Jerry Jeudy set to return for Broncos in Week 8 vs. Washington Football Team

Jerry Jeudy catches a pass before injuring his ankle on Sunday. Credit: Vincent Carcietta, USA TODAY Sports.
Jerry Jeudy catches a pass before injuring his ankle on Sunday. Credit: Vincent Carcietta, USA TODAY Sports.

It is no secret the Denver Broncos’ offense has struggled for weeks. They’ve generated only 64 points in the team’s last four outings, and they need a major spark.

Re-enter Jerry Jeudy.

Jeudy has worked hard to get back and was close to returning last week before the game in Cleveland. In fact, according to Vic Fangio’s Friday press conference, Jeudy was medically cleared for Thursday’s game, but the Broncos’ coaching staff opted to take a conservative approach and rest him for one more week.

The star receiver is set to return to the lineup after suffering a severe ankle sprain in Week 1, and missing every game since.

With the extra 10 days of rest, last year’s top selection will again add a dynamic presence to the Broncos’ offensive lineup.

Jeudy was dominant throughout training camp and was on track for a monstrous sophomore season. No. 10 started the season just how he left the preseason, with six catches for 72 yards in roughly three-quarters of action. It was clear Jeudy was the team’s No. 1 receiver.

Seeing him on the verge of such a breakout, was a large part of the reason his injury came as such a devastating blow.

His return is critical as the Broncos try and turn around their season after four consecutive losses. Furthermore, Jeudy’s presence helps add another playmaker to a depleted wide receiver room that saw fellow second-year player K.J. Hamler go down for the season.

Look for Teddy Bridgewater to look Jeudy’s way early and often against a susceptible Washington Football Team defense currently ranked near the bottom of the NFL across the board.

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