Clady once again should anchor Broncos' O-line

Posted Aug. 18, 2011 @ 3:20 p.m.
Posted By Eli Kaberon

Though he played and started all 16 games in 2010, Broncos OLT Ryan Clady was not at full strength for much of the season. After tearing his left patellar tendon playing basketball in April ’10, Clady missed all of training camp returning from the surgery. Alhough he was able to suit up for the team when the regular season began, he was not the same player who earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2009. The injury caused his left leg to weaken to the point it was almost half the size of the fully healthy right leg, and it wasn't until midseason that Clady regained his strength and agility. Now, after an extended offseason where he has been able to rest and rehab, he is back to 100 percent and is expected anchor the Broncos' offensive line. For a squad that has questions all over the depth chart, it is nice to know that having a healthy left tackle is the least of their worries.

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