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Report: Ryan Clady to skip Denver Broncos' workouts

If showing up for work today was voluntary, would you be sitting at your desk right now?

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Generally, teams want to make sure the majority of players show up for the offseason conditioning program (translation: Make Sure Players Aren't Getting Fat Program).

Perhaps one of the biggest names who won't report Monday is Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady, according to The Denver Post's Mike Klis, who cited two sources. Clady, who has yet to sign his $9.828 million franchise tag, will attempt to gain leverage as he seeks the security of a long-term contract by avoiding Dove Valley this week.

Since these are voluntary workouts, Clady technically is not holding out. He and Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrdare the only two of the eight franchise-tagged players yet to sign.

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Clady has indicated he plans to sign the tender if a long-term contract can't be worked out with Denver, but not showing up Monday morning can be a reminder to management of just how big a hole could be on Peyton Manning's blind side.

Clady is coming off surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, so the biggest downside to not reporting is that he won't have a chance to get treatment from the Broncos' training staff.

Follow Kevin Patra on Twitter @kpatra.

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