"He's not in football shape, but he worked hard today," head coach Vance Joseph said. Ray won't be able to suit up in a game until Week 8 in Kansas City; however, getting back onto the field in any capacity shows his recovery went well. Ray racked up 48 tackles (33 solo) through 16 games last season, but he still won't be the top outside linebacker in Denver since Von Miller and Shaquil Barrett in the lineup.
Ray (wrist) has officially been designated to return from injured reserve and is scheduled to practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.
The Broncos plan on activating Ray, who's spent the entire season on injured reserve, in time for their Week 8 game in Kansas City. While the third-year linebacker is reportedly set to play with two screws inserted in his wrist and a cast around his hand, the fact he won't be playing with a club-like appendage suggests Ray should have access to both his finger and thumb, as opposed to playing with a closed fist. Thus, his ability to shed blockers and catch the football shouldn't be as limited as it would've otherwise.
Ray (wrist) is expected to return to practice next week, Nick Kosmider of The Denver Post reports.
Ray was placed on injured reserve at the start of the season, but is eligible to return for Week 8's Monday Night Football contest against the Chiefs. Assuming Ray doesn't suffer any setbacks over the next week, expect the linebacker to practice in a full capacity and return to the field Week 8.
Ray (wrist) was placed on the IR-return Monday, but is expected to return for the Broncos' Week 8 Monday Night Football matchup against the Chiefs, Ben Swanson of the Broncos' official website reports.
Ray is currently recovering from a torn ligament in his left wrist. John Elway, the Broncos' General Manager, indicated Monday he expects Ray to return against the Chiefs in Week 8.
Ray (wrist) will be placed on injured reserve with a designation to return, NFL.com reports.
Ray tore a ligament in his hand during training camp and was hoping to get back by Week 2. Now, he'll have to wait until Week 8.
|7||10/22/17||@ LAC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/30/17||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|9||11/5/17||@ PHI||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/17||@ IND||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|