Ray's role increases even more with Ware's absence (The Associated Press)

Saying Shane Ray has been preparing for DeMarcus Ware’s absence is an understatement. Ray, the Broncos’ top draft pick last year, and Shaq Barrett got the vast majority of snaps with the starters at outside linebacker during the offseason because Ware’s bad back was acting up again and Von Miller was mired in a contract stalemate. As a nod to Ray’s rise and Ware’s health and age, the Broncos elevated Ray to the starting job opposite Miller this season.
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