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Broncos & OT Ryan Clady Broke Off Talks Over Guaranteed $

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that LT Ryan Clady recently rejected the Broncos offer of five-years at $50 million because of the total guaranteed figures in the first three years of the contract.

Clady is reportedly looking for something close to $37 million guaranteed in the first three years, but Denver only offered $28 million.

Now that the two sides have broken off contract talks, there’s a good chance that the Broncos may end up using their franchise tag on him next season. We have Clady listed as the No. 23 best available player in out Top 50 Free Agents list.

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Ryan Clady

According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos and OT Ryan Clady have “mutually decided Monday to end contract negotiations until after the 2012 season.

Klis mentions that the Broncos latest offer for Clady was a five-year, $50 million contract with $28 million in guaranteed money.  Executive Vice President of Football John Elway said that “Although we want to reach an extension with Ryan, we are unable to do so at this time,” he also added that “Now, our complete focus as an organization must turn toward having a successful 2012 season.

Clady had a down year last year after trying to protect QB Tim Tebow.  The Broncos are looking to retain one of the leagues best offensive tackles and keep QB Peyton Manning upright.

Eric Decker

Sports Illustrated Peter King believes that WR Eric Deckera potential star” for the Broncos in the 2012 season if he is able to stay healthy for all 16 games of the season.

King notes a precision pass he saw QB Peyton Manning at a Broncos practice in which on “his best throw of the day,” Decker made a double move beating CB Champ Bailey in the process. The throw needed to be “fit in a tiny window around Decker’s hip, and it did, and Decker ran for what would have been a long touchdown.

QB Tim Tebow struggled at many times making the precision passes that needed to be made. With Manning it makes sense that Decker could have a type of breakout year.