Shane Ray expects Broncos to exercise the 2019 option on his contract

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Although Broncos General Manager John Elway said the team has not decided whether to exercise its 2019 option on Shane Ray‘s contract, Ray expects Denver to pick it up.

“I’m not concerned,” the linebacker said, via Vicki Jhabvala of The Athletic. “I love being a Bronco. John’s got a lot of things to deal with, and whether or not he picks up my option, it doesn’t say anything about what I’m going to be for this team, my role for this team. I’m just excited. I wouldn’t look into too much. I think that it’s going to get picked up. I think that I’m going to be here, and I’m just looking forward to this opportunity.”

The Broncos have until May 3 to exercise the option, which guarantees him $9.2 million for injury only and can be otherwise rescinded. The timing allows the team to wait to see how the draft plays out before making any commitment.

A wrist injury limited Ray to eight games last season. He made 16 tackles and a sack.

In his first two seasons, Ray made 12 sacks.

11 responses to “Shane Ray expects Broncos to exercise the 2019 option on his contract

  1. how about make it through the season before you have expectations?

    he plays well when he plays…but he rarely plays

  2. Elways’s success is directly related to Peyton Manning’s tenure, otherwise Elway has been a below average GM which is why the Broncos are in their current situation because of numerous poor drafts.

  3. Elways’s success is directly related to Peyton Manning’s tenure, otherwise Elway has been a below average GM which is why the Broncos are in their current situation because of numerous poor drafts.

    Umm, I’m pretty sure Elway the GM IS the GM who signed Manning. Although Manning was a great regular season QB, he wasn’t too swift for the Broncos in either SB. However, the defense that Elway the GM built, was the reason they won SB50.
    Elway is a great GM. One most teams wish they had.

  4. You know, looking at the QB panic in this draft, If the Browns take Barkley at 1, then Chubb at 4, they get the 2 projected/potential Hall of Famers in the draft. Then with the CERTAIN QB picks being made, the Bronko’s are still picking when there will be 1 of the big 4 QB’s left and we need a solid RB. With Barkley off the board, Cleveland could offer us Carlos Hyde plus their 2nd rd & next years 1st rd pick (which would be a killing for Bronko’s but Cleveland could STILL draft either Rosen or Allen, whoever would be left.

    THATS a HUGE win-win for both teams…and no one can stop it if the Bronko’s agree.

  5. I bet he is hoping they pick up the option. It’s the only way he makes that kind of money. He is a bust. He is hurt all the time and all he cares about is sacks. He does not cover, he does not play the run. It’s sacks sacks sacks or nothing. And that when and or if he ever plays. I hope they do not pick up his option.

  6. tylawspick6 says:
    April 22, 2018 at 8:56 pm
    they traded up for this guy, right?

    yikes what a bust

    he is way too small

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    Again, have you seen your teams defence play?

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