Contract negotiations between the Denver Broncos and left tackle Ryan Clady resumed Monday with the team sweetening its offer. An NFL source said the Broncos improved their five-year, $50 million proposal from a year ago.
Clady rejected the Broncos' $10 million a year offer prior to the 2012 training camp and played last season on a $3.5 million salary.
Clady was eligible for free agency this year, but the Broncos greatly restricted his freedom by placing a one-year, $9.823 million franchise tag on the three-time Pro Bowler.
The sides are trying to work out a multiyear contract agreement this week. If a new deal cannot be reached by July 15, Clady would have to play the 2013 season on the one-year, $9.823 million salary.