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August 31, 2019 11:32 AM
Shane Ray: Released by Ravens
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray was released by the Ravens on Friday.

Ray was considered on the 53-man roster bubble, but was ultimately unable to earn a spot. He spent his first four seasons in Denver, accumulating 94 tackles (64 solo) and 14 sacks in the process. Still only 26 years old, he should not have to look to hard for a new destination.

July 27, 2019 05:04 PM
Ravens' Shane Ray: Passes physical
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray (undisclosed) was removed from the non-football injury list Friday after passing his physical, Ryan Mink of the team's official website reports.

Ray was originally placed on the NFI list after failing the team's conditioning test. However, he has since shown improved health and returned to practice Friday. He currently projects as Tim William's backup at right outside linebacker.

July 26, 2019 11:44 AM
Ravens' Shane Ray: Dealing with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ravens placed Ray (undisclosed) on the non-football injury list Thursday, Aaron Kasinitz of pennlive.com reports.

Ray is expected to compete for snaps at outside linebacker when healthy. The 2015 first-round pick appeared in 11 games with the Broncos last season, recording 10 tackles, one sack, one pass defended and one forced fumble.

May 17, 2019 03:16 PM
Ravens' Shane Ray: Joining Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray agreed to a one-year deal with the Ravens on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Ray had numerous free-agent visits -- including the Raiders and Seahawks -- but ends up joining the Ravens after Denver elected not to pick up his fifth-year option for 2019. The 2015 first-round pick had only one sack in each of the past two seasons, as he was limited to 19 games with multiple injuries. Ray figures to compete with Tim Williams, Tyus Bowser, Jaylon Ferguson and Pernell McPhee for reps at outside linebacker, where only Matt Judon is locked into a key role for the Ravens.

May 3, 2019 01:56 AM
Shane Ray: Visiting Seattle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray is set to visit the Seahawks on Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Ray has already visited the Raiders and Colts -- who opted to sign Justin Houston instead -- this offseason in his quest to find a new home. Despite Ray's status as a first-round pick in 2015, the Missouri product has had a combination of injuries that have given him trouble finding consistency. Ray has a chance to find a spot in Seattle, where the depth at defensive end is fairly shallow.

April 11, 2019 12:24 PM
Shane Ray: Visits Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray recently visited with the Raiders, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Stephen Holder of The Athletic relays that the free-agent pass rusher visited Indianapolis a few weeks ago -- presumably before the Colts signed Justin Houston to fill their void on the edge. Ray is a 2015 first-round pick with an eight-sack season (in 2016) to his name, but a combination of injuries and superior talent on the Denver roster limited him to 19 appearances (seven starts) and two sacks the past two seasons. He might have a shot at a starting job in Oakland, where the depth chart at defensive end is barren.

December 28, 2018 04:28 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Cleared to face Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray (illness) was removed from the Broncos' injury report Friday, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.

Ray missed last Monday's game against the Raiders with an illness. The Missouri product was a healthy scratch Week 15. Ray has two total tackles and 108 defensive snaps over his last four games.

December 24, 2018 06:56 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Won't play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray (illness) is inactive for Monday's game against the Raiders.

Ray will remain sidelined Monday due to an undisclosed illness. Given that the 25-year-old was a healthy scratch Week 15, the Broncos' defense is likely to proceed unhindered by Ray's absence.

December 22, 2018 02:20 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Battling illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray has an undisclosed illness and is questionable for Monday's game against the Raiders, Kyle Fredrickson of The Denver Post reports.

Ray was added to the injury report Friday and the specifics of the issue remain unclear. The 25-year-old was a healthy scratch last week against Cleveland, so there's no guarantee he suits up Monday at Oakland even if he's healthy enough to play.

December 16, 2018 01:12 AM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Not active Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray is a healthy inactive for Saturday's game against the Browns.

Ray heads to the bench apparently healthy as he was not listed on the injury report this week. Most telling is that fellow outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett is still sidelined with a hip injury, and yet the Broncos still opted not to utilize Ray. The 2015 first-round pick has a disappointing two sacks in 19 games since the start of the 2017 season.

November 2, 2018 11:32 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Ready to go
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray (ankle) lacks an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Ray missed two straight games due to a lingering ankle injury, but he appears to have fully recovered. The rotational linebacker could see an uptick in defensive snaps against the Texans on Sunday with Brandon Marshall (knee) ruled out.

October 28, 2018 11:52 AM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray (ankle) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Ray didn't return to limited practice participation until Friday after missing Week 7 due to an ankle injury, so he'll be kept to the sideline again Sunday. Shaquil Barrett could see additional reps at outside linebacker behind Von Miller and Bradley Chubb.

October 27, 2018 02:04 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Doubtful for Week 8
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

Ray sat out Denver's win over the Cardinals in Week 7 while nursing this ankle injury, and he appears unlikely to suit up against the Chiefs on Sunday. If the fourth-year linebacker is sidelined Week 8, expect either Josey Jewell or Joseph Jones to serve as the primary backup to Von Miller (ankle).

October 25, 2018 02:32 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Misses practice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray (ankle) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice.

Ray sat out the Week 7 win over the Cardinals while he recovering from the ankle injury he first picked up Oct. 14 against the Rams. The linebacker will likely need to practice in some capacity the next two days to have a realistic shot at playing Sunday in Kansas City.

October 17, 2018 10:40 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Won't play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray (ankle) has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup with the Cardinals, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Ray sustained the ankle injury in the Week 6 loss to the Rams and was seen with a walking boot Monday. It's thus not too surprisingly that he'll be unable to recover from the issue with the Broncos facing a quick turnaround between games. Shaquil Barrett will likely fill in for Ray as the third man in the Broncos' rotation of edge rushers behind standout Von Miller and rookie first-round pick Bradley Chubb.

October 17, 2018 02:52 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Ruled out for Week 7
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray (ankle) is ruled out for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Ray suffered an ankle injury during Sunday's loss to the Rams and was unable to recover during Denver's short week. As long as the rotational linebacker remains sidelined, expect Shaquil Barrett to see increased defensive snaps.

October 15, 2018 08:32 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Status for Thursday night uncertain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray was seen with a walking boot on his left ankle area Monday and has an uncertain status for Thursday's game against the Cardinals, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.

Ray seemingly injured his lower left leg or foot in Sunday's game against the Rams. With the Broncos on a short week, the linebacker will need to recover quickly if he hopes to suit up in Week 7. Shaquil Barrett could see an expanded role is Ray is forced to miss Thursday's game.

September 7, 2018 01:24 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Practices in full Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 5, 2018 09:32 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Limited participant at Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ray (wrist) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

The Broncos seem to be acting cautious with Ray's progression. It remains to be seen if he'll play in Sunday's season opener, but it appears like this could be morphing into a pre-kickoff decision.

July 28, 2018 03:44 PM
Broncos' Shane Ray: Practicing with brace
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/255
Birthdate:
5/18/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Kansas City, MO, USA
School:
Missouri
NFL Experience:
5
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