The Denver Broncos officially placed starting LT Ryan Clady on season-ending injured reserve Friday.
- The Broncos also announced the signing of veteran Ryan Harris on Friday.
#Broncos announce putting OT Ryan Clady on IR.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) May 29, 2015
The Broncos have confirmed the news that LT Ryan Clady suffered a torn ACL and is likely to miss the 2015 season.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) May 28, 2015
This is horrible news for Clady and the Broncos, as tackle depth was already an issue for Denver and Clady suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury just a few years ago.
The Broncos used a second-round pick Ty Sambrailo, but he may be better suited to play right tackle. It’s worth mentioning that Chris Clark actually manned the left tackle spot after Clady went down, so he could be the likely replacement.
Clady, 28, still has another three years remaining on his five-year, $52.5 million contract that included contains $33 million guaranteed. He stands to make base salaries of $8.5 million (2015), $9.5 million (2016), and $10 million (2017) over the next three years.
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.