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Broncos' Clady returns to practice field

8/10/2013

Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady, still trying to return from offseason shoulder surgery, did his most extensive work of this training camp in Saturday morning's practice.

Clady, who signed a five-year, $52.5 million deal just before camp opened, took a limited number of snaps in the workout, but it was the first time he had taken part in a padded practice since the surgery to repair a torn labrum.

"We're obviously taking that slow and trying to be as smart as possible,'' Broncos coach John Fox said. "We're still trying to get Ryan ready for the season opener. At this stage I think everything is on target.''

Clady has done some work in individual drills to this point, but not in a full-contact situation. Clady suffered his original injury in the 2012 regular-season finale. After sitting out of practice in the postseason bye week, he did start and play against the Ravens in the divisional round this past January.

Clady has started all 80 games of his career with the Broncos.