There has been progress in contract negotiations between Ryan Clady and the Broncos, according to two NFL sources close to each party.
Although there is no agreement, the sides are getting closer to finding common ground on several key issues for a contract that would allow the Broncos to keep their All-Pro left tackle for the next five years at a sum greater than $50 million.
A potential breakthrough in negotiations came when there appeared to be agreement on the guaranteed portion of the contract, the sources said. The sides are still haggling over dollars in annual and total value.
The Broncos and Clady have until 2 p.m. Monday to reach an agreement on a multiyear deal, otherwise the 6-foot-6, 315-pound, three-time Pro Bowler would play the 2013 season on a one-year, $9.823 million arrangement.