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  • Tue., Feb. 28, 2017 12:00 AM MST Combine Timing and Testing The Combine begins in Indianapolis and runs through March 6.
  • Wed., Mar. 01, 2017 2:00 PM MST Deadline to designate Francise or Transition Players Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
  • Tue., Mar. 07, 2017 12:00 AM MST Teams may negotiate with their own Unrestricted Free Agents

    During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 7th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9th, 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 2016 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

    During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.

  • Thu., Mar. 09, 2017 12:00 AM MST 2017 League Year and Free Agency begin

    The 2017 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The first day of the 2017 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. 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 9.

    Trading period for 2017 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.

  • Sun., Mar. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Annual League Meeting Annual League Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Mon., Apr. 03, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with new head coaches may begin offseason workouts Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2016 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
  • Wed., Apr. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents. Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
  • Thu., Apr. 27, 2017 12:00 AM MDT 2017 NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft begins in Philadelphia and runs through April 29.
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Season Results - 1980
1980 Preseason Schedule (2-2)
Date Attendance Score Opponent Game Site Notes
Aug. 9 67,532 W 17-6 Cincinnati Bengals Mile High Stadium Saturday night
Aug. 16 30,904 L 9-6 New York Giants Giants Stadium Saturday night
Aug. 23 73,946 L 26-13 Los Angeles Rams Mile High Stadium Saturday night
Aug. 30 53,060 W 38-0 Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field Saturday night

1980 Regular Season Schedule (8-8; 4th AFC West)
Date Attendance Score Opponent Game Site Notes
Sept. 7 70,307 L 27-6 Philadelphia Eagles Veterans Stadium  
Sept. 14 74,919 W 41-20 Dallas Cowboys Mile High Stadium  
Sept. 21 74,970 L 30-13 San Diego Chargers Mile High Stadium  
Sept. 29 59,602 L 23-14 New England Patriots Schaefer Stadium Monday night
Oct. 5 81,065 W 19-16 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Stadium  
Oct. 13 74,657 W 20-17 Washington Redskins Mile High Stadium Monday night
Oct. 19 74,459 L 23-17 Kansas City Chiefs Mile High Stadium  
Oct. 26 67,598 W 14-9 New York Giants Giants Stadium  
Nov. 2 74,717 L 20-16 Houston Oilers Mile High Stadium  
Nov. 9 51,435 W 20-13 San Diego Chargers San Diego Stadium  
Nov. 16 72,114 W 31-24 New York Jets Mile High Stadium  
Nov. 23 73,274 W 36-20 Seattle Seahawks Mile High Stadium  
Dec. 1 51,583 L 9-3 Oakland Raiders Oakland Coliseum Monday night
Dec. 7 40,237 L 31-14 Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium  
Dec. 14 73,974 L 24-21 Oakland Raiders Mile High Stadium  
Dec. 21 51,853 W 25-17 Seattle Seahawks Kingdome