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Shane Ray's mother engages in Twitter spat with Broncos reporter

Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Denver Broncos as the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Missouri defensive lineman Shane Ray poses for photos with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Denver Broncos as the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Thursday, April 30, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

In all likelihood, Shane Ray will start his NFL career as a backup to two more proven linebackers.

Don't tell that to his mother, though. When 9News Denver's Mike Klis suggested Ray play a reserve role, Sebrina Johnson came to her son's defense.

https://twitter.com/brisupermom47/status/625342299724083201

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Klis is a grizzled veteran reporter and had fun with the tweet, saying Johnson set him straight.

The 23rd overall pick must be rolling his eyes, though. On the eve of Broncos camp, his mother just gave his new teammates some serious "initiation" material.

You can almost hear the mom jokes now.

(h/t Predominantly Orange)