Denver Broncos lineman Ryan Clady placed on injured reserve with foot injury, out for the season
Broncos sign offensive tackle Winston Justice
Denver Broncos starting offensive tackle Ryan Clady suffered a Lisfranc joint tear in his left foot during the closing moments of the win against the New York Giants. The team signed Winston Justice to replace him. (Courtesy: Peter G. …
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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Peyton Manning’s blindside protector is done for the year.
Denver Broncos starting offensive tackle Ryan Clady was placed on season-ending injured reserve on Wednesday with a foot injury.
Clady suffered a Lisfranc joint tear in his left foot during the closing moments of the Broncos 41-23 win against the New York Giants. Clady will need surgery to repair the injury.
The second-longest tenured offensive player on the Broncos, Clady was voted a team captain for the first time prior to the start of the 2013 season.
Clady, is a three-time Pro Bowler who signed a five-year, $57.5 million contract at the beginning of training camp. He had started 82 straight games for the Broncos.
His injury means Denver will start a player other than Clady at left tackle for the first time since Matt Lepsis in the Broncos’ 2007 regular-season finale.
Stepping in for Clady will be Chris Clark. The fifth-year lineman has seen action in 42 games, starting in six of those in his four year with the Broncos. Showing a sign of belief in Clark, the Broncos signed him to a two-year extension on Monday.
The Broncos also announced that they signed free agent tackle Winston Justice on Wednesday. Justice is an eighth-year veteran who has played in 59 career regular season games. He has 43 career starts with 42 of them being at right tackle and one at left tackle.
Justice started in 12 regular-season games and one playoff contest for the Indianapolis Colts at right tackle last year.
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