Hamler caught one of three targets for five yards in Sunday's 23-13 win over the Jaguars.
Hamler's disappointing performance Sunday does not reflect a lack of involvement in the team's offense. In fact, the speedy wideout played 71 percent of the Broncos' offensive snaps in Week 2, which was way up from 36 percent in the season opener. The 2020 second-round pick's increase in playing time was expected after Jerry Jeudy was placed on injured reserve due to a high-ankle sprain. Hamler is hard to trust from a fantasy standpoint, but he'll look to get going in another favorable matchup when the Broncos host the Jets in Week 3.
Hamler caught three of four targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 27-13 win over the Giants.
Hamler was tied for third in targets with fellow wideout Tim Patrick, behind only Noah Fant and Jerry Jeudy. Jeudy's exit from the contest with a high ankle sprain likely will cause the wide receiver to miss multiple weeks. In his absence, Hamler figures to benefit and be used more in Denver's passing attack. The 2020 second-round pick will have a chance to take a step forward when the Broncos visit the Jaguars in Week 2.
Hamler (illness) doesn't appear on the Broncos' initial Week 1 injury report released Wednesday.
An illness kept Hamler out of the Broncos' preseason finale, but he's good to go for Sunday's season opener against the Giants, which will mark starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's regular-season debut with Denver. Given that the 2020 second-round pick is behind Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick in Denver's wideout pecking order, steady weekly volume could be hard to come by for Hamler to start the season.
Hamler (illness) did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
Hamler participated in pregame warmups, though ultimately he did not play. That was the expected outcome, and he has now been sidelined with a non-COVID-related illness since Aug. 24. For now, the issue doesn't appear likely to threaten Hamler's availability for Week 1 against the Giants. Assuming he is able to suit up, he's likely to serve as the team's third receiver behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.
Hamler (illness) took part in pregame warmups before Saturday's preseason game versus the Rams, Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com reports.
Hamler was absent for most of the practices this week, the result of a non-COVID-19 illness. Coach Vic Fangio told Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com on Thursday that Hamler "probably won't play" in the Broncos' exhibition closer. But the second-year wide receiver now appears as if he's attempting to give it a go. If Hamler is cleared to take the field, he likely will join Courtland Sutton (knee) and Jerry Jeudy in three-wide sets.
Hamler (illness) isn't likely to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports.
Hamler missed practice all week with a non-COVID-19 illness, though by Thursday he'd at least made enough progress to observe from the sideline. The temporary absence shouldn't be a big factor in his competition with Tim Patrick for the No. 3 receiver role, especially after Hamler caught three passes for 107 yards and two TDs over the first two weeks of the preseason.
Hamler (illness) isn't practicing Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hamler is missing a second consecutive practice due to a non-COVID-related illness. As long as the 2020 second-round pick remains sidelined, Tim Patrick will get an opportunity to handle No. 3 receiver reps without competition.
Hamler didn't practice Tuesday due to a non-COVID-related illness, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hamler appears to be under the weather, so he should be able to make a quick return to the practice field. The 2020 second-round pick has made the most of his four targets thus far in the preseason with three catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns.
Hamler secured one of two targets for a two-yard touchdown in the Broncos' 30-3 preseason win over the Seahawks on Saturday night.
Hamler made his one catch count, corralling a throw from Teddy Bridgewater on the right side of the end zone to cap off the Broncos' first possession. The second-year wideout also turned in a spectacular 2-105-1 line in the preseason opener against the Vikings, and if exhibition play is any indication, Hamler appears ready to build upon his relatively modest rookie numbers (30 receptions, 381 yards, three TDs) in 2021.
Hamler caught both of his targets for 105 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's game against the Vikings. He also recorded one rush for five yards.
Hamler provided the moment of the game when he got behind the Vikings' defense for an 80-yard touchdown on the opening play of the Broncos' second possession. Prior to that, he had also delivered a 25-yard reception on the team's initial drive. It's worth noting that neither Jerry Jeudy nor Courtland Sutton (knee) was heavily involved in the contest, but Hamler showcased plenty of big-play ability in the Broncos' opening preseason contest.
Broncos GM George Paton said if Hamler can stay healthy, "he's going to be a big-time weapon for us," Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hamler is currently in a battle for the No. 3 wide receiver spot with fellow wideout Tim Patrick, so Paton's comments shed light on how the team views the 22-year-old entering his second year. The Penn State product saw limited work in 13 games last season, totaling 381 yards on 30 receptions while scoring three touchdowns. Hamler profiles as more of a deep threat for the Broncos offense on account of his speed, but Paton's remarks may hint that the wideout could be used in creative schemes. Regardless, consistent fantasy production may be difficult to sustain for the 5-foot-9, 178-pounder as a member of an impressive group of pass catchers that includes Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant. Even if Hamler is slotted as the No. 3 wide receiver, he will likely be no more than the fourth option in the Denver passing attack when everyone's healthy.
