Hamilton (knee) was waived by the Texans on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Hamilton suffered a knee injury at Tuesday's training session, ultimately leading to him being waived Wednesday. It's a tough blow for the wide receiver who missed all of the 2021 season with a torn ACL. He will now either be claimed by another team or released outright.
Jun 9, 2022 8:28 AM EST
Hamilton suffered a knee injury at Tuesday's training session, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.
Analysis: The wide receiver went down with a right knee injury at Tuesday's organized team activity, drawing over the training staff. There's no official word on his exact injury quite yet, but more information will likely come in the near future. Hamilton signed a one-year deal with the Texans in the offseason after missing all of the 2021 season with a torn ACL that he suffered last May.
Jun 7, 2022 7:26 AM EST
Hamilton agreed to a one-year contract with the Texans on Monday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Hamilton had a consistent role for the Broncos across the first three seasons of his career, but he sustained a torn ACL last May that forced him to miss the 2021 campaign. He's now healthy ahead of offseason activities as he prepares to compete for a role with Houston. The 27-year-old secured 23 of 44 targets for 293 yards and two touchdowns during the 2020 season and will compete with Nico Collins, Chris Conley and Chris Moore for targets behind Brandin Cooks (knee) heading into 2022.
Mar 28, 2022 12:12 PM EST
Hamilton (knee) will be released by the Broncos, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The report indicates that Hamilton, who suffered a torn ACL last May, has recovered from the injury. As a result, the 2018 fourth-rounder -- who recorded a 23/293/2 stat line in 16 games in 2020 -- should catch on elsewhere as a depth wideout.
Mar 8, 2022 12:54 PM EST
Hamilton (knee) has reverted to Denver's reserve/Non-Football Injury list after going unclaimed on waivers Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Hamilton suffered a torn ACL away from team facilities just as the Broncos were closing in on a deal that would trade him. Instead, Hamilton will now remain on the NFI list for 2021. Hamilton will no doubt undergo surgery in the near future, then begin a lengthy rehab process.
May 19, 2021 1:34 PM EST
Hamilton (knee) was waived by the Broncos on Tuesday with a non-football injury, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.
Analysis: The 26-year-old was apparently told Thursday that Denver would trade or waive him, and his fate was sealed after he suffered a torn ACL away from team facilities a day later. Hamilton caught 81 passes for 833 yards and five touchdowns over his three seasons with the Broncos, but he won't be taking the field in 2021 due to the injury.
May 18, 2021 2:28 PM EST
Hamilton (knee) suffered a torn ACL away from team facilities Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: It was announced Thursday that Hamilton would be waived by the Broncos, but Rapoport reports that a trade was in the works prior to the 2018 fourth-round pick tearing his ACL. Aside from being a serious injury, that the timing of Hamilton's torn ACL will likely interrupt any potential deals is a brutal blow. Denver will await further injury confirmation before making a decision on how to proceed.
May 14, 2021 1:46 PM EST
The Broncos will waive Hamilton on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Hamilton has operated as a capable reserve option since joining the Broncos in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but over the past two season he found himself the odd man out in what's become one of the league's most crowded receiving corps. The fact that Hamilton also doesn't contribute much on special teams meant there was little incentive for Denver to keep him on the roster, as moving on frees up $2.18 million in cap space. It would be surprising if Hamilton passes through waivers unclaimed.
May 13, 2021 12:20 PM EST
Hamilton caught 23 or 44 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns during the 2020 campaign.
Analysis: Why can't every game be against the Chargers? Hamilton caught nine passes for 159 yards in two contests against Los Angeles, including a game-turning 40-yard touchdown in Week 8. Against all other opponents, he averaged just one catch for 9.6 yards per game. Following the Week 8 win over the Chargers, quarterback Drew Lock talked up Hamilton, but the junior from Penn State got lost in the shuffle. He'll probably remain there during the 2021 season. 2020 rookies Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and Tyrie Cleveland will all enjoy their first full offseason and Courtland Sutton should be back to speed following a torn ACL. Add in Tim Patrick and it wouldn't be a surprise to see Hamilton back on the bubble come September.
Jan 14, 2021 7:19 PM EST
Hamilton caught two of six targets for 18 yards during Sunday's 32-31 loss to Las Vegas.
Analysis: Hamilton was pushed into the WR2 role mid-game after Tim Patrick went down with a foot injury. He was unable to capitalize, misconnecting with Drew Lock on a couple of deep balls down thee sideline. Hamilton enters a contract year in 2021 and, though he's had strong chemistry with Lock, faces a crowded receiving corps with the return of Courtland Sutton (knee) and KJ Hamler (concussion).
Jan 4, 2021 3:49 PM EST
Hamilton caught five of nine targets for 77 yards in Sunday's 19-16 loss to the Chargers,
Analysis: With KJ Hamler (concussion) forced from the game early and Jerry Jeudy having trouble with drops, Hamilton wound up seeing a season high in targets and topped 33 yards for the first time since Week 8, leading the Broncos in receiving in the process. His two best performances this year have both come against the Chargers, making him a risky option in Week 17's clash with the Raiders even if Hamler remains sidelined.
Dec 27, 2020 7:10 PM EST
Hamilton was not targeted on 11 offensive snaps during Saturday's 48-19 loss to Buffalo.
