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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

Scott DiStefano
Midwest Area Scout

Scott DiStefano is in his 36th year with the Denver Broncos’ personnel department in 2017 and scouts the Midwest area for the club.

He began his career with the Broncos scouting the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions before shifting his focus to the Midwest in 1990. In addition to his scouting duties with the Broncos during the 1980s, DiStefano also assisted with the breakdown of film cutups for Assistant Head Coach Joe Collier.

Scott DiStefano is in his 36th year with the Denver Broncos’ personnel department in 2017 and scouts the Midwest area for the club.

He began his career with the Broncos scouting the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions before shifting his focus to the Midwest in 1990. In addition to his scouting duties with the Broncos during the 1980s, DiStefano also assisted with the breakdown of film cutups for Assistant Head Coach Joe Collier.

DiStefano, 59, was a quarterback at Colorado State University from 1976-80. Although he had opportunities to play for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, he opted to begin his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Colorado State in 1981. He served in that capacity for the year before coming to the Broncos in 1982.

A native of Alliance, Ohio, DiStefano was an all-conference quarterback in 1975 at Alliance High School, the same school that produced Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson. Among the honors bestowed upon him was the 1974 Massillon (Ohio) JayCee’s conference sportsmanship award, a prestigious honor from such a football-rich region of Ohio.