Monday, April 11, 2016

Clady could be big for Jets if he can stay healthy

The New York Jets traded for veteran left tackle Ryan Clady Sunday, shortly after D'Brickashaw Ferguson announced his retirement.

Clady is an elite blocker on his best days but has been bit with the injury bug the last few years, as he found the injured reserve list in two of the last three seasons.

The Denver Broncos, who saved $8 million in cap space with the trade, reportedly felt he was on track going into this season but had to make a financial move.

Per ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwood:
"'[H]e's a former team captain who is smart, adjusts well in game, and if healthy, will still be one of the better athletes at the position in the league. It's a matter of how his body has recovered from the injuries, especially of the last three years, when he sandwiched a Pro Bowl selection in 2014 between injured reserve in '13 (Lisfranc) and '15 (torn ACL)."