DENVER (CBS4/The Sports Xchange) – The Broncos have agreed to terms offensive lineman Ronald Leary in their first move in free agency.
Leary, 27, was a starter for the Cowboys last season only after La’el Collins went down with a foot injury.
The Cowboys landed Collins in 2015, and he broke into the starting lineup as a rookie. Leary, who started at least six games in each of the past four seasons, will not be looking over his shoulder in Denver.
His deal reportedly includes $20 million guaranteed, more than the Jets gave Brian Winters ($15M guaranteed) in January.
John Elway and the Broncos’ front office insisted during the NFL Scouting Combine last week that offensive line — not quarterback — would be the team’s priority in free agency.
Of course, that doesn’t mean Leary’s former teammate Tony Romo won’t be on the radar by the end of business on the first day of the league year Thursday.
The Cowboys informed Romo he would officially be released.
In addition to the Broncos, the New York Jets and Houston Texans are reportedly interested in Romo.