Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Aug 2010

Broncos Waive Tyler Polumbus, Get Ryan Clady Back

It was a good day to be a Broncos fan. Not only did the team announce that Pro Bowl left tackle Ryan Clady will return to practice tomorrow, but Denver also waived tackle Tyler Polumbus.

I've written enough about Polumbus for one lifetime. I believe -- as Gregg Rosenthal states at PFT -- that the return of Clady to practice precludes him from being placed on the PUP list to start the season. It will be interesting to see if Clady is at 100 percent (or close to it) by the time the season starts.

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 24 Aug 2010

23 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2010, 8:45pm by justanothersteve


by Key19 :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 5:12pm

"In other words, it's impossible to reconcile history with the idea that Clady's going to be back by August. So either one of three things are true here:

1) Clady doesn't have a torn patellar tendon

2) The Broncos and/or Clady are misinforming people about the expected timeframe of his injury

3) Clady is superhuman and will heal at a rate no NFL player ever has."

by Tracy :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 5:34pm

I'd been betting on (2), looks like I was wrong.

by dbostedo :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 5:35pm

It could still be #1 and there was miscommunication or misinformation going around. But I prefer #3.

by tunesmith :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 5:21pm

Life is good when you have a superhuman left tackle!

by Bright Blue Shorts :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 5:34pm

Option 3b ... perhaps he found a substance that helped him heal quickly ...

by Tracy :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 5:36pm

Or perhaps option 3c. Medical advances have shortened the recovery time for this type of injury.

by The Ninjalectual :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 6:12pm

3bi) Medical advances legitimately using said substances.

by Kibbles :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 6:38pm

3biXv.truck) scientists spliced his DNA with Wes Welker's.

by Alternator :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 6:47pm

They spliced Clady's DNA with Welker's, and Welker got party of Clady's.

BRILLIANT! *toast*

by wr (not verified) :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 7:31pm

{Waits for Welker's wife to break into an aria...}

by justanothersteve :: Wed, 08/25/2010 - 8:45pm

Wasn't that a South Park episode?

by Reinhard (not verified) :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 5:40pm

I imagine that you can tear something any number of ways. Maybe he tore it in a specific way that heals easily or doesn't impair greatly. So maybe he got lucky.

by Fan in Exile :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 5:51pm

Option 4) Tim Tebow

by jimbohead :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 6:17pm


by Danish Denver-Fan :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 6:45pm

Holy hell. This is fantastic news - the first in a while for Broncos fans.

Also, couldn't they have waived Polumbus before he hurt best defender on the team?

by tunesmith :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 7:58pm

Lots of crazy news for Broncos today, including that potentially reformed uber-bust Jarvis Moss will be starting across from Robert Ayers... two #1 draft picks.

What I like about this team this year is that while there's considerable room for uncertainty, there's also a lot of possible upside if things work out right. Whereas with a lot of other teams, you generally know what to expect at most positions. If Mario Haggan is the worst starter on our defense this season, then that's not *horrible* anyway...

by buzzorhowl (not verified) :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 8:38pm

I will forever associate Tyler Polumbus with Eric Cartman saying "He's really good at being offensive. He offends just about everyone. All the time."

by Sander :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 9:06pm

Option number MCXXIV:
The Broncos didn't alert the media to the injury for a month or so after it happened.

by Joseph :: Wed, 08/25/2010 - 4:14pm

Knowing most NFL coaches/teams secrecy about injuries, and that McD studied under the president of the Don't-Say-Anything-to-the-Media Association, I'm betting that this may be the actual truth.

by tunesmith :: Tue, 08/24/2010 - 11:28pm

Final option, after all other options have been exhausted: Maybe Josh McDaniels was, gasp, right?

by Shattenjager :: Wed, 08/25/2010 - 2:39am

Crazy talk.

by BadAxe (not verified) :: Wed, 08/25/2010 - 12:15pm

Isn't Tylerpolumbus the malady that Haynesworth is suffering with?

by Dean :: Wed, 08/25/2010 - 1:08pm

I thought Haynesworth just had a Lethargy Addiction?