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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

Rich Slivka
General Counsel/Executive Vice President

Rich Slivka enters his 18th year with the Broncos in 2017 and serves as general counsel and executive vice president for both the club and Stadium Management Company, which operates Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Slivka is responsible for all legal functions of the Broncos in addition to overseeing the human resources and finance groups. His role with the team and SMC also includes managing sponsorship contracts, intellectual property claims and insurance matters.  

Rich Slivka enters his 18th year with the Broncos in 2017 and serves as general counsel and executive vice president for both the club and Stadium Management Company, which operates Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Slivka is responsible for all legal functions of the Broncos in addition to overseeing the human resources and finance groups. His role with the team and SMC also includes managing sponsorship contracts, intellectual property claims and insurance matters.   

He practiced private law in Denver beginning in 1976 with specialties that involved corporate/business law, commercial litigation and arbitration, white collar criminal law, complex civil law and tax litigation. Slivka began working with Broncos Owner Pat Bowlen in 1987 and continued his involvement with him and the team until assuming a full-time counsel role with the organization in 2000.

His career began as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division in Washington D.C., where he spent five years (1969-73) before working as a lawyer with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado from 1974-76. 

A certified public accountant and a member of the Sports Lawyers Association, Slivka obtained his J.D. from George Washington University in 1969 and a bachelor’s degree in business/accounting from Arizona State University in 1966.

Slivka currently sits on the board for Denver Broncos Charities, which has overseen the distribution of more than $25 million to charitable groups in the Denver area since its inception in 1993.

He is an avid outdoorsman, having summited all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks. Born in Bridgeport, Conn., Slivka and his wife, Terri, have two children.