Shane Ray goes on injured reserve as Brock Osweiler returns to Denver

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Brock Osweiler’s long, strange trip around the NFL has officially taken him back where he started.

General Manager John Elway said on Saturday that the Broncos would sign Osweiler as long as he passed a physical and the team announced on Monday that he’s done just that. It’s a one-year deal for Osweiler, who was drafted by Elway in the second round of the 2012 draft and spent four years in Denver before opting to sign with the Texans as a free agent in 2016.

Osweiler spent one disappointing year in Houston before being traded to the Browns along with a second-round pick this offseason. The Browns released Osweiler over the weekend and remain on the hook for $16 million minus whatever the Broncos will be paying him.

To make room for Osweiler, the Broncos have placed linebacker Shane Ray on injured reserve. That was also a move Elway said the Broncos would be making as Ray is still recovering from offseason wrist surgery. They hope he spends the minimum eight weeks on the list and returns for a Week Nine Monday night game against the Chiefs.

17 responses to “Shane Ray goes on injured reserve as Brock Osweiler returns to Denver

  1. Is there anybody left out there, other than Donko fanboys, who still doesn’t think Elway backed into a Super Bowl and really has no idea what he’s doing?

    What a mess.

  2. I felt bad for Bill O’Brien last season when the GM in Houston signed Osweiller without ever letting O’B interview or meet with Osweiller first.

  3. Brilliant move by Elway and the Broncos! They get a QB who has won games for them, knows the players and the system, and best of all, someone else is paying Brock’s salary. That’s genius anyway you want to slice it

  4. joetoronto says:
    September 4, 2017 at 11:50 am
    Is there anybody left out there, other than Donko fanboys, who still doesn’t think Elway backed into a Super Bowl and really has no idea what he’s doing?

    What a mess.

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    his drafts have been poor which is why he bought the 2015
    sb with an assist from the guyer instiute

    anyone can open a checkbook for a small window of time

    he bought gomer, talib, ward, sanders, ware, etc and now look at whais left?

    all off his supposed great draft picks like shane ray or shaw barrett
    are either one trick pony gimmick players or completely overrated

    to sustain excellence and keep costs down with the rookie
    cap, you better build through the draft

  5. This Bronco Fan would have preferred to keep Sloter. Now Elawy might just drop kick Semian and let Osweiler and Lynch fight it out for a long term deal.

    Trouble is, despite Elway’s best effort neither of them looks like star material.

  6. ryanc2015 says:
    September 4, 2017 at 12:25 pm
    Life long Bronco fan. Been to every game in the last 10 years. I am starting to wonder about Elway. If Lynch and Ozwheeler both bust what can you say?
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    That finding a QB is hard, even for a GM who was a Hall of Fame QB himself.

    I agree Brock and Paxton are busts (although Siemian as a late-7th rounder was a great pick), but if finding and developing QBs was easy, every team would have one. Elway missed on those two, and several others (primarily on offense), but he also has hit a lot of home runs in both the draft (early picks and undrafted) and free agency.

    The best of the best still miss on 50% on the moves they make.

  7. black59razorblog says:

    September 4, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Brilliant move by Elway and the Broncos! They get a QB who has won games for them, knows the players and the system, and best of all, someone else is paying Brock’s salary. That’s genius anyway you want to slice it

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    And how would he knows the system when he never played under the Broncos new coaching staff? Just because he’s back with the Broncos don’t mean they will run the same system,

  8. “joetoronto says:
    September 4, 2017 at 11:50 am
    Is there anybody left out there, other than Donko fanboys, who still doesn’t think Elway backed into a Super Bowl and really has no idea what he’s doing?

    What a mess.”

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    And your team is still backing up?

  9. taeh324 says:
    September 4, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    black59razorblog says:

    September 4, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Brilliant move by Elway and the Broncos! They get a QB who has won games for them, knows the players and the system, and best of all, someone else is paying Brock’s salary. That’s genius anyway you want to slice it

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    And how would he knows the system when he never played under the Broncos new coaching staff? Just because he’s back with the Broncos don’t mean they will run the same system,

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    Mike McCoy (Broncos new OC) was the Broncos OC in Brock’s first season with the Bronco’s… it appears you have no clue about the team or football.

  10. I challenge any of you ‘experts’ to find a GM that has done more in his first six years as a GM than John Elway. If there is anyone else that could be mentioned, it’s a very short list. Busted draft picks? Guess who else has a ton? Bill Belichick, with his trade of a 2nd round pick for Kony Ealy, who they just cut. Elway took over the Broncos as a 4-12 team, then won five consecutive AFC West Division titles, including one lead by Tim Tebow. Last season, they were supposed to be 6-10 or whatever, but finished 9-7 and we’re the first team out of the playoffs, literally missing the playoffs by one game. T Siem is much better than any of you realize, and the defense is still elite. Bottom line: the Broncos are going to be right there in the hunt, and even Patriots fans know we have a long history of beating them, so I never buy their false bravado. Go Broncos!

  11. I was going to say fire Elway but as a Patriots fan I hope they keep him so the Broncos can continue to suck. Enjoy your 8-8 season if you are lucky Broncos.

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