Hamler corralled two of three targets for 24 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-16 loss to Kansas City. He also fumbled twice, but neither loose ball was recovered by the Chiefs.
Though Denver was unable to generate a single passing touchdown Week 7, it was at least a balanced attack, with eight different Broncos contributing two or more receptions. Hamler made his first contribution on the final play of the second quarter, registering a 21-yard catch-and-run as time expired in the first half. The Penn State product was otherwise held quiet in what was his first appearance since aggravating a hamstring injury Oct. 1. Having made it through the contest with no issue, he's seemingly ready to go for a Week 8 matchup against the Chargers' No. 23 pass defense.
Hamler (hamstring) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Hamler is set to return to the field for the first time since Week 4, when he aggravated a hamstring injury that had first cropped up back in training camp. The rookie second-round pick stands to be in the mix as Denver's third wide receiver behind Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy.
Hamler (hamstring) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hamler was unable to increase his activity level from Wednesday, but the Broncos are still seemingly encouraged with how he's progressed from the hamstring injury that has sidelined him since Week 4. According to DiLalla, head coach Vic Fangio said earlier Thursday that Hamler hasn't suffered any setbacks with the injury, leaving the door open for the rookie to return to the lineup Sunday against the Chiefs. The Broncos will decide whether Hamler carries a designation into the contest after Friday's practice concludes.
Hamler (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.
Hamler's limited listing was expected after he was spotted on the field during the portion of practice that was open to the media. Since Hamler hasn't played since exiting the Broncos' Week 4 win over the Jets on Oct. 1 with the hamstring injury, he'll likely need to upgrade to full participation Thursday or Friday to avoid a designation heading into Sunday's game against the Chiefs. If cleared to play this weekend, Hamler should supplant DaeSean Hamilton for a regular spot alongside Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick in three-receiver formations.
Hamler (hamstring) is participating in Wednesday's practice, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Hamler was spotted stretching at the early portion of practice, and an official word on his activity level will come when the Broncos' first injury report is released later in the day. Denver will most likely list the rookie second-round pick as a "limited" participant in the session, but that would still represent a tangible step in the right direction. Hamler will look to continue ramping up his workload with an eye on returning from a one-game absence Sunday against the Chiefs.
Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that Hamler (hamstring) could return for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Hamler's hamstring kept him out of the season opener and the Week 6 win over the Patriots, but there's a chance he could return to the lineup this Sunday. If he's able to shake off the injury in time, the rookie second-rounder likely will line up as the No. 3 wideout behind Tim Patrick and Jerry Jeudy, and he could be pushed further down the pecking order if tight end Noah Fant (ankle) also returns. We'll have a better idea of Hamler's status when practices start up Wednesday, and the speedy wideout is worth keeping an eye on with the Broncos' target shares still ambiguous.
Hamler (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
The rookie second-round pick was initially ruled out for the matchup with New England when it was scheduled for Week 5, and he still won't be available for the rescheduled date Sunday. DaeSean Hamilton is likely to see increased offensive snaps in Hamler's absence.
Hamler (hamstring) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hamler has yet to resume practicing since aggravating his hamstring injury Week 4 and being forced off the field. The rookie second-round is far from a lock to suit up Sunday against New England.
Head coach Vic Fangio said Wednesday that Hamler (hamstring) won't be available to play in the Broncos' Week 5 game against New England, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
Though the Broncos will benefit from a longer turnaround between games after playing Thursday in Week 4, Hamler won't be able to move past the hamstring injury he sustained in the 37-28 win over the Jets before Sunday arrives. He was at least able to work out on the side during Tuesday's practice, which bodes well for his chances at avoiding a lengthy absence. With Hamler sidelined for at least Week 5, DaeSean Hamilton is the top candidate to join Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick in three-receiver sets.
Hamler (hamstring) worked out on a side field during Tuesday's practice, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hamler exited Thursday's game against the Jets early with a hamstring injury, which was quite concerning after he battled a hamstring issue during training camp and missed Week 1 as a result. It's somewhat encouraging that he's working out in some capacity, and we'll have a better idea of his recovery when the Broncos release their first injury report of the week Wednesday.
Hamler is ruled out to return to Thursday's game against the Jets due to a hamstring injury, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
Hamler did not record a catch during the first half, and he was ruled out as the third quarter began. The rookie second-round pick missed Week 1 and much of training camp due to a hamstring injury, but it remains to be seen whether Thursday's issue is related.
Hamler caught three of five targets for 30 yards during Sunday's 28-10 loss to Tampa Bay.
