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  • Cody Latimer, Broncos' second-round pick, recovering from broken foot

    It might be difficult for Broncos second-round draft pick Cody Latimer to get off to a fast rookie start in 2014.

    The former Indiana University receiver will be limited until training camp as he recovers from a fractured fifth metatarsal in his foot.

    Latimer had surgery to repair the break on Jan. 19 and missed all but the bench press at the NFL scouting combine in late-February. However, at Indiana's Pro Day on March 26, Latimer was timed at 4.39 and 4.43 in the 40-yard dash. Latimer also had an impressive 39-inch vertical jump during his pro day workout.

    No doubt, Latimer's encouraging Pro Day performance coupled with the Broncos' previous experience with receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker helped sway the team into believing the rookie will fully recover - even if it means taking it easy this season.

    Thomas had suffered a broken foot while participating in a cone drill in preparation for the combine in 2010. The Broncos took him in the first round, anyway, and Thomas has emerged as the team's top receiver.

    Thomas had only 22 catches for 283 yards as a rookie, but then had 32 receptions in his second year before taking off in his third and fourth seasons for a combined 186 catches, 2,864 yards and 24 touchdowns.



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    Did Not Know

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    • #3
      Oh, this will be thread of the week.

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      • #4
        4.39-4.41 on a broken foot. Wonder what he can do when fully healthy?

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          • #6
            Hey guys!

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            • #7
              I see we're continuing the Shanahan "Hire the Handicapped" policies.

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              • #8
                Broken feet have been our rabbit feet when it comes to WRs. They allowed DT and Deck to drop.

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                • #9
                  How was this not known? What did people think his reasoning was he skipped all combine activities except bench press? I thought everyone knew this already

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                  • #10
                    Scheffler, Decker, Thomas and now Latimer.

                    We even drafted The Claw.

                    Next year, a stud MLB who has one arm.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Requiem View Post
                      Scheffler, Decker, Thomas and now Latimer.

                      We even drafted The Claw.

                      Next year, a stud MLB who has one arm.
                      Didn't the claw get in a car accident after the draft?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pricejj View Post
                        Didn't the claw get in a car accident after the draft?
                        No

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by baja View Post
                          No
                          I thought that was the reason that he could catch in college, but couldn't catch in the NFL.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pricejj View Post
                            I thought that was the reason that he could catch in college, but couldn't catch in the NFL.
                            It was from a car accident when he was very young . It did not affect him in college much but in the pros it became an issue but what started out as a few drops grew into a real problem. I still think it was more a physiological problem than a physical one. He lost his confidence IMO

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                            • #15
                              thought this was a well known fact...

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