On Friday the Broncos learned Bennie Fowler, who has been contending with Latimer for the No. 3 receiver spot, will likely miss at least a few weeks with an elbow fracture.
Prior to the injury, Fowler, like Cody Latimer, had impressed in camp and the first preseason game, and although Fowler’s place on the team is likely secure, Latimer’s window of opportunity opened wider.
Latimer said his first two years in the league he was uncomfortable around Peyton Manning and the coaches for fear of messing up. He said it was a mental thing and it messed with him. With Fowler down for a while, Latimer has a chance to step into that WR3 role.