User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Broncos to place franchise tag on Clady

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Peyton Manning can rest easy: his blindside protector isn't going anywhere.

Advertisement
Denver Broncos boss John Elway is planning to put the franchise tag on his All Pro left tackle Ryan Clady as early as Tuesday.

A franchise tag would mean a salary of just under $10 million for Clady in 2013, about three times what he earned last season, when he surrendered just one sack in more than 1,100 snaps.

Elway told the Denver Post on Friday that the Broncos still hope to work out a multi-year extension with Clady, who is recovering from a recent operation on his right shoulder that kept him out of the Pro Bowl.

Clady rejected a five-year, $50 million offer last summer that included $28 million in guarantees. He wanted something more in line with Cleveland's Joe Thomas, whose contract averages $11.5 million a season.

Clady made $3.5 million last year, the final season of the five-year deal he signed as a rookie out of Boise State in 2008. He has started every game in his career and earned three Pro Bowl berths. His right shoulder kept him out of practice during the team's bye week in the playoffs but he returned to face the Baltimore Ravens in the divisional round before skipping the Pro Bowl.

Keeping Clady is among the team's top offseason priorities. They also hope to re-sign special teams ace David Bruton, but they aren't expected to make many big splashes in free agency.

The Broncos don't need wholesale changes coming off a 13-3 season and a heartbreaking upset in double-overtime at the hands of the eventual Super Bowl champion Ravens.

Many Broncos fans wonder if safety Rahim Moore, who gave up a 70-yard touchdown to Jacoby Jones in the final minute of regulation, will be replaced. The Broncos liked the progress he made in his second season last year but the big blunder in the playoffs means he'll have to regain his coaches' trust in 2013.

Quinton Carter, who supplanted Moore midway through their rookie season two years ago, is recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee that sidelined him last season. He's expected back by training camp to compete with Moore for the starting job opposite Mike Adams.

---

Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL

---

Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2016
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Lawrence: Week 3 Preseason Trends
Mejia: Dinero Talks: Preseason Week 3
Sportsbook: NFC South Win Totals
Sportsbook: NFC North Win Totals
Nelson: Close Calls - Preseason Week 2
Lawrence: NFC Betting Preview
Lawrence: AFC Betting Preview
Sportsbook: AFC West Win Totals
Sportsbook: NFC East Win Totals
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NFL Pro Football Handicapper Sports Picks Records
NFL Hot Streaks
3-1 G-Plays, 4-1 +315 L5 Picks
2-0 G-Plays, 5-2 Picks TY
9-4 NFL Totals TY
4-1 Last 5 NFL Selections
10-6 Last 16 Plays
2-0 Totals, 3-0 Guarantees TY
4-1 Picks This Year
6-2 L8 Over/Under Plays
3-0 Record L3 Selections
4-2 Last 6 Guarantees
4-1 Last 5 NFL Picks
NFL Pro Football Expert Sports Picks
2016 NFL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 339
Marc Lawrence + 305
Joe Nelson + 290
Last Week's Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 300
Kevin Rogers + 290
Don Anthony + 288
Percentage Leaders
Handicapper Pct
Jimmy Boyd 100 %
Joe Nelson 80 %
Marc Lawrence 71 %
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Scott Pritchard + 300
Don Anthony + 205
Joe Nelson + 190
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Antony Dinero + 467
Stephen Nover + 200
Scott Pritchard + 200
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 379
Kevin Rogers + 290
Doc's Sports + 200
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership