Broncos plan to put Shane Ray on IR, bring him back later in season

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The Broncos continue to keep secret their final roster moves. One move won’t be final until tomorrow.

Linebacker Shane Ray will be placed on injured reserve after Sunday at 4:00 p.m. ET, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Ray injured his wrist early in training camp. The Broncos plan to bring him back later in the season, a device that each team can use for two players per year.

To be eligible for IR-and-return, Ray must be on the initial 53-man roster. He can be moved to injured reserve after 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.

With DeMarcus Ware retired, the Broncos had been counting on Ray to step up in a major way this season. Ray had eight sacks last season.