Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tackle Ryan Clady (78) against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos and Ryan Clady Close to New Deal

One of the major storylines not getting enough attention this offseason is the contract details between the Denver Broncos and elite offensive tackle Ryan Clady.

Clady and the Broncos have had their issues ironing out a new contract thanks to Clady’s injury last season. The two sides are approaching a deadline that could see them barred from negotiating again until after the season.

According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, talks are starting to go better, but there is still plenty to figure out:

 With two days to go until the window for signing franchise-tagged left tackle Ryan Clady to a long-term deal closes until the completion of the regular season, a source with knowledge of the negotiations tells PFT that the contract “should get done.”  The source cautioned, however, that plenty of issues still remain, specifically as it relates to the structure of the deal.


The Spin: Expect this one to get done. The Broncos know what they have in Clady. There’s certainly a risk there because of the severity of his injury a year ago, but it’s a risk worth taking.

You’d rather have an injured Clady than an injured Peyton Manning.


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