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Kevin Vickerson—2 years, $5 million
The Broncos didn't break the bank with the Kevin Vickerson signing, and they locked up a solid player. Vickerson is out for the year with a hip injury, and the run defense has suffered because of the defensive tackle's absence.
This year, Vickerson has 22 tackles and a sack. He is the 56th-rated defensive tackle in the league, but those grades don't do him justice. He's never been a pass-rushing monster or an every-down player, but he's a solid run defender, a good clubhouse presence and a solid player coming at a nice price.
Chris Clark—1 year, $1.3 million
Chris Clark signed a restricted free-agent tender, and while the news didn't make headlines at the time, it's actually proven to be extremely important.
With Ryan Clady down, Clark has stepped up and done a remarkable job. He is rated as the 18th-best tackle (right and left tackles), and he is coming at a great price. Clark is likely the best reserve tackle in the league, and because of the importance of quarterback Peyton Manning's health, having him is absolutely necessary.
He will be around for two more years as well, thanks to an in-season extension he signed in September.
Ryan Clady—5 years, $57.5 million
Clady held out for a while, but he ended up signing a lucrative extension. He is one of the best tackles in the league, and he needs to be around to protect Manning. The Broncos realized this and gave him a hefty deal to stick around.
However, he has been hurt, and the Broncos have been fine. Because Clady only played in one full game, his first year has basically gone to waste, but it will still be great for the Broncos to have him in the future. This was a good signing, even if it was a bit expensive.