Broncos, Briefly: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019

Hyped as a rookie to watch last summer, Courtland Sutton teased with a prototype skill set that too often failed to result in a Case Keenum completion. By the end of the year, I questioned if the rangy receiver was more of a jump-ball specialist than all-around threat. He put those doubts to rest Monday night.

This year, Wilkinson has worked at four of the five positions on the line, making him arguably their most valuable reserve because of his versatility and comfort on both sides.

Now he has yet another prime opportunity as he takes over for starting right tackle Ja’Wuan James, who suffered a knee sprain at Oakland and is expected to miss at least a couple weeks, coach Vic Fangio said.

The Broncos received a mixed bag of injury news before practice Wednesday: Right tackle Ja’Wuan James is out indefinitely and inside linebacker Todd Davis could be back in.

Vic Fangio isn’t treating Sunday’s game against his ex as anything other than a chance for the Denver Broncos to get their first win and to prevent the Chicago Bears from doing the same.

“It really is just another game, especially coming off” a season-opening 24-16 loss to Oakland, Fangio said Wednesday. “We need to go out there and play a little bit better no matter who we’re playing.”

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