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baja 06-15-2013 08:07 AM

Denver Broncos' draft class closer to being completely signed
 
Denver Broncos' draft class closer to being completely signed
POSTED: 06/14/2013 12:01:00 AM MDTBy Mike Klis
The Denver Post

Broncos rookie running back Montee Ball works on drills Thursday during the last day of minicamp at Dove Valley. More minicamp photos. (John Leyba, The Denver Post)
Two more down, only Sylvester Williams and Ryan Clady to go.

The Broncos signed second-round draft pick Montee Ball and third-rounder Kayvon Webster to four-year contracts Thursday.

Ball's deal, as the draft's No. 58 pick, is worth $3.53 million and includes a signing bonus of $964,896.

Webster, the 90th pick in the draft, was expected to receive a deal worth $2.72 million (including a $539,800 signing bonus).

The deals with Ball and Webster mean the Broncos have only Williams, a rookie defensive tackle, and Clady, a veteran offensive tackle, unsigned.

Williams won't be a problem, because the first-round draft choice is slotted into a four-year contract worth about $7.6 million (including a $4

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million signing bonus) as the 28th pick.
Clady has received the franchise tag for $9.828 million. Last year, the Broncos offered him a five-year contract extension worth $50 million. They must reach an agreement on a contract extension by July 15 or Clady will have to play the 2013 season on his one-year, $9.828 million salary.

Ball (5-foot-10 and 217 pounds) is expected to join Ronnie Hillman as the team's tailback tandem in 2013.

Webster (5-11 and 198) is a combination of speed and size the Broncos covet at the cornerback position.

Taking a break. Denver players and coaches took off to various destinations after the team's final minicamp workout Thursday.

Players are off until they report July 24 to training camp, with the first practice scheduled for July 25.




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Lestat 06-15-2013 09:29 AM

i like it. i can't wait to see Sly once we get 6-7 games into the season.


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