The Baltimore Ravens hoped by signing Shane Ray this offseason he could help strengthen a linebacker corps that had some holes. Ray didn't prove to be the missing link that the team was looking for however, and the team has informed him of his release according to Jamison Hensley of

Live and breathe the NFL?

🚨 Get viral NFL graphics, memes, rumors and trending news delivered right to your inbox with the Clutch Newsletter.

Ray was originally selected with the 23rd overall pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2015 NFL Draft. He was strong in his first two years in the league, racking up 12 sacks, but injuries have really derailed his career. Last year, the Broncos declined his fifth-year option, which made him a free agent after last year. The Ravens signed Ray back in May to a one-year deal.

Ray was healthy during the preseason, but didn't show much on the field, racking up only two tackles and a half of a sack in four games.

In Thursday night's preseason game, Ray played most of the game, which really raised some questions if he would make the roster.

According to Hensley, the team has also waived guard Patrick Vahe, guard Isaiah Williams, and tackle Darrell Williams.

So now the question becomes, is this the end of the road for Ray? He is a former first-round pick which might be enough for another team to take a chance on him, but maybe not because he couldn't make the Ravens with their linebackers corps, there has to be some real question.

If Ray is going to play in week one a team is going to have to pick him up in the next couple of days.