusive terms. He's objectively a premier 4-3 WLB. The two years he played that position, he had outstanding seasons (2004, 2008 pre injury).

Anyway, as I've mentioned above, if they ask him to take a significant haircut, I hope he tells them to **** off and release him, instead. I don't think Fox is that stupid, though.



I agree significant haircuts are a major decision for players and if DJ has to get not just a haircut, but a significant one then F the Broncos and ask for his release.


Sorry SoCal that typo cracked me up.

Broncoman13
07-24-2011, 12:36 PM
I agree significant haircuts are a major decision for players and if DJ has to get not just a haircut, but a significant one then F the Broncos and ask for his release.


Sorry SoCal that typo cracked me up.

I don't get it???

Lev Vyvanse
07-24-2011, 12:39 PM
I don't get it???

He doesn't either.

schaaf
07-24-2011, 01:09 PM
I'm bettin Orton is traded within two days of the time that trades are allowed

OABB
07-24-2011, 01:34 PM
I'm bettin Orton is traded within two days of the time that trades are allowed

I hope so. Would love to get a sixth and a gift card to denny's for him.

schaaf
07-24-2011, 01:39 PM
I hope so. Would love to get a sixth and a gift card to denny's for him.

no we need to demand Perkins, we don't need any of that trash from Denny's

lostknight
07-24-2011, 01:41 PM
Von's contract is going to be around 21 million, with about half guaranteed, and the new 5th year language on the contact. McDaniels left us well and truly ****ed in what will be the best year ever for free agents.

broncogary
07-24-2011, 01:48 PM
We're 4-12 because some of this fanbase were blind, militant cheerleading homers ...

So that's why we lost those games. ROFL!

Anyway, DJ'S contract is only slightly more than Eric Winston's (right tackle of the Texans), so it's not like it's an exorbitant contract. In fact, with the new CBA more money should be going to vets and less to rookies, so it may be a bargain contract.

Crushaholic
07-24-2011, 01:49 PM
Free agency news is going to be NUTS, this weekend. It's probably time to break out Orangemane 101. Before making a thread about a particular free agency signing, PLEASE make sure there isn't a duplicate thread..ESPECIALLY on the front page...:pray:

OBF1
07-24-2011, 03:32 PM
http://mike-freeman.blogs.cbssports.com/mcc/blogs/entry/6264363/30827421

this nightmare is over tomorrow. vote and press conference tomorrow, free agency wednesday, camp opens wed or fri.

Stop with your nonsense posts already. We get it, you like to see your name on the internet starting threads. I promise you can be the first one to make a thread ONCE THE PLAYER SIGN THE NEW CBA agreement.

Get a fu cking life already

tsiguy96
07-24-2011, 03:41 PM
Stop with your nonsense posts already. We get it, you like to see your name on the internet starting threads. I promise you can be the first one to make a thread ONCE THE PLAYER SIGN THE NEW CBA agreement.

Get a fu cking life already

hmmmmmmmmm

this is a football forum, and a football related post signifying tomorrow as the end of the lockout. if it bothers you that much, and it didnt bother the 15 people responding before you, simply dont respond.

on a more related side note, i dont think free agency will start to saturday at the earliest.

Jetmeck
07-24-2011, 03:59 PM
Stop with your nonsense posts already. We get it, you like to see your name on the internet starting threads. I promise you can be the first one to make a thread ONCE THE PLAYER SIGN THE NEW CBA agreement.

Get a fu cking life already

He starts a football related thread and you are on his ass.
Here is a clue, epicsocialism wtf ever he is called starts BS
political threads about twice a day......there's your daisy !

OBF1
07-24-2011, 08:47 PM
He starts a football related thread and you are on his ass.
Here is a clue, epicsocialism wtf ever he is called starts BS
political threads about twice a day......there's your daisy !

Jet... be my huckleberry ROFL!

epicSocialism4tw
07-24-2011, 08:54 PM
He starts a football related thread and you are on his ass.
Here is a clue, epicsocialism wtf ever he is called starts BS
political threads about twice a day......there's your daisy !

