Denver Broncos Sign OG Ronald Leary To A 4-Year, $34 Million Deal

The Broncos will get a big upgade on the interior of their line.

Yes, the Denver Broncos are going to upgrade the offensive line. And they've made the first move towards doing that less than three hours before Free Agency will officially begin.

The Broncos signed former Dallas Cowboys guard Ronald Leary. His deal will be for four years and is worth $35 million total, with $20 million in guarantees.

Leary, 27, was sort of the odd man out on a stacked offensive line in Dallas, but he's a welcome addition to a Denver line that struggled to protect the quarterback or open up running lanes in 2016. Initially undrafted in 2012 out of Memphis because of a degenerative condition in his left knee that scared off potential suitors, Leary signed with the Cowboys and spent his rookie year on the practice squad before finally assuming the starting left guard position. He entrenched himself in the middle of perhaps the best offensive line in football, but was challenged when the Cowboys attained the services of La'el Collins in 2015.

Since then, Leary has been somewhat hampered with injuries, suffering from a toe injury, a back ailment, and a concussion last season.

Make no mistake, though. If he's on the field, he is an upgrade over both Max Garcia and Michael Schofield, Denver's two starting guards.

Leary alone will not fix the offensive line woes, but it's an encouraging start.

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Will Keys is an Editor for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @WillKeys6.

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