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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.

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15 Responses to “All quiet on top available free agent Ryan Clady”
  1. jazzawakens says: Apr 15, 2017 8:11 AM

    Well, I think he has only been the ‘top available’ for like 36-48 hours so….

  2. jackedupboonie says: Apr 15, 2017 8:27 AM

    His contract has to be league vet minimum with per game bonuses.

  3. 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.
    Its the lack of dependability plus bad production.

    He was a bust with the Jets.

  4. arcross12042004scorp15 says: Apr 15, 2017 8:38 AM

    Incentive laden contract. He just doesn’t accept that yet, still waiting for a large guarantee. Once reality sets in, someone will sign him.

  5. lostsok says: Apr 15, 2017 9:09 AM

    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.

  6. ancient-mariner says: Apr 15, 2017 9:09 AM

    There will be some spots for him after the draft if he’s willing to sign a contract that gives his new club some insurance if he doesn’t last the year.

  7. thrifty says: Apr 15, 2017 9:22 AM

    His contract demands have to be outrageous.

  8. redsoxu571 says: Apr 15, 2017 9:24 AM

    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.

  9. tjacks7 says: Apr 15, 2017 9:30 AM

    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

  10. trubroncfan07 says: Apr 15, 2017 11:48 AM

    He come back to Denver and finish his career, can’t play any worse than Donald Stephenson.

  11. jackedupboonie says: Apr 15, 2017 1:17 PM

    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.

  12. dadsource says: Apr 15, 2017 8:35 PM

    Jaguars!!!! Switch to guard.

  13. alonestartexan says: Apr 15, 2017 8:55 PM

    Kinda hopeful this guy will end up in Houston for a minimum contract incase Brown or Newton get injured again.

  14. johnniemayes says: Apr 16, 2017 6:48 AM

    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.

  15. brettfavreisapacker4ever says: Apr 16, 2017 10:27 AM

    Sorry to say it but Clady is washed up as a starter. His best scenario is as roster depth for one of the contenders. And he won’t get much more than veteran minimum plus incentives.

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