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.
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.
The Denver Broncos are proud to have 9NEWS as our official television partner, KOA NewsRadio 850 AM & 94.1 FM as the team's flagship radio station and Spanish language broadcasts on KMXA-AM (1090) and/or KJMN-FM (92.1). In addition, Entravision will televise a Denver Broncos sports highlights show every Saturday night on its Denver Univision affiliate KCEC-TV.
The National Football League launched NFL Network, the first 24-hour, seven-day-a-week cable and satellite television network dedicated solely to the NFL in 2004 and a number of Broncos have appeared on the network's programs.
On May 26, 2011, the Broncos announced that the club reached a two-year agreement with KUSA-TV (NBC affiliate) to make Channel 9 the team’s official television partner.
“The passion that our fans have for the Denver Broncos is very special, and we are fortunate to have a partnership with KUSA-TV that enables us to reach out to them through all 9NEWS platforms with in-depth, exclusive programming,” Broncos President Joe Ellis said. “KUSA’s emphasis on community involvement also provides our organization with many outreach opportunities in the region.
“We look forward to working with KUSA and its award-winning staff to provide quality Broncos content that exceeds our fans’ expectations, delivering comprehensive coverage year round and bringing them closer than ever to this team.”
With the partnership agreement, KUSA-TV will have the exclusive rights to all preseason telecasts not done by a national network partner. Channel 9 will host a series of weekly Broncos-related programs, including a weekly show with Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway and the market’s most comprehensive pregame show, while featuring regular content with Head Coach Gary Kubiak and key players throughout the season.
The team also has plans to work in collaboration with Channel 9 on various community initiatives.
In addition, KUSA-TV will have authorization to use Broncos marks, logos, video and other elements in non-news programming. The station also will have increased access to Broncos game footage and all NFL Films-licensed material.
The Broncos, who will partner with Channel 9 for the third time in team history, most recently worked with KUSA-TV during the 2003 season. KUSA-TV also served as the team’s exclusive television partner during the club’s back-to-back Super Bowl championship seasons in 1997-98.
Additionally, 850 KOA’s FM sister station, 103.5 The Fox, will simulcast the games along with more than 60 Broncos Radio Network affiliates throughout the West.
Dave Logan, who leads KOA’s broadcast crew as the play-by-play announcer, is in his 19th full season as voice of the Broncos following seven years as color analyst on the broadcasts.
A Colorado native and 1971 winner of The Denver Post Gold Helmet Award, he is one of two athletes (along with Dave Winfield) drafted by franchises in Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NFL. Logan chose the latter, starring for the Cleveland Browns from 1976-83 and ascending into the top five of virtually every receiving category in the franchise’s record books. He played his final season in Denver in 1984.
Since then, Logan has brought his love for sports and knowledge of the games to Colorado radio listeners as co-host of 850 KOA’s “Colorado Afternoon News” from 3-7 p.m. He was named 1997 Broadcast Citizen of the Year in Colorado and has been Colorado Sportscaster of the Year three times (1992-93 and ‘98).
Logan also is one of the most accomplished prep football coaches in the country as he is the only coach in history to lead four different schools to a state title at the highest classification (seven championships total). He is in his fourth season coaching at Cherry Creek High School, winner of the 2014 Class 5A state championship. He was named the Denver Broncos’ Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year nominee in 2010 and was named a finalist for the national award in 2014, recognizing his integrity, achievement and leadership demonstrated by the winningest coach in NFL history. He was also the recipient of the Denver Athletic Club’s Career Achievement Award in 2012.
Ed McCaffrey joins Logan for his fourth full season providing color commentary for the Broncos’ radio network. He was a guest commentator for three radio games in 2009 and is also a football analyst for Altitude Sports and Entertainment.
The former Broncos wide-receiver won two of his three Super Bowl rings with the Broncos (1997, ’98) and was voted to the pro bowl in 1998. He finished his career with 565 receptions for 7,422 yards and 55 touchdowns, and ranks fourth on the Broncos’ all-time receiving list for both catches (462) and yards (6,200), and third in touchdowns (46). His best season came in 2000 when he caught a then-Broncos-record 101 passes (3rd in the NFL) for 1,317 yards and nine touchdowns. He retired from the NFL in 2004 after 13 seasons.
As respected as he was on the field, McCaffrey has made an equally significant impact off the fieldhosting annual football camps in Colorado. He and his wife Lisa are the parents of four boys, and are very active in the community through their foundation, which strives to improve the lives of children, particularly in Colorado.
The Denver Broncos and KDVR/FOX 31 have combined to bring Broncos fans exclusive programming each week during the football season.
Friday's "In the Zone" show with Coach Kubiak hosted by KDVR's Nick Griffith, along with contributors Kami Carmann and Raul Martinez, airs at 9:30p.m. and will re-air on Sunday morning at 9:30a.m.
KMXA-AM (1090) and/or KJMN-FM (92.1)
On Thursday, August 11, 2011, Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC) announced that it has acquired the radio broadcast rights for the 2011 Denver Broncos preseason and regular season games on a live Spanish broadcast on two of its Denver radio stations, KMXA-AM (1090) and KJMN-FM (92.1).
KCEC-TV’s new show, “Primero Y Diez: Broncos” (First and Ten: Broncos), will air from 10-10:30 p.m. on Saturdays, beginning Aug. 27, and will run through the end of the Broncos’ regular season schedule. This locally produced half-hour sports show will include Broncos game highlights, player interviews and historical facts to introduce the game of “football” to Hispanic fans. Luis Canela, Noticias Univision Colorado’s award-winning sports anchor, and , Rafael Medina, Entravision Marketing & Communications Director, will anchor the show.
About Entravision Communications Corporation
Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and digital operations to reach Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico. Entravision is the largest affiliate group of both the top-ranked Univision television network and Univision's TeleFutura network, with television stations in 20 of the nation's top 50 Hispanic markets. The company also operates one of the nation's largest groups of primarily Spanish-language radio stations, consisting of 48 owned and operated radio stations. Additionally, Entravision has a variety of cross-platform digital content and sales offerings designed to capitalize on the company’s leadership position within the Hispanic broadcasting community. Entravision shares of Class A Common Stock are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: EVC.
NFL Network, the first 24-hour, seven-day-a-week cable and satellite television network dedicated solely to the NFL, launched in November, 2004, with its signature show NFL Total Access, hosted by Rich Eisen. A destination for all that happens around the league, NFL Network features original programming, the 100 million-foot film library of NFL Films and preseason games.
NFL Network is available to all cable and satellite television homes. DirecTV, the United States’ largest satellite television provider, will make the network available to all of its 11,560,000 basic-service subscribers without extra costs. Additional agreements with local cable operators are pending.