After testing his patience, life is going Chris Clark's way.

His NFL career began with two years on the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad and three years on the Broncos' bench.

Clark finally got a chance to start last season for the injured Ryan Clady at left offensive tackle.

Opportunity came as Clark's wife, Stacy, was delivering their first child, Chris Jr. Nearly one year later, Clady is back, Clark is now the Broncos' first-string right tackle, Chris Jr. is 1 year old and Stacy is pregnant with their second child.

"All at once," Clark said Saturday. "Taking it all in. New position, new start. I felt like I haven't done anything. Last year is out the window. That doesn't mean anything to me. I'm feeling new. Another baby on the way. I've been blessed."

Counting the postseason, Clark started 17 games at left tackle, his natural position, last season. The difference between left tackle and right tackle?

"It's about switching the hips," Clark said. "I was a little nervous at first because I've played left all my life. But after playing right every day (in the offseason) and getting accustomed to it, I'm starting to get it done. I want to master it. I want to be the best."

Clark alternated with veteran Winston Justice through the offseason, but it has been all Clark so far in camp.