Taylor (hip) will not return from injured reserve during the 2018 season, Zac Stevens of BSNDenver.com reports.
Taylor was able to return to practice in mid October, but the Broncos have opted to keep the 26-year-old wideout on injured reserve for the remainder of the 2018 season. The depth receiver was making progress in his recovery from two offseason hip surgeries, and will set his sights on a 2019 return.
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.
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.
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.
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. Multiple delays have interfered with Taylor's recovery from offseason hip surgery, and the 26-year-old's time sidelined may well allow rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton to surpass him on the depth chart.
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