"Besides left tackle Ryan Clady, the Broncos might also try to work out a long-term contract with punter Britton Colquitt in the weeks before training camp in late July." Those were the words written by the Denver Post's Mike Klis on Wednesday.
Colquitt has already signed his one-year, $1.323 million tender for 2013. But Clady is refusing to sign his one-year, $9.828 million franchise tag in hopes of earning a multi-year contract extension.
Colquitt will become an unrestricted free agent in 2014, as will Clady if he signs his tag. In order to keep them around, the Broncos may try to extend their deals before they run out.
Clady is currently skipping OTAs and recovering from shoulder surgery on his own. If he does not come to a contract agreement before August, Clady may end up holding out into training camp.