Posted February 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
Peyton Manning's blindside protector will get a big pay raise next season. The Denver Broncos placed their franchise tag on All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady on Friday, ensuring the three-time Pro Bowler a salary of $9.828 million in 2013. That's almost triple the $3.5 million Clady made last season when he allowed just one sack in more than 1,100 snaps during Manning's bounce-back season in Denver. The Broncos are hoping to work out a long-term deal with Clady before training camp, though. Last summer, he rejected a five-year, $50 million offer that included $28 million in guarantees. Clady has started every game in his five years with the Broncos but will miss offseason workouts while recovering from surgery on his right shoulder that kept him out of the Pro Bowl.

Daily Links: Broncos will tag tackle Ryan Clady

(Image courtesy of Jason O. Watson/US Presswire) “We’re going to tag [Ryan Clady],” Denver Broncos executive John Elway has told the Denver Post’s Mike Klis. Tagging Clady will use about $9.66 million of the team’s $120 million salary cap.  For more on Denver’s salary cap situation, go here. The ‘Post also expects veteran Brandon Stokley to return to the tune of a...

Broncos may end up moving on from Knowshon Moreno

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Buzz: Will Collie, Manning reunite in Denver?

On Friday, the Indianapolis Colts announced that free agents Dwight Freeney and Austin Collie will not be re-signed this offseason.  Because both players have connections to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, speculation as to where the two players would land started with Denver. Yesterday, Big Pete touched on the subject of going after Freeney, and has also brought up...

Broncos Will Apply Franchise Tag To OL Ryan Clady

Broncos vice president of football operations John Elway confirms that the Broncos will use the franchise tag on OL Ryan Clady, per Mike Klis of The Denver Post. “We’re going to tag him,” said Elway, “Things have changed a little bit because he’s coming off a shoulder surgery. But we like Ryan. We like him a lot as a player and we’d like to get something done.“ Clady...

Broncos plan to franchise tackle Ryan Clady

Broncos Senior Vice President of football operations John Elway said the Denver Broncos will use the franchise tag on left tackle Ryan Clady. Clady was chosen in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Broncos and he has been selected for the Pro Bowl three times.

Peyton and Eli Manning to open the NFL season?

The 2013 NFL schedule has yet to be released but we already know who each team is playing. Now we are learning when they are going to play. What is good for the NFL is usually good for us as according to a report on the Denver Broncos will have the maximum amount of prime-time games next season including five night games. According to the site, NBC is ready to...

Should the Broncos go after Dwight Freeney?

The Indianapolis Colts informed Dwight Freeney today that they will not re-sign him, and thus, he is free to sign with whoever he wants. The Broncos have a lot of money tied up in the younger Dumervil (29)(Freeney is 33), and not much on the other side of the line, where Freeney plays. Sure, the Broncos have Wolfe, but he’s better inside. Robert Ayers plays Freeney’s position...

Denver Broncos 2013 offensive draft needs

The Denver Broncos may have Peyton Manning, but they still need some help on the offensive side of the ball; to make that Manning led offense even better in 2013. Let’s examine the players available to fill the Denver Broncos 2013 offensive draft needs with the 28th pick and beyond. The Broncos needs in order include OT, RB, TE depth and WR depth. Ryan Clady is the biggest re-signing...

AFC West Team Needs

 Denver Broncos           1. Defensive Tackle (2)           2. Middle Linebacker           3. Running Back           4. Cornerback           5. Safety  San Diego Chargers           1. Offensive Tackle (2)           2. Cornerback (2)           3. Offensive Guard           4. Rush Linebacker         ...

Revisiting The Top 10 NFL Free Agent Moves From 2012

The 2012 NFL season was one that will be remembered for years to come. There were so many story lines to follow week-in and week-out, with none of them being bigger than the Broncos new and old quarterbacks; Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow.The Broncos took a risk on what could go down as the best free-agent signing ever, when they inked Manning to a new deal, after coming off of four...

Peyton Manning Is A Duck Slayer

There’s now evidence that Peyton Manning isn’t afraid to kill a few ducks. We believe this photo is from a January hunting trip with Todd Helton that was referenced in a Denver Post story on how Peyton was blowing off steam after a tough loss to the Ravens. According to the Post story: To get over the Broncos’ season-ending playoff loss, Manning hooked up with an old buddy...
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