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  • Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 12:00 AM MST NFLPA Collegiate Bowl NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California.
  • Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 12:00 AM MST East-West Shrine Game East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Sat., Jan. 27, 2018 12:30 PM MST Senior Bowl Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.
  • 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.

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Geep Chryst
Tight Ends
Age:
55
College:
Princeton
Hometown:
Madison, Wisconsin
Experience:
23
Geep Chryst has 23 years of NFL coaching experience, including eight seasons coaching the tight end position. He most recently served as San Francisco’s offensive coordinator (2015) and quarterbacks coach (2011-14) after previous NFL experience with Carolina (2006-10), Arizona (2001-03, 1996-98), San Diego (1999-00) and Chicago (1991-95).

Geep Chryst has 23 years of NFL coaching experience, including eight seasons coaching the tight end position. He most recently served as San Francisco’s offensive coordinator (2015) and quarterbacks coach (2011-14) after previous NFL experience with Carolina (2006-10), Arizona (2001-03, 1996-98), San Diego (1999-00) and Chicago (1991-95).

During Chryst’s five seasons in San Francisco, the 49ers advanced to three consecutive NFC Championship Games (2011-13) in addition to competing in Super Bowl XLVII. San Francisco’s passing offense was among the most efficient units in the NFL from 2011-15, ranking 10th in the league in passer rating (90.2) and sixth in touchdown-to-interception ratio (98 TDs, 43 INTs).

Before joining the 49ers, Chryst spent five years (2006-10) as Carolina’s tight ends coach, working the first three seasons alongside Broncos Offensive Coordinator Mike McCoy. Tight ends Dante Rosario and Jeff King combined for more than 1,800 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns from 2006-10 as the Panthers ranked seventh in the NFL in rushing (128.3 ypg) with Chryst on staff.

In 2009, Chryst’s tight ends group helped the Panthers become the first team in league history to produce two running backs (DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart) with more than 1,100 yards rushing in the same season.

Chryst worked two different three-year stints with Arizona, coaching tight ends (1996-97) and quarterbacks (1998, 2001-03). In his two seasons working with the Cardinals’ tight ends, Pat Carter (26-329, 1 TD) and Chris Gedney (23-261, 4 TDs) enjoyed the best seasons of their careers in 1996 and ’97, respectively.

From 1996-98, Arizona boasted the league’s eighth-best passing offense (221.4 ypg). Second-year quarterback Jake Plummer ranked fourth in the NFL in passing (3,737 yds.) in 1998, helping the Cardinals win their first playoff game in 51 years.

In between Chryst’s time in Arizona, he worked two seasons with the Chargers (1999-00) as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He began his NFL coaching career with Chicago in 1991, working for five seasons as the team’s director of research/quality control.

Chryst began his coaching career in the college ranks with the University of Wisconsin-Plateville (1987) before working for one season at University of Wisconsin (1988) and two years at the University of Wyoming (1989-90).

A football (linebacker) and baseball player at Princeton University, Chryst was born on June 7, 1962. His name is pronounced Jeep Krist.

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