Clear path to top-three role
Hinton is expected to maintain a regular role in three-receiver sets for Denver in Sunday's game at Baltimore after KJ Hamler (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
While Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and Hamler have combined to play just one snap over the Broncos' past three games, Hinton has been the main beneficiary in terms of playing time. He's logged snaps shares ranging between 87 and 97 percent in those contests and has produced a 12-154-0 receiving line on 13 targets while also carrying once for 13 yards. Though Jeudy is back in action this weekend and should reclaim a starting role on the outside opposite Courtland Sutton, the Broncos will likely have a spot open in the slot for Hinton after Hamler suffered a setback with his hamstring in practice this week. Hamler is set to miss at least the next four games -- and likely the remainder of the season -- after landing on IR, so Hinton should see steady playing time moving forward, even though he'll likely be a lesser priority in the passing game than both Sutton and Jeudy.
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Sutton secured three of seven targets for 33 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' 31-28 win over the Chargers on Sunday.
Murray rushed 15 times for 103 yards and a touchdown and brought in his only target for 15 yards in the Broncos' 31-28 win over the Chargers on Sunday. He also committed a fumble recovered by Denver.
Jeudy secured five of six targets for 154 yards in the Broncos' 31-28 win over the Chargers on Sunday. He also rushed three times for 39 yards and recovered a fumble.
Wilson completed 13 of 24 passes for 283 yards with three touchdowns and one interception and rushed eight times for 18 yards in the Broncos' 31-28 in over the Chargers on Sunday.
Jeudy (ankle) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hinton (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Chargers, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Jeudy (ankle) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Hinton (hamstring) won't participate in practice Thursday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Jeudy (ankle) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday.
Hinton (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.