The Broncos' prized rookie receiver, Cody Latimer, was lined up with the starters in a three-wide receiver set as the Broncos worked from the endzone’s doorstep. At the snap, quarterback Peyton Manning quickly found Latimer on the inside and the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder blasted through the traffic for what had the appearance of a scoring play.
It was just the kind of look at Latimer the Broncos have been waiting for. Tuesday was the most extensive work Latimer has done in team drills since the Broncos made him a second-round pick in the May draft. Latimer had surgery Jan. 19 to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his left foot and the Broncos have limited him some as he works his way back, having put him in individual drills much of the time.
Latimer will have to compete with Emmanuel Sanders and Wes Welker for snaps in the team's three-WR formation. He has a chance to make an impact as a rookie, but Sanders has been excellent by most accounts.