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Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy gets rest day on Friday of Week 8 vs. Washington

Broncos receiver Jerry Jeudy got a rest day on Friday.

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy poses for the camera during warm-ups at Lumen Field on August 21, 2021 in Seattle, Washington.
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Friday PM update: Jerry Jeudy had three straight days of practice and was sore, so was given a rest day, per Troy Renck. The hope is that he will still be taken off of I.R. and play this week.

Friday update: It appears that Jeudy is not participating in practice on Friday. No indication if there’s been a setback with his anticipated return or if he’s just being held out as a precaution ahead of Sunday.

The Denver Broncos will be getting a big part of their offense back in Week 8 against the Washington Football Team as wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is set to return. Jeudy will be making his return after missing six weeks with a high-ankle sprain, according to James Palmer. The receiver’s return will boost a team coming off two straight losses.

The Alabama product was looking set for a breakout season before suffering the injury during Week 1 against the New York Giants. Jeudy has 72 yards on six receptions in that game. With the Broncos having an extended week after playing on Thursday in Week 7, Jeudy had some additional time to get healthy. The wide receiver was expected to miss between four to six weeks when the initial diagnosis happened.

The Broncos have struggled to get pass catchers outside of Courtland Sutton going, meaning Jeudy’s presence could open up the offense for Teddy Bridgewater down the stretch of the season. With Vic Fangio coaching for his job, Jeudy’s return comes at a pivotal time.