Erin Weaver
Saturday March 2nd, 2013

NFL insider Jason La Canfora has reported that the Denver Broncos will use the non-exclusive franchise tag on offensive tackle Ryan Clady. The news comes two hours after another report that the Broncos and Clady have not spoken since the season ended.

The Broncos were reportedly waiting to see how Clady's shoulder heals, following a surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. If the two sides can't work out a long-term deal, Clady can collect his franchise tag salary of $9.83 million.

Clady only made $3.5 million last season in the final year of his five-year rookie contract. The Broncos reportedly offered Clady a deal with $50 million over five years and $28 million guaranteed, but he rejected it.

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