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

Woodyard 'Living Through' Trevathan

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Linebacker Wesley Woodyard has been a leader for Danny Trevathan to follow this season.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Though linebackers Wesley Woodyard and Danny Trevathan both played their college ball at Kentucky, they weren’t in Lexington at the same time.

Woodyard left Kentucky after the 2007 season and Trevathan arrived in 2008, but now they share the same field as a part of the Broncos linebacking corps. This season, Trevathan led the team with 125 total tackles and Woodyard was second on the club with 83.

Trevathan is in just his second year in Denver while Woodyard, a defensive captain, is in his sixth.

“Being a leader, I would definitely say having that captain on my chest, that’s my chip (on my shoulder),” Woodyard said. “Regardless of anything that goes on, my job is to continue to lead my defense and to continue to lead my teammates – give guys good advice out there. A guy who I’m living through and I love to see play every game is Danny Trevathan.

“He came in like a little brother to us, and now he’s just growing up and taking over things. It’s exciting to see that. To me, that’s what I look forward to, seeing guys step up.”

Trevathan has taken advantage of that opportunity to learn from Woodyard and some of the other veterans on the team, noting that he watched “how they come in, how they lead, how they handle themselves off the field with the media” and the like.

As the 2013 regular season progressed, so did Trevathan. After a strong training camp, he came out and started all 16 games – picking up a pair of sacks, three forced fumbles and three interceptions along the way.

Woodyard, who battled injury throughout the season and spent some time in sub packages, said that “Danny deserves everything he’s gotten.”

But to the two former Wildcats, it doesn’t seem to matter who is on the field.

“Whoever is on the field, we’re rooting for each other,” Trevathan said. “That is just the way it goes. Me and Wesley have been through it for a long time. This is our second year together, but it feels like 15 years. Having that guy out there – he has really been a great role model in my life, talking to me, helping me get it together. Even though he’s not on the field, he’s with me in my head all the time. That’s how I’m going to carry him.”