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.
In 2014, the members of the Denver Broncos cheerleading squad divided more than 1,500 hours of civic involvement among 100 Colorado organizations.
Many associations, including Craig Hospital, Children’s Hospital, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, Denver Rescue Mission and Race for the Cure, were supported and visited by members of last year’s team. For the 2015 season, the squad will continue to promote a few long-standing causes important to the team. Our Junior Cheer program, now in its 16th season, promotes self-esteem, discipline, and Broncos pride in girls ages 6 to 14. Since 2008, the Dare to Cheer program, in partnership with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, has reached out to young women with disabilities to share the joy of Broncos football with them. The Cheer for the Troops campaign will continue to be a benchmark program, collecting much-needed items for servicemen and women all over the world to be distributed during the holidays.
Since 2003, members of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders have toured military bases in Egypt, Cuba, Iraq, Afghanistan, Italy, Guam, Hawaii, Kwajalein, Japan and Australia performing their 90-minute show to boost the troops’ morale and thank them for their service to our country.
Entering their 24th season, the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders are one of the premier teams in the National Football League. The Broncos brought cheerleaders back in 1993 after a 17-year absence and are proud of the work the team does both on the field and more importantly in the community.
The Broncos Cheerleaders are selected through auditions held each spring. In 2014, more than 200 women tried out for the 26 available positions.
Auditions focus primarily on dance ability; however, appearance, personal accomplishments and community involvement also are contributing factors.
Known for their distinctive western uniforms, the Cheerleaders wear long leather chaps and jackets in the fall months, skiwear for cold games and a more traditional cheerleading leather skirt and vest in the summer months. The three uniform changes give the group flexibility with the rapidly changing Colorado weather.
In 2015, the Cheerleaders will have a calendar, poster and other merchandise available for sale. For more information on the Cheerleaders, please contact the Cheerleaders' office at (720) 258-3181.