Shane Ray’s season may no longer be in jeopardy.
The Broncos outside linebacker was expected to undergo his fourth wrist operation this summer, but the procedure is no longer necessary, NFL Insider Ian Rapoport reported, citing unidentified sources.
Ray would have missed at least three months after undergoing the “clean-up procedure,” but the report noted his timetable is much quicker than anticipated after he stuck to his rehabilitation routine. Although he still could be placed on the PUP list, he may not need to miss any regular-season games.
Ray, 25, logged eight sacks as a rookie in 2016, but his wrist has hampered his play since before last season and he was limited to just one sack in 2017.
He is set to become a free agent after this season because Denver declined to pick up the $9.23 million option for 2019 on his rookie contract.