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.
BIBBS AT A GLANCE:
• A third-year running back who appeared in one game for the Broncos 2015 in addition to competing on the team’s practice squad.
• Spent four weeks of his rookie season in 2014 on Denver’s active roster in addition to competing on the club’s practice squad.
• Broke Colorado State University’s single-season records for rushing yards (1,741), rushing touchdowns (31), total touchdowns (31) and points (186) in his lone season with the Rams after playing at the junior college level.
• Ranked sixth in the nation with 1,741 rushing yards and tied for No. 1 in the country with 31 touchdowns for the Rams in 2013.
• Entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on May 16, 2014.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a college free agent 5/16/14; Waived by Denver 8/30/14; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 9/1/14; Signed by Denver (active roster) 10/20/14; Waived by Denver 11/22/14; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 11/26/14; Waived by Denver 9/5/15; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 9/7/15; Signed by Denver (active roster) 10/17/15; Waived by Denver 10/19/15; Signed by Denver (practice squad) 10/21/15.
2015: Bibbs was active for one game with Denver during his second NFL season while spending the rest of the year on the practice squad... Made his NFL debut at Cle. (10/18), returning one kickoff for 15 yards and posting one special-teams stop.
2014: Bibbs, who entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent, spent the first seven weeks of his rookie season on the Broncos’ practice squad before being elevated to the active roster on Oct. 22... Spent Games 11-16 on the Broncos practice squad.
COLLEGE: Played one season (2013) for Colorado State after two years in the junior college ranks... Appeared in all 14 games for the Rams as a junior in 2013 and was named a first-team All-Mountain West Conference selection... Broke the CSU single-season records for rushing yards (1,741), rushing touchdowns (31), total touchdowns (31) and points (186)... Received second-team All-America honors from the Walter Camp Football Foundation... Ranked sixth in the nation with 1,741 rushing yards and tied for No. 1 in the country with 31 touchdowns on 281 attempts (6.2 avg.)... Set a CSU single-game rushing mark with 312 yards vs. Nevada (11/9)... Scored six touchdowns at New Mexico (11/16) to set conference and school single-game records... Spent the Fall of 2012 taking classes at Front Range Community College in Ft. Collins, Colo., before transferring to CSU... Played his freshman season at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, where he appeared in 11 games and rushed for 425 yards and six touchdowns on 74 attempts (5.6 avg.).
PERSONAL: Attended Plainfield (Ill.) North High School, where he set 26 school records, was a two-time Prairie League MVP and capped his prep career by earning Chicago Offensive Player of the Year honors from ESPNChicago.com (300 att., 2,654 yds., 38 TDs)... Established state records with 520 rushing yards and seven touchdowns in a 2010 game... Majored in ethnic studies at Colorado State... First name is pronounced kuh-PREE... Kapri Lashaw Bibbs was born on Jan. 10, 1993, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Kapri Bibbs was signed to the active roster Monday, after spending the first seven weeks of the season on the practice squad.
Denver Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs runs right up the middle for the 9-yard touchdown.
Denver Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs runs it in for the 3-yard touchdown.
Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs runs in a 4-yard touchdown.