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  • Denver Broncos suffer huge blow, lose OT Ryan Clady to torn ACL

    Frank Schwab at Shutdown Corner6 hrs ago

    The Denver Broncos' offense needs to protect Peyton Manning and run the ball effectively, and both tasks got a lot tougher when left tackle Ryan Clady blew out his knee on Wednesday.

    In an OTA practice Clady tore his ACL and will likely miss the 2015 season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Thursday. The Broncos confirmed the news shortly after. Clady, who has been dominant at left tackle since his rookie year of 2008, has been to four Pro Bowls and has been selected first-team All-Pro twice. Now the Broncos have likely lost him for the 2015 season, months before the season starts.

    The Broncos' replacements seem to be this year's second-round pick, Ty Sambrailo, or Michael Schofield, a second-year player who has yet to appear in an NFL game. The team also signed veteran Ryan Harris, ESPN said.

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