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07:00 AM ET 07.08 | Perhaps this time around, the talks will bear fruit. The somewhat monotonous but extremely serious issue that is [Ryan Clady's] contract negotiations move to the center table this week at Broncos headquarters. If a multiyear contract extension is not done by July 15, two things happen. One, the Pro Bowl offensive tackle must play the 2013 season on a one-year, $9.823 million salary that came when the Broncos placed the franchise tag on him. No problem there. Two, the chances increase that Clady would leave for free agency after the 2013 season. That would be a problem. Clady isn't just one of the NFL's best left tackles. He's the blindside protector for a brilliant, if immobile, quarterback named Peyton Manning.

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July 8, 2013  08:12 AM ET

Yes, these talks are critical ... to Peyton Manning's health.

July 8, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Advantage Clady. He may be coming off shoulder surgery, but the Broncos have to sign him. And, John, don't use fax machines this time!

July 8, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Failing to sign him could be a real pain in the neck for Peyton.

...that was horrible.

July 8, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

And, John, don't use fax machines this time!

It's a generational thing. Al Davis couldn't let go of his overhead projector and Elway holds tight to his fax machine.

July 8, 2013  09:06 AM ET

He is there this year and next regardless. They gotta let this story alone until something changes. They want to see how his shoulder is before giving out the bigger long term bucks.

July 8, 2013  09:20 AM ET

Is he damaged goods? Or will Peyton wind up damaged? That is The Question!

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July 8, 2013  12:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He is there this year and next regardless. They gotta let this story alone until something changes. They want to see how his shoulder is before giving out the bigger long term bucks.

Yeah, that's my take. When it's time to rebuild post Peyton, Big E doesn't want to be stuck with an expensive MASH unit.

July 8, 2013  10:35 PM ET

Denver is a classy organization. They take care of players and coaches who have contributed to our winning culture. By winning games and trying their hardest not to act a d@#n fool in public. Whoever doesn't fit that motto will be shipped out asap. Clady will be back as long as he stays off the basketball court, jail and country buffett.

 
July 9, 2013  07:07 AM ET

" ... the Pro Bowl offensive tackle must play the 2013 season on a one-year, $9.823 million salary ... "

$9,823,000 per year / 16 games = $613,937.50 per game.

$9,823,000 per game / 3 hours = $204,645.83 per hour.

Sounds like a good salary to me.

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