Shane Ray to come off IR on Monday, start vs. Chiefs

The calendar Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray has in his locker to mark off each day until his return from injured reserve is in its final days.

“I’m so ready to help our defense,” Ray said. “I’ve been working, I’ve kept my conditioning up, I’ve been running the whole time.”

NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said he expects Kaepernick will Detroit Tigers Cheap Jerseys be invited, although there is no confirmation whether he would attend the meeting. The invitation will be extended by the players, not the league, Lockhart said on the league’s weekly conference call.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins invited Kaepernick to a special meeting between NFL owners and players Oct. 17 in New York. That meeting included 13 current or former players, plus 11 owners and representatives from the league and the NFL Players Association.

If college football had an MVP award, some of the nation’s top players would have made their case Saturday.

The Broncos’ offense ran and passed on empty in Sunday’s 21-0 loss to the Chargers. With it, all the good vibes Denver had after it beat the same team in Week 1 are long gone.

Before Week 7, Denver had not been shut out by anybody in nearly 25 years. Since exploding for 42 points against the Cowboys in Week 2, the Broncos have scored 42 points — total — in the past four games, three of them listless losses.

At 3-3, the Broncos have not faded out of AFC playoff contention, especially with the Chiefs (5-2) having dropped two in a row, as well, and the Kobe Bryant Cheap Jerseys Raiders (3-4) and Chargers (3-4) still behind them in the West. They still boast the best defense in the division.

But it will continue to be a grind for Denver to score enough points without the defense setting up short fields or scoring itself.