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Top Shane Ray News

  • Shane Ray: Released with injury settlement

    The Bills released Ray (hamstring) off injured reserve with an injury settlement Friday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    Ray landed on injured reserve Monday after suffering a hamstring injury in Saturday's preseason contest against Pittsburgh. Since he and Buffalo agreed upon an injury settlement, he's free to sign with another NFL team immediately. Ray's hamstring issue was originally described as minor, but it's uncertain if that's still the case.

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  • Bills' Shane Ray: Placed on injured reserve

    The Bills placed Ray (hamstring) on injured reserve Monday.

    Ray suffered the hamstring injury in Saturday's preseason contest against the Steelers. According to Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site, the 30-year-old's injury was believed to be of the day-to-day variety, so his move to injured reserve comes as a bit of surprise. The 2015 first-round pick had been competing for a roster spot with the hope of making his first NFL appearance since 2018.

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  • Bills' Shane Ray: Suffers minor injury

    Ray (hamstring) is considered day-to-day, Maddy Glab of the Bills' official site reports.

    Ray suffered the injury in Saturday's preseason loss to the Steelers. He'll work to get back in action as quickly as possible, as he works to find a spot on the Bills' 53-man roster after spending the last two seasons in the CFL.

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  • Bills' Shane Ray: Goes down with injury

    Ray suffered a hamstring injury Saturday versus the Steelers, Katherine Fitzgerald of The Buffalo News reports.

    Ray went down with a hamstring injury and was unable to return during the Bills' 27-15 loss. The linebacker is looking to make his return to the NFL after spending the last two seasons in the CFL, and a significant injury would greatly hurt his chances.

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  • Bills' Shane Ray: Earns another NFL opportunity

    Ray signed a contract with the Bills on Saturday, Dave Matter of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Ray was a first-round selection of the Broncos in 2015 and spent four years on the team before signing with and being released by the Ravens ahead of the 2019 season. The 29-year-old has spent the last two years with Toronto of the CFL, most recently appearing in 13 games and collecting six sacks and two forced fumbles during the 2022 season. He'll likely be competing for a depth spot on Buffalo's defense.

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  • Shane Ray: Released by Ravens

    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.

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  • Ravens' Shane Ray: Passes physical

    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.

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  • Ravens' Shane Ray: Dealing with injury

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

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  • Ravens' Shane Ray: Joining Baltimore

    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.

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  • Shane Ray: Visiting Seattle

    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.

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  • Shane Ray: Visits Oakland

    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.

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  • Broncos' Shane Ray: Cleared to face Chargers

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

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  • Broncos' Shane Ray: Won't play Monday

    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.

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  • Broncos' Shane Ray: Battling illness

    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.

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  • Broncos' Shane Ray: Not active Saturday

    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.

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  • Broncos' Shane Ray: Ready to go

    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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Kansas City, MO
Age: 31
School: Missouri
Experience: 4