ENGLEWOOD, COLO. >> The Denver Broncos placed outside linebacker Shane Ray on injured reserve Sunday and signed nose tackle Kyle Peko, who was among their roster cuts a day earlier.
The Broncos also resigned nine players to their practice squad Sunday: C Dillon Day, WR Hunter Sharp, TE Austin Traylor, T Elijah Wilkinson, LB Jerrol Garcia-Williams, DT Tyrique Jarrett, LB Deiontrez Mount, CB Marcus Rios and DB Dymonte Thomas.
Garcia-Williams played for Hawaii from 2012-16. Ray is expected back for the Broncos’ game against Kansas City on Oct. 30. He underwent surgery in late July after tearing a ligament in his left wrist at the beginning of training camp.
Peko is a second-year pro from Oregon State who was on Denver’s practice squad last season and played in one game. He’s the cousin of new Broncos nose tackle Domata Peko, who came over from Cincinnati in free agency this year.
Ray’s injury came just as he was set to replace retired pass rusher De- Marcus Ware opposite star Von Miller.
“It kind of falls good for us and here is why we decided to go that way: He has to be on IR for eight weeks. Our bye week (Oct. 8) counts, and then our (seventh) game is on a Monday night,” Elway said.