Quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos lays on the ground in front of teammates Orlando Franklin #74 and Ryan Clady #76 after drawing a roughing the passer call against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Ryan Clady, Broncos End Contract Negotiations

The Denver Broncos and offensive tackle Ryan Clady ended contract extension talks and will wait to see how things play out during the offseason.

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Broncos, Ryan Clady End Contract Extension Talks

With training camp underway, the Denver Broncos and offensive tackle Ryan Clady have decided to end their contract extension talks, reports Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Thus ends roughly two months of negotiations to give Clady his second NFL contract, as his rookie contract ends at the conclusion of the upcoming 2012 season.

Clady, the No. 12 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, has been a rock on the left side of the line and will undoubtedly command a significant deal on the open market should he hit there in March. However, the Broncos would likely use the franchise tag on him, giving him a one-year tender that would be worth nearly $10 million.

The Broncos used its franchise tag on kicker Matt Prater this past offseason and reached a four-year contract with him in early July. Denver had reportedly offered Clady a five-year, $50 million deal, but negotiations did not progress beyond that.

With training camp underway, ending the negotiations ends one possible distraction.

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