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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.

Staff Directory

Mark Thewes
Director of Team Administration
College:
Miami (OH)
Experience:
12

Mark Thewes enters his 12th season in the NFL in 2014 and his third year as the club’s director of team administration. Originally hired by Denver on Jan. 12, 2009, as Assistant to the Head Coach, Thewes worked for the Cleveland Browns from 1999-2004 and spent four years with GMR Marketing in Charlotte, N.C., before he joined the Broncos.

Thewes serves as the liaison to the NFL office to ensure the club’s compliance with the collective bargaining agreement, roster management and reporting, scheduling, officiating and discipline. He also works closely with Director of Football Administration Mike Sullivan in player contract analysis, market research and overall football department budgeting and monitoring.

A native of Canton, Ohio, Thewes worked as an intern in the operations and marketing departments at the Pro Football Hall of Fame before joining the Browns as an intern for their re-entry into the NFL in 1999. He was hired full time by the Browns in 2000 and handled marketing/sponsorships for the club through 2004.

Mark Thewes enters his 12th season in the NFL in 2014 and his third year as the club’s director of team administration. Originally hired by Denver on Jan. 12, 2009, as Assistant to the Head Coach, Thewes worked for the Cleveland Browns from 1999-2004 and spent four years with GMR Marketing in Charlotte, N.C., before he joined the Broncos.

Thewes serves as the liaison to the NFL office to ensure the club’s compliance with the collective bargaining agreement, roster management and reporting, scheduling, officiating and discipline. He also works closely with Director of Football Administration Mike Sullivan in player contract analysis, market research and overall football department budgeting and monitoring.

A native of Canton, Ohio, Thewes worked as an intern in the operations and marketing departments at the Pro Football Hall of Fame before joining the Browns as an intern for their re-entry into the NFL in 1999. He was hired full time by the Browns in 2000 and handled marketing/sponsorships for the club through 2004.

At GMR Marketing, Thewes was an account director in its sports marketing division. In that capacity, he worked with NFL, NCAA and NASCAR accounts.

A four-year starter on the baseball team at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio), Thewes received a bachelor’s degree from the school before earning a master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University. He is a graduate of Canton McKinley Senior High School in Canton, Ohio.

Mark and his wife, Megan, have one son (Wade) and one daughter (Gwen).