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Jets decline option, making Ryan Clady a free agent

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 23:  Ryan Clady #78 of the New York Jets plays against  the Baltimore Ravens during their game at MetLife Stadium on October 23, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Jets won’t pick up the 2017 option on the contract of offensive tackle Ryan Clady, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday.

That means Clady will become a free agent when the new league year opens next month.

Clady was due to make $10 million under the option in 2017, and Wednesday was the deadline for the team to make a decision on whether to pick it up and pay Clady a $2.5 million bonus.

Clady, 30, is a two-time Pro Bowler. He spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Broncos and played in nine games last season for the Jets before he was shut down due to a shoulder injury.

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19 Responses to “Jets decline option, making Ryan Clady a free agent”
  1. bemylovetractor says: Feb 15, 2017 6:55 PM

    Well good for the Jets, they are getting smart. Clady is a ol burned has been. Denver had high hopes for him. He is a burned out, past prine, playa!

  2. oreo51 says: Feb 15, 2017 6:57 PM

    He is good but is he healthy? The Seahawks could use him.

  3. realfan41 says: Feb 15, 2017 7:04 PM

    Vikes should sign him.

  4. National Fanatic says: Feb 15, 2017 7:05 PM

    Everyone loves $5MM per year left tackles. Unless you’re a franchise right tackle…

  5. tylawspick6 says: Feb 15, 2017 7:09 PM

    that guy sucks

    classic jet

  6. bassplucker says: Feb 15, 2017 7:09 PM

    He was one of the best in the biz until that first knee injury. Never truly came all the way back after that IMO. Not a guy I would spend a roster spot on at this point in his career, even if he came cheap.

  7. bemylovetractor says: Feb 15, 2017 7:16 PM

    iNJURIES aside, this guy was always lazy!

  8. maverick2560 says: Feb 15, 2017 7:27 PM

    Should Dallas sign him as a right tackle? I guess it comes down to
    who is beat up more Doug Free with his foot and ankle or Clady?
    Doug Free had a fairly good season. I believe his foot and ankle
    injury started to effect him down the stretch. Before that he played
    his butt off, despite being banged up.

  9. nyneal says: Feb 15, 2017 7:36 PM

    The Jests are in cap hell, so it’s not a surprise they will be dumping aging veterans.

  10. thrifty says: Feb 15, 2017 10:34 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    Feb 15, 2017 7:09 PM
    that guy sucks

  11. magikskillz says: Feb 15, 2017 11:27 PM

    Clady should just retire. Too many injuries. Hopefully he was smart with his money.

  12. coovara says: Feb 15, 2017 11:58 PM

    Hello Ryan this is John Schneider….

  13. td30 says: Feb 16, 2017 2:08 AM

    bassplucker says:
    Feb 15, 2017 7:09 PM
    He was one of the best in the biz until that first knee injury.


    Yea. His Lisfranc injury too was a nail in the coffin.

    Part of me would like a second bronco chance since they need the help, but there’s no way he’ll stay healthy

  14. sparxx2157 says: Feb 16, 2017 6:50 AM

    Jets fan here this is the best move they made yet this guy is just stealing money and he’s been stealing for the last couple years he needs a prove-it contract and that’s all he’s going to get on the open market he cannot stay healthy he’s good for two or three games and then he gets injured and is going for the year when he is healthy it’s been so long but when he is healthy great offensive lineman like I said I wouldn’t sign him and if I did it would be prove it contract

  15. fwippel says: Feb 16, 2017 8:30 AM

    realfan41 says:
    Feb 15, 2017 7:04 PM

    Vikes should sign him.

    Given their recent luck with signing and trying to recoup offensive linemen with a history of injuries, I’m hoping they’ll look elsewhere.

  16. ibillwt says: Feb 16, 2017 9:25 AM

    Jets just have a knack for paying up for the gilded coach right before it turns into a pumpkin, and of course giving up the frumpy pumpkin not knowing they had the golden coach. I resign as HC of NYJ.

  17. tjacks7 says: Feb 16, 2017 9:31 AM

    You could cut his leg off at the knee and he would still be better than a Kalil and Clemmings double team.

  18. straighcashhomey says: Feb 16, 2017 12:19 PM

    jets gonna jet

  19. bubbybrister/shovelpass says: Feb 16, 2017 1:34 PM

    This is a good move for the Jets.

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