Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady, who missed the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL in his left knee, is looking to extend his stay in the Mile High City by restructuring his contract.
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According to the Associated Press (via USA Today), Clady said he's "definitely willing to talk" about a restructured deal.
He added that while Denver's front office has yet to initiate any sort of contractual negotiations, he's "sure that'll come after the season."
The 29-year-old blindside protector is slated to have cap hits of $10.1 million in 2016 and $10.6 million in 2017 before he becomes a free agent, according to Spotrac.
A four-time Pro Bowler, two-time first-team All-Pro and longest-tenured member of the Broncos, Clady signed a new five-year, $52.5 million deal with Denver prior to the 2013 season.
And while the Boise State product started all 16 games during each of his first five seasons with the Broncos, injuries have plagued him of late. Not only did he miss all of 2015 with the ACL tear, but he appeared in just two games during the 2013 season due to a foot injury.
The 6'6", 316-pound anchor on the left side of Denver's offensive line can elevate the team's pass protection to a new level when healthy. However, the Broncos would assuredly like to decrease the financial risk involved with keeping him on the roster based on the past few seasons.
But after Denver's offensive line allowed 39 sacks and 97 hits on Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler throughout the 2015 regular season, Clady may have a bit of bargaining power when it comes time to renegotiate.