Kendall Hinton

Denver Broncos
Wide Receiver
Denver Broncos
Wide Receiver

Kendall Hinton News

One catch in loss

Hinton brought in his only target for 11 yards in the Broncos' 10-9 loss to the Ravens on Sunday.

Analysis: Hinton was disappointingly uninvolved despite Courtland Sutton (hamstring) exiting the game in the first half, recording his lowest yardage total since Week 6. The third-year wideout had posted a 12-154 line on 17 targets over the prior three contests, making his underwhelming day particularly disappointing. He'll aim to bounce back in a Week 14 home battle versus the Chiefs.

Dec 4, 2022 9:04 PM EST

Clear path to top-three role

Hinton is expected to maintain a regular role in three-receiver sets for Denver in Sunday's game at Baltimore after KJ Hamler (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: While Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and Hamler have combined to play just one snap over the Broncos' past three games, Hinton has been the main beneficiary in terms of playing time. He's logged snaps shares ranging between 87 and 97 percent in those contests and has produced a 12-154-0 receiving line on 13 targets while also carrying once for 13 yards. Though Jeudy is back in action this weekend and should reclaim a starting role on the outside opposite Courtland Sutton, the Broncos will likely have a spot open in the slot for Hinton after Hamler suffered a setback with his hamstring in practice this week. Hamler is set to miss at least the next four games -- and likely the remainder of the season -- after landing on IR, so Hinton should see steady playing time moving forward, even though he'll likely be a lesser priority in the passing game than both Sutton and Jeudy.

Dec 4, 2022 8:54 AM EST

Nine targets in Week 12 loss

Hinton caught five of nine targets for 35 yards and rushed once for 13 yards in Sunday's 23-10 loss to the Panthers.

Analysis: Hinton led the Broncos in targets but had to settle for a few modest gains as Russell Wilson (142 passing yards) continued to struggle under center. In three games since Jerry Jeudy hurt his ankle, Hinton has 154 receiving yards on 17 targets. Jeudy's status for Denver's Week 13 matchup with the Ravens remains to be determined.

Nov 27, 2022 3:41 PM EST

Likely to remain starter Week 12

Hinton is expected to retain a role as one of the Broncos' starting receivers Sunday against the Panthers with both Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) ruled out for the game.

Analysis: While Jeudy and Hamler combined to play just one snap over Denver's past two games due to their respective injuries, Hinton was on the field for 125 of a possible 135 plays on offense (93 percent). During that stretch, Hinton compiled a 7-119-0 receiving line on eight targets, and he should continue to remain a key short-yardage/intermediate-range option for Russell Wilson while working primarily out of the slot. The six-foot, 195-pound Hinton likely won't command much attention in the red zone, but he could see enough target volume to have some utility in full- or half-point PPR leagues.

Nov 25, 2022 1:10 PM EST

Catches three passes in loss

Hinton caught all three of his targets for 57 yards in Sunday's 22-16 overtime loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Hinton played 87 percent of the Broncos offensive snaps with both Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) sidelined Sunday. Despite operating as Denver's No. 2 receiver, Hinton had a modest performance while reeling in every ball thrown his direction. The 25-year-old, like most of Denver's skill position players, is held back by an offense still struggling to move the ball effectively. If Jeudy and Hamler continue to miss time, Hinton will likely retain his role as the team's second option at wideout behind Courtland Sutton when the Broncos visit the Panthers in Week 12.

Nov 22, 2022 5:55 AM EST

Listed as active Sunday

Hinton (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Analysis: After being held out of Thursday's practice, Hinton returned to a limited session Friday, but he'll give it a go Sunday and as long as he's not held back by his shoulder issue, Hinton could be a key target for QB Russell Wilson alongside Courtland Sutton, with both Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) unavailable. Also in Denver's Week 11 wideout mix are Jalen Virgil, Montrell Washington and practice squad elevation Brandon Johnson. Hinton caught four passes on five targets for a season-high 62 yards in a loss to Tennessee last weekend, so he represents an option for those scrambling for a short-term WR option.

Nov 20, 2022 11:57 AM EST

Questionable with other WRs out

Hinton (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Zac Stevens of DNVR Sports reports.

Analysis: If Hinton suits up, he would be in line for an expanded role with both Jerry Jeudy (ankle) and KJ Hamler (hamstring) having been ruled out. Hinton's coming off his best game of the season, as he set season highs in catches (four) and receiving yards (62) in Week 10 against the Titans.

Nov 18, 2022 12:58 PM EST

Not practicing Thursday

Hinton (shoulder) won't practice Thursday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: The report notes that Hinton's non-participation Thursday is part of the Broncos' plan this week to help the wideout take care of his shoulder ahead of Sunday's game against the Raiders. If Hinton practices Friday it would seemingly give him a decent chance to suit up this weekend, though he'd probably need to practice fully in order to avoid a Week 11 injury designation.

