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KJ Hamler

#4 WR,

Free Agent

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RANK: 120


23 yrs


5'9'' / 178 lbs


Penn State


Visits with Colts

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-12

Hamler (pectoral/pericarditis) had a visit with the Colts on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

Hamler dealt with a pair of health-related issues in the offseason, undergoing surgery in March to repair a partially torn pectoral before being diagnosed with pericarditis in late July. The latter spurred the Broncos to waive him with a non-football illness designation on July 31, and one day later coach Sean Payton noted Hamler's recovery should last about six weeks, including ramping up his conditioning. It's officially been six weeks since those comments, so it appears teams are starting to inquire about the current state of Hamler's health.

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Could return in six weeks

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-01

Broncos coach Sean Payton said Tuesday that Hamler (pectoral/pericarditis) could return in around six weeks, Nick Kosmider of The Athletic reports.

It's been a rough offseason for Hamler, who had surgery in March on a partially torn pectoral and more recently was diagnosed with a heart condition called pericarditis. The Broncos waived him Monday with a non-football injury designation, but they apparently intend to bring the 2020 second-round pick back into the fold soon enough. With Hamler likely to miss the start of the season and Tim Patrick out for the year with an Achilles tear, rookie second-round pick Marvin Mims has a chance to join Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton in three-wide sets right out of the gate.

Officially let go, expected back

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-31

The Broncos officially waived Hamler (pectoral) with a non-football illness designation Monday, Chris Tomasson of The Denver Gazette reports.

Hamler, who's still recovering from offseason pectoral surgery, revealed on his personal Instagram account Monday that he has also been diagnosed with pericarditis. The Broncos have officially waived him to clear a roster spot, but he's expected to be re-signed by Denver when healthy. If he would've been placed on the reserve/NFI list before the regular season, Hamler would've been forced to miss the entire 2023 campaign, so by letting him go now, Hamler still has a chance to play this season. Per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Hamler's condition is expected to keep him out for weeks, not months, so there's optimism he could return relatively early in the campaign.

Reveals pericarditis diagnosis

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-31

The Broncos intend to waived Hamler (pectoral) on Monday with a non-football illness designation, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Hamler missed the entire offseason program following March surgery to repair a partially torn pectoral, which was expected to take 4-to-6 months of recovery. Denver eventually placed him on the active/non-football injury list on the eve of training camp, but he soon will move to the reserve/non-football injury list due to pericarditis, which Hamler revealed on his personal Instagram account Monday, per Mike Klis of 9News Denver. Hamler thus is slated to miss at least the first four games of the upcoming campaign. With Tim Patrick likely sustaining a torn Achilles at Monday's practice, the Broncos' depth at wide receiver has thinned out behind Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton.

Lands on non-football injury list

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-23

The Broncos placed Hamler (pectoral) on the active/non-football injury list Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Hamler tore his pectoral ahead of the team's offseason workouts and was a limited participant during OTAs in May and June minicamp. It's unclear when he'll be available, but he's eligible to practice and/or play at any point during the preseason. When healthy, Hamler will compete for a spot in Denver's wideout corps that also features Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and Marvin Mims.

Small contract restructure

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-30

The Broncos and Hamler (pectoral) agreed Friday on a slight contract restructure, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Hamler and Denver have agreed to adjust the final year of his rookie deal, adding $417,000 in incentives and a team-friendly IR clause while leaving the base salary of $1.58 million intact. The 2020 second-round pick has appeared in just three and seven contests in the last two seasons, respectively, and he's currently targeting training camp as a return date form his pectoral injury. Once healthy, Hamler will face competition from Marvin Mims for a role behind Marvin Mims behind starting wideouts Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick.

Eyeing return during training camp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-28

Hamler (pectoral) told reporters Wednesday that he should be fully cleared by training camp, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Hamler, whose 2022 campaign was cut short by a hamstring issue, underwent surgery in March to repair a partially torn pectoral that he sustained while training on his own at the beginning of the offseason. He was expected to miss 4-to-6 months while rehabbing, but it appears he's progressing ahead of schedule. When healthy, Hamler will compete for a depth role behind Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick (knee).

Has partially torn pectoral repaired

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-03-23

Hamler recently underwent surgery to repair a partially torn pectoral that he sustained while training on his own, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

The report notes that Hamler's recovery timeline is in the 4-to-6-month range, a scenario that gives the wideout a chance to be ready as soon as the start of training camp in late July. Hamler's 2022 season was cut short by a hamstring issue that landed him on IR, and the 2020 second-rounder now will have to move past his latest injury setback in order to compete for a role in 2023 in a Denver wideout corps that also includes fellow returnees Jerry Jeudy, Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick (knee). In seven games last season, Hamler was limited to seven catches for 165 yards.

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