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.
|Aug. 10||13,841||W 15-13||Cincinnati Bengals||University of Denver Stadium||Saturday night|
|Aug. 17||20,901||L 39-16||Minnesota Vikings||University of Denver Stadium||Saturday night|
|Aug. 23||22,254||L 22-6||San Francisco 49ers||University of Denver Stadium||Friday night|
|Aug. 30||10,328||L 6-3||San Diego Chargers||San Antonio, Texas||Friday night|
|Sept. 7||18,031||L 23-7||Oakland Raiders||Portland, Oregon||Saturday night|
|Sept. 15||25,049||L 24-10||Cincinnati Bengals||Nippert Stadium|
|Sept. 22||45,821||L 34-2||Kansas City Chiefs||Municipal Stadium|
|Sept. 29||37,024||L 20-17||Boston Patriots||Bears Stadium|
|Oct. 6||41,257||W 10-7||Cincinnati Bengals||Bears Stadium|
|Oct. 13||62,052||W 21-13||New York Jets||Shea Stadium|
|Oct. 20||42,953||L 55-24||San Diego Chargers||San Diego Stadium|
|Oct. 27||44,115||W 21-14||Miami Dolphins||Bears Stadium|
|Nov. 3||18,304||W 35-14||Boston Patriots||Fenway Park|
|Nov. 10||50,002||L 43-7||Oakland Raiders||Bears Stadium|
|Nov. 17||36,075||L 38-17||Houston Oilers||Astrodome|
|Nov. 24||35,201||W 34-32||Buffalo Bills||Bears Stadium|
|Dec. 1||35,212||L 47-23||San Diego Chargers||Bears Stadium|
|Dec. 8||47,754||L 33-27||Oakland Raiders||Oakland Coliseum|
|Dec. 14||38,463||L 30-7||Kansas City Chiefs||Bears Stadium||Saturday|