Sutton hurt his knee during Wednesday's practice, but he appears to be okay, 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 in the red zone even if he loses the battle.
Sutton grabbed a three-yard pass during Saturday's 42-28 preseason loss to Minnesota.
Denver was reportedly working more on concepts and situations than implementing a full-scale gameplan against the Vikings. That makes much of what happened on Saturday hard to judge, but the fact that he was targeted three times to fellow rookie DaeSean Hamilton's one is a sign worth taking note of in the Broncos' battle for the No. 3 receiver job.
Sutton is likely to be Denver's No. 3 receiver in the red zone, Benjamin Allbright of 104.7 FM Denver reports.
Such an arrangement would leave the No. 3 job for DaeSean Hamilton when the ball is in the middle of the field, making him the better bet to draw targets on a weekly basis. Of course, Sutton would be getting the high-value opportunities, and he'd probably also see a bit of playing time outside the red zone. It's hard to imagine a timeshare leading to steady fantasy production for either player in a receiving corps led by Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders.
Sutton has been boxing out defensive backs early in training camp, Cecil Lammey of 104.3 The Fan reports.
Early reports are positive for Sutton, who has flaunted his big wingspan and reliable hands. For a team without a clear No. 3 at wide receiver, a player with Sutton's skills offers unique matchup issues in spread-out sets. Despite his size, Sutton is quicker than fast, so he'll need to polish his route-running before he is a true every-down threat. While it's still early, the No. 3 job likely will come down to a competition between Sutton and fellow rookie DaeSean Hamilton.
|3||9/23/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|7||10/18/18||@ ARI||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ LAC||4:05 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|16||12/24/18||@ OAK||8:15 pm|