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November 22, 2020 12:32 AM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Returns from injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson (shin) was activated from injured reserve Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

The 25-year-old has been on the shelf since fracturing his shin in late September, but he's back on the active roster after missing nearly two months. Wilkinson could step in at right guard Sunday against the Dolphins if Graham Glasgow (calf) is limited or unavailable.

November 12, 2020 05:40 PM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Trending toward return
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The Broncos designated Wilkinson (shin) for a return off injured reserve Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

Wilkinson has resided on IR since Sept. 29 when he suffered a broken shin bone, and the team will now have 21 days to officially activate him. This is good news for the team, as their two options at right tackle, Demar Dotson (groin) and Jake Rodgers (shoulder) are both currently dealing with injuries.

September 29, 2020 03:08 PM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Put on IR with fractured shin bone
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson has a fractured shin bone and will be placed on injured reserve, Mike Klis of 9News reports.

Wilkinson had been starting at right tackle in place of Ja'Wuan James, who opted out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns. With Wilkinson sidelined, the Broncos will turn to third-stringer Demar Dotson at right tackle.

August 28, 2020 12:20 AM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson (ankle) returned to practice Thursday, Ben Swanson of the team's official site reports.

Wilkinson rolled his ankle last week in practice but has since made a full recovery. Look for the presumed starting right tackle to slot into first-team reps now that he is back on the field.

August 21, 2020 08:08 PM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Rolls ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson was pulled out of team drills after rolling his ankle Friday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official website reports.

Wilkinson said his "ankle's fine," so it appears he avoided a serious issue. It is likely that the Broncos are just erring on the side of caution with their presumed starting right tackle. Still, the situation should be monitored until he returns to a full workload at practice.

August 4, 2020 12:40 PM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Figures to start at RT
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

With Ja'Wuan James' decision to sit out the 2020 season, Wilkinson (foot) is likely to move from swing tackle to Denver's starting right tackle, Benjamin Allbright of KOA News Radio reports.

As Allbright notes, Wilkinson came into the 2019 season having played mostly guard in 2018, and his assignment varied week to week depending on James' health. Though entering 2020 with Wilkinson and Garett Bolles as the bookends is far from ideal, there's reason for optimism. Even with Wilkinson banged-up and missing time, the Broncos' line surrendered just a sack per game during Drew Lock's five-game audition as compared to 3.3 per game during the Broncos' first 11 contests. Team yards per carry dropped during that period, however, from 4.3 to 3.5. The team has since made significant improvements on the interior of the line, including signing right guard Graham Glasgow and spending a third-round pick on center Lloyd Cushenberry, which should help Wilkinson if he's called to duty.

July 31, 2020 09:56 PM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Placed on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson (foot) was placed on the PUP list Friday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Wilkinson underwent surgery on his foot in May and was originally expected to be healthy for the start of training camp. That is clearly not the case at this point and it remains to be seen when his health will be up to par for a return. The 25-year-old is expected to compete with Garrett Bolles for the Broncos' starting left tackle job, so a quick return would be advantageous.

May 17, 2020 10:00 AM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Recovering from foot procedure
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson (ankle) is recovering from a "clean-up" surgery on his left foot but should be healthy for the start of training camp, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

The 25-year-old was tendered as a restricted free agent in March and is expected to compete with Garrett Bolles for the starting job at left tackle in 2020. Wilkinson started 12 games last season but was forced to sit out the season finale with a high ankle sprain.

April 16, 2020 09:16 PM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Signs tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson (ankle) signed his contract tender with the Broncos on Thursday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Wilkinson started 12 of 15 appearances with the Broncos last season, and he now stands to compete for the No. 1 right guard and left tackle gigs. The 25-year-old will play under a $3.259 million salary for the 2020 campaign.

March 18, 2020 10:40 AM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Given contract tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson (ankle) received a second-round tender from the Broncos on Tuesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

The undrafted free agent out of Massachusetts missed the final game of the 2019 season with an ankle injury, but he made 12 starts in his 15 appearances. Assuming no other team meets that asking price, he'll compete for a starting spot with Denver in 2020.

December 28, 2019 10:40 AM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Ruled out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson (ankle) has been ruled out of the Broncos' Week 17 matchup with the Raiders, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Just like that, Wilkinson's 2019 season will come to an end, as the Broncos are not in the playoff hunt. He sustained his high ankle sprain while filling in for Ja'Wuan James in last week's win over the Lions. He will now set his sights on preparing for the 2020 season.

December 23, 2019 02:40 PM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Managing high ankle sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson suffered a left high ankle sprain during Sunday's win over the Lions, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Wilkinson was filling in at right tackle for Ja'Wuan James (knee) on Sunday but went down with the knee injury during the first half. Jake Rodgers should step in at right tackle should Wilkinson and James be unable to play Week 17.

December 22, 2019 05:04 PM
Broncos' Elijah Wilkinson: Suffers injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wilkinson (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Lions, Nicki Jhabvala of The Athletic reports.

It's unclear how Wilkinson picked up the injury, but it was serious enough to force him to receive additional medical attention. In his stead, Austin Schlottmann could get the bump up to the team's starting right guard.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/329
Birthdate:
02/10/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
North Wales, PA
School:
Massachusetts
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: