The Broncos are hoping Jerry Jeudy’s hamstring injury heals quickly.
They’re banking on it, in fact.
General manager George Paton confirmed Tuesday that Denver’s top receiver will not start the season on short-term injured reserve.
Jeudy came up grabbing his right hamstring during practice last Thursday against the Los Angeles Rams and had to be carted to the sideline. The normal recovery for moderate, or Grade 2, hamstring injury starts at four weeks. Jeudy suffered the injury 17 days before the regular season.
If he had been placed on injured reserve Wednesday, he would have had to miss at least the first four weeks of the season.
Instead, the Broncos are hoping to get him back somewhere in an opening run that includes home games against Las Vegas and Washington, then road contests at Miami and Chicago.
Denver’s six wide receivers in practice Tuesday — not including Michael Bandy, who was waived immediately after practice — were Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Marvin Mims Jr., Brandon Johnson, Marquez Callaway and Lil’Jordan Humphrey.
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