A lot of news in training camp regarding the Broncos wide outs. River Cracraft will miss time to injury, meaning competition will heat up at wide out.
In just the few days that Denver Broncos training camp has been open, the team has seen two wide receivers retire. Add an injured River Cracraft to the list of news that has come from the position that has the most players on the 90-man roster.
River Cracraft will be forced to miss a bit during next week of training camp. The wide out suffered an oblique injury sometime during the first few days of training camp. This means that he will be out until towards the end of July heading into the Hall of Fame game.
The good news is that he will not be out for an extended period of time, so his chances of making the roster will not be impacted as much. The downside is that it gives the other wide outs that are competing for the fifth and sixth wide out spots will get an upper hand while River Cracraft recovers.
The injury could also give one of the wide outs a chance to get an upper hand on the returning duties role. Denver has been in need of a solid kick and punt returner for some time now.
I could easily see players like Trinity Benson and Kelvin McKnight taking advantage of the situation and see an increase in repetitions.
There must be some odd voodoo happening with the wide outs for the Broncos in these first few days. Hopefully this will be the end of it. But we are all knocking on wood hoping that nothing serious happens in the next few days and beyond.
The competition is heating up. Here is to hoping River Cracraft has a speedy recovery.