Former Broncos Offensive Tackle Ryan Clady Retires After Nine-Year Career

by Abel Hampton August 3, 2017, 0:15
Former Broncos Offensive Tackle Ryan Clady Retires After Nine-Year Career

Former Boise State All-American left tackle Ryan Clady is hanging them up. Two games into the 2013 campaign, he suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury to his foot.

Clady, 30, was considered the top free agent left tackle remaining on the market, and had drawn interest from the Detroit Lions and Seattle Seahawks this offseason, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Clady was able to come back in 2014 and played well enough to earn his fourth Pro Bowl appearance but missed the entire 2015 season due to a torn ACL. Clady was the only lineman, offensive or defensive, to receive any votes and was the only offensive tackle to allow less than a sack the whole season. In his first season, Clady was named to the All-Rookie team and then, in his second season, Clady was named to his first Pro Bowl as well as being named a first-team All-Pro. That is the most a former Bronco has made in his National Football League career.

Clady has been without a team since the New York Jets released him in February. He was also a member of Denver's Super Bowl winning squad in 2015.

NY declined to play the tackle a $1 million roster bonus in February ushering him into free agency.

Clady tweeted out word that he was retiring after nine seasons in the NFL. He tore his rotator cuff in Week 3 of last season but continued to play until the injury became unbearable.

"I am excited about what life holds for me going forward".

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