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Broncos confident they can strike long-term deal with Ryan Clady

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Since he hasn’t signed his $9.828 million franchise tender from the Broncos, tackle Ryan Clady isn’t with the team for the voluntary portion of offseason workouts.

Clady, like most players who get tagged, would like to sign a long-term contract rather than play out the one-year tender but there hasn’t been much word at all about the possibility of such a deal getting done ahead of the July 15 deadline to sign players with franchise tags to multi-year deals. A lack of chatter doesn’t equal a lack of desire on the Broncos’ end of things, however.

On a conference call with season ticket holders on Tuesday, Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell said that the Broncos “want him here” when asked about Clady and that the team is working with the tackle on a deal. Lindsay Jones of USA Today¬†also reports that Russell said the team is “confident” that they’ll be able to agree on such a contract.

One complication to a deal could be the shoulder surgery Clady had after the end of last season. The Broncos could be waiting to see how he’s recovering before putting their best contract offer on the table while his rehab from the operation makes it less of a priority to get a deal done right now since Clady wouldn’t be able to do much on-field work at this point in the offseason.

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9 Responses to “Broncos confident they can strike long-term deal with Ryan Clady”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: May 7, 2013 4:28 PM

    Trent Williams is the best LT in the sport and it’s not even close. #RedskinswillrouttheBroncos

  2. dalcow4 says: May 7, 2013 4:38 PM

    They better hope they can sign him. Very good tackle.

    But man his first two years in the league– I’ve never seen a guy hold that much and get away with it.

  3. 8to80texansblog says: May 7, 2013 4:40 PM

    ^^^^^^HAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Not even a 2nd team all pro!!!!

    I’m going with either Duane Brown or Ryan Clady….

  4. ravensfansc says: May 7, 2013 5:00 PM

    Just dont use a fax machine, that is all.

  5. reasonableheadswillprevail says: May 7, 2013 5:00 PM

    Tyron Smith is the best LT in the league…. hands down….
    #cowboysarestillandalwayswillbeamericasteam

  6. raiderinvader says: May 7, 2013 5:24 PM

    Trent Williams being the best LT in football was by far the funniest thing I’ve read today.there’s about 10 other guys before him on any list

  7. vegasbronco says: May 7, 2013 7:16 PM

    Ryan Clady and his agent may have already made their big error, they turned down 5 years for $50 million with $28 million guaranteed!
    He will not get $10 million a year offer.
    I hope he accepts $53 million over 6 years with $5 million signing bonus and $16 million guaranteed.

  8. raiderapologist says: May 7, 2013 9:37 PM

    Clady won’t be in a hurry to sign, either. The Donks can posture all they want, but they need him more than he needs them.

  9. dcbronco says: May 8, 2013 7:18 PM

    They need to get him signed. I love Elway but if they lose Clady on top of Dumervil then there are problems in the front office. They need to get his deal done before Shanahan has a chance to snatch him away.

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