Nov 17, 2022 10:57 AM EST

Not participating Wednesday

Hinton (shoulder) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jeff Legwold of reports.

Analysis: Neither are Jerry Jeudy (ankle) or KJ Hamler (hamstring), leaving the Broncos with a shaky WR group beyond Courtland Sutton. There's a good chance Hinton is healthier than Jeudy and Hamler given that he was able to finish Sunday's loss to the Titans, so a starting role Week 11 against Las Vegas is still possible for Hinton.

Nov 16, 2022 11:30 AM EST

Steps into increased role

Hinton recorded four receptions on five targets for 62 yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to Tennessee.

Analysis: Denver entered the game without KJ Hamler (hamstring), and Jerry Jeudy (ankle) was injured on the first play from scrimmage. That opened the door for Hinton to serve a significant role in the offense, and he took advantage by tallying long receptions of 35 and 17 yards. Hinton's role moving forward will be heavily dependent on the health of Jeudy and Hamler, though he showed the ability to capitalize when provided an opportunity Sunday.

Nov 13, 2022 9:13 PM EST

Recovered for Sunday

Hinton (illness) is active Sunday against the Titans.

Analysis: Hinton popped up on the team's injury report Friday when he logged a DNP at practice due to the illness. However, the wideout has recovered to the point that he is feeling well enough to play. With KJ Hamler (hamstring) out, Hinton should see an increase in opportunities against Tennessee.

Nov 13, 2022 9:03 AM EST

Questionable with illness

Hinton (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Tennessee, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: It's a new ailment for Hinton coming off of Denver's bye in Week 9. He's only seen two targets on 20 snaps in the Broncos' last three games combined, but if he were to miss time, rookie fifth-rounder Montrell Washington would probably be next in line as a depth option.

Nov 11, 2022 1:05 PM EST

Signed to active roster

The Broncos signed Hinton off the practice squad Wednesday, Parker Gabriel of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Hinton was activated from the practice squad for each of the past three games, recording four receptions on five targets for 86 yards over 103 offensive snaps. As a result, the 25-year-old has played the third most playing time of any Broncos wideout behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy this season. Hinton caught 15 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown over 16 games with Denver last year, though he should see increased targets with Tim Patrick set to miss the entire 2022 season due to a torn ACL.

Oct 10, 2022 3:24 PM EST

Returns to practice squad

Hinton reverted to the Broncos' practice squad Monday, Aaron Wilson of reports.

Analysis: Hinton caught two of three targets for 39 yards in Sunday's loss to the Raiders. He also saw the third most snaps of any Broncos receiver with 30, trailing only Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy. This was the third straight week that Hinton was elevated from the practice squad, so he'll need to be signed to the active roster if he's going to appear for Denver again this season.

Oct 3, 2022 4:48 PM EST

Back on active roster

The Broncos have brought Hinton back up to their active roster ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Raiders, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Hinton has now been elevated from the practice squad for the third week in a row. He logged 29 offensive snaps in Week 3 and recorded one reception for a 27-yard gain. He figures to see a similar workload in Las Vegas.

Oct 1, 2022 11:53 AM EST

Restored to practice squad

Hinton reverted to the Broncos' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Hinton played 29 snaps on offense, and caught his only target for a 27-yard gain, in the Broncos' 11-10 win over the 49ers on Monday. It was his second appearance with the active roster this season.

Sep 26, 2022 5:14 PM EST

Will be active vs. San Francisco

Denver elevated Hinton from its practice squad Friday for Week 3.

Analysis: It's Hinton's second consecutive week on the active roster after he caught his only target for 20 yards in Week 2 versus Houston. With Jerry Jeudy (ribs) and KJ Hamler (knee/hip) both questionable for Sunday's contest, Hinton could very well be a top-three option in the Broncos' passing attack when they take on the Niners.

Sep 24, 2022 1:33 PM EST

Back on Denver's practice squad

Hinton reverted to the Broncos' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Hinton joined Denver's active roster for Sunday's game against the Texans with KJ Hamler (knee) sidelined. Hinton played 55 of the team's 72 offensive snaps and secured his lone target for 20 yards but will head back to the practice squad following the game.

Sep 19, 2022 2:38 PM EST

Gets call to active roster

The Broncos elevated Hinton from the practice squad to their active roster for Sunday's contest against the Texans, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: With KJ Hamler (knee) out, Hinton will get his first look on the active roster in Week 2. Last year, he appeared in 16 games and caught 15 of 23 targets for 175 yards and one touchdown. Denver lacks wideout depth behind Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy, but Hinton will likely still be a long shot for heavy offensive snaps in Week 2.

Sep 17, 2022 8:14 PM EST

Joins Denver's practice squad

Hinton was signed to the Broncos' practice squad Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Hinton failed to make the 53-man roster in 2022 after playing in 16 games for Denver last season, but he'll remain part of the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. The 25-year-old wide receiver could be the next man up should injuries strike Denver's receiving corps during the season.

Sep 1, 2022 9:07 AM EST

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