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Broncos in the NFL: Clady hopes to get back to elite level for opener

Note: Each day during camp, we’ll take a look at one of the former Boise State football players in the NFL. The full list is here.

Denver Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady, Boise State’s first first-round draft pick, returns this season from a Lisfranc injury that forced him to miss most of last season and the Super Bowl.

He says he still has to deal with “a little soreness here and there” in the foot. reported that Clady has been effective in training camp but also has allowed some pressure on quarterback Peyton Manning.

"I’m doing OK,” Clady said. “I definitely need to improve a little bit — just moving around and adjusting to everything, but it’s feeling a lot better for sure.”

Clady’s goal is to return to full speed in time for the season opener. He is a three-time Pro Bowler.

"I want to be 100 percent and on the same level that I was playing at (before the injury),” he said.

You can watch a video of Clady’s press conference here.

He was asked about missing the Super Bowl.

“It was definitely difficult to watch,” he said. “As a player in the NFL, you always want to be able to play on that stage. To not be able to participate and help your team out is a tough situation for sure.”


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