Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady has rehab limits and he's more than happy to use them but if at all possible he would like to play at least once in the preseason.

"It's just getting out there getting comfortable and getting into a groove" Clady said after Tuesday's practice. "I've been around for a little bit now so (playing in the preseason) isn't necessarily mandatory but I could definitely use it."

Clady who signed a five-year $52.5 million deal in mid-July has been brought along slowly as he recovers from shoulder surgery. He has begun his first work in full pads this week.

"The shoulder is coming along" Clady said. "I just have to get comfortable with it and get used to getting my strength back and whatnot. It's different but I'm ready to get back out there. It's kind of a progression. We have a plan. So kind of just stick to the plan and get better throughout that time."

Glimpse into the future? Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was asked if he has thought about a plan if linebacker Von Miller misses any time in connection with his ongoing NFL drug-violation case.