Broncos tackle Ryan Clady hasn’t signed his franchise tender yet and that’s going to keep him from taking part in the team’s minicamp this week.
Clady confirmed that point during an interview on 102.3 ESPN Radio in Denver on Monday. It’s not a big surprise as players who haven’t signed their tenders are not required to be at minicamp and the possibility of an injury during a training session is a pretty big risk to take when one is gunning for a long-term contract extension.
Clady may have a bigger risk than most players since he is recovering from shoulder surgery performed just after the end of the 2012 season. Word was that the surgery would require a five-to-six month rehab, which would put Clady at or close to full health when training camp opens up this summer. While Clady would not be required to go to training camp either without a signed contract, he indicated that he will join the team one way or the other at that point.
“More than likely I’ll be there,” Clady said, via Lindsay Jones of USA Today.
The Broncos said last month that they were confident that they would be able to reach agreement with Clady on an extension, but there haven’t been any updates since then. Clady stands to make $9.828 million under the tender.