Broncos sign linebacker with Shane Ray out 2 months

Credit Ron Chenoy USATSI

Credit Ron Chenoy USATSI

Running back Devontae Booker had surgery to fix a fracture in his left wrist Friday morning and will miss six weeks.

"Shane, at practice yesterday, tore a ligament in his left wrist just taking on a block", head coach Vance Joseph said at practice on Friday. An exam revealed the torn ligament and Ray did not participate in the Broncos' walk-through early Friday evening.?

"He was sore and he wore a brace today in practice, but the X-ray showed the ligament was torn". He also more than doubled his tackle total from 15 two years ago to 33 last year. Ray was the Broncos' first-round pick in 2015.

The Broncos were counting on Ray in a big way this year to take some focus off superstar Von Miller following the retirement of DeMarcus Ware and the offseason hip injury to Shaq Barrett. Barrett is on the Non-Football Injury list and has not practiced in training camp.

Baby Charlie Gard dies after life support withdrawn
But doctors at Great Ormond Street hospital, where he was treated, did not agree. "We are so proud of you, Charlie". Sleep tight our attractive little boy", Charlie's parents said in a statement after they gave up their fight.

The good news is that with a quick recovery, Ray could miss little to no regular season time. The Broncos are hoping to have him back by their third regular-season game, at Buffalo on September 24. He is yet to appear in a regular season NFL game, but he has played for the Texas Revolution and Colorado Ice in the Indoor Football League. "We have time to figure it out".

The Broncos added much-needed pass-rushing depth on Saturday morning, signing 26-year-old linebacker Danny Mason, as first reported by Adam Caplan of ESPN.

Veteran linebacker Kasim Edebali will have to step up in Ray's absence and make up for some of the lost production.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.