Tim Patrick

Denver Broncos
Wide Receiver #81
Denver Broncos
Wide Receiver #81
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Tim Patrick News

Restructures contract with Denver

The Broncos converted $6.9 million of Patrick's roster bonus to a signing bonus Friday to create roughly $4.6 million in salary cap space, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Patrick's restructured deal comes just four months after signing a three-year, $29.25 million contract with the Broncos in November. The additional salary cap room will allow Denver to remain active as the team looks to improve the roster heading into next season. The veteran wideout caught 53 of 85 targets for 734 yards and five touchdowns in 16 games last season. The acquisition of Russell Wilson at quarterback marks a significant upgrade at the position and should provide Patrick the opportunity to take a step forward in the offense in 2022.

Mar 21, 2022 7:08 AM EST

Paces pass catchers in loss

Patrick brought in six of 10 targets for 95 yards in the Broncos' 28-24 loss to the Chiefs on Saturday.

Analysis: Patrick made a remarkable return from a one-game absence on the COVID-19 list, leading the Broncos in receptions, receiving yards and targets. The strong effort was a strong turnaround for Patrick in what had been a lackluster second half of the season, and his production allowed him to set a new career high in receptions (53) while falling just eight yards short of the career-best 742 receiving yards he'd recorded in 2020. Patrick now has consecutive 50-plus-catch campaigns, but he'll likely have to battle KJ Hamler (IR-knee) for the No. 3 receiver role in 2022.

Jan 8, 2022 5:38 PM EST

Activated from COVID list

Patrick (illness) has been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: The same applies to Jerry Jeudy (illness), who also came of the list Wednesday, which sets the stage for the two players to return to action for Saturday's game against Kansas City, bolstering a wideout corps that was headed by Courtland Sutton in Week 17. With Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) on IR, the trio are in line to catch passes in Denver's season finale from QB Drew Lock, who's expected play through a shoulder issue this weekend.

Jan 5, 2022 12:05 PM EST

Not available Week 17

Head coach Vic Fangio said that Patrick (illness) and none of the other Denver players who were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list since Tuesday will be available for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: Among the 14 players currently on the COVID-19 list, Fangio is leaving the door open for only linebacker Andre Mintze and defensive lineman Mike Purcell -- who were deactivated Monday -- to return this weekend. Patrick is among the 12 other Denver players who will sit out the Week 17 due to virus-related protocols, along with fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy. With Patrick and Jeudy sidelined and Courtland Sutton (illness) listed as questionable but at risk of sitting out Sunday, Denver could be down to Kendall Hinton, Diontae Spencer and practice-squad call-ups Travis Fulgham and Seth Williams as its options at receiver this weekend.

Dec 31, 2021 3:18 PM EST

Placed on COVID list, likely out

Patrick was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and isn't expected to play this Sunday against the Chargers, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official website reports.

Analysis: Assuming Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy make it through the week healthy, the Broncos have Diontae Spence and Kendall Hinton as options for the No. 3 receiver role, in addition to the possibility of more playing time for talented backup tight end Albert Okwuegbunam. Patrick might technically have a shot to return by Sunday, but Broncos coach Vic Fangio doesn't expect that to happen.

Dec 29, 2021 1:31 PM EST

In line to land on COVID list

Patrick (undisclosed) is in line to be placed on the reserve/ COVID-19 list, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: A transaction to confirm that outcome is thus looming and once that occurs, Patrick will need to clear the NFL's COVID protocols in order to be cleared to play again. Candidates to fill in for him as the Broncos' No. 3 WR are Kendall Hinton and Diontae Spencer.

Dec 29, 2021 10:33 AM EST

Can't produce with four targets

Patrick caught two of four targets for 18 yards in Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Raiders.

Analysis: Patrick had a rough game, much like most of the Denver pass catchers in the contest. With Drew Lock under center, the team struggled to move the ball through the air and on the ground. What's promising is that Patrick was on the field for 88 percent of the team's offensive snaps. The veteran wideout's usage has been a pleasant surprise in 2021, but it has not translated to consistent fantasy production. Regardless of who is starting at quarterback, Patrick will be hard to trust when the Broncos visit the Chargers in Week 17.

Dec 29, 2021 7:18 AM EST

Finds end zone in loss

Patrick caught three of four targets for 42 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 15-10 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Patrick's 25-yard touchdown grab on a pass from Drew Lock was the Broncos' only trip to the end zone against the Bengals. With the score, the veteran wideout now has five touchdowns on the season. The Broncos passing game has struggled throughout the year, but Patrick's usage is encouraging. He has seen five targets in his last three games, and in Week 15, played on 94 percent of Denver's offensive snaps. With that said, there's a strong chance that the Broncos' struggles through the air will continue with Lock likely under center for a Week 16 matchup against the Raiders. Patrick will be difficult to trust in a pivotal week for fantasy.

Dec 21, 2021 7:27 AM EST

Two grabs in win

Patrick secured two of five targets for 21 yards in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Patrick has done little over the past four games in the Broncos underwhelming passing attack, averaging two catches and roughly 17 yards in that stretch. It will be very difficult to rely on him in the fantasy playoffs, even in deep leagues, as the Broncos' passing offense continues to underwhelm. Patrick and the Broncos get a matchup against the Bengals in Week 15.

Dec 14, 2021 8:30 AM EST

Quiet in loss

Patrick caught one of five targets for nine yards in Sunday's 22-9 loss to the Chiefs.