Aw...so sad. Union extremist boy needs a good cry.

BroncoMan4ever
07-24-2011, 10:39 PM
will not hold my breath. the players are bunch of greedy dumb ****s and i can see them all ****ting on the deal

tsiguy96
07-25-2011, 03:21 AM
I said I wouldn't jump in til they agreed... They've FINALLY agreed! Sources say 2 sides this hour FINALLY agree to terms of new CBA.

According to terms, timeline sooner than previously reported. Facilities open Tues, camp starts Thurs for 10 teams, Fri for 10, wkend for 12


jayglazer, the most player friendly reporter out there, posted this about 4am.

football starts up again today.

some terms from peter king:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/07/24/labor/index.html

Broncoman13
07-25-2011, 04:42 AM
jayglazer, the most player friendly reporter out there, posted this about 4am.

football starts up again today.

some terms from peter king:
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/writers/peter_king/07/24/labor/index.html

I stoked for some football... Crazy how the restricted free agent thing could work out.

Take Harris for example. We could make him an offer, have him practice for a couple of weeks... install the offense with him as the starter at RT, and then have a team like the Chefs or Raiders offer him a nice contract and he bolts on or around Aug. 12. So now you have a player with knowledge of the system going to a rival and also taking away the player that received all of the reps.

Kind of weird how long of a window they left there.

schaaf
07-25-2011, 05:23 AM
Giggity

alkemical
07-25-2011, 05:30 AM
I really hope the front office can make some smart moves.

El Guapo
07-25-2011, 05:52 AM
Teams can start talking to un/restricted free agents today, signing tomorrow, talking trades today and trades become official on Saturday. This kicks off after the player vote, which is expected between 11AM-Noon (EST).

It's going to be a good week!

cmhargrove
07-25-2011, 05:56 AM
Just checking, but is this the "Official" thread for the "Unofficially DONE" CBA? I want to make sure i'm posting in the right one.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
07-25-2011, 06:12 AM
Safe to fap?

Kaylore
07-25-2011, 06:16 AM
I stoked for some football... Crazy how the restricted free agent thing could work out.

Take Harris for example. We could make him an offer, have him practice for a couple of weeks... install the offense with him as the starter at RT, and then have a team like the Chefs or Raiders offer him a nice contract and he bolts on or around Aug. 12. So now you have a player with knowledge of the system going to a rival and also taking away the player that received all of the reps.

Kind of weird how long of a window they left there.
Why would any player practice with a team before a contract is agreed to? I have trouble believing either side would agree to that. If the player is injured the team could pull the offer. The team would have the concerns you just listed.

HILife
07-25-2011, 06:48 AM
Free agency news is going to be NUTS, this weekend. It's probably time to break out Orangemane 101. Before making a thread about a particular free agency signing, PLEASE make sure there isn't a duplicate thread..ESPECIALLY on the front page...:pray:

Yea, there will be a lot of that news, once the CBA is put inplace.

HILife
07-25-2011, 06:49 AM
Safe to fap?

fap on my son, fap on.

Que
07-25-2011, 06:53 AM
I should be all stoked but for some reason I am all "'meh..."

What's wrong with me?

TheElusiveKyleOrton
07-25-2011, 07:33 AM
fap on my son, fap on.

Thanks, Dad!

fap. fap fap fap. fap fap. fappity fap fap fap.

tsiguy96
07-25-2011, 10:28 AM
denver training camp tentatively scheduled to open wednesday.

trades start tomorrow, UDFA and rookies can be signed tomorrow. FA starts friday.

Inkana7
07-25-2011, 10:35 AM
So, am I understanding this right? According to what I'm seeing on ESPN, starting tomorrow, teams can reach agreements with all FAs tomorrow, but they can't be signed until Friday?

oubronco
07-25-2011, 10:35 AM
So, am I understanding this right? According to what I'm seeing on ESPN, starting tomorrow, teams can reach agreements with all FAs tomorrow, but they can't be signed until Friday?

Correct

Dagmar
07-25-2011, 10:38 AM
So Orton will be a Dolphin tomorrow...?

oubronco
07-25-2011, 10:38 AM
So Orton will be a Dolphin tomorrow...?

