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Ryan Clady suffers torn ACL, per report

Ryan Clady was easily one of Denver's two or three best players in 2013, but injuries have derailed his career.

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Update: Per Adam Schefter and Jeff Legwold, the Broncos have already found a replacement for Ryan Clady in another Ryan, Ryan Harris. Harris played for Gary Kubiak in Houston, so he has experience with Kubiak's system and should fit in well with the Broncos.


The Denver Broncos just lost a major player before they even finish OTAs.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, offensive tackle Ryan Clady suffered a torn ACL Wednesday that's now threatening his entire 2015 season:

The Broncos are among the Bengals toughest opponents in 2015 and Clady was easily one of Denver's two or three best players in 2013 before suffering a Lisfranc injury to his left foot. That limited him to just two games in 2013, and even though he played every game in 2014, it was clear he wasn't the same tackle that was an All-Pro selection in 2009 and 2012. He finished 2014 with a mere -5.2 grade via Pro Football Focus.

With Clady likely done, Denver could look to former Bengals tackle Anthony Collins to try and fill the void. Collins is easily one of, if not the best lineman left in the market. There was some belief Collins could re-sign with Cincinnati before they spent their first two picks in this year's draft on lineman.

Regardless of who they sign, no one on the market is replacing Clady, and this damages Denver's chances of winning the AFC next year. They're going to have a tough time winning the AFC West as it is. This is still one of the more difficult games on the Bengals' 2015 schedule, but the Broncos are no longer as formidable as they once appeared.