Login  |   Register
On Now
Coming Up
  • 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.
Print
RSS

Green Back, Motivated

Posted Oct 1, 2012

Tight end Virgil Green returned to Dove Valley on Monday and is anxious to get back on the field with his teammates.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- With his four-game suspension in the past, tight end Virgil Green will no longer be working out at a local fitness center every day.

He also might have less time to play Madden and watch SportsCenter, which Green said were his primary post-workout activities.

When he rejoined his teammates Monday at the club's Dove Valley headquarters, it didn't seem like the second-year tight end had any problem with that.

"I woke up this morning and I couldn't even stay in my bed," said Green with a smile stretched across his face. "I just got up, started listening to music and getting my day going, getting back to my old ways. Today (felt) much like Christmas Day."

The 2011 seventh-round draft pick played in 15 games last year, his rookie campaign, contributing mostly as a blocker.

While Green said he watched "every snap" of the Broncos' games this year, getting through Sundays was the most difficult.

"On gamedays, it seemed like forever," he said. "You're just watching the game, like, 'Man, I wish I could be out there.'"

Now that he's back with the team, Green is looking forward to building chemistry with the quarterback leading the Broncos. The 24-year old said he has been watching Peyton Manning since he was 10 years old. Being on the same team as Manning is a reality that he could hardly describe.

"Just to be in practice with the guy, just to be in meetings and see his work ethic and where he's at, it just motivates me as a young player," he said. "Just being on the field with Peyton, you just feel like everything is at ease, everything is under control because he has been in every situation you could ever imagine. So just being on the field with him is always exciting."

Though he regrets the time he missed, Green said the experience, as a whole, was a positive one. He returns to the team with an amplified appreciation for the opportunity he has with the Broncos, after working out with athletes who are still looking for a home in the NFL.

"I got to just appreciate the situation I'm in because some guys weren't able to come to a team today," Green said.

"Honestly, it brought back a new excitement for me now," he continued. "I'm excited just to practice. I can't wait to get to practice. This experience really hasn't been bad for me because I've just embraced the positive things that have come with it."