Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos tackle Ryan Clady (78) against the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC divisional round playoff game at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The first article that is part of the dump is just crazy. Why would the San Diego Chargers want to go after a player that has been franchise tagged? Tom Telesco wants to build his team through the draft and giving up a pair of first round picks is exactly the opposite of what he would be trying to do. Ryan Clady is a great player, but giving up two first rounders is too rich for my blood.
Teams can pursue franchised players such as Clady — the left tackle franchise price tag is more than $9.8 million — by giving them a contract offer more than the player’s existing team can match. If the team fails to match the offer, the new team must surrender its first-round pick in the next two drafts.