CladyThe team is hopeful that Clady could return early in the regular season. He had surgery to repair a partially torn patella tendon in his knee after injuring it while playing basketball in April. Denver coach Josh McDaniels said Wednesday, in quotes released by the team, that Clady is making strides.
“He’s getting better and again, to talk about what he can and can’t do at this point,” McDaniels said. “I think he’s working really diligently to try to get back on the field as soon as he can and there’s no timetable for that but Ryan is working extremely hard to put himself in a position to play as soon as he can and each day is a better day and that’s what we’re focused on with him right now. We’re certainly not going to rush anything and when he’s back, we’ll work him back in there and make sure we’re smart with him once he’s able to play.”
The Raiders have hired a former standout defender as a defensive assistant.