Broncos to fortify offensive line by adding guard Ron Leary
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 11, 2017,
Mar 11, 2017, 4:39
Leary's deal covers four years and is for $35 million with $20 million guaranteed.
"Talking to Garcia and Paradis, they feel the exact same way".
Leary has to be considered a success story, going from an undrafted player out of Memphis and developing into a solid starter for the Cowboys.
Leary said that he "didn't talk too much" about the scheme with Offensive Line Coach Jeff Davidson, adding that their meeting was more about making Leary comfortable on his new team.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo speaks during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards at AT&T Stadium on April 19, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. "I love the game of football".
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In introducing the 6-foot-3, 317-pound Leary on Friday, Elway said he was "the type of player that we're looking for ... physical and tough and plays with a demeanor that makes us tougher".
Dallas' scheme doesn't mesh perfectly with the one Denver is installing, but Leary said the Cowboys worked on a variety of concepts in addition to the zone elements they used previous year, which will fit well as the Broncos transition to a hybrid philosophy that employs elements from zone and power schemes.
"Uh, no, I'm definitely not a recruiter, so I'm not going to get caught up in that at all", Leary said. He boasted hoop star skills, but a frame more suited for a road grader than a high-volume shooter.
Leary's days in Dallas looked to be numbered last spring.
With the emergence of La'el Collins and several big contracts along one of the top lines in the National Football League, the Cowboys couldn't afford to keep Leary, who turns 28 next month.
After spending the 2012 season on the Cowboys' practice squad, Leary started 31 of 32 games at left guard over the next two seasons.