2 Wide Receivers Miss Practice for Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos and their league-worst offense could be in for another rough day when they face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 15. Wide receivers Courtland Sutton and Kendall Hinton both missed their second consecutive practice on Thursday, casting doubt over their availability for Sunday's matchup. Sutton missed last week's 34-28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with a hamstring injury suffered in the Broncos' Week 13 10-9 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Hinton apparently picked up a hamstring injury of his own against the Chiefs despite playing his typical allotment of snaps in the game.

Sutton and Hinton rank first and fourth on the Broncos in receiving, so an absence from either would be a huge setback for an already moribund offense. The Broncos rank dead-last in scoring under recently acquired quarterback Russell Wilson. Not that it really matters, anyway. At 3-10, the Broncos have nothing to play for, other than perhaps saving face. The Seattle Seahawks own their first and second-round picks in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Sutton joined the Broncos as their 40th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft; he signed a four-year, $60 million extension last year to remain with the team through the 2025 season. Hinton joined the Broncos as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. He has averaged career bests in yards per game (28.3) and yards per target (10.0) for the Broncos this year.
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