Aug 19, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (14) in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos’ Courtland Sutton expects to be ready for camp

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton feels he’ll be ready to participate at the start of training camp.

Sutton, 25, is working his way back from a torn ACL sustained in the Broncos’ 26-21 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2 of last season.

“(My knee) feels really good. To be at the stage where I’m at right now, post-surgery … it gives me hope and promise for the future because I’m only going to continue to attack rehab as I have,” Sutton said.

Sutton recorded 72 receptions for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns during his Pro Bowl season in 2019.

He has 117 catches for 1,882 yards and 10 touchdowns in 33 career games since being selected by Denver in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

The return of Sutton would be a boon for the Broncos, who also feature Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and K.J. Hamler among their wide receiver corps.

“We have weapons in every category that you’re looking for,” Sutton said. “Speed, size, catching ability, route running. I feel like we’re pretty diverse in our room. I was excited watching those dudes have the success that they had this past season. I’m even more excited to be able to be in there with them this upcoming season.”

–Field Level Media

Aug 19, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (14) in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Broncos Stadium at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Broncos WR Sutton has serious knee injury

The Denver Broncos fear that wide receiver Courtland Sutton sustained a “significant” knee injury during Sunday’s loss in Pittsburgh, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Sutton sat out the season opener due to a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. He caught three passes for 66 yards against the Steelers before being ruled out in the third quarter with a knee injury and leg cramps.

Sutton, who caught 72 passes for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns during a breakout 2019 season, is scheduled for an MRI on Monday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported.

Sutton, 24, was a second-round draft pick (40th overall) in 2018 out of SMU. He made the Pro Bowl last season.

The Broncos (0-2) also lost quarterback Drew Lock to a shoulder injury during the 26-21 setback in Pittsburgh.

–Field Level Media

Aug 21, 2020; Englewood, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (14) during training camp at the UCHealth Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos WR Sutton questionable to play vs. Titans

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton is listed as questionable to play in the team’s season opener against the Tennessee Titans on Monday.

Sutton sustained a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder, an injury that prevented him from practicing on both Thursday and Friday.

“He’s questionable in the truest sense of the word, 50-50. He’s made great strides,” Broncos coach Vic Fangio said Saturday.

“… He’s got to pass the most primitive test there is, it’s what I told him and the trainers. He’s got to be able to do 10 jumping jacks — if he can do 10 jumping jacks, he can play.”

Broncos first-round draft pick Jerry Jeudy would see an increased role if Sutton is unable to play. Second-round selection K.J. Hamler, who is listed as questionable with an ailing hamstring, would also be in line for a bigger role if he is available to play.

Sutton enjoyed a breakout season in 2019 when he caught 72 passes for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns in 16 games (14 starts) and made the Pro Bowl. He had 42 catches for 704 yards and four touchdowns in 16 games (nine starts) as a rookie in 2018.

Sutton was a second-round draft pick (40th overall) in 2018 out of SMU.

The Broncos also ruled out linebackers Von Miller (ankle) and Mark Barron (hamstring) for the season opener.

–Field Level Media