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Clady deal “should get done” but there’s still work to do

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The Broncos could be getting some much-needed good news.

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 challenge for both sides is to work out a contract that properly takes into account a one-year guaranteed salary of $9.66 million but that also reflects the current dynamic of the market, which has become more and more skewed toward the quarterback position.

Clady had shoulder surgery earlier in the offseason, and the Broncos had opted to take a wait-and-see approach regarding his recovery.  The problem is that, if they don’t sign him by Monday, Clady has every right to stay away from training camp and the entire preseason, collecting the full amount of the franchise tender by showing up only days before the first game of the regular season.

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14 Responses to “Clady deal “should get done” but there’s still work to do”
  1. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 13, 2013 8:00 AM

    The Broncos will blunder this somehow.

  2. onlyonelbc says: Jul 13, 2013 8:02 AM

    One of the best tackles in the game – pay that man!!

  3. ace3hundred says: Jul 13, 2013 8:58 AM

    I need to know so if this goes down to the wire monday. Is Ryan Clady in Denver ready to sign or is he at home looking for that business card for the kinkos in Miami that Elvis gave him?

  4. denverdude7 says: Jul 13, 2013 9:33 AM

    GET THIS DONE NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SINCERELY,
    Bronco Nation

  5. chargersdiehard says: Jul 13, 2013 9:44 AM

    Freeney is salivating.

  6. johndont says: Jul 13, 2013 10:01 AM

    Pay the guy, I can pull my kids from middle school to work and I can get a second job delivering pizzas to pay for my tickets, no problem.

  7. youarejealousof6rings says: Jul 13, 2013 10:45 AM

    chargersdiehard says:
    Jul 13, 2013 9:44 AM
    Freeney is salivating.
    ________________________

    …on the bench.

  8. spellingcops says: Jul 13, 2013 10:58 AM

    youarejealousof6rings
    Jul 13, 2013, 6:00 AM MDT
    The Broncos will blunder this somehow.
    ————————-
    Like the Steelers blundered their last playoff appearance against the full back with the inaccurate duck launcher? Or like the Steelers blunder of a rapist QB?

  9. snakeiz says: Jul 13, 2013 12:36 PM

    Both sides need to get together with a bottle of Jack and just hammer out the details…then everyone can just drive home happy.

  10. orangeandblueblood says: Jul 13, 2013 12:54 PM

    I don’t understand why the Broncos would over pay Clady when they can franchise him this year at the going rate and franchise him again next year at a 20% increase.
    They lose the option to franchise him after that but he’ll be older and that will most likely be Manning’s last year and we’ll be in a rebuilding mode by then anyway.
    I love Clady but don’t over pay.

  11. FinFan68 says: Jul 13, 2013 12:57 PM

    Make sure the fax machines work properly

  12. spellingcops says: Jul 13, 2013 1:11 PM

    orangeandblueblood says: Jul 13, 2013 12:54 PM

    I don’t understand why the Broncos would over pay Clady when they can franchise him this year at the going rate and franchise him again next year at a 20% increase.
    They lose the option to franchise him after that but he’ll be older and that will most likely be Manning’s last year and we’ll be in a rebuilding mode by then anyway.
    I love Clady but don’t over pay.
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    1: He’s one of the best LTs in the game. 2: He’s still young. 3: A deal means he will be in camp. 4: It’s a 20% (I think that’s right, but not totally sure) raise to tag him again next year. 5: Just because Manning is gone doesn’t mean they will be rebuilding. It all depends on Osweiller’s development. They still have a nucleus of good young players on both sides of the ball. LT is arguably the 2nd most important position on the team.

  13. godenbroncos says: Jul 13, 2013 2:33 PM

    They have to pay him now, they need the Franchise tag for a WR next year…

  14. jamesonkersey says: Jul 13, 2013 6:03 PM

    This deal better get done. Clady is arguably the best left tackle in the game and he’s still very young. If they sign him they’ll be set for years at a key position. That line has superior talent at just about every position and maybe the best in football. Get it done John we need Clady long term. Broncos are looking more and more Super Bowl bound with every week that passes.

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