Clark signed his $1.32 million restricted free agent tender on Wednesday.|||||||
Although Clark has made just a half-dozen starts for the Broncos over the last three seasons, he figures to get plenty of first-team snaps as Peyton Manning's blindside protector when offseason workouts begin. That's because Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady is recovering from right shoulder surgery and is planning to skip the team's offseason program rather than sign his $9.8 million franchise tag.
The injury-riddled Denver Broncos were awarded running back Andre Brown of the New York Giants and offensive lineman Chris Clark of the Minnesota Vikings off waivers on Sunday.|||||||
Clark spent the last two years on the Vikings' practice squad after going undrafted out of Southern Miss, where he started the final 39 games of his college career. The Broncos are banged up along the offensive line, where right tackle Ryan Harris (ankle) was injured in the preseason finale and All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady is still feeling his way back from a torn left patellar tendon, which popped while he was playing a pickup basketball game in April.