Analysis: Patrick struggled to get anything going against the Chiefs, which is not surprising as the No. 3 wideout in a below average passing offense. He did, however, play the second most offensive snaps of any Denver wide receiver. Patrick's 67 snaps were just one behind Courtland Sutton, but 11 snaps ahead of Jerry Jeudy. Even with his high snap percentage, the 6-foot-4, 212-pounder is difficult to trust for fantasy purposes barring an injury to either Sutton or Jeudy. Patrick and the Broncos offense will face the Lions in Week 14.

Dec 7, 2021 5:14 AM EST

Does little against Chargers

Patrick caught two of three targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 28-13 win over the Chargers.

Analysis: None of the Broncos' big three wideouts reached 30 receiving yards in the game, as Denver's defense and running backs carried the day. Patrick has managed only five grabs for 40 yards over the last two games, a downturn he'll look to break out of in Week 13 against Kansas City.

Nov 28, 2021 7:18 PM EST

Gets extension from Denver

Patrick and the Broncos agreed Friday on a three-year, $30 million contract extension, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: The deal includes $18.5 million guaranteed and is a nice early birthday present for Patrick, who turns 28 next week and hadn't previously had much financial security since entering the NFL in 2017 as a undrafted free agent out of Utah. He played his way on to Denver's Week 1 roster in 2018 and has emerged as a key cog in the team's pass-catching group over the past three-plus seasons. Patrick has appeared in all 10 of Denver's games thus far in 2021, producing 37 receptions for 523 yards and four touchdowns on 53 targets.

Nov 19, 2021 4:37 PM EST

Quiet in loss

Patrick secured three of his six targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 30-13 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: After leading the Broncos in receiving in a Week 10 win over Dallas, Patrick crashed back down to Earth with an underwhelming performance against the Eagles. Though his 14 yard total was the lowest of any Broncos receiver, Patrick's six targets were tied for the second-highest on the team. The veteran also played on 53 of the team's 58 offensive snaps, ahead of Jerry Jeudy (45) and just behind Courtland Sutton (55). The 6-foot-4, 212-pounder has shown that he can be a reliable playmaker for Teddy Bridgewater, but his path to consistent fantasy production doesn't exist in Denver's offense. Patrick will head into a Week 11 bye with the hopes to bounce back against the Chargers on Nov. 28.

Nov 16, 2021 5:14 AM EST

Active in Week 10

Patrick (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: Patrick carried a questionable tag after finishing the week with two limited practices, but he'll be available in his No. 3 receiver role Sunday. The 27-year-old has seemingly benefited from less defensive attention the last two games with fellow wideout Jerry Jeudy back in action, as Patrick has produced a 7-149-1 line on eight targets over that span.

Nov 14, 2021 12:08 PM EST

Questionable after limited practice

Patrick (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

Analysis: The Broncos have taken identical approaches with Patrick and tight end Albert Okwuegbunam, both of whom are dealing with knee injuries. Neither practiced Wednesday, but both the wide receiver and tight end have logged consecutive limited sessions since. If he suits up, Patrick will work as the Broncos' No. 3 receiver behind Jerry Jeudy and Courtland Sutton

Nov 12, 2021 1:09 PM EST

Bumps up activity

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Patrick (knee) will be a limited participant in Thursday's practice, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports.

Analysis: Patrick will take a step up from Wednesday, when he was listed as a non-participant on the Broncos' first Week 10 injury report. So long as he at least maintains limited activity during the team's final practice of the week Friday, Patrick should be in good shape to play Sunday against the Eagles.

Nov 11, 2021 11:11 AM EST

Misses practice with knee injury

Patrick (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Patrick did exit at one point in Sunday's 30-16 win over the Cowboys, but the brief departure was attributed to cramping and he finished the game with four catches for 85 yards and a touchdown on five targets. A return to practice Thursday or Friday would put him on track to play this Sunday against the Eagles.

Nov 10, 2021 11:27 AM EST

Okay after injury scare

Patrick recorded four receptions on five targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-16 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: Patrick was among a number of Broncos' to suffer potential injuries Sunday, though it turned out that he was only suffering from cramping, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports. While on the field, Patrick delivered a few of big plays, highlighted by a 44-yard touchdown early in the second quarter. Patrick has only eight targets combined between two games since the return of Jerry Jeudy, though he's tallied 149 receiving yards in that span and has proven to be a capable deep threat. He and the Broncos will take on the Eagles in Week 10.

Nov 7, 2021 5:04 PM EST

Leads Broncos in receiving Sunday

Patrick caught all three of his targets for 64 yards in Sunday's 17-10 win over Washington.

Analysis: Despite the return of Jerry Jeudy to the lineup and the continued presence of Courtland Sutton, it was Patrick who led the Broncos in receiving yards. The three targets were a season low for the fourth-year receiver, but all three of Denver's top wideouts may need to step up in Week 9 against the Cowboys.

Oct 31, 2021 7:39 PM EST

Catches two passes in loss

Patrick secured two of five targets for 16 yards in Thursdays 17-14 loss to the Browns.

Analysis: Patrick played on 94 percent of the the Broncos' offensive snaps, but was essentially a non-factor Thursday night. The Denver offense had trouble getting anything going, which ultimately impacted Patrick's ability to produce for fantasy. Unfortunately for 27-year-old wideout, he is likely to see a drop in playing time and target share as fellow wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is set to return from his ankle injury that landed him on IR. Patrick has been solid for the Broncos in Jeudy's absence, but he will be difficult to trust in fantasy lineups once Jeudy takes the field. Up next for the Broncos is a matchup against Washington in Week 8.

Oct 22, 2021 10:09 PM EST

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