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  • Sat., Jan. 20, 2018 12:00 AM MST NFLPA Collegiate Bowl NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California.
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  • 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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Phil Rauscher
Assistant to Head Coach
Age:
32
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Carlsbad, California
Experience:
3

Phil Rauscher enters his first season as Assistant to Head Coach Vance Joseph in 2017 after spending the previous two seasons with Denver as an offensive coaching assistant.

Rauscher joined the Broncos in 2015 after spending one season as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach with California Lutheran University following two seasons as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Hawaii (2012-13) under Head Coach Norm Chow.

Phil Rauscher enters his first season as Assistant to Head Coach Vance Joseph in 2017 after spending the previous two seasons with Denver as an offensive coaching assistant.

Rauscher joined the Broncos in 2015 after spending one season as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach with California Lutheran University following two seasons as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Hawaii (2012-13) under Head Coach Norm Chow.

Rauscher came to Hawaii from the University of Utah, where he was an administrative assistant and tight ends coach in 2011 working under then-Utes offensive coordinator Chow.Prior to his time at Utah, he served as offensive coordinator at Dixie State University (2010).

He began his coaching career at his alma mater, UCLA, in 2006 as an undergraduate assistant and earned three letters as an offensive lineman before injuries cut his career short. After earning his bachelor’s degree in history, Rauscher served as a graduate assistant at UCLA (2008-09) assisting then-Bruins offensive coordinator Chow with tight ends.

Rauscher was born on June 2, 1985, in Carlsbad, Calif.

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