While the Cincinnati Bengals are dragging their feet on a long-term contract for Michael Johnson, the Denver Broncos are making a serious effort at extending franchise player Ryan Clady's deal ahead of next Monday's deadline.
Resuming contract talks Monday, the Broncos already have improved on their five-year, $50 million offer that Clady rejected last summer, The Denver Post reported.
Per The Post, the Broncos' latest proposal would put Clady's annual salary between those of Thomas ($11.5 million) and Peters ($10.1 million) and ahead of the contracts recently signed by Duane Brown ($8.9 million) and Jake Long ($8.5 million).
Without knowledge of the guarantees involved, it's impossible to tell if the Broncos' offer is a fair one. At the very least, it's a sign that the Broncos are serious about nailing down a long-term pact, as opposed to wielding the franchise tag at $11.79 million in 2014.
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