Former Boise State star Clady headed for raise; Titus Young waived

By Brian Murphy

The Denver Broncos will use the franchise tag on left tackle and former Boise State star Ryan Clady, the Denver Post reported.

Denver Broncos' left tackle Ryan Clady will see a big raise.

Denver Broncos’ left tackle Ryan Clady will see a big raise.

The tag ensures that Clady, a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro selection, will remain with the Broncos — and that he will get a huge salary increase.

Clady has not missed a game in his five seasons with the Broncos. He was drafted No. 12 overall in 2008. Clady left Boise State after his junior season.

From the Post: “Teams are allowed to place a franchise tag on one of their unrestricted free agent players each year. This gives the player a top five average salary for one season, but pretty much restricts him from entering the free-agent pool. Clady’s projected salary under the tag would be $9.66 million in 2013, a nice raise from the $3.5 he earned in 2012.”

• Former Boise State wide receiver Titus Young was place on waivers by the St. Louis Rams on Friday. Young was just picked up by the Rams on Feb. 5 after being released by the Detroit Lions.

According to the Associated Press, “Coach Jeff Fisher said Friday the Rams picked up Young before they had much time to do any background checks. He said Young was “not the best
option” for the Rams.”

Fisher added, “We felt like by claiming Titus we would have the opportunity to spend a good deal of time with him. We spent that time with him, we spent probably four or five days with him, and as an organization, at the end of the interview process, you might call it, we felt it was best to go in another direction.”


Sports columnist Brian Murphy writes about all sports in the Treasure Valley with a concentration on Boise State football and men's basketball. Murph has been with the Statesman since 2005. You can follow him on Twitter @MurphsTurph.

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