A reeling Broncos team will have some much-needed receiver help in Week 8. Vic Fangio said Jerry Jeudy will be activated ahead of Denver’s game against Washington.
The Broncos medically cleared Jeudy ahead of their Thursday road trip trip but held him out of their 17-14 loss against the Browns, giving the second-year wide receiver another 10 days to finalize his recovery from a high ankle sprain. Jeudy went down in Week 1 but was on his way to a 100-yard day in the Broncos’ win over the Giants. The Broncos designated the Alabama product to return from IR last weekend.
Losers of four straight, the Broncos have been without Jeudy and fellow slot weapon K.J. Hamler since Week 3. The team has struggled offensively without its young receivers, averaging just 16 points per game during its four-game losing streak. Hamler is out for the season after tearing an ACL.
Denver chose Jeudy 15th overall last year but has yet to see he and Courtland Sutton complete a game together. Sutton did not play in Week 1 of last season and went down for the year in Week 2. The fourth-year boundary weapon returned to start this season, but the Broncos lost Jeudy during that game. Jeudy led the Broncos in receiving last season, totaling 856 yards as a rookie.
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