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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

Mike Sullivan
Director of Football Administration

Mike Sullivan enters his sixth year with the Denver Broncos in 2017 as the organization’s director of football administration. After spending more than 25 years negotiating contracts as a player agent, he was hired by the Broncos on Feb. 15, 2012.

Sullivan’s responsibilities include directing the club’s negotiating and structuring of all player contracts as well as managing the Broncos’ salary cap and football budget.

Mike Sullivan enters his sixth year with the Denver Broncos in 2017 as the organization’s director of football administration. After spending more than 25 years negotiating contracts as a player agent, he was hired by the Broncos on Feb. 15, 2012.

Sullivan’s responsibilities include directing the club’s negotiating and structuring of all player contracts as well as managing the Broncos’ salary cap and football budget.

He joined the Broncos after serving the previous 11 years as managing director of the football division for Octagon Worldwide. In that capacity, he helped grow Octagon into one of the top sports representation and marketing firms in the nation.

While leading Octagon’s football division, he became regarded as one of the top contract negotiators in the business. An NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor, attorney and Certified Public Accountant, Sullivan is credited with the creation of a variety of player contract terms, including the guaranteed salary/option bonus structure, which is now commonplace in high-value player contracts.

Known for his progressive approach and creativity in the formation of player contracts, Sullivan began his career as an attorney in the early 1980s working with Leigh Steinberg. In that capacity, he helped negotiate several of the highest-valued contracts in the history of professional football.

He started his own firm and later partnered with Jeff Sperbeck to form Sullivan & Sperbeck, which was acquired by Octagon in 2000.

An All-American prep quarterback from Walnut Creek, Calif., Sullivan earned a scholarship to the University of Oregon before transferring to Villanova University as a junior. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova and went on to earn his law degree from the school. He was born in Morristown, N.J.