Hopefully

OABB
07-25-2011, 10:52 AM
Not to be a debbie downer...but i not going to get excited until the recertification.

SonOfLe-loLang
07-25-2011, 10:59 AM
It's official. GAME ON!

Cito Pelon
07-25-2011, 11:07 AM
Not to be a debbie downer...but i not going to get excited until the recertification.

That's what I'm saying. There is no Collective Bargaining Agreement until there is a recertification of the NFLPA. They have to go together.

Also, the plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the NFL have not dropped that lawsuit.

DivineBronco
07-25-2011, 11:15 AM
and this is the last day we have to see constant DeSmith on tv...good lord he is a sleezeball

DenverBrit
07-25-2011, 11:22 AM
NFL players unanimously approve CBA

Representatives from the 32 NFL teams voted unanimously to approve a new collective bargaining agreement after a lengthy conference call Monday afternoon.

The player reps approved the 10-year agreement after the executive committee, who met here at the NFL Players Association headquarters, gave its approval. The CBA can’t fully ratify the agreement until the NFLPA recertifies as a union, which will likely take place by Wednesday.

“Big smile! Footballs back, footballs back,” NFLPA’s Domonique Foxworth said on Twitter.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/NFL-labor-players-approve-new-collective-bargaining-agreement-072511?GT1=39002

gunns
07-25-2011, 11:22 AM
I should be all stoked but for some reason I am all "'meh..."

What's wrong with me?

Gee, I don't know cause I'm thrilled!!!

TheElusiveKyleOrton
07-25-2011, 11:39 AM
Know what else is back? My hardon.

lllllllllllllladies.

schaaf
07-25-2011, 11:42 AM
Fappin day and night

Pony Boy
07-25-2011, 11:49 AM
The updated timeline for league business:

• Monday: The NFL will announce that teams can go to 90-man rosters and the official free-agent list will be distributed to teams.

• Tuesday: Trades can commence. Teams can reach agreements with rookies and undrafted free agents beginning at 10 a.m. ET. Teams can reach agreements with all free agents and signed players are allowed to enter team facilities.

• Wednesday: Players can begin reporting to training camps 15 days before their first preseason games. According to the proposed timeline, 10 teams would report on Wednesday, 10 more on Thursday and 10 additional teams on Friday. The New York Jets and Houston Texans would be the last two teams to report, on Sunday.

• Thursday: Teams can begin to cut players at 4 p.m. ET.

• Friday: Teams can begin filing transactions to the league office at 6 p.m. ET.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6799301/nflpa-oks-deal-roger-goodell-says-football-back

Crushaholic
07-25-2011, 11:53 AM
and this is the last day we have to see constant DeSmith on tv...good lord he is a sleezeball

Not having my TV tuned to ESPN has helped my sanity, greatly...

tsiguy96
07-25-2011, 11:53 AM
free agency essentially begins, tomorrow. not official til friday, but we wil find out very soon who denver wnats and has come to a verbal agreement with.

TailgateNut
07-25-2011, 11:59 AM
Here's a pacifier letter from BowlenCo:


Thank you, Broncos Country! Football is back and we are ready for training camp and the start of the season. The National Football League and the players have reached a new, long-term Collective Bargaining Agreement that is fair for everyone and ensures the continued growth of the league well into the future.

"On behalf of our entire organization, we are extremely appreciative of the patience and trust that this community has shown in the Denver Broncos throughout the negotiations," Broncos Owner/CEO Pat Bowlen said in a statement. "We care greatly about the special relationship we have with our fans, and it was our responsibility to resolve this matter and return football to the field. The loyalty of our fans, in particular our season ticket holders, has been truly remarkable during the last few months.

"We are all excited in advance of the 2011 season and are looking forward to a successful year of Broncos football."

We wanted to make you aware of some pertinent information now that the NFL lockout has been lifted.

Season Tickets: We plan to begin mailing season tickets on Monday, July 25. To download a full season schedule, please click here.

