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Broncos Place LT Ryan Clady On Season-Ending Injured Reserve


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.


The Broncos have confirmed the news that LT Ryan Clady suffered a torn ACL and is likely to miss the 2015 season.


ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Broncos LT Ryan Clady sustained a torn ACL during Wednesday’s practice and is likely to be miss the entire 2015 season.

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.

Speculative free agent options could include: Jake Long, Ryan Harris or Anthony Collins.

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.


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