6'0'' / 195 lbs
The Broncos waived Hinton on Sunday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Hinton has spent time on and off the Broncos' active roster over the past three seasons, and he appeared in 12 games with the team last year, catching 24 of 33 targets for 311 yards -- all of which were career highs. Therefore, he appeared to be a likely candidate to earn one of the team's final wide receiver spots behind Marvin Mims, Brandon Johnson and Marquez Callaway this preseason. Instead, Hinton was included among the team's initial round of roster cuts heading into the 2023 campaign. The 26-year-old did undergo a minor knee scope this offseason and opened training camp on the active/PUP list before he was quickly activated July 28, and he is considered fully healthy for this coming season. Nonetheless, his removal should increase the odds for wideouts like Lil'Jordan Humphrey, Taylor Grimes and Montrell Washington to make Denver's final 53-man roster. If Hinton is not claimed off waivers by another team, he'll likely receive a practice-squad offer from Denver prior to Week 1.
Fantasy Points by Week 2022
Weekly Stats 2022
|Fantasy Points||Betting||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
|2 HOU||Outdoor 79°||3.0||93rd||3.00||-10.5||45.5||1||1||20||0||20.0||9||11||0%||1||1||0||4%||40%||0%||60%|
|3 SF||Outdoor 72°||3.7||86th||3.70||1.5||44.5||1||1||27||0||27.0||27||0||0%||1||1||0||3%||26%||0%||74%|
|4 @LV||Dome 91°||5.9||60th||2.95||3.0||45.5||3||2||39||0||19.5||12||8||0%||1||1||0||12%||23%||0%||77%|
|6 @LAC||Outdoor 69°||1.8||84th||1.80||3.5||45.5||1||1||8||0||8.0||5||3||0%||0||0||0||4%||17%||0%||83%|
|7 NYJ||Outdoor 63°||2.4||81st||2.40||2.5||39.5||1||1||14||0||14.0||14||0||0%||1||0||0||2%||57%||0%||43%|
|8 @JAC||Dome 61°||0.0||112th||0.00||1.0||40.5||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0%||0||0||0||0%||0%||0%||100%|
|10 @TEN||Outdoor 36°||10.2||41st||2.55||2.5||39.5||5||4||62||0||15.5||6||9||0%||2||1||0||13%||56%||0%||43%|
|11 LV||Outdoor 49°||8.7||47th||2.90||-3.0||41.5||3||3||57||0||19.0||7||12||0%||2||1||0||11%||52%||0%||48%|
|12 @CAR||Outdoor 66°||9.8||48th||1.63||-1.5||35.5||9||5||35||0||7.0||4||3||17%||1||0||0||28%||75%||0%||26%|
|13 @BAL||Outdoor 63°||2.1||94th||2.10||8.5||38.5||1||1||11||0||11.0||9||2||0%||1||0||0||5%||29%||0%||71%|
|14 KC||Outdoor 55°||8.8||48th||1.76||9.0||43.5||6||5||38||0||7.6||4||4||17%||3||0||0||14%||68%||0%||32%|
|17 @KC||Outdoor 47°||0.0||119th||0.00||12.5||43.5||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||100%||0||0||0||6%||64%||0%||36%|
Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Averages|
Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022
|Fantasy Points||Receiving Stats||Routes Run|
Hinton, who was dealing with a knee injury, was removed from the Broncos' active/PUP list Friday after passing his physical, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.
Hinton was placed on the active/PUP list Sunday after he underwent a minor offseason knee scope at the end of June. Now that he's been removed from that list, Hinton can participate in practices and preseason games. Hinton is coming off career highs in 2022 in targets (40), receptions (24) and receiving yards (311). He's set to compete for a wide receiver depth spot and has his work cut out for him as he operates behind Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, KJ Hamler (pectoral) and Marvin Mims (hamstring).
The Broncos placed Hinton (knee) on the active/PUP list Sunday.
Hinton underwent a minor offseason knee scope at the end of June and won't be ready to practice at the beginning of training camp. However, the wideout is eligible to practice and/or play at any point during the preseason. Hinton posted 24 receptions on 33 targets for 311 yards last year -- all career highs -- but if Denver's wideout corps is healthy in 2023, he'll have a tough time stealing snaps away from Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, KJ Hamler (pectoral) and Marvin Mims.
Hinton told reporters Wednesday that he underwent a minor knee scope this offseason and is expected to be fully recovered by training camp, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Hinton dealt with a hamstring injury at the end of the 2022 campaign, but it appears he was also battling a minor knee issue. Regardless, the 26-year-old should be full-go to start 2023. The undrafted wideout caught 24 of 33 targets for 311 yards -- all career highs -- across 12 appearances last year and was used sparingly as a punt returner. However, if Denver's wideout corps is back to full strength, Hinton will have a difficult time garnering snaps behind Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, KJ Hamler (pectoral) and Marvin Mims.
Hinton (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's season finale against the Chargers, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.
Hinton will finish the season with his third absence in four games. The 25-year-old wide receiver will have plenty of time to heal up in the offseason after totaling 24 catches for 311 yards on 33 targets across 12 games in his third pro campaign.
Hinton (hamstring) won't participate in practice Thursday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
In his return from a two-game absence from a hamstring injury this past Sunday, Hinton handled a 47 percent snap share and failed to haul in either of his two targets in Denver's 27-24 loss to Kansas City. Though the Broncos didn't suggest Hinton experienced any sort of setback in Week 17, his absence from the team's first two Week 18 practices perhaps suggests otherwise. Whatever the case, Hinton will likely need to practice in some fashion Friday in order to have a legitimate chance at suiting up this weekend against the Chargers.
Hinton (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.
Hinton returned from a two-game absence in Sunday's 27-24 loss to Kansas City, finishing without a catch on two targets while playing 33 of 70 offensive snaps as the Broncos' No. 3 receiver. It's unclear if he had a setback with the hamstring or if he's simply being rested Wednesday as the Broncos prepare for their season finale Sunday against the Chargers.
Hinton failed to catch either of his two targets in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Chiefs. He added one rush for zero yards.
Hinton operated as the Broncos' No. 3 receiver, playing on 33 of Denver's 70 offensive snaps behind Jerry Jeudy (62) and Courtland Sutton (57). In 12 games played, the second-year wideout has recorded 24 total catches for 311 yards. The Broncos' struggles on offense and his lack of consistent opportunities this season played a significant role in his underwhelming 2022 campaign. Hinton will look to bounce back and end the year on a positive note when the Broncos host the Chargers in Week 18.
Hinton (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against Kansas City, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.
Hinton suits up for the first time since Week 14, which was Denver's first matchup with the Chiefs. He's been second or even first option at wide receiver at times this season, but Hinton likely will be the No. 3 receiver Sunday with both Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy (ankle) active. Freddie Swain is a healthy scratch after handling the No. 3 role last week.