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Ryan Clady receives franchise tag

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The first day of March has brought a flurry of franchise tags.

Add Ryan Clady to the list of the tagged.

The Broncos’ Pro Bowl left tackle received the franchise tag from Denver on Friday, a league source tells PFT.  The 26-year-old Clady received the non-exclusive tag, which would allow teams to make an offer for the tackle if willing to surrender two first-round picks.

The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Clady is regarded as one of the NFL’s best left tackles. He has started all 80 games in five NFL seasons. The Broncos drafted him in the first round of the 2008 draft.

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11 Responses to “Ryan Clady receives franchise tag”
  1. hrmlss says: Mar 1, 2013 5:58 PM

    Maybe the Redskins will sign him……..what no picks? No cash? Did they get sequestered?

  2. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Mar 1, 2013 5:59 PM

    A college left tackle with potential is worth a high first round pick shouldn’t a proven one already considered one of the best already (and only 26 years old) be worth two? NO brainer if you have enough picks to trade around.

  3. profootballwalk says: Mar 1, 2013 6:23 PM

    A college left tackle with potential is worth a high first round pick shouldn’t a proven one already considered one of the best already (and only 26 years old) be worth two? NO brainer if you have enough picks to trade around.
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    So instead of just drafting the college player and getting him under a good contract for four years, you’ re going to play Clady top dollar, AND lose the years off his career he’s already played? AND give up ANOTHER first round pick? Yeah, that’s a no brainer. Having enough draft picks does not imply wasting them. The Patriots got Nate Solder in the 20s, and he’s good enough to block for Brady. Why would anyone give up a second first round pick for Clady?

  4. beauregard says: Mar 1, 2013 6:27 PM

    A 26 year old top tier left tackle. I’m thinking someone with an expensive QB to protect may pull the trigger on this. Especially if your draft picks are in the high 20’s or low 30’s. It would be a steal.

  5. ravenmuscle says: Mar 1, 2013 6:50 PM

    I can see the Redskins doing this. George Allan did this all the time in the old days when he had no picks.

    The Redskins could care less about number one picks.

  6. tonyugoh says: Mar 1, 2013 7:07 PM

    He’s been overrated in the past but he was legitimately a top 3 left tackle last season, gotta protect Peyton so this is kind of a no-brainer. Hopefully they can get a long-term deal done cause you would hate to see a holdout, well, unless you’re a Chargers, Raiders or Chiefs fan.

  7. eaglesw00t says: Mar 1, 2013 7:26 PM

    If I were a team like the eagles, I would trade the high #4 for two crappy firsts and go get clady. He is worthy of the 4th. You just have to convert it is all.

  8. boogerhut says: Mar 1, 2013 8:10 PM

    If his shoulder is healthy, no way they let him walk. That is the only concern for the front office. He already turned down 50 mil, hope his head aint swelling.

  9. jessethegreat says: Mar 1, 2013 11:50 PM

    Eagles woot… That would not work. In order to sign a restricted or franchised player, the signing team would be forced to part with their original picks.

    I doubt the Steelers would be willing to do it, but it would be a great move for them since they never seem to have high picks and have a glaring need for a LT that can keep Ben from getting killed.

    Same thing for the Packers, but we all know Thompson values draft picks and would never pay the price. Plus they need the cap room to re-sign Rodgers and CMIII.

    I would kind of like to see the Pats do it just to mess with Peyton.

    The wild card that would never happen could be SF. Imagine him playing the blocking TE for them with Vernon Davis as the pass threat. They already have a great o line but he’d make their already strong run game even better. Kaep and Gore would be able to tare through my Packers even worse than last year!

  10. milehighmagician says: Mar 2, 2013 1:06 AM

    This is very smart. With the shoulder injury we can play him the year see how it holds up then give him the contract. He’s not going anywhere soon its a no brainer. That poor year he had was with a qb who ran east and west not north and south. Couldn’t throw under 3 sec either. He’s top tier period

  11. milehighmagician says: Mar 2, 2013 2:30 AM

    Every time I post something that is any type of negative towards tim tebow, it is not posted no profanity no bashing just fact. Its not posted, I call bs so much for freedom of speech

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