Hamler made a big 17-yard catch up the middle late in the second quarter, setting up Denver's lone touchdown of the game. Hamler was supposed to have a relatively quiet rookie season, but the injury to Courtland Sutton (ACL) has opened up some solid opportunities. The quality of those opportunities, however, is suspect. Until Drew Lock (throwing shoulder) returns, Hamler will be catching passes from Blake Bortles, Brett Rypien, or Jeff Driskel -- who struggled mightily Sunday. Without much at quarterback, even a favorable matchup against the Jets on Thursday might be a struggle.
Hamler should start for the Broncos in three-wide sets with Courtland Sutton (torn ACL) ruled out for the season, Ben Swanson of the team's official site reports.
Hamler actually finished with more offensive snaps (62 percent) and the same number of targets (seven) as rookie first-rounder Jerry Jeudy in Week 2, and he finished with three receptions for 48 yards. With Sutton done for the season, there's room for both players along with Tim Patrick in three-wide sets. Hamler's a speedy, versatile receiver who the Broncos can move around the formation, and they made need to get creative with Hamler with Jeff Driskel under center, as QB Drew Lock (shoulder) is set to be out 3-to-6 weeks.
Hamler caught three of seven targets for 48 yards and carried one time for nine yards during Sunday's 26-21 loss to the Steelers.
Hamler finally made his NFL debut after recovering from a hamstring injury and finished tied for the team lead in targets. He made a couple of flashy plays, including a nifty nine-yard carry, but he struggled to get open at times against a talented Pittsburgh defense. Hamler saw plenty of looks from Jeff Driskel, who replaced Drew Lock (shoulder) early on, so he should be used similarly in next Sunday's matchup with the Buccaneers.
Hamler (hamstring) is not listed among Denver's inactives for Sunday's matchup against the Steelers, per the Broncos official Twitter account.
The second-round rookie was unable to suit up for the Broncos' Monday night game against the Titans, but he now readies for his NFL debut against the vaunted Steelers defense. With Courtland Sutton back in the lineup after sitting out Week 1 due to a shoulder injury, Hamler fits into the rotation as a depth option.
Coach Vic Fangio said Friday that he expects Hamler to play "some" during Sunday's game in Pittsburgh, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hamler resumed practicing without limitations this week, but it looks like he may still be feeling residual effects from the hamstring injury that hampered him for nearly a month. It's also possible that despite now being back to full health, Hamler will need a bit of time to catch up after missing a substantial portion of training camp. In any case, considering that Hamler will also need to fight for targets behind Jerry Jeudy, Noah Fant and potentially Courtland Sutton (shoulder), the rookie second-round pick won't be easy to trust in fantasy lineups during his NFL debut.
Coach Vic Fangio said Hamler (hamstring) will be a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Fangio also said that Hamler was full-go toward the end of last week, although the rookie second-rounder stuck to the scout team and was listed as a limited participant as a result. If he's indeed a full participant Wednesday, Hamler will make his NFL debut Sunday versus the Steelers, barring a setback. With Courtland Sutton (shoulder) potentially returning, however, Hamler will need to battle for reps since Jerry Jeudy and Noah Fant are already commanding considerable targets shares to start the season.
Hamler (hamstring) is inactive for Monday's contest versus the Titans, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hamler maintained limited practices during Week 1 preparations, the result of a hamstring injury that he suffered during the second half of August. There was speculation that the rookie second-round pick could miss up to a month, and at the very least the injury will delay his professional debut. Hamler joins Courtland Sutton (shoulder) on the inactive list, leaving Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick, DaeSean Hamilton, Diontae Spencer and Tyrie Cleveland as the Broncos' available wide receivers in the season opener.
Hamler (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday's contest against the Titans, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.
It's a bit surprising Hamler didn't receive a doubtful designation considering coach Vic Fangio suggested the rookie wideout was less likely to play than teammate Courtland Sutton (shoulder), but regardless of the specific designation it's hard to imagine the Broncos will really press the issue with their 2020 third-round pick. Expect the likes of Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton to shoulder the majority of the pass-catching snaps in the event Hamler and/or Sutton are unable to play Monday.
Hamler (hamstring) remained limited in practice Friday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Hamler has been a limited practice participant both Thursday and Friday. He continues to work back from a hamstring injury he suffered in the middle of training camp, and the fact that he has been able to practice is promising for his ability to contribute during his rookie season. That said, it's still unclear whether he will be available for the team's opening matchup against Tennessee.
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