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Shane Ray to Miss 6-8 Weeks

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Starting OLB Shane Ray has torn ligaments in his wrist and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Per Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post. 

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Broncos outside linebacker Shane Ray suffered a torn ligament in his left wrist and is expected to be out six to eight weeks after he has surgery Saturday morning, coach Vance Joseph said.

Vance says he expects Ray to return for the week 3 game against Buffalo. This is bad news for the first few games of the season because we will also likely be without Shaq Barrett, who is out with a hip injury he suffered in the offseason. 

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champ11    11

This really sucks. He was the most obvious breakout candidate on the team and they are really going to miss him. Ray stepping up is key to the defense staying elite. 

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Cutler06    1

Interesting to see that they are trying to turn DeMarcus Walker into a hybrib DE-LB type similar to what they did with Elvos Dumervil, only on a bigger scale

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20 hours ago, Cutler06 said:

Interesting to see that they are trying to turn DeMarcus Walker into a hybrib DE-LB type similar to what they did with Elvos Dumervil, only on a bigger scale

From what Vance said the other day - when they drafted him they saw him as an outside rusher on 3rd downs and inside rusher on 1st and 2nd - that might have been the plan all along. 

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elliot878    11
7 hours ago, AnAngryAmerican said:

From what Vance said the other day - when they drafted him they saw him as an outside rusher on 3rd downs and inside rusher on 1st and 2nd - that might have been the plan all along. 

That's wild given his size.  It really says something about the quickness he must have displayed in workouts and from watching all his tape.  It seems as if he'll be a swiss army knife for our defense, something every great D needs in some form.  I have no doubt that he contributes positively, one of my favorite players in the draft, even if the fit is a bit awkward, guy is just a pure football player.

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14 hours ago, elliot878 said:

That's wild given his size.  It really says something about the quickness he must have displayed in workouts and from watching all his tape.  It seems as if he'll be a swiss army knife for our defense, something every great D needs in some form.  I have no doubt that he contributes positively, one of my favorite players in the draft, even if the fit is a bit awkward, guy is just a pure football player.

His productivity at FSU was off the charts, he played at an elite level against good competition and was not just a one season wonder. The fact that he was something of a "tweener" on account of his size if probably what hurt his draft stock. Watching him at camp this past weekend what I did notice was how fluid of an athlete he is. I think he will be a situational type player but one who is highly-effective and a real difference-maker. 

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BroncoBruin    11
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That's interesting and encouraging because I never saw the fluidity and bend of an edge player in college. But when they kicked him inside close to the snap of the ball you suddenly saw the quickness, explosion and great hands.

Your report backs up what a few media guys have said and I'd be so happy to eat my crow on this guy. That inside rush specialist is so critical to have.

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