The Broncos are taking steps to protect Tony Romo with a familiar face, before they’re even allowed to pursue Tony Romo officially.
According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Broncos are signing former Cowboys guard Ronald Leary (#barringalatesnag).
Leary was a solid starter for the Cowboys, but was covered up when they acquired La’El Collins, and was looking to reclaim a starting job somewhere.
He stepped back into the lineup when Collins was injured last year, and has been a steady contributor to one of the best lines in the league.
Now, he’s being recognized for it, and would be a valuable piece as the Broncos look to bring in a quarterback who needs to be protected.
UPDATE 12:37 p.m. ET: Mike Klis of KUSA says it’s a four-year deal worth $8.5 million a year, with a guarantee approaching $20 million.