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Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray to participate in training camp

The 25-year-old is in a contract year after the Broncos turned down his fifth-year option ($9.23 million) and drafted Bradley Chubb fifth overall in the 2018 draft.


Reuters Last Updated at 28 Jul 2018, 03:07 IST

Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray avoided the physically unable to perform list, meaning he will be able to participate in training camp practice when it begins Saturday.

Earlier this offseason, Ray was expected to pursue a fourth surgery on his problematic left wrist, which would have likely sidelined him into the regular season. Instead, he opted for rehab -- an option reportedly presented by a specialist in Houston which has him healthy enough to participate in training camp.

"Every time they count me out I boss up. I'm used to it," Ray tweeted Friday.

The 25-year-old is in a contract year after the Broncos turned down his fifth-year option ($9.23 million) and drafted Bradley Chubb fifth overall in the 2018 draft.

Ray suffered torn ligaments in his left wrist on the first day of training camp last year, ultimately spending two stints on injured reserve and having three surgeries on the wrist before the end of the 2017 season. He managed just one sack in eight games while wearing a cast, and his weight reportedly slipped from 240 pounds to 225 due to an inability to lift weights.

He had 8.0 sacks in 2016 as a rotational player behind starters Von Miller and DeMarcus Ware.

The Broncos also announced the signing of former Carolina Panthers wide receiver Corey "Philly" Brown, who had 79 grabs, 1,019 yards and seven touchdowns from 2014-16 with Carolina while helping them to Super Bowl 50.

Brown joined the Buffalo Bills last spring but didn't make the team out of camp. He re-signed with Buffalo for a brief stint in the middle of the season but never appeared in a game.

Denver had opened up space on its roster by placing wide receivers Carlos Henderson and Jimmy Williams on the reserve/did not report list.

Henderson, a third-round pick in 2017, is tending to a family issue, according to head coach Vance Joseph. The 23-year-old spent all of 2017 on injured reserve with a thumb injury and appears to be a long shot for a roster spot in his second season.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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