Latimer caught 19 of 30 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns in 2017.
You'd have to squint by just looking at the stats, but this amounted a career year for Latimer, a former second-round pick who was relegated to special-teams ace until Bennie Fowler's drop issues pushed him into the No. 3 job. Latimer recorded three catches and a touchdown in two of his last four games of 2017 before sitting the last two contests of the year with a thigh injury. Entering that stretch, Latimer just had three career three-catch games and one career receiving touchdown. There was some talk at the end of the year of Denver being interested in extending Latimer on the cheap. It will be interesting to see if Latimer is just a late bloomer as he entered the league four years ago as a very raw height-weight-speed specimen.
Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) won't play either, so Bennie Fowler appears in line to draw another start at wideout opposite Demaryius Thomas on Sunday, with Jordan Taylor and Isaiah McKenzie also candidates to see added work in Denver's Week 17 passing game.
Latimer (thigh) didn't practice Thursday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.
With both Latimer and Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) trending toward missing Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Bennie Fowler could draw another start at wideout opposite Demaryius Thomas in Week 17, with Jordan Taylor and Isaiah McKenzie also candidates to see added work in the Denver passing game.
Latimer (thigh) wasn't present for practice Wednesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Along with fellow wideout Emmanuel Sanders (ankle), Latimer is considered day-to-day as Sunday's regular-season finale against the Chiefs approaches. If neither is able to play this weekend, Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor would be in line for added snaps.
A left thigh bruise suffered during the Dec. 14 win over the Colts prevented Latimer from suiting up in Sunday's 27-11 loss to the Redskins. With Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) also sidelined for that contest, Bennie Fowler and Jordan Taylor took on increased snaps at wide receiver, with the duo combining for one reception for 22 yards on five targets. The Broncos will wait and see what Latimer is able to do in practice this week before determining his availability for the finale, but even if he's cleared to suit up, the wideout won't be a viable lineup option in most settings with inexperienced quarterback Paxton Lynch set to make his second start of the season.
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