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Jets Place LT Ryan Clady On IR

NFL: New York Jets at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets have announced today that they have placed left tackle Ryan Clady on IR with a shoulder injury.

Following the retirement of D'Brickashaw Ferguson, the Jets moved quickly to secure the services of Ryan Clady from the Denver Broncos for the a 5th round pick, with the Bronco's 7th round pick coming the other way.

Injuries have continued to de-rail what was once a very promising career, in fact Clady was considered by many to be one of the best offensive tackles in the game. He was selected to four pro-bowls and consistently graded as one of the best pass protectors from the blind-side.

Clady re-worked his deal after being traded to the Jets effectively making it a one year $6 million contract with $3 million guaranteed. There is an option for 2017 with a $10 million cap hit, but with the direction of the Jets and another injury issue for Clady, it's extremely likely that you've seen the last of Ryan in a Jets uniform.

Going forward the Jets will run with Ben Ijalana at LT and presumably, they'll be looking for a long term replacement this off-season for one of the most important positions in the game.