Ryan Clady returns to Dove Valley to retire as a Bronco – The Denver Post



A familiar face roamed the Broncos’ training facility Saturday afternoon as the team took their final practice of the 2017 season. Former offensive tackle and Broncos first-round draft pick, Ryan Clady, was back where his NFL career started to ensure it would end there, too.

Clady signed a retirement letter to unofficially end his career as a Denver Bronco and was honored by the team during practice. Ahead of Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, Clady will be an honorary captain for the coin toss and the Broncos will later show a video tribute in recognition of his seven seasons with the team.

Clady was drafted in the first round (No. 12) in 2008 and started every game for his first five seasons. Though injuries derailed the latter years of his NFL career, Clady picked up four Pro Bowl nods and three all-pro designations (two on the first team). He finished third in the 2008 rookie of the year voting and was widely viewed as the top offensive tackle in the league for years after.





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