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Ryan Clady | Tackle

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 315
College: Boise State
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Broncos placed LT Ryan Clady on injured reserve with a torn left ACL, ending his season.
They won't mess around with Clady in hopes of a late-season return. Not turning 29 until September, Clady should be fully healed by 2016 training camp. The Broncos are giving second-round pick Ty Sambrailo the first crack at replacing Clady on Peyton Manning's blind side. Clady signed a five-year, $52.5 million contract in July of 2013 and is under contract through 2017. May 29 - 1:59 PM

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Broncos LT Ryan Clady (ACL) will undergo surgery in 8-10 days.

It's an indication Clady is dealing with a relatively clean tear. Sometimes players have to wait for weeks as swelling subsides, or because the MCL is also damaged. Either way, Clady will miss the entire 2015 season.
May 28 - 3:31 PM

Broncos LT Ryan Clady tore his left ACL in Wednesday's practice, and is done for the season.

It's a massive blow for a team with questions all over its offensive line. Second-rounder Ty Sambrailo has been penciled in at right tackle. He played left tackle at Colorado State, but the leap from the Mountain West to AFC West might not be one he's prepared to make on Peyton Manning's blindside. Clady's 2013 replacement, Chris Clark, remains on the Broncos' roster. Michael Schofield is another option. Limited to two games by a Lisfranc sprain in 2013, Clady was essentially replacement-level in his 2014 return. Clady turns 29 in September.
May 28 - 2:26 PM

Broncos LT Ryan Clady is a candidate to restructure his contract.

Clady has a $10.6 million 2015 cap hit. The Broncos could ask him to convert some of his $8.5M salary into a bonus before it becomes guaranteed on March 14. Clady was PFF's 41st-ranked tackle last season, but should bounce back in Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme.
Feb 14 - 9:24 PM

Broncos LT Ryan Clady is expected to be one of the main beneficiaries of new coach Gary Kubiak's offense.

Kubiak is a proponent of the zone-blocking system that excels with athletic linemen like Clady. It's the same system Clady played when the Broncos drafted him 12th overall in the 2008 draft. The Broncos have become more of a power offense with Peyton Manning under center. Kubiak will implement more ZBS concepts than ex-OC Adam Gase. Clady was PFF's 41st-ranked tackle in 2014.
Source: Denver Post
Jan 25 - 11:18 AM

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."
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 09:05:00 PM

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
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 11:42:00 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.''
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 07:23:00 PM

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