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  • Tue., Feb. 28, 2017 12:00 AM MST Combine Timing and Testing The Combine begins in Indianapolis and runs through March 6.
  • 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.

Photo Caption: State Ambassadors from Colorado, Wyoming and Montana attended the Play 60 Broncos vs. Bills game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. They were recognized for their accomplishments as Fuel Up to Play 60 State Ambassadors and met several Broncos players! Read their game experiences here.
Become a Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador!
Being a Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador means leading healthy changes in your school and encouraging others to stay healthy and active! You'll also get chances to participate in awesome events, meet NFL players, get interviewed by reporters, and win sweet prizes!

Check out some of the outstanding experiences of previous Student Ambassadors:
Kaylene, '11-12 CO State Ambassador, '13-16 Youth Council Member
Kaylene became involved with Fuel Up to Play 60 as a 6th grader. Now in her senior year of high school, Kaylene has traveled the country promoting the program and mentoring other students. One highlight for Kaylene has been meeting billionaire entrepreneur Warren Buffet.

In describing the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, Kaylene stated, "By doing this, they not only helped change the culture and lives of the students at their schools, but they also now serve as role models to other people seeking to make a difference in their lives and the lives of the people that surround them. What one thing every school with Fuel Up to Play 60 has in common, is they know that it is never too late to make a change, and make a difference. It doesn't matter how old you are or how big your school is, you can make a change by bringing the program to your school."
Roddy,'14-15 CO State Ambassador & '15-16 National Ambassador
Having served as the Colorado State Ambassador and National Ambassador, Roddy has attended two National Student Ambassador Summits; one at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas,, TX and another in Chicago, IL. Having started his involvement with Fuel Up to Play 60 in elementary school, when Roddy moved onto middle school he took the initiative to recruit a program advisor and peers to start the program at his new school. At the inaugural Denver Broncos Health & Wellness Expo, Roddy co-hosted a live cooking demonstration with player, David Bruton.

Roddy states of the program, "My favorite part is the activities designed to help your school become a healthier place. I enjoy the hard work I put in to help my school. This program has helped me become a better leader and I enjoy showing younger students a healthier path to follow. Also this program has made me want to make my school a better place so students can impact others in a positive way."
Tyler, '14-15 CO State Ambassador & '15-16 Youth Advisory Panel Member
As the 2014-15 Colorado State Ambassador, Tyler attended the National Student Ambassador Summit in Dallas, Texas. In addition to receiving leadership training and meeting student leaders from across the country, Tyler was selected to give a Youth Talk on the importance of the Learning Connection during the GenYouth town hall. Receiving a standing ovation from the thousands in attendance, Tyler was later invited to Washington, DC to speak at the annual meeting of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

When asked about his involvement in the program, Tyler stated, "Becoming a Student Ambassador has been life changing for me. Through my experiences and training, I am more confident and a better student. I am proud that I am able to help my peers and people everywhere become more healthy and active."

Want to take your leadership to the next level? Want to join the ranks for these outstanding student ambassadors? Learn more by selecting here!

Stay up-to-date on all the cool experiences and healthy changes students across the country are doing by following the student lead blog, The Huddle at: http://blog.fueluptoplay60.com/