Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/12/13

MINNEAPOLIS - 2009: Chris Clark of the Minnesota Vikings poses for his 2009 NFL headshot at photo day in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by NFL Photos)
Everybody at Broncos headquarters is operating under the assumption Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady will return to Denver in time for training camp with a new contract and a clean bill of health in hand. Everybody except for Chris Clark, that is. The fifth-year journeyman tackle is preparing as though he'll be the one protecting Peyton Manning's blindside on the Broncos' upcoming Super Bowl-or-bust tour. Clady has stayed away from Dove Valley since January while rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery and angling for a new long-term contract while his $9.828 million free agent tender gathers dust instead of his signature. Vice President John Elway is on the record stating he wants to sign Clady to a long-term deal this summer, and coach John Fox said Wednesday, ''I'm sure that'll all get worked out and I anticipate seeing him in camp.'' All indications, he added, are that he's progressing as expected in his rehab. The Broncos, though, have yet to get a firsthand look at him s...
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