Hamler was limited in practice Tuesday due to what coach Vic Fangio called a "tweaked hamstring", Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports. The injury doesn't seem serious according to Fangio, but the team wants to be cautious with its second-year wide receiver. Hamler will likely continue to be limited over the next week or so until his hamstring fully recovers. The former Penn State standout will look to break out after catching 30 of 56 targets for 381 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie.
Hamler caught 30 of 56 targets for 381 yards for three touchdowns while adding 40 yards on nine carries in 13 games during his rookie season. Hamler was the second receiver the Broncos selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he arguably had some bigger moments than first-round pick Jerry Jeudy. The Penn State product's top highlights came Week 8 -- when he caught the game-winning touchdown against the Chargers -- and Week 14, when he scored twice against the Panthers. On the negative side, drops and injuries were an issue for the rookie. His 12.5 percent drop rate was third-worst mark in the league, and he struggled with a hamstring injury early in the year and missed most of the final two games of the season with a concussion. Hamler was pressed into more work than the Broncos likely expected after Courtland Sutton (knee) was sidelined for the season after Week 1, but Sutton's return to full health ahead of the 2021 season could push Hamler down to fourth on the depth chart at receiver.
Hamler (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports. Hamler was already ruled out for the season finale against Las Vegas, so this move was made to open a roster spot. The rookie second-round pick finished the 2020 season with 30 receptions (on 56 targets) for 381 yards and three touchdowns over 13 games.
Hamler (concussion) won't play Sunday against the Raiders, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports. With Hamler ruled out for Denver's season finale, DaeSean Hamilton should be in line for an uptick in snaps and targets at wide receiver in Week 17 alongside starters Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick. Hamler, meanwhile, concludes his rookie campaign with 30 catches (on 56 targets) for 381 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games.
Hamler (concussion) remained sidelined at practice Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. If Hamler isn't medically cleared in advance of Sunday's game against the Raiders, DaeSean Hamilton would be in line for an uptick in snaps and targets at wide receiver this weekend alongside Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||@New York Giants||9||20.38|
|3||09/26||New York Jets||18||23.13|
|6||10/17||Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|8||10/31||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|12||11/28||Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|13||12/05||@Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
|16||12/26||@Las Vegas Raiders||23||24.25|
|17||01/02||@Los Angeles Chargers||7||20.25|
|18||01/09||Kansas City Chiefs||2||18.47|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||56||30||381||3||17||12.70||60|