Broncos In Talks With Ryan Clady & DeMarcus Ware About Restructured Deals

Mike Klis of 9News reports that the Broncos have opened discussions with the agent for LT Ryan Clady and OLB DeMarcus Ware about possibility of reducing or restructuring their current deals.

According to Klis, no numbers have been exchanged up to this point between the two parties.

Denver is obviously trying to improve their cap situation before the start of free agency, considering that QB Brock Osweiler, OLB Von Miller, and DE Malik Jackson among others are in line to be free agents.

Clady has said previously that he’s open to discussing a new contract with the team.

Clady, 29, has another two years remaining on his five-year, $52.5 million contract that included contains $33 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $9.5 million in 2016 and another $10 million in 2017.

As of now, Clady carries a cap figure of $10.1 million for the 2016 season. According to, a restructure could net the Broncos over $4 million in available cap space.

In 2014, Clady appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 41 offensive tackle out of 84 qualifying players.

Ware, 33, has one year remaining on his three-year, $30 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $7 million for the 2016 season.

In 2015, Ware appeared in 11 games and recorded 25 tackles, 7.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and a recovery. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 20 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense out of 53 qualifying players.

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