The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade Ryan Clady and a seventh round draft pick to the New York Jets in exchange for a fifth round pick, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
When the Denver Broncos acquired Russell Okung in free agency, it was basically written in stone that Ryan Clady’s time in Denver was going to be up. When the Jets found out that D’Brickashaw Ferguson was retiring, it made it easy to point out the suitor for Clady.
Adam Schefter reported that the Denver Broncos have agreed to trade Ryan Clady and a seventh round draft pick to the New York Jets in exchange for a fifth round draft pick. In retrospect, that is a pretty solid trade.
This also gives the Broncos more cap space. Maybe this is the smoking gun that lands Colin Kaepernick in Denver. With nine million dollars saved up with very little in dead money, I would not be surprised if they work on something next week.
For Ryan Clady, it was a time in Denver that saw him sidelined for two of the three years after he signed his big time contract. In 2013, he suffered a Lisfranc injury in Week 2 against the New York Giants and was ruled out for the season. Then in 2015, an ACL injury before the start of training camp ended his season.
He was the Denver Broncos’ First Round draft pick back in 2008, taken 12th overall. With his departure goes the last player from the Shanahan era. He will most certainly be missed by Broncos fans.
With the trade, the Broncos now have two picks in the fifth round. That should be beneficial to their needs. Perhaps take a solid mid-round defensive player or offensive line?
With Clady heading to the big apple, the Denver Broncos figure to have one of the two offensive linemen they picked up in free agency to fill the void. I could also see Ty Sambrailo moving to a guard position.
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