The Denver Broncos are reportedly not expected to tender wide receiver Jordan Taylor.
Wide receiver Jordan Taylor has not played in a regular season game for the Denver Broncos since 2017. He missed all of the 2018 seasons due to undergoing double-hip surgeries during the 2018 offseason.
That ultimately may cost him his spot on the roster. According to Mike Klis, Taylor is not expected to receive a tender offer from the Broncos. The move to not tender Taylor would make him an unrestricted free agent. He would be free to sign with any team.
Taylor has played in 26 career games, catching 29 passes for 351 yards and scoring two touchdowns.
The player best known as ‘Sunshine’ received a ringing endorsement from future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning when Taylor was a rookie.
Manning said about Taylor back in 2016: “I don’t think I could have gotten through my rehab and gotten back if it had not been for him. I am very grateful for his help.”
At that time, Taylor was a practice squad player. But probably the most important practice squad Taylor when it came to Manning.
The Broncos have plenty of wide receivers. They have veteran Emmanuel Sanders (who is coming off an Achilles injury), second-year players Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, Tim Patrick, and River Cracraft.
It has also been reported that the Broncos will test cornerback Brendan Langley at the wide receiver position.
On the practice squad, the team has Fred Brown, Aaron Burbridge, and Chad Hansen.
It is possible that the Broncos keep five wideouts on an opening day active roster, so bringing in more bodies isn’t necessary. However, you just never know. They could very well find a gem in the draft in a spot they just can’t pass up.
All that is certain, though, is that Taylor’s injured hips have cost him a spot on the roster. It’s unfortunate, as he had been a fan favorite.
It is also not a surprise that the Broncos are moving on from him, as this is a new coaching staff and changes are expected to be made across the roster.