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'Lot of work' for Broncos with Clady

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06:56 AM ET 07.12 | The clock is ticking toward July 15, after which none of the NFL's eight franchise-tagged players can sign long-term deals with their current teams until after the end of the regular season. Two of them, Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady and Bills safety Jairus Byrd, are unsigned. ... [It's] now harder to do long-term deals when a player has a high (relatively speaking) guaranteed salary for the coming season. As a result, it won't be a surprise if none of them get a long-term deal done before July 15. Of them, arguably the most likely to ink a long-term deal is Clady, the man most responsible for keeping Peyton Manning's neck and its quartet of surgeries in one piece. Per a league source, it's not impossible -- but there is a "lot of work to be done" to make it happen.

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July 12, 2013  08:14 AM ET

If this guy really keeps Mannings' neck intact, quick screwing around and sign him!

July 12, 2013  08:45 AM ET

They've got huge packages on the table for him, he could sign. You can't sign somebody if they won't pick up the pen.

July 12, 2013  09:04 AM ET

The Bronco's PR firm (otherwise called the Denver Post), reported that they sweetened the deal and have a contract that puts him above Jason Peters' contract--if you hold Jason's contract at a right angle and close your left eye when you look at it. What the article doesn't detail is how much is guaranteed. I want to hope, but after faxgate, who knows.

July 13, 2013  01:14 AM ET

That's an expensive neck brace.

 
July 13, 2013  11:03 PM ET

John Harbaugh is going to use the guy his brother Jim used to cut the power in the super bowl to cut the power to the Bronco's fax machine again. I don't think McKinnie will last the whole season for the Ravens.

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