There are still some scraps kicking around the free agent market. Among them is former Broncos linebacker Shane Ray.
The Missouri star pass rusher had a monster 2014 season for the Tigers. His 14.5 sacks and 22.5 tackles for loss earned him the Broncos’ draft selection at 23rd overall in the 2015 draft.
He would go one to put up 14.0 sacks in four seasons with the Broncos including just one sack per season the past two years, which is why the 6-3, 245-pounder is still on the market. He paid the Raiders a visit this week.
The Raiders hosted former Broncos OLB Shane Ray on a visit, per source. Pass rush remains a top need for Oakland.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 9, 2019
Thus far, the Raiders have only added to edge defenders this offseason — Josh Mauro and recent AAFer Alex Barrett. Mauro had 3.0 sacks in four NFL seasons while Barrett put up 2.0 sacks for the AAF San Diego Fleet and has appeared in just two career NFL games with no sacks.
Potentially the most coveted edge rusher on the market is Ezekiel Ansah, who will begin talking to teams following a medical examination on April 15.