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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

Nancy Svoboda
Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Nancy Svoboda is entering her fifth season with the Denver Broncos in 2017 and her first year as the team’s executive vice president of human resources.

Svoboda leads all human resources efforts for the Broncos and Stadium Management Company, elevating the club’s staffing through talent management and development. 

During her tenure with the Broncos, Svoboda has instituted several innovative systems and procedures within the organization, including management programs, compensation reviews, and technology solutions. She leads a team that works diligently to ensure compliance on legal issues while respecting the demands of the NFL business and football culture of the Broncos.

Svoboda has pushed the values of integrity, respect, innovation, and teamwork to help guide employees’ behavior and decision-making. Her team works to foster a positive, development culture in which employees can realize and maximize their potential.

Before joining the Broncos in 2013, Svoboda served as senior vice president of human resources for The Integer Group, a company she was associated with for nearly 20 years. 

Svoboda received certification as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute as well as a senior certified professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management. She also is a certified True Colors® Personal Success Facilitator and a TalentSmart® Emotional Intelligence Certified Trainer.

A contributing author of The Praeger Handbook of Human Resource Management, Svoboda received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Illinois State University and a master’s degree in education, human resources and organizational development from Colorado State University.

Originally from Illinois, Svoboda has resided in Colorado since 1986.  She is married and has two sons, one who has served and the other who is currently serving in the U.S. Army.