Login  |   Register

On Now
Coming Up
  • 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.

Print Friendly Version Convert to PDF Convert to RTF Related Assets
July 21, 2014

BRONCOS AND 9NEWS ANNOUNCE PRESEASON BROADCAST TEAM

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. —The Denver Broncos and 9News on Monday announced that longtime Denver sports and news anchor Ron Zappolo willserve asthe play-by-play announcer for all four of the club’s preseason contests, which will air on KTVD Channel 20. Former Broncos John Lynch (vs. Sea., 8/7; vs. Hou., 8/23; at Dal., 8/28) and Alfred Williams (at S.F., 8/17) are set to provide analysis with Zappolo in the booth as KUSA-TV anchor/reporter Rod Mackey joins the crew from the sidelines.

Zappolo, who has worked in the Denver market for more than three decades, was recently reunited with KUSA-TV as a weekend sports conversationalist for the station. He previously worked as a sports anchor for 9News and CBS 4 before becoming a news anchor for FOX 31.

Lynch, a Pro Bowler during each of his four years (2004-07) playing for the Broncos, will enter his seventh season as an analyst for FOX NFL broadcasts. He paired with Kevin Burkhardt for three of Denver’s preseason broadcasts in 2013 and also has experience working as a commentator for Tampa Bay’s preseason games.

Williams, who played for Denver from 1996-99 and was part of the club’s back-to-back Super Bowl teams in 1997 and ’98, provided commentary for two preseason broadcasts for 9News in 2011.

In addition to his work as an anchor/reporter for KUSA since 2000, Mackey has worked as a preseason sideline reporter with 9News Broncos broadcasts during the last three years.

The 2014 season will mark the fourth consecutive year 9News will serve as the Broncos’ official television partner and preseason network. In addition to airing preseason games, KUSA-TV works with the team to provide unique local programming such as Broncos Huddle, Broncos Tonight, Broncos Sideline Stories and Broncos Game Day Live.


You must be logged in to view this item.





This area is reserved for members of the news media. If you qualify, please update your user profile and check the box marked "Check here to register as an accredited member of the news media". Please include any notes in the "Supporting information for media credentials" box. We will notify you of your status via e-mail in one business day.