Denver Broncos to place franchise tag on offensive linemen Ryan Clady
Clady rejected 5-year, $50 million offer last year
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 can rest easy: his blindside protector isn't going anywhere.
Denver Broncos boss John Elway is planning to put the franchise tag on his All Pro left tackle Ryan Clady as early as Tuesday.
A franchise tag would mean a salary of just under $10 million for Clady in 2013, about three times what he earned last season, when he surrendered just one sack in more than 1,100 snaps.
Elway told the Denver Post on Friday that the Broncos still hope to work out a multi-year extension with Clady, who is recovering from a recent operation on his right shoulder that kept him out of the Pro Bowl.
Clady rejected a five-year, $50 million offer last summer that included $28 million in guarantees.
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