Loaded with pass rushers, the Broncos are preparing for life beyond Shane Ray.
The team is not expected to pick up the outside linebacker's fifth-year option, a source told NFL Network's James Palmer.
A 2015 first-round draft pick, Ray finds himself buried in a crowded position group after Denver used the fifth-overall pick in last week's draft to nab celebrated pass-rushing prospect Bradley Chubb.
With All-Pro Von Miller and the promising Shaq Barrett also in-house, the Broncos are willing to let Ray walk after this season. It's worth noting that Barrett is also set to become an unrestricted free agent, but all four of Denver's top sack-masters are on board for at least one more year.