There are plenty of differences between this year’s Broncos and the team that lost the Super Bowl to the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium two years ago.
One similarity is that left tackle Ryan Clady won’t be in the lineup come Super Bowl Sunday. Clady missed Super Bowl XLVIII with a foot injury and he missed the entire season with a torn ACL, although he’ll be with the team all week as Gary Kubiak has taken a different approach from John Fox when it comes to players on injured reserve traveling with the team.
Clady would like to make a comeback for the Broncos next season and said that he’s willing to talk about redoing his contract to make that happen. Clady, who is set to make $9.5 million in 2016, said he hasn’t spoken to the Broncos yet, but expects to after the Super Bowl.
“I’m definitely willing to talk,” Clady said, via the Associated Press. “I definitely would like to be a lifetime Bronco.”
Rookie Ty Sambrailo replaced Clady for the first three games of the season before joining him on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. Ryan Harris will get the start against the Panthers and is set to be a free agent after the season.