Sutton (quad) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
The injury cost Sutton a few snaps during Sunday's 20-14 loss in San Francisco, but he rejoined the contest and finished with two catches for 14 yards on six targets in the first game after Emmanuel Sanders suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. While a short week doesn't help, Sutton should be able to give it a go Saturday against the Browns, hoping to rebound from last week's disappointment. The Broncos will release their final injury report Thursday.
Sutton (quadriceps) returned to practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
After playing through the injury for much of Sunday's 20-14 loss in San Francisco, the rookie wide receiver was held out of practice Tuesday with the Broncos on a short week ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns. It remains to be seen if Sutton was a full or limited participant Wednesday, though he should be on track to play either way. The Browns are likely to be playing without top cornerback Denzel Ward (concussion) for another week.
Sutton sat out Tuesday's practice with a sore quadriceps, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.
Sutton missed a few snaps in Sunday's 20-14 loss to the 49ers with what was believed to be a minor thigh issue, but Jhabvala's report offers more clarity on the injury that has been hampering the rookie. Coach Vance Joseph downplayed much of the concern about Sutton's health, suggesting the wideout was held out mostly for maintenance purposes with the goal of getting him "ready for Saturday." Sutton will have one less day than usual to gear up for game action with the Broncos taking on the Browns in one of two Saturday games in Week 15.
Sutton caught two of six targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 20-14 loss to the 49ers.
Expected to take on more work with Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) done for the season, Sutton instead was outplayed by fellow wideouts Tim Patrick (7-85-0 on 10 targets) and DaeSean Hamilton (7-47-1 on nine targets). The rookie second-round pick did miss part of the game with a minor thigh injury, but he returned to the contest and ultimately logged 51 of 74 snaps (69 percent) on offense. Sutton should have another chance to take advantage of his increased role during a Saturday game against the Browns in Week 15.
Sutton is primed to take over the No. 1 receiver role with Emmanuel Sanders (Achilles) expected to miss the rest of the season, ESPN.com reports.
Sutton only has 11 catches and 22 targets in four games since Demaryius Thomas was trade to Houston, but the rookie second-round pick did just enjoy the best outing of his career -- 4-85-1 on seven targets -- in Sunday's 24-10 win over the Bengals. With fellow rookie DaeSean Hamilton and a pair of 2017 UDFAs (Tim Patrick, River Cracraft) representing the other options on the Denver roster, Sutton is a good bet to see increased target volume over the final four weeks of the season. He should get more work in the short passing game to complement the downfield work he's already seeing (47.5 percent catch rate, 19.9 yards per catch).
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