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Denver Broncos wideout Courtland Sutton out for 2020 season due to torn ACL vs. Steelers

The Denver Broncos will be without another one of their best players for the foreseeable future.

An MRI confirmed receiver Courtland Sutton suffered a torn ACL, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network's James Palmer reported, per a source informed.

The wideout left Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh after injuring the knee making a tackle on an interception by Steelers corner Joe Haden. Sutton had three catches for 66 yards after missing Week 1 due to an AC joint injury.

Sutton's injury is devastating for a Broncos team that is already without Von Miller on defense and expects quarterback Drew Lock to miss three to five weeks after suffering a bad rotator cuff strain.

Sutton busted out last season, earning 1,112 yards on 72 catches with six TDs despite instability at the QB spot. A boundary receiver with the ability to leap over defenders and owns sticky fingers, Sutton is Denver's most dangerous weapon. Losing him for the year could threaten to crater a potentially fun, young offense, even if Lock returns in short order.

Without Sutton, rookie Jerry Jeudy figures to have an increased role, as would K.J. Hamler. Tight end Noah Fant could also see an uptick in targets sans the Pro Bowl wideout.

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