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Ryan Clady | Tackle

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 315
College: Boise State
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Broncos LT Ryan Clady (foot) acknowledged that he's "still dealing with a little soreness."
Clady hasn't missed any practice time, but he isn't yet back to his pre-injury form. He expects to be full speed for Week 1. "I’m doing OK. Definitely need to improve a little, but it’s feeling better for sure," Clady said. "I want to be 100 percent and on the same level that I was playing at before." Aug 2 - 9:05 PM

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Peyton Manning says getting LT Ryan Clady back healthy is almost like a free-agent acquisition.

Clady went down with a Lisfranc tear in Week 2, leaving Manning without his two-time All-Pro blind-side protector for virtually the entire season. He still shattered just about every record with former UDFA right tackle Chris Clark swinging across the formation. Clady's return is a nice boost to the entire Broncos offense.
Source: Denver Post
Apr 21 - 11:42 AM

Broncos LT Ryan Clady (foot, injured reserve) has shed his cast in favor of a walking boot.

It's just a sign that Clady's rehab is on schedule. Clady should be back to 100 percent well ahead of next summer's training camp.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 02:33:00 PM

Broncos placed LT Ryan Clady (foot) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Clady, a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro, needs surgery to repair a Lisfranc injury in his left foot. It's a massive blow the Broncos' Super Bowl aspirations. Clady is among the league's best pass protectors, obviously a crucial part of a Peyton Manning offense. Chris Clark, a 2010 undrafted free agent with six career starts, will fill in on Manning's blindside and newly signed Winston Justice will be the swing tackle. The Broncos may need to give top blitz pickup back Knowshon Moreno even more snaps now. Clady signed a five-year, $52.5M contract that included $33M guaranteed in July.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 11:42:00 AM

Profootballtalk reports the Broncos are "still evaluating all options" with LT Ryan Clady (sprained foot), including injured reserve/designated to return.

It's unclear if Clady's sprain is actually of the Lisfranc variety, but a trip to short-term IR would be a strong sign that it is. Clady wouldn't be eligible to return until Week 11 if he got slapped with the "designated to return" tag. The Broncos are going with Chris Clark at left tackle in Week 3, and likely for many weeks beyond.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 06:05:00 PM

The Denver Post reports Broncos LT Ryan Clady (foot) may need season-ending surgery.

Clady left Sunday's game against the Giants late in the fourth quarter with what has been diagnosed as a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot. The Broncos are still gathering medical opinions, but season-ending surgery is a real possibility if there's a fracture. Placing Clady on short-term injured reserve is another option. In that scenario, Clady wouldn't be able to return until Week 11. What we do know is that Clady will miss "at least a few weeks." Chris Clark will step in on Peyton Manning's blindside for the foreseeable future. It's a steep downgrade.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 06:38:00 PM

The Denver Post's Brandon Krisztal reports Broncos LT Ryan Clady has been diagnosed with a Lisfranc sprain in his left foot.

Even when X-rays come back clean, MRIs can show severe sprains and that appears to be the case here. Per Krisztal, there is "no timetable" on Clady's return, though ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms he'll miss "at least a few weeks." The injury may help explain backup LT Chris Clark's two-year contract extension, which was inked on Monday morning. The Broncos have not used their short-term injured reserve designation, and could apply it to Clady. Peyton Manning is such an effective pocket mover that we don't anticipate any real drop-off in Denver's offensive production. They play pass rush-deficient Oakland in Week 3.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 02:34:00 PM

Broncos LT Ryan Clady sustained a left foot injury during Sunday's Week 2 win over the Giants.

Clady was able to walk off the field under his own power. A league source tells ProFootballTalk that Peyton Manning's blind-side protector believes he'll be fine. We'll know more on Monday.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 10:37:00 PM

Ryan Clady (shoulder) is expected to play in the Broncos' third preseason game.

He returned to practice this week, but the Broncos will continue to move him along slowly as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. Clady isn't in any danger of not being ready for Week 1.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 07:55:00 PM

Broncos LT Ryan Clady (shoulder) returned to practice Saturday.

Clady is working his way back from offseason shoulder surgery, but was able to participate in team drills on a limited basis for the first time in training camp. "We're obviously taking that slow and trying to be as smart as possible,'' coach John Fox said. "We're still trying to get Ryan ready for the opener. At this stage everything is on target.''
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 07:23:00 PM

Broncos LT Ryan Clady (shoulder surgery) is expected to miss the first 2-3 weeks of training camp.

Clady is rehabbing from surgery to repair a torn labrum. If the Broncos had any real concerns about the injury, they wouldn't have given him a five-year contract that included $33 million in guarantees two weeks ago. Look for Chris Clark to line up at left tackle in the Broncos' first two preseason games.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 09:15:00 AM

Broncos LT Ryan Clady (shoulder surgery) hopes to be cleared by early August.

Fresh off signing a new five-year, $52.5 million contract on Sunday, Clady's focus shifts to being ready for the NFL opener versus the Ravens on September 5. Although he was away from the team for much of the spring, team doctors have been bringing Clady in for regular checkups on his torn labrum. The Broncos are reportedly "confident" he'll be protecting Peyton Manning's blind side Week 1.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 09:38:00 PM

Broncos signed LT Ryan Clady to a five-year, $52.5 million contract, including $33 million guaranteed.

He can max out the deal at $57.5 million by earning two All-Pro berths over the next five seasons. Still only 26 years old with 80 starts under his belt, Clady was always the likeliest of the franchised players to get locked up long term. In annual average, the deal makes Clady the NFL's third highest paid left tackle, behind only Joe Thomas and Jason Peters. Guaranteed money is always key when analyzing new deals, and Clady did extremely well by getting 63 percent of his base contract guaranteed. The extension ensures Peyton Manning will have his blindside protected for the remainder of his career.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 08:49:00 PM

According to ESPN's John Clayton, the Broncos' "sweetened" contract offer to franchise player Ryan Clady consists of $500,000 more in annual value.

The Broncos seem to have leaked this information nationally in an effort to pressure Clady's camp. The old offer was $50 million over five years. The new proposal is worth $52.5 million at the same length, and Clayton reports the Broncos are willing to "guarantee significantly more than 50 percent of the contract," making it an awfully enticing offer. We wouldn't be surprised if a long-term Clady deal was announced Sunday afternoon or early Monday.
Source: ESPN.com
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 11:21:00 AM

Sources with knowledge of the negotiations tell ProFootballTalk.com that a long-term deal between the Broncos and LT Ryan Clady "should get done."

We've been hearing over the past few days that Clady has the best chance of all the franchised players to receive a long-term deal. If the Broncos don't sign Clady by Monday, he can avoid reporting to training camp and playing in preseason without any penalty. With Peyton Manning's protection being a priority, it would appear Clady holds all the leverage at this point. We expect the sides to hammer out a deal prior to Monday's deadline.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 02:49:00 PM

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