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Injury Updates: OLB Ray out with knee injury

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The Broncos are up in the first half against the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium.

CLEVELAND -- **Already without DeMarcus Ware, the Broncos' complement of edge rushers took another hit when rookie Shane Ray left Sunday's game with a right knee injury.

UPDATE:Ray has been downgraded to out, as of 12:30 p.m. MDT.

Ray was forced from Sunday's game early in the second quarter after he had his leg rolled up in a collision with Browns right tackle Mitchell Schwartz, who was knocked into Ray as he grappled with Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe.

The 2015 first-round pick was helped to the sideline and carted back to the locker room moments later.

Without Ray, the Broncos were left with just three healthy outside linebackers: Von Miller, Shaquil Barrett and Lerentee McCray.

Ray isn't the first Bronco to leave FirstEnergy Stadium with a knee injury. In a 2006 game here, the Broncos lost left tackle Matt Lepsis to a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Two years later, running back Ryan Torain succumbed to the same injury during a Thursday night game.

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