Sutton hauled in one of six targets for nine yards during Sunday's 20-19 win over Oakland. The celebration was on, but Sutton's would-be first career touchdown was called back after officials opined that his foot scraped the white prior to establishing possession. There should be more opportunities forthcoming: Sutton ended the game with 54 offensive snaps, the same amount as Emmanuel Sanders. Sutton is not only the established No. 3 in Denver, but with 98 targets in two weeks, he's logging starter-level snaps.
Sutton nabbed two of five targets for 45 yards during Sunday's 27-24 win over Seattle. Sutton looks to have solidified the No. 3 job in Denver, logging 44 offensive snaps to DaeSean Hamilton's 14 and Tim Patrick's nine. He has some refining to do after coming out of SMU's simplified offense, but he looks to have a role as a downfield threat. Both of his catches went for at least 20 yards.
Sutton caught all three of his targets for 45 yards in Friday's preseason game against Washington. Sutton worked as the clear No. 3 receiver ahead of fellow rookie DaeSean Hamilton, drawing each of his three targets while Case Keenum was still in the game. The highlight was a 27-yard gain on a back-shoulder throw, with Keenum and Sutton looking perfectly in sync. The rookie second-round pick is primed for a key role in the Denver offense, potentially falling third in line for targets behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Given the team's shaky position groups at running back and tight end, the No. 3 receiver job should be quite important in Denver.
Sutton caught one pass for 16 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's preseason game against the Bears. Sutton didn't see any looks from starting quarterback Case Keenum, who attempted 13 passes Saturday, but instead caught his lone pass from backup Chad Kelly. Sutton nonetheless showed off his huge frame and strong hands while grabbing the first professional touchdown of his career. Jousting with fellow rookie DaeSean Hamilton for the No. 3 receiving role behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, Sutton will look to build upon his performance during the Broncos' third preseason game next Friday in Washington.
Sutton hurt his knee during Wednesday's practice, but he appears to be OK, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. While the injury isn't believed to be significant, it won't come as any surprise if Sutton is held out of Thursday's practice and/or Saturday's preseason game against the Bears. The second-round pick is competing with fellow rookie DaeSean Hamilton for the No. 3 receiver job, though Sutton could have a role as a pass catcher in the red zone even if he loses the job battle.
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|4||10/02||Kansas City Chiefs||29||32.00|
|5||10/07||@New York Jets||15||21.67|
|6||10/14||Los Angeles Rams||1||4.00|
|8||10/28||@Kansas City Chiefs||29||32.00|
|11||11/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||22||27.00|
|14||12/09||@San Francisco 49ers||25||29.00|
|17||12/30||Los Angeles Chargers||22||27.00|
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