Report: Ryan Clady returns to the practice field for the Broncos

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The Denver Broncos’ left tackle Ryan Clady has returned to the practice field Saturday morning according to ESPN.com.

Clady has been rehabbing from surgery he had performed on his shoulder in the offseason. He was the only player that was franchised tagged to receive a long-term deal. Clady signed a five year, $52.5 million deal right before camp opened up.

Head coach John Fox says the team is targeting the season opener for Clady’s return.

We’re obviously taking that slow and trying to be as smart as possible,” Broncos coach John Fox said. “We’re still trying to get Ryan ready for the season opener. At this stage I think everything is on target

With a cloud of uncertainty at center for the Broncos, Clady’s return to the offensive line will not only bring back stability, but more importantly for the Broncos, Peyton Manning’s blind-side blocker will return. I’m sure the team will tell you, keeping Manning upright will always be the number one priority.