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August 27, 2019 11:12 AM
Jordan Taylor: Let go by Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Vikings released Taylor on Tuesday, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Taylor joined the Vikings in April and briefly appeared to have earned the team's No. 3 wideout gig, but was ultimately unable to stick. With Taylor gone, Chad Beebe is the favorite for the third receiver role behind Adam Thielen (general soreness) and Stefon Diggs.

August 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Vikings' Jordan Taylor: Limited action in preseason debut
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Taylor didn't play in Thursday's preseason win over New Orleans until the fourth quarter, which may indicate he's fallen down the depth chart, Chad Graff reports. Taylor had one reception for five yards on his lone target.

Taylor was seen as the early leader for the third-receiver role after spring workouts, but there hasn't been as much buzz about him in training camp. Chad Beebe looks to have passed him for the third-receiver role, but it's still early in the preseason.

June 2, 2019 11:36 AM
Vikings' Jordan Taylor: Early leader for third WR role
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Taylor may have the early lead on the competition for Minnesota's third-receiver role, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. He's impressed coaches and also has a head start since he's previously worked with Vikings assistant head coach-offensive advisor Gary Kubiak's offensive system.

The competition for the third receiver job is fairly wide open with Laquon Treadwell's struggles last season. However, the Vikings offense rarely utilizes the third receiver with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs getting almost all the targets, plus second-round draft pick tight end Irv Smith Jr. may function as a defacto third receiver.

April 14, 2019 02:16 AM
Jordan Taylor: Secures deal with Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor signed a one-year contract with the Vikings on Saturday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Taylor missed the 2018 season with a hip injury, but he'll get another chance with the Vikings this year. In two seasons with the Broncos, Taylor caught 29 passes for 351 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings have a talented set of receivers led by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, so Taylor fits in as a depth asset and will need to contribute on special teams.

April 8, 2019 09:32 AM
Jordan Taylor: Schedules two workouts
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Taylor has workouts scheduled with the Vikings on Monday and the Seahawks on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Taylor missed the entire 2018 season after having surgery on both hips. He's spent his entire pro career with the Broncos, landing on the practice squad as an undrafted rookie in 2015, then catching 29 passes in 26 games between the 2016 and 2017 campaigns. These workouts are Taylor's opportunity to show two teams in search of wide receiver depth that he's fully healthy and ready to contribute once again. He'll hope to stick on the back end of a 53-man roster as a No. 4/5 receiver that can handle a sizable workload on special teams.

March 3, 2019 12:00 AM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Unlikely to be tendered
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor isn't expected to be tendered a contract by the Broncos, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Taylor is a restricted free agent but would become an unrestricted free agent if the team doesn't make an offer. The 27-year-old missed the entirety of the 2018 season as he had difficulties in his recovery from hip surgery following the 2017 season.

November 5, 2018 05:56 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Won't return from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (hip) will not return from the PUP list during the 2018 season, Zac Stevens of reports.

Taylor was able to return to practice in mid-October, but the Broncos have determined that he requires more time to recover from offseason surgeries on both hips. The depth receiver will set his sights on a return in 2019.

October 30, 2018 07:00 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Dealing with soreness, weight loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Broncos can activate Taylor (hip) next week, but he's still battling soreness and has lost 15 pounds since his surgeries, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.

Jhabvala relayed that Taylor still feels as though he's a ways away. Even if things were to break in the manner most favorable to Taylor's fantasy prospects -- he regains full health and the Broncos trade away one of their veteran receivers -- Taylor would still be no better than fifth or sixth in the receiver hierarchy behind the likes of first-year players Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick. If Taylor's activated, it'd likely be more for special teams purposes than anything else.

October 15, 2018 09:52 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Returns to practice Monday
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Taylor (hip) returned to practice Monday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Taylor has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list since prior to the regular season after undergoing hip surgery earlier this spring. The Broncos have up to 21 days to decide whether to activate Taylor to the active roster or to place him on injured reserve, so keep tabs on the situation in the coming weeks.

September 2, 2018 12:56 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Will stay on PUP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (hip) will stay on the PUP list to begin the 2018 season, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.

The move was expected, but it affirms that Taylor will be unavailable for the first six weeks of the season. He's a depth option with just 29 receptions through 26 career games, so fantasy owners won't be dismayed by his absence.

September 1, 2018 10:40 AM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Expected to remain on PUP
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Taylor (hip) is expected to stay on the PUP list to start the regular season, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

If Taylor remains on the PUP list, it would rule him out for the first six weeks of the regular season. Taylor has experienced multiple delays in his recovery from offseason hip surgery, and the 26-year-old's absence may well allow rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton to surpass him on the depth chart.

