Bradley Chubb prepared to fill in for injured Shane Ray

The moment Bradley Chubb fell into the Denver Broncos’ laps at the No. 5 spot in the 2018 draft, the NC State product was going to push Shane Ray for playing time. Ray’s latest hand injury ensured the rookie would get the edge on the starting gig.With Ray expected to miss three months following another wrist surgery, Chubb will open this week’s mandatory minicamp working with the starters.”I know Shane’s going to do everything to get back as fast as he can,” Chubb said Monday, via the team’s official website. “And when he gets back, we’re going to definitely need him. If that causes me to step up or … into a certain role, I’ll be prepared for it.”Chubb reportedly spent most of OTAs with the second team behind Ray, rotating in with the starters in the pass-rushing package. With Ray’s timeline putting the start of his season in doubt, Chubb’s acclimation to the first-team unit is likely to be fast-tracked.

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