Ray (wrist) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Ray managed to practice in full after being listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice. The 2015 first-rounder seems increasingly likely to suit up for Sunday's season opener against the Seahawks, but it remains to be seen whether Ray will receive significant usage behind Bradley Chubb.
As expected, Ray is on the field for the start of practice Saturday sporting a brace on his left wrist, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
The Broncos' official site reported Friday that Ray would begin training camp healthy and, although he's wearing a brace, it appears he's ready to take part. The 2015 first-round selection likely dropped down the depth chart following Denver's selection of Bradley Chubb fifth overall in the 2018 NFL draft, but he will get a chance to prove his worth during training camp and the preseason.
Ray's wrist didn't require surgery over the summer after he had three procedures on it in a four-month span last season. It's a good sign that he's ready to rock as training camp begins, giving him a final opportunity to prove himself in the final year of his rookie contract. Ray managed to play in just eight games last season and recorded only one sack, and the first-round selection of Bradley Chubb out of NC State puts Ray in a position to serve as a backup behind the latter and Von Miller this season.
Ray didn't have surgery on his left wrist this summer, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Ray had three surgeries on his wrist in a span of four months last season and was expected to have another procedure in June. The doctor scheduled to perform the surgery determined it wasn't necessary, giving Ray a much quicker timetable for return. The 2015 first-round pick now has a shot to be ready for Week 1, though he'll likely come off the bench behind Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. It's unclear if Ray will take part in any portion of training camp.
Ray (wrist) will undergo wrist surgery and is uncertain to be ready for the start of the regular season, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Ray underwent three such procedures in 2017 after initially injuring his wrist in training camp last summer. After seeking a second opinion on his sore left wrist Wednesday, the first opinion was confirmed and the fourth-year linebacker will now undergo a fourth procedure. His expected absence will allow rookie Bradley Chubb to open training camp as the starting outside linebacker opposite Von Miller.
|3||9/23/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|7||10/18/18||@ ARI||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/18||@ OAK||8:15 pm|
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