The Denver Broncos are not going to be able to keep everybody this offseason, but it sure would help if a couple of them were willing to take a hometown discount.

According to Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Ryan Clady, who’s actually under contract for next season, would be willing to do just that.

Clady is technically under contract for the next two years, but the Broncos could cut bait and save nearly $9 million in cap space this offseason; that extra spending money could make a big difference.

But whether Clady is cut or restructures his contract, there’s just about a zero percent chance that he makes the $10.1 million he’s schedule to make against the cap in 2016; he’s simply no longer worth seventh-highest-paid-tackle money.

Still, if Denver and Clady can come to terms on a deal that keeps him in the blue and orange another year, why not do it? Maybe he’s not a top-10 tackle — he’s probably not a top-15 or 20, either — but he’s most definitely a better option than Michael Schofield or Ryan Harris. Throw Ty Saimbraillo back into the mix and suddenly the Broncos offensive line is looking a lot more formidable.

And by taking a pay cut, Clady would be following a long line of Broncos who have sacrificed money to stay in (or come to) Denver: Peyton Manning, Derek Wolfe, Evan Mathis and Chris Harris Jr, just to name a few.

Heck, Mile High Sports Radio’s own Eric Goodman reported that Malik Jackson could be willing to take up to $5 million less per year to stay in Denver. Given that he’s one of the hottest commodities on the open market, that means a lot.

If only someone could urge Danny Trevathan to do the same.

And the Broncos should want Trevathan back. He’s a great football player. Unfortunately, being fourth on the to-do list could be enough to push the Broncos’ leading tackler out the door; another franchise is sure to make him a priority this free-agency season.