Fowler, who didn't practice Saturday, is dealing with a fracture in his right elbow and will miss a few weeks according to coach Gary Kubiak, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.
Fowler's Week 1 status is now in jeopardy given the timetable to return from his fractured elbow. Cody Latimer figures to slot in as the No. 3 option at receiver with Fowler sidelined, while Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders continue to lead the way.
Fowler did not practice on Saturday and was seen with a brace on his right elbow, Troy Renck of TheDenverChannel.com reports.
The timetable for the injury is still unknown, but the presence of the brace isn't a reassuring sign for the Broncos. Fowler caught three passes for 18 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Bears. With him out, look for Cody Latimer to see increased reps in practice.
Bennie Fowler signed his exclusive rights tender Friday, ensuring he'll remain with the Denver Broncos this season, The Denver Post reports.
Fowler has worked out with Broncos quarterback Mark Sanchez this offseason, so it was always likely he'd return to Denver this year. With his tender now signed, Fowler will look to build on his totals of 16 receptions (on 24 targets) for 203 yards as a rookie last term.
An undrafted second-year man out of Michigan State, Fowler spent last season on Denver's practice squad, but made the team out of camp this year. He went unused in the first two weeks, but finished behind only Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in Week 3 wideout targets.
With Cody Latimer, Jordan Norwood and Andre Caldwell not much more than depth options, it could be that Fowler's working his way toward securing the No. 3 spot in the Denver wideout mix.
|P4||9/1/16||@ ARI||9:30 pm|
|3||9/25/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ TB||4:05 pm|
|6||10/13/16||@ SD||8:25 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ OAK||8:30 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|13||12/4/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|16||12/25/16||@ KC||8:30 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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