Latimer was limited at minicamp but did show how he could be an asset "at winning the ball in contested situations," per the report. He faces an uphill battle for early playing time, but Latimer has the talent to eventual serve a key role for the Broncos.
"Yeah, it'll progress," Fox said of Latimer's work. "His team reps picked up. He's been going through individual. We want to be smart, especially this time of year, but he's been very impressive in what I’ve seen him do."
Added Manning: "He does ask questions, which as a veteran player, you like to see a young guy asking questions, not being shy. There's nothing wrong with saying, 'Hey, I don't know what to do here. Tell me what to do.' I think he's been good that way. The more he can get out there, I know he's had some injuries and had to miss some of the OTAs due to an NFL rookie commitment, but just the more reps he can get the better he'll be."
Latimer is expected to compete with Andre Caldwell to be the No. 4 receiver for the Broncos behind Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Emmanuel Sanders.
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The Broncos will go with Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Emmanuel Sanders as their Top 3 receivers, and Caldwell will be No. 4 ahead of Latimer.
The report says Caldwell will be the kickoff returner as well, and Latimer is still trying to recover from a foot injury.
Latimer played 32 career games (24 starts) for Indiana and totaled 135 career receptions for 2,042 yards (15.1 avg.) with 17 touchdowns. He was named the Hoosiers' Most Valuable Player as a junior in 2013 and received second-team All-Big Ten Conference recognition after posting 72 receptions for 1,096 yards (15.2 avg.) with nine touchdowns.
He is currently recovering from a January foot operation, and he's been working in sparingly during offseason workouts. He is expected to be Denver's No. 4 receiver behind Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Emmanuel Sanders.
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