On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Feb. 27, 2018 12:00 AM MST NFL Scouting Combine begins Feb. 27-March 5: NFL Scouting Combine, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Mon., Mar. 12, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Clubs may negotiate with unrestricted free agents March 12-14: 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 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
  • Wed., Mar. 14, 2018 2:00 PM MDT 2018 league year and free agency period begin

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must exercise options for 2018 on all players who have option clauses in their 2017 contracts.

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit qualifying offers to their Restricted Free Agents with expiring contracts to retain a Right of First Refusal/Compensation.

    Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, clubs must submit a minimum salary tender to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with expiring 2017 contracts who have fewer than three accrued seasons of free agency credit.

    Top 51 begins. All clubs must be under the 2018 salary cap prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    All 2017 player contracts will expire at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The 2018 league year and free agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. 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 14.

    The first day of the 2018 league year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. 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 14.

    Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.

  • Sun., Mar. 25, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Annual League Meetings begin March 25-28: Annual League Meetings, Orlando, Florida.
  • Mon., Apr. 16, 2018 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs April 16: Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Thu., Apr. 26, 2018 6:00 PM MDT 2018 NFL Draft begins April 26-28: 2018 NFL Draft, AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX.
Print
RSS

Broncos sign three players to future contracts

Posted Jan 17, 2018

Kenny Bell, Andreas Knappe and DeShawn Williams signed deals Wednesday.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday signed free-agent wide receiver Kenny Bell, tackle Andreas Knappe and defensive lineman DeShawn Williams to future contracts.

Bell (6-foot-1, 188 pounds) is a third-year player from the University of Nebraska who most recently competed on the practice squads of the Ravens (2017) and Buccaneers (2016). Selected by the Buccaneers in the fifth round (No. 162 overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, he spent his rookie year with Tampa Bay on injured reserve. Bell’s father, Ken, spent his entire NFL career with Denver (1986-89) and is tied for second in team history with 104 kick returns for 2,218 yards (21.3 avg.).

Knappe (6-foot-8, 315 pounds) is a first-year tackle from the University of Connecticut who competed on practice squads with the Falcons, Redskins and Colts during the 2017 season. Knappe, a native of Silkeborg, Denmark, entered the NFL as college free agent with Atlanta on May 1.

Williams (6-foot-1, 292 pounds) is a third-year defensive lineman from Clemson University who most recently competed on the Bengals’ practice squad in 2017. He appeared in four games and recorded two tackles (1 solo) and 0.5 sacks (1.0 yds) with Cincinnati in 2016 and spent his rookie year on its practice squad after the Bengals signed him as a college free agent on May 8, 2015.

The Broncos have now agreed to future contracts with 13 players. The future contract signees will be officially added to the roster at the start of the league year on March 14.