Broncos to make Clady new offer next week Lard

Good Morning, Broncos fans! According to Mike Florio, the Broncos exchanged contract proposals with the representatives for Ryan Clady, and are expected to present a new offer to their All-Pro left tackle next week.

Denver tendered Clady at the franchise level, but the 26-year old has not yet signed the one-year, $9.828M deal.

The two sides have until 4pm ET on July 15 to come to agreement on a long-term deal, else Clady must play out the one-year tender, provided he signs it. In that case, the scenario would potentially drag out another year, although tagging Clady a second time would require a 20% bump to a one-year salary of $11.79M for 2014.

Clady played out the final year of his rookie deal at $3.5M last season, after turning down a five-year deal with a reported $28M in guarantees.

Broncos

Chris Harris says he wouldn't be as good as he is without the inspiration of having not been drafted, or even invited to the combine, and he says working against Wes Welker has already made him better.

Offensive line coach Dave Magazu says Alex Gibbs has been tasked with coaching up the young players for whom Magazu himself does not have the time to spare; Andrew Mason discusses the OL depth chart.

In his latest mailbag, Mike Klis says that of course, Joe Mays is going to have a really hard time making Denver's 53-man roster.

News

The supplemental draft takes place next Thursday, but no big talents are believed to have declared themselves eligible.

Niners linebacker Ahmad Brooks may face charges for having allegedly assaulted teammate Lamar Divens outside of Brooks's house.

Oakland has reportedly failed in its efforts to avoid having to pay JaMarcus Russell the $3M they owed him at the time of his 2010 release.

Former Gators coach Urban Meyer has nothing to say about Aaron Hernandez, but he sure does perk up whenever the Ultimate Teammate™ is brought up.

Analysis

Sam Monson breaks down the play of Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who is the closest thing to a modern version of John Elway as they come.

Frank Schwab is puzzled by the lingering criticism of Cam Newton's play, which we're figuring has its roots in the keyboard of one Nolan Nawrocki.

Greg Cosell and Doug Farrar discuss the drafts of the NFCN teams in their latest podcast.

Neil Hornsby predicts the starting lineups for the Panthers and Bears; Clark Judge takes a pre-camp look at the Niners and Rams rosters and storylines.

Bucky Brooks's breakout candidates among offensive linemen are David DeCastro, Gino Gradkowski, Jonathan Martin, and Riley Reiff.

Steve Palazzolo focuses on PFF's 2012 grades for AFCE quarterbacks when faced with pressure.

Maths

In terms of passing yards, Dan Fouts is Denver's biggest historical nemesis, while John Hadl has thrown the most touchdowns against them. Of course, John Elway torched the Seahawks, Chiefs, Chargers, and Raiders like no other, with the exception being that Fouts threw for more touchdowns against the Raiders than he did.

According to PFF's data, Von Miller and Shaun Phillips were overachievers relative to sacks in 2012.

Bill Barnwell looks at which 2012 teams had the best and worst luck in one-score games. Of course, the Broncos have Foxball to thank for having played in more one-score games than they should have.

Jason Fitzgerald calls Andre Johnson's contract the Texans' best, while labeling Matt Schaub's as their worst.

Miscellany

Since PFT's comment section is a cesspool of racism, PFT Commenter is honoring Murica's most persecuted people with a month of their own.

Here's a fine method for bringing your own booze into NFL stadiums under the ban on purses.

Picking up from yesterday's pie column, here's a NYT roundtable on the best methods and tools for baking America's classic dessert, plus a collection of twenty pie recipes.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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