Mandatory minicamp starts Tuesday; Clady won’t be there

Denver's mandatory minicamp runs from Tuesday through Thursday. It's expected that Willis McGahee, who was absent for OTAs, will be in attendance, but that Ryan Clady will not.

Clady has still not signed his $9.828M one-year franchise tender, and as such, is not contractually required to attend.

Asked Monday on 102.3 ESPN Denver about whether he'll be at training camp next month, the sixth-year tackle said, "More than likely I'll be there."

But according to Lindsay Jones, the two sides are no closer to a long-term deal and "have not negotiated on a new contract all year," citing the team's desire to see how Clady's surgically repaired right shoulder heals. According to Jones, the 26-year-old has been rehabbing in California, and is likely to remain there this week.

Via Andrew Mason, John Fox remains confident the two sides will eventually agree to a long-term deal, adding that, "Ryan wants to be a Bronco, and the Broncos want Ryan Clady."

At this point in the year, we view this as a non-issue, especially since Ryan hasn't been physically cleared to practice. But it certainly has the potential to become something bigger, especially if Clady comes to believe the Broncos don't value him to his own liking.

For more on Ryan and the franchise tag, see our primer on it here.

Updated 3:50pm ET

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