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Broncos trade Ryan Clady to Jets

The Jets landed their next left tackle by trading a fifth-round pick to the Broncos for Ryan Clady and they opened up a chunk of cap space that could be used to bring back QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

The Jets have their new starting left tackle.

Ryan Clady has been traded from the Broncos to the Jets, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The trade comes a day after news broke that D’Brickashaw Ferguson, the Jets’ starting left tackle for the last decade, has decided to retire.

According to Schefter, the trade will see the Jets ship a fifth-round pick to Denver in exchange for Clady and a seventh-round pick. That might not sound like much, but considering that Clady is due a $9.5 million salary and has missed 30 games in the last three years, the Broncos may feel lucky that they got anything for him.

If the 29-year-old Clady can get healthy and play like he did at his best, he may be an upgrade from Ferguson. But he’s almost as expensive as Ferguson, and a lot less durable than Ferguson. This is a trade that could bring a big benefit to the Jets, but with Clady’s injury history, it’s also a trade that carries some risk.

The trade also opens up cap space for Denver, and could help facilitate a trade for Colin Kaepernick.