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.
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.
BUNKLEY AT A GLANCE:
• A sixth-year defensive tackle who played in at least 14 games in each of his first five NFL seasons with Philadelphia and totaled 262 tackles (146 solo), six sacks (25 yds.) and three fumble recoveries.
• Helped the Eagles rank fifth in the NFL in rushing defense (100.8 ypg) from 2007-10 when he was a regular starter for the club.
• Opened 47 regular-season games and four postseason contests in a three-year stretch from 2006-09.
• Posted 37 career tackles for a loss at Florida State University to rank fifth on the school’s alltime list, including 25 TFLs as a senior that set the school record and ranked second in the nation.
• Bench pressed 225 pounds 44 times at the 2006 NFL Combine in one of the top performances in the history of the event.
• Selected by the Eagles in the first round (14th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Philadelphia as a draft choice 8/4/06; Signed by Denver 8/2/11.
Quickly: Bunkley is a sixth-year defensive tackle who played in at least 14 games in each of his first five NFL seasons with Philadelphia and totaled 262 tackles (146 solo), six sacks (25 yds.) and three fumble recoveries. He helped the Eagles rank fifth in the NFL in rushing defense (100.8 ypg) from 2007-10 when he was a regular starter for the club. Bunkley was traded to Denver on August 2, 2011.
2011 Postseason Highlights:
2011 Season Highlights:
2010: Bunkley played 14 games (5 starts) for Philadelphia and totaled 34 tackles (20 solo) and one pass defensed... Added five tackles for a loss to rank second on the team... Also saw action in the Eagles’ NFC Wild Card Game vs. G.B. (1/9) and contributed one tackle... Saw his 47-game starting streak snapped at Det. (9/19)... Inactive for two contests due to an elbow injury sustained at S.F. (10/10).
2009: Bunkley started all 16 games for the second consecutive year and recorded 58 tackles (37 solo), one sack (4 yds.), four passes defensed and one fumble recovery in the regular season... Tied for the team lead with six tackles for a loss... Opened Philadelphia’s NFC Wild Card game at Dal. (1/4) and tallied four tackles (3 solo).
2008: Bunkley opened all 16 regular-season contests for Philadelphia and made a career-high 82 tackles (46 solo), while adding two sacks (1 yd.), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery... Started all three playoff games for the Eagles and posted 13 tackles (5 solo)... Notched a career-high 11 tackles (8 solo) vs. NYG (11/9).
2007: Bunkley started all 15 games he played and recorded 75 tackles (35 solo) in addition to a career-best three sacks (20 yds.) and one fumble recovery... Recorded the first two sacks of his career vs. Det. (9/23)... Made his first NFL start at G.B. (9/9) and registered seven tackles (1 solo).
2006: Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (14th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft, Bunkley played 15 games as a rookie and totaled 13 tackles (8 solo) and one pass defensed in the regular season... Saw action in both of the Eagles’ postseason contests but did not record any defensive statistics.
COLLEGE: Bunkley finished his career at Florida State University with 129 tackles and 11.5 sacks in 44 games (22 starts)... Posted 37 tackles for a loss to rank fourth in school history... Earned numerous All-America honors as a senior in 2005 after taking over the Seminoles’ starting nose guard duties and ranking second in the nation with 25 tackles for a loss (school single-season record).
PERSONAL: Bunkley attended Chamberlain High School in Tampa, Fla., where he was rated the state’s No. 2 defensive tackle by the Florida Times-Union... Posted 18.5 sacks as a senior and was selected to play in the Georgia-Florida All-Star Game after leading his team to the state finals... Served as a defensive line instructor at the Mike Alstott Football Camp in high school... Majored in social science at Florida State... Brodrick Bunkley was born on Nov. 23, 1983, in Tampa, Fla.
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