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Report: Broncos land OG Ronald Leary on four-year, $35 million deal

Ronald Leary
Aug 13, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; Dallas Cowboys guard Ronald Leary (65) during the NFL preseason game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.