Before the Super Bowl, tackle Ryan Clady said that he was “definitely willing to talk” about altering his contract after missing the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL.
The Broncos can use all the money they can gather under the cap as they try to figure out a way to hold onto linebacker Von Miller, quarterback Brock Osweiler, defensive end Malik Jackson and others from their Super Bowl winning roster, so it’s no surprise that Mike Klis of KUSA reports that they have started those talks.
The team met with agent Pat Dye Jr. on Friday at the Combine about Clady’s deal, which is set to pay him $9.5 million. The meeting was a chance to get the ball rolling on talks with linebacker DeMarcus Ware as well. Ware, who is set to make $10 million, has the same agent as Clady and recent reports have had the Broncos looking to cut down his number as they get their cap in order.
Per Klis, numbers have not been exchanged at this point so there may not be an immediate resolution on either front. Clady has missed two of the last three seasons with injuries, which could make negotiations about his deal the smoother of the two.