There will not be a contract extension for Denver left tackle Ryan Clady in 2012.
The Denver Post reported that Monday’s team-imposed deadline passed without Clady and the team coming to an agreement. The paper reported the Broncos offered a five-year, $50 million deal for Clady, who is entering the final year of his contract.
If a new deal isn’t agreed upon after the season, Denver could always use the franchise tag. There is little chance Clady is not in Denver in 2013.
With the Clady talks stalled, the next left tackle in the division who could be in line for a new deal is the Chiefs’ Branden Albert. Don’t be surprised if talks heat up sometime in the next couple of months for the pending free agent.
In other AFC West news:
Tackle Tony Ugoh retired days after signing with the Chiefs. The team had hoped he’d provide depth. The team will likely look for more backup help through the summer.
Kansas City offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is deferring questions about holdout receiver Dwayne Bowe to head coach Romeo Crennel. It makes sense, because Crennel is the spokesman for the team. However, he hasn’t had much to say about the holdout of Bowe, which was in its fourth day Monday. Bowe will show at some point, but the unsigned franchised player has not indicated at all when that might be.