Login  |   Register
Coming Up
  • Wed., Mar. 01, 2017 2:00 PM MST Deadline to designate Francise or Transition Players Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
  • Tue., Mar. 07, 2017 12:00 AM MST Teams may negotiate with their own Unrestricted Free Agents

    During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 7th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2016 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

    During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.

  • Thu., Mar. 09, 2017 12:00 AM MST 2017 League Year and Free Agency begin

    The 2017 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The first day of the 2017 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

    Trading period for 2017 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.

  • Sun., Mar. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Annual League Meeting Annual League Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Mon., Apr. 03, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with new head coaches may begin offseason workouts Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2016 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
  • Wed., Apr. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents. Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
  • Thu., Apr. 27, 2017 12:00 AM MDT 2017 NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft begins in Philadelphia and runs through April 29.
Print
RSS

The dark side of The Force awakened -- and it felled Von Miller

Posted Jan 14, 2016

Miller was back at practice Thursday after missing Wednesday's work because of an illness that set in after he ate the wrong snack at a screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Von Miller went to a local movie theater to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Tuesday night. He left exhausted and feeling a bit like Luke Skywalker when he retched after trying some of Yoda's stew on Dagobah.

Some bad mozzarella sticks at the theater left Miller felling ill, and forced him to go home early Wednesday and miss practice. He was back at the UCHealth Training Center on Thursday none the worse for the wear, but rethinking his snack choices.

"Mozzarella sticks -- you can’t put just regular gas in a Ferrari," Miller said.

Von Miller

"Just the fried cheese and the ICEE at the movies. I was contemplating -- it did me bad. I learned my lesson."

Last offseason, Miller was raving about his diet, which emphasized lean meats, fruits, vegetables and gallons of water.

After his bout of gastrointestinal discomfort, he's back on course.

"The force struck back," he said.

“I told him I don’t know what kind of cheese was in those mozzarella sticks, [but] please don’t eat those again," said OLB DeMarcus Ware. "I thought [DE] Malik [Jackson] ate some too because he was a little bit sick yesterday, also.

"I believe those guys flushed the mozzarella sticks out. I told them to just stick with the popcorn and the little goobers at the movies."