As the regular season approaches, a guy who has been on the field every Sunday since 1997 still doesn’t have a job.
But, by all indications, he will soon.
Per a league source, tackle Jon Runyan has been cleared to play after offseason microfracture surgery to repair an injured knee.
We’re told that three teams are interested in Runyan. According to the source, Runyan rejected an opportunity to sign a contract last week because he didn’t want to play for the team in question.
Oakland Raiders? We’re looking at you.
Given the rule that guarantees a vested veteran’s salary if he’s on the Week One roster, look for Runyan to do a deal after the first games are played.
But if there are multiple teams in the mix, the one that’s willing to step up and sign him now could be the one to get him.
Except for the Raiders.