Broncos OT Chris Clark signs $1.323 million RFA tender

4/11/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

Denver Broncos offensive tackle Chris Clark signed his restricted free agent tender on Wednesday, to return with the Denver Broncos in the 2013 season.
The 6-5, 305-pound Chris Clark has played a valuable role as backup tackle/ special teams contributor over the past three seasons for the Denver Broncos. However, Chris Clark figures to get more time taking first-team snaps at left tackle with Ryan Clady still recovering from shoulder surgery. Moreover, the Denver Broncos’ long-time starting left tackle Ryan Clady is expected to hold out from the team’s offseason workouts as he pushes for a multi-year contract with the team instead of the one-year franchise tender.
The Denver Broncos placed a $9.823 million franchise tag on the three-time Pro Bowler Ryan Clady this offseason. But since Ryan Clady hasn’t signed his franchise tender yet, it is technically not mandatory for him to attend mandatory camp. Selected 12th overall by the Denver Broncos in the 2008 NFL draft out of Boise State, Ryan Clady has started all 80 regular season games for the team ever since.
Starting Monday, the players under contract by the Denver Broncos will be required to participate in offseason workout, followed by OTAs and mandatory minicamp through the second week of June.
Chris Clark spent the past three seasons with the Denver Broncos after the team claimed him off waivers from the Minnesota Vikings in 2010.
The 27-year-old Chris Clark was originally signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers out of Southern Mississippi in 2008, and spent the first two seasons of his career on the Miinnesota Vikings practice squad.
The five-year veteran Chris Clark has played all his 40 career games (with six starts) for the Denver Broncos.
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