Aug 28, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) before the preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos designate WR Jerry Jeudy to return from IR

The Denver Broncos have designated wide receiver Jerry Jeudy to return from injured reserve.

He has been on the IR since Sept. 14 with a high ankle sprain suffered in a Week 1 win against the New York Giants.

Saturday’s move means the second-year player can be activated to the 53-man roster at any point in the next 21 days, although he will not be available for Sunday’s game against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders.

Jeudy, the Broncos’ first-round pick in 2020, caught six passes for 72 yards before he was injured and carted off the field.

Jeudy, 22, caught 52 passes for 856 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games (14 starts) in 2020. His 92-yard score against the Raiders in Week 17 was the longest reception in the NFL last season.

–Field Level Media

Sep 12, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA;  Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) is taken off the field after being injured in the game against the New York Giants during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos put WR Jerry Jeudy and CB Ronald Darby on IR

The Denver Broncos put wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and cornerback Ronald Darby on injured reserve Tuesday with ailments sustained in their season opener against the New York Giants on Sunday.

Jeudy, the Broncos’ first-round pick in 2020, suffered a high ankle sprain in the third quarter of Denver’s 27-13 victory. He had caught six passes for 72 yards before he was injured and carted off the field. He is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Darby played all 61 snaps on defense and tied for the team lead with six tackles, but an evaluation Monday revealed a hamstring injury. He will miss at least three weeks, the minimum for an injured-reserve stint.

The Broncos signed cornerback Nate Hairston and wide receiver Kendall Hinton from the practice squad to replace Darby and Jeudy. Cornerback Rojesterman Farris and wide receiver Rico Gafford were added to the practice squad.

–Field Level Media

Sep 12, 2021; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) gains yards after the catch during the first quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy exits with right ankle injury

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy left Sunday’s game against the host New York Giants with 8:50 remaining in the third quarter after an ankle injury

Jeudy was injured when he caught a 20-yard pass from Teddy Bridgewater. As he tried to advance the ball, New York defensive back James Bradberry landed hard on Jeudy’s right ankle while making the tackle.

As officials reviewed the play for a potential fumble, Jeudy was carted off the field.

Jeudy had six catches for 72 yards before the injury. As a rookie last season, the former first-round pick (15th overall) from Alabama finished with 52 catches for 856 yards to go along with three touchdowns.

–Field Level Media

Nov 8, 2020; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (10) scores a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons after making a catch during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos WR Jeudy (shoulder), 4 others questionable vs. Raiders

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy was one of five players the team designated as questionable for its road game Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The 21-year-old rookie Jeudy leads the Broncos with 484 receiving yards this season on 30 catches with a pair of touchdowns. He hurt his shoulder in last week’s loss at Atlanta and was held out of Wednesday’s practice before working out on a limited basis the past two days.

Denver head coach Vic Fangio told reporters he is “pretty confident” Jeudy will be healthy enough to face the 5-3 Raiders as the Broncos (3-5) hold out hopes for a second-half playoff run.

Fellow wideout Diontae Spencer (shoulder), cornerback Bryce Callahan (ankle) and tackles Demar Dotson (groin/hand) and Jake Rodgers (shoulder) were also listed as questionable for Sunday.

Linebacker Joe Jones (calf) was ruled out. Cornerback A.J. Bouye (concussion), tight end Noah Fant (ankle), wide receiver Tim Patrick (hamstring) and guard Austin Schlottmann (ribs) are all expected to be active this weekend after being limited earlier in the week.

Starting tackle Kolton Miller (ankle) is listed as doubtful for the Raiders after sitting out his third consecutive practice on Friday. Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (ankle) has been declared out for Sunday.

–Field Level Media