What’s unique about this situation is that Clady, who was franchise tagged by the team in March, has yet to sign his franchise tender. Should he elect to sign his tender prior to the deadline, he would receive a 2013 salary of $9.6 million.
Clady said prior to his tagging that he would eventually sign his franchise tender, but would take his time in doing so. Thus, this delay should come as no surprise.
“Not right now,” Clady told ESPN Radio in February when asked if he planned to sign his tender immediately. “I’d try to get done something by this summer, and if not, eventually, yes, I will sign. But as of right now? No.”
It’s no secret that Clady is seeking a long-term deal with Denver, but the organization has yet to sit down and discuss terms of a lengthy contract yet. Clady will skip minicamp after having missed all of the Broncos’ OTA exercises.
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