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.
SIGN UP TO BE A SOBER DESIGNATED DRIVER AT HOME BRONCOS GAMES!
The Denver Broncos, Bud Light, Colorado Department of Transportation and Centerplate encourage fans to act responsible and be “Good Sports” while enjoying the game. Fans may visit the Guest Relations Centers located at sections 105, 122, 508 and 534 during Broncos home games for information on how fans over 21 can sign up to be a sober designated driver and receive a complimentary Coca-Cola or O’Doul’s.
As a designated driver, fans pledge not to drink alcoholic beverages during the game and to provide responsible transportation for all members of their group. While the designated driver program is only in operation for select events, the Denver Broncos, Bud Light and Centerplate remind you that it is always important to drink responsibly and to drive safely.
Prizes for Designated Drivers:
Everyone who signs up to be a designated driver will receive:
You also have the chance to win:
In addition, the Broncos, Stadium Management Company, LLC and their business partners are proud members of TEAM Coalition. TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, the beer industry, broadcasters, governmental traffic safety experts and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities. Participating in TEAM Coalition and utilizing its many resources to better train staff in safe effective alcohol management techniques enables the stadium to work under one alcohol management training program. TEAM stands on three main principles: alcohol service policies, alcohol management training for stadium employees and programs for fans to manage alcohol responsibly, such as designated driver programs.
Designated Driver Challenge
The Denver Broncos will compete against AFC West Rivals, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs for the Designated Driver Challenge. The Broncos will compete with each team to have the most fans pledge to be a designated driver for games in which the Broncos play the other team.
Scoring goes as follows:
Visit our Facebook page and “like” the program to get the Broncos more points!