Hamler, who had been in the NFL's COVID-19 protocol, returned to practice Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hamler missed Tuesday's practice, but he was able to return in short order. The 2020 second-round pick slots in behind Courtland Sutton (knee) and Jerry Jeudy on the Broncos' depth chart. Now that he's back at practice, Hamler and Tim Patrick will continue to compete for the team's No. 3 wide receiver job leading into Week 1.
Hamler is in the COVID-19 protocol and won't practice Tuesday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
The second-year wideout has been one of the stars through the first week of the Broncos' training camp, but he may now miss multiple practices, beginning Tuesday morning. Hamler and Tim Patrick figure to compete for the No. 3 receiver job this summer behind presumed starters Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.
Hamler's early exit from practice Wednesday was downplayed by coach Vic Fangio, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. "He just got a little tightness, nothing to worry [about]," Fangio said of the wideout. "A cramp, I believe. But other than that, [he's] fine."
Hamler dealt with what the report refers to as a slight hamstring injury this offseason, but it appears as though that issue wasn't the cause of his exit Wednesday. Supporting that notion is that Hamler was in attendance for Thursday's practice, according to Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com. The 2020 second-rounder slots in behind Courtland Sutton (knee) and Jerry Jeudy on Denver's depth chart and figures to compete for complementary looks with Tim Patrick when the team's top four wideouts are all healthy and available.
Hamler left Wednesday's practice early with an apparent minor injury, but head coach Vic Fangio said he isn't worried, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
As a speed-dependent wide receiver who battled hamstring injuries for much of his rookie season, Hamler's early exit is notable, even if Fangio isn't concerned. Hamler also missed June minicamp with a hamstring issue, but was then declared healthy for the start of training camp. With Courtland Sutton (knee) back from an ACL tear and Jerry Jeudy coming off a strong finish to his rookie season, Hamler will compete with Tim Patrick for the No. 3 spot at wide receiver. Meanwhile, Drew Lock and Teddy Bridgewater will compete for the starting quarterback job.
Hamler (hamstring) is healthy and ready for the start of training camp, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Hamler ended his rookie season on injured reserve due to a concussion, but it was a lingering hamstring issue that held him out from June minicamp. It doesn't look like Hamler has had any setbacks in returning to full health, though coach Vic Fangio saying Tuesday that "we've got to do a great job of keeping [Hamler] healthy" could indicate that the second-year wideout will be eased back into practices. The speedster looks set to compete with Tim Patrick (hamstring) for reps behind top wideouts Courtland Sutton (knee) and Jerry Jeudy.
Hamler (hamstring) didn't participate in June minicamp, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
The hamstring injury was first reported June 1 and apparently lingered through mid-June, at the very least. It wouldn't normally be a big concern at this time of year, but Hamler previously saw his rookie season marred by hamstring issues, missing part of training camp as well as Weeks 1 and 4 of the regular season. He and Tim Patrick (hamstring) figure to compete for WR snaps behind Courtland Sutton (knee) and Jerry Jeudy.
Hamler was limited in practice Tuesday due to what coach Vic Fangio called a "tweaked hamstring", Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
The injury doesn't seem serious according to Fangio, but the team wants to be cautious with its second-year wide receiver. Hamler will likely continue to be limited over the next week or so until his hamstring fully recovers. The former Penn State standout will look to break out after catching 30 of 56 targets for 381 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie.
Hamler caught 30 of 56 targets for 381 yards for three touchdowns while adding 40 yards on nine carries in 13 games during his rookie season.
Hamler was the second receiver the Broncos selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he arguably had some bigger moments than first-round pick Jerry Jeudy. The Penn State product's top highlights came Week 8 -- when he caught the game-winning touchdown against the Chargers -- and Week 14, when he scored twice against the Panthers. On the negative side, drops and injuries were an issue for the rookie. His 12.5 percent drop rate was third-worst mark in the league, and he struggled with a hamstring injury early in the year and missed most of the final two games of the season with a concussion. Hamler was pressed into more work than the Broncos likely expected after Courtland Sutton (knee) was sidelined for the season after Week 1, but Sutton's return to full health ahead of the 2021 season could push Hamler down to fourth on the depth chart at receiver.
Hamler (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Hamler was already ruled out for the season finale against Las Vegas, so this move was made to open a roster spot. The rookie second-round pick finished the 2020 season with 30 receptions (on 56 targets) for 381 yards and three touchdowns over 13 games.
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