The Denver Broncos, as expected, are aggressively pursuing free agents to fill holes on their roster. Offensive guard Ronald Leary is reportedly heading to the mile-high city on quite a lucrative deal for a guy who recently was displaced in Dallas.
Broncos to sign G Ronald Leary to a four-year deal worth $35m with $20m gtd, source says. Big money for a guy once lost in the shuffle.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 9, 2017
Leary was a starting guard for the Dallas Cowboys from 2013-14 before being benched when La’el Collins came on strong in 2015. This didn’t sit well with the veteran, who requested a trade but didn’t get one.
He was back starting for the Cowboys last year, appearing in 12 games and helping the team dominate on the ground.
A very strong player up front, Leary is a road grader on running plays and a very adequate pass protector. He’ll immediately upgrade Denver’s offensive line, which needed help and is likely not done signing players to compete for starting jobs and depth.