So much for plans to rework left tackle Ryan Clady’s contract before the 2012 season opener.
The Denver Post reports the team and Clady agreed to end contract talks until after the season. Clady is currently in the final year of a five-year deal, making $3.5 million in this season.
The Broncos reportedly offered Clady a five-year, $50 million deal, which would have made him among the highest-paid tackles in the NFL. Without a new contract, Clady is eligible for free agency after the 2012 season. Executive vice president of football operations John Elway told the Denver Post:
“Although we want to reach an extension with Ryan, we are unable to do so at this time. Now, our complete focus as an organization must turn toward having a successful 2012 season. We’re looking forward to Ryan playing a key role on our team this year and hope he will be a Bronco for many seasons to come.”