Analysis: Hamilton broke a three-game catchless streak with a 13-yard reception during Denver's Week 14 road win over Carolina, but his offensive role again reverted to obsolete against the Bills. The 25-year-old's best stretch of the season came Weeks 7 through 10 when he collected 12 receptions for 153 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but he hasn't exceeded 20 receiving yards in any of his 10 appearances outside of that brief span.
Dec 22, 2020 5:14 PM EST
Hamilton caught his lone target, a 13-yard gain, during Sunday' 32-27 win over Carolina.
Analysis: Entering Sunday, Hamilton had not recorded a reception since Week 10 against Las Vegas. He saw just one target during that stretch. Though the streak is over, Hamilton is still not a great gamble heading into Saturday's matchup against Buffalo -- especially with the continued growth of rookie KJ Hamler. Hamilton has topped 20 yards just three times this season and has seen more than three targets in a game just twice.
Dec 14, 2020 4:08 PM EST
Hamilton was not targeted over his 12 offensive snaps during Sunday's 22-16 loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Quarterback Drew Lock dispersed completions to seven different Broncos pass catchers Sunday night while the Penn State product went without a reception for a third consecutive outing. Hamilton enjoyed a stretch that consisted of 12 receptions, 153 yards and two touchdowns between Weeks 7 and 10, but outside of that, the 25-year-old has been held under 20 receiving yards in his other eight outings of 2020. He slots in as a secondary wideout for Denver heading into a Week 14 matchup against Carolina.
Dec 8, 2020 6:05 PM EST
Hamilton did not haul in his lone target during Sunday's 31-3 loss to New Orleans.
Analysis: The Broncos' passing game remained in park through the game as rookie wide receiver Kendall Hinton handled the quarterbacking for the Broncos. Though, for many of Denver's targets, brighter days are ahead with the return of Drew Lock from COVID protocols, Hamilton's production might improve only minimally from Sunday. The junior receiver has just six receptions for 45 yards in the four games since his clutch performance against the Chargers. The rise of KJ Hamler should keep Hamilton firmly in the WR4 role Sunday against the Chiefs.
Dec 1, 2020 4:03 PM EST
Hamilton secured four of six targets for 33 receiving yards and one touchdown, losing a fumble during Sunday's 37-12 loss to Las Vegas.
Analysis: With the Broncos needing points in a hurry, down 17 points with 10:13 to go in regulation, Hamilton fumbled on the first play of a drive starting from Denver's own seven-yard line. The Raiders delivered a virtual knockout punch the very next play, extending to a 30-6 lead by virtue of ex-Bronco Devontae Booker's touchdown run. Hamilton scored a junk-time TD on the tail end of the subsequent 12-play, 75-yard drive, concluding his day as Denver's fourth-leading receiver in the yardage column. The Penn State product has 185 receiving yards and two TDs on the year as Denver heads home for a Week 11 matchup against the Dolphins.
Nov 15, 2020 6:42 PM EST
Hamilton caught both of his targets for a total of 12 yards during Sunday's 34-27 loss in Atlanta.
Analysis: Hamilton followed up arguably the best performance of his career against the Chargers were with a quiet afternoon against the Falcons. Tim Patrick's return to the lineup and the increasing comfort rookies Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler are finding in the offense certainly contributed to the modest production. Looking forward to Sunday's matchup against the Raiders, it will be interesting to see how Albert Okwuegbunam's season-ending knee injury impacts Hamilton. Though the two play different positions, Hamilton is a strong blocker in the run game while offering more pass-catching ability than TE2 Nick Vannett.
Nov 11, 2020 7:52 AM EST
Hamilton caught four of five targets for 82 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-30 win over the Chargers.
Analysis: Hamilton's 40-yard catch-and-run touchdown to bring the Broncos within a score in the fourth quarter is going to be the highlight, but the comeback doesn't even get started if not for an earlier Hamilton catch. With Denver trailing and facing third-and-eight midway through the third quarter, Hamilton found a soft spot in the defense and gained 18 yards. Phillip Lindsay's 55-yard touchdown came on the very next play. Hamilton has struggled with drops in key moments this season, but he came up huge with Tim Patrick (hamstring) out of the lineup Sunday with a career-high 82 yards. Patrick's health is worth monitoring to see what kind of opportunities Hamilton will have in Week 8 against Atlanta.
Nov 1, 2020 7:14 PM EST
Hamilton snared two of his three targets for 26 receiving yards during Sunday's 43-16 loss to the Chiefs.
Analysis: Hamilton's reception and yardage totals from Week 7 are his greatest outputs of the season, in what has been an inefficient year for the Penn State product. He's hauled in just five of the 14 total passes thrown his way in 2020, while a 4.1 yards-per-target average severely caps his fantasy upside heading into a Week 8 matchup against the Chargers.
Oct 27, 2020 5:22 PM EST
Hamilton did not record a reception despite two targets during Sunday's 18-12 win over New England.
Analysis: Leading 15-3 late in the third quarter, the Denver offense got the ball in Patriots' territory after a fumble recovery. Facing third and short, Drew Lock took a shot down field and put the ball on Hamilton's hands, but the Penn State product lost it. The play would have put Denver inside the five-yard line, instead the team had to settle for a long field goal. Hamilton has just three catches on 11 targets this season and has struggled with drops dating back to last season. Expect a very strong push from fellow Nittany Lion K.J. Hamler once the rookie returns to form from a hamstring injury.
Oct 19, 2020 8:31 PM EST
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