The Denver Broncos received some good news Saturday at Dove Valley. Starting left tackle Ryan Clady would make his debut protecting QB Peyton Manning.
It would be the first time Clady would get any real action since the playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens last year. Clady had been recovering from shoulder surgery that he had in the offseason after hurting himself late in the 2012-2013 season.
Clady would be the only one on the field with sweat pants and not in full pads during 11 on 11 drills. He would play just 4 snaps in 2 nonconsecutive series. The plan is to not rush Clady, but ease him into the lineup while increasing left tackle's work a little each practice.
Clady is not expected to play next week against the Seattle Seahawks next Saturday. The Broncos are hopeful Clady will be able to play in the third preseason game against the St. Louis Rams on August 24th. However, the Broncos will be cautious. The number one goal for the Broncos is to get their LT ready to go by week 1 of the regular season.