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Ronald Leary | Guard | #65

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/29/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 320
College: Memphis
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New Broncos OG Ronald Leary is playing on the right side in minicamp.
Leary was expected to man the left side when he signed his four-year, $36 million deal in March, but last year's LG Max Garcia was evidently having trouble making the switch to the right. Leary has professed indifference to which side he plays. Leary had a strong year on the left for the Cowboys in 2016. Jun 13 - 6:34 PM

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Broncos agreed to terms with LG Ronald Leary, formerly of the Cowboys, on a four-year, $36 million contract.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports the deal includes $20 million in guaranteed money and makes Leary the fourth-highest paid guard in the league, although Kevin Zeitler and perhaps T.J. Lang and Larry Warford will jump him in the coming hours. Leary is coming off a quality season in Dallas, but the Cowboys were never going to pay him at the top of the guard market with La'el Collins set to return from injury. Leary should be an immediate upgrade on 2016 LG Max Garcia, who the Broncos will likely try to move to the right side. Despite adding Leary, Denver has more work to do along the offensive line, specifically at tackle.
Mar 9 - 12:32 PM

Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune believes the Saints "have to take a look" at impending free agent LG Ronald Leary.

The Saints may need to address right guard with Jahri Evans headed for free agency. With Dallas committed to La'El Collins at left guard, Leary will likely be looking for a new team. Leary played well for the Cowboys last year and won't cost as much as T.J. Lang or Kevin Zeitler. Leary turns 28 in April.
Feb 21 - 6:07 PM

Free agent LG Ronald Leary is expected to command $8 million annually.

The Cowboys aren't going to re-sign Leary, but he's one of the top interior linemen available. Leary had solid pass protection ratings at PFF and is a road-grader in the run game. He should draw heavy interest from teams in zone schemes. The Cowboys are moving forward with La’El Collins at left guard.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 3 - 6:31 PM

Impending free agent LG Ronald Leary said it was "exciting to be able to play ball again" down the stretch this season.

Leary was limited to four starts last season and opened this season on the bench behind La’el Collins, but an injury to Collins allowed him to start 13 games including the Divisional Round loss to the Packers. "Going into the season I didn’t think I was going to be playing at all," Leary said. "So I’m glad I was able to remind people I could play ball." The Cowboys are unlikely to re-sign Leary with Collins waiting in the wings, but he should have no shortage of suitors on the open market.
Jan 16 - 10:56 PM

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the team expects LG Ronald Leary (concussion) to play this week.

Leary exited Week 9 to be evaluated for a concussion in the fourth quarter and never returned. It is still not clear if he was placed in the concussion protocol, but Jones' optimism suggests he avoided injury. Joe Looney replaced Leary on Sunday.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:49:00 AM

Cowboys LG Ronald Leary exited Week 9 against the Browns with a possible concussion.

He left to be evaluated for a head injury in the fourth quarter. The Cowboys are dominating the Browns, but Leary would be a big loss. Joe Looney is in at guard.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 03:40:00 PM

Cowboys OG Ronald Leary remains open to a trade.

"That feeling on my end hasn't changed at all," Leary said, before adding the sides haven't talked about it since the beginning of camp. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Saints had pursued a move, but to "no avail." The Cowboys could be trying to figure out a way to turn Leary into pass rush help, but it's not as if a 27-year-old backup guard will be able to fetch an impact player.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 10:04:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Saints "have pursued" Cowboys OG Ronald Leary "to no avail" over the past few months.

New Orleans has a gaping hole at left guard where Tim Lelito and Senio Kelemete are currently competing for the starting job. Leary publicly requested a trade out of Dallas in the offseason, but the Cowboys weren't satisfied with any offers. Leary has made 35 starts the past three seasons but was demoted to backup duties after the arrival of LG La'El Collins last year. Leary has one year on his contract, but should be starting somewhere. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 2 run-blocking guard out of 78 qualifiers in 2014. Dallas needs pass-rush help.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 10:26:00 AM

Cowboys OG Ronald Leary was in attendance for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

He would have risked a $76,000 fine for not showing up. Leary skipped OTAs while seeking a trade but the Cowboys couldn't find any takers. The 27-year-old lost his starting job at left guard to rookie La'El Collins last year. Leary will hit free agency after 2016.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 09:42:00 AM

The Cowboys are allowing OG Ronald Leary to pursue a trade, but won't deal him for "little or nothing."

Leary barely played last season, but the Cowboys value his experience as a depth player. "We plan on keeping him unless something that’s really attractive to us shows up," executive Stephen Jones said. If something "really attractive" is going to present itself, it probably won't be until training camp.
Thu, May 26, 2016 04:44:00 PM

Cowboys OG Ronald Leary is skipping OTAs as he seeks a trade.

Playing under his one-year, $2.553 million restricted free agent tender, Leary wants out of Big D after spending 75 percent of 2015 as a healthy scratch. Leary was a starter in 2013-14, but fell behind talented rookie La'El Collins early last season. The Cowboys seem willing to move Leary, but executive Stephen Jones has said he won't be "given away." Leary is a $2.553 million redundancy for the Cowboys' dominant line. A trade is probably an inevitability.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Tue, May 24, 2016 04:33:00 PM

The Cowboys are fielding trade calls for OG Ronald Leary.

Leary signed his second-round tender Thursday for the express purpose of arranging a trade. Dallas has yet to find an acceptable deal, but the Dallas Morning News' Brandon George said it is "very possible he's moved" before the end of the draft. Only 26 and with 35 starts to his name, Leary could fetch a Day 3 pick.
Fri, Apr 29, 2016 01:10:00 AM

Cowboys re-signed restricted free agent OG Ronald Leary to a one-year, $2.553 million contract.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Leary signed the tender in the hope of facilitating a trade this weekend. A solid starter at left guard, Leary understandably does not want to play out the season as a swing interior lineman. Only 26 and with 35 games of starting experience, Leary might be able to fetch a middle-round pick.
Thu, Apr 28, 2016 11:31:00 AM

Cowboys extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent OG Ronald Leary.

Although the $2.553 million tender is somewhat aggressive for a backup guard, Leary is a key piece of Dallas' offensive line depth. The Cowboys' offensive line is their greatest team strength, and would remain a strength even if Leary were forced to enter the starting lineup due to an injury ahead of him.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 03:22:00 PM

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