July 28, 2018 04:20 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Doubtful for Week 1
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Taylor (hip) will begin training camp on the PUP list and is not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, Jeff Legwold of reports.

Taylor was originally aiming for a mid-camp return to the gridiron, but that has since been delayed, suggesting he isn't recovering as quickly as he'd hoped. Although he's seen the field for over 250 snaps on offense during each of the last two seasons, Taylor's outlook heading into the 2018 campaign has likely taken a turn for the worse following the team's additions of both Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton in last April's draft.

May 23, 2018 12:04 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Aiming for mid-camp return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Vance Joseph indicated Tuesday that Taylor (hip) will "probably be back mid-camp," Zac Stevens of reports.

Taylor was already slated to miss OTAs, but it appears his issue will pass through minicamp in June and extend slightly into training camp. The third-year wideout saw 258 offensive snaps last season, but the additions of Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton during the 2018 NFL draft may diminish his outlook entering the 2018 campaign.

May 18, 2018 09:12 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Set to miss OTAs
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Taylor (hip) will not participate in the Broncos' OTAs, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic Denver reports.

Taylor had offseason hip surgery and was expected to miss most of the team's offseason program. The plan is for him to return by training camp, where he'll hope to secure a role as a depth receiver with the team.

April 16, 2018 09:16 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Signs ERFA tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (hip) signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Broncos on Monday, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.

Taylor is thus set to spend at least one more year in Denver after signing his contract tender. Bouncing back from offseason hip surgery, Taylor is unlikely to be available for most of the Broncos' offseason program.

March 30, 2018 02:36 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Likely out for offseason program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is expected to miss most of the offseason program while recovering from hip surgery, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Taylor came out of nowhere to catch six passes for 65 yards in Week 17 last season, but it was revealed shortly thereafter that he'd need surgeries on both of his hips. It's unclear if he'll be ready for training camp, and he'll likely need to compete for a roster spot even if he's back at full strength. The Broncos seemingly hope 2017 third-round pick Carlos Henderson (thumb) can step up as the No. 3 receiver behind Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Should that fail to materialize, the team could turn to Taylor, Isaiah McKenzie or a selection from the upcoming NFL Draft.

January 15, 2018 02:52 AM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Shows ability on special teams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (hip) wrapped up 2017 with 13 catches on 20 targets for 142 yards.

Nearly half of Taylor's production, six catches and 65 yards, came in the season finale. Taylor didn't even dress for the first few weeks of the season, head coach Vance Joseph rationalizing the decision by stating that Taylor did not offer much on special teams. By season's end, Taylor's primary contribution to the team was as a punt returner. Denver would, ideally, prefer to have a punt returner in 2018 that has a little more wiggle than Taylor, but look for him to potentially take Cody Latimer's role of special teams gunner and big-bodied red-zone target in 2018.

January 3, 2018 01:12 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Slated for hip surgeries
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (ankle) will undergo surgeries on both of his hips in the near future, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Taylor sustained a sprained right ankle coming out of the Broncos' Week 17 loss to the Chiefs, but that injury is apparently the least of his concerns heading into the offseason. Instead, rehabbing the double-hip procedures are expected to occupy most of Taylor's time in the months to come, though the surgeries should prove beneficial in the long run, as the wideout had been playing through a labrum tear in his right hip since the preseason. Despite being banged up throughout his second NFL season, Taylor was one of the few pleasant surprises for the 5-11 Broncos. In addition to offering stability as the team's punt returner in the second half of the season, Taylor saw his role as a pass catcher grow down the stretch. He hauled in seven of 10 targets for 87 yards over Denver's final two contests.

January 1, 2018 04:16 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Nursing sprained ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor is nursing a sprained right ankle, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

The severity of his sprain isn't clear, though Taylor was seen wearing a walking boot in the aftermath of Sunday's loss to Kansas City. Regardless, with the Broncos' season over, Taylor -- an exclusive-rights free agent -- should have plenty of time to recover before Denver has to make a decision on his future with the team.

December 3, 2017 02:40 PM
Broncos' Jordan Taylor: Inactive in Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Taylor (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

After playing a combined six offensive snaps over the last two games, Taylor will be in street clothes Sunday, paving the way for fellow wideout Isaiah McKenzie to reenter the lineup. McKenzie likely will offer most of his impact on special teams, where he'll likely replace Taylor as the club's punt returner.

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