All quiet on top available free agent Ryan Clady

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Ryan Clady is the best player available in free agency, but there’s been surprisingly little talk about his next NFL home.

Clady visited the Seahawks a month ago but if he’s had any discussions with any teams since then, those discussions have been kept quiet.

The 30-year-old Clady was a four-time Pro Bowler with the Broncos but missed the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL, then was traded to the Jets and missed the second half of the season with a torn rotator cuff. NFL teams may be worried about whether they can trust him to stay healthy.

NFL free agency is slowing down considerably, and the entire Top 50 of our Free Agent Hot 100 is unavailable. Clady, our No. 52 player, is the best player available. Perhaps after the draft some team that misses out on a left tackle will give Clady a call.

15 responses to “All quiet on top available free agent Ryan Clady

  1. Veterans minimum plus incentives for staying healthy.

    Play 12 almost full games Get X.
    For each additional game get Y.

    The problem with carrying an injury prone guy is you have to replace him with a backup level player for many games.
    Its the lack of dependability plus bad production.

    He was a bust with the Jets.

  2. Great player when he’s healthy, especially in a zone scheme, but he just can’t play 16+ games anymore. His best bet is to become an elite backup where his body doesn’t have to take as much strain. Or retirement.

  3. Let’s not forget that the early May date when signings no longer factor against a team’s comp FA slate is approaching. By this point, it’s better to wait to sign a player. Watch Clady sign in the second week or so of May, if he’s going to sign at all.

  4. Why aren’t you advocating that he fire his agent and negotiate a deal himself? Russell Okung was able to land himself a 4 year, $53 million deal. And we all know if the shoe was on the other foot… lol

  5. intrafinesse says:
    Apr 15, 2017 8:37 AM
    Veterans minimum plus incentives for staying healthy.

    Play 12 almost full games Get X.
    For each additional game get Y.

    The problem with carrying an injury prone guy is you have to replace him with a backup level player for many games.
    ………………..
    Agree with this 100%. It cant even be per game….it has to be like stated above….to meet first threshold, 12. Then last step 13-16. Because this guy just seems like the type that checks out early.

  6. Clady is unlikely to return to Denver, he’s still a finesse player. He’s never been a power guy and at older age finesse guys lose their effectiveness a lot faster than power guys.

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