There are just two days remaining for teams to lock up the players they designated with the franchise tag to long-term deals and most sides are scrambling to get a deal done. One team that seems poised to finish a deal is the Denver Broncos, who have aggressively been working to complete a deal with left tackle Ryan Clady.
It was just reported a day ago that the two sides were closer than ever, and a new report surfaced today saying that a deal is expected in the next 48 hours.
According to a source that talked with Pro Football Talk, a long-term deal “should get done.”
If a deal isn’t done, which would appear to be a surprise with how things are currently going, Clady would be able to collect a one-year guaranteed salary of $9.66 million under the franchise tag. The bad news for the Broncos would be that he could skip out on training camp and the preseason, which would hurt the chemistry of the offensive line.
All signs point towards Broncos fans having a reason to be optimistic, but you never know in today’s business side of the league.
We will find out if the two sides can reach an agreement within the next 48 hours.