Jets decline option, making Ryan Clady a free agent

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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.

19 responses to “Jets decline option, making Ryan Clady a free agent

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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