Single Game Tickets: Single-game tickets will be available for purchase on Tuesday, August 2. Full-price tickets will go on sale starting at 11:00 a.m. and half-price tickets will be available starting at 1:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be available at the Broncos Ticket Office beginning on Wednesday, August 3. Season ticket holders can begin posting tickets to NFL TicketExchange at noon on August 2.

Stadium Information: For up to date stadium, parking/traffic information, please click here.

Preseason Home Games: The Broncos will play their two home preseason games on Aug. 20 vs. Buffalo at 6:35 p.m. MDT and Aug. 27 vs. Seattle at 6:35 p.m. MDT.

Training Camp: Training Camp will start on Thursday, July 28. It will be held at the team's training facility at Dove Valley and as in years past, most practices will be open to the public. There will be two practices open to the public on the 28th. The first at 8:50 - 11:30 AM and in the evening from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The full schedule is still being finalized, so check back to www.DenverBroncos.com for more details.

Kaylore
07-25-2011, 11:59 AM
NFL players unanimously approve CBA

Representatives from the 32 NFL teams voted unanimously to approve a new collective bargaining agreement after a lengthy conference call Monday afternoon.

The player reps approved the 10-year agreement after the executive committee, who met here at the NFL Players Association headquarters, gave its approval. The CBA can’t fully ratify the agreement until the NFLPA recertifies as a union, which will likely take place by Wednesday.

“Big smile! Footballs back, footballs back,” NFLPA’s Domonique Foxworth said on Twitter.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/NFL-labor-players-approve-new-collective-bargaining-agreement-072511?GT1=39002

:egbgb:

ward63
07-25-2011, 12:00 PM
Let the free agency frenzy BEGIN!!!

long beach bronco
07-25-2011, 12:00 PM
I'm so happy, I think I'm gonna cry. :)

Cmac821
07-25-2011, 12:13 PM
Just saw this on facebook from the Broncos, can't wait for this crazy week

crush17
07-25-2011, 12:17 PM
Ahhhhh! Here we go!

Drunk Monkey
07-25-2011, 12:18 PM
Ahhh, I feel like I just took a 10lb ****. So relieved this BS is mostly behind us. Now bring in a freaking DT already!!!

Cito Pelon
07-25-2011, 12:19 PM
NFL players unanimously approve CBA

Representatives from the 32 NFL teams voted unanimously to approve a new collective bargaining agreement after a lengthy conference call Monday afternoon.

The player reps approved the 10-year agreement after the executive committee, who met here at the NFL Players Association headquarters, gave its approval. The CBA can’t fully ratify the agreement until the NFLPA recertifies as a union, which will likely take place by Wednesday.

“Big smile! Footballs back, footballs back,” NFLPA’s Domonique Foxworth said on Twitter.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/NFL-labor-players-approve-new-collective-bargaining-agreement-072511?GT1=39002

I'll get all giggity and giddyup come Wednesday.

Br0nc0Buster
07-25-2011, 12:30 PM
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Br0nc0Buster
07-25-2011, 12:31 PM
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BroncoMan4ever
07-25-2011, 12:39 PM
so does this mean we can start signing our own guys and some UDFA now or did that get pushed back to wednesday and the FA period is just a massive cluster****?

Ratboy
07-25-2011, 01:14 PM
I wonder what we can expect for Von Miller's contract

theAPAOps5
07-25-2011, 01:16 PM
Love that football is going to happen, can't wait!

s0phr0syne
07-25-2011, 01:19 PM
The concocted drama known as the "NFL Lockout" comes to an end--unsurprisingly, in time for all parties involved to continue making money, and the NFL was able to only boost its own exposure due to media attention, most of it relatively neutral

Kaylore
07-25-2011, 01:24 PM
<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Z3ZAGBL6UBA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

24champ
07-25-2011, 01:26 PM
Awesome!!!!


http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/gallery/dance-party/wack.gif

Dedhed
07-25-2011, 01:52 PM
I wonder what we can expect for Von Miller's contract
A 50% discount from last year's #2 pick (roughly).

HILife
07-25-2011, 02:06 PM
http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d820f6cd0/Football-is-back