Sources: Jeudy likely out at least several weeks

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos top receiver Jerry Jeudy was carted off the field with a right hamstring injury after pulling up during an 11-on-11 play against the Los Angeles Rams in a joint practice Thursday.

Coach Sean Payton said after the practice that Jeudy would undergo an MRI.

Jeudy was running an end-around when he pulled up near the right sideline and grabbed his right hamstring. He needed help getting to the cart.

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Jeudy had been hoping to shake off a poor performance the previous day when he had several drops in the teams’ first joint practice ahead of their preseason finale Saturday night.

Jeudy’s injury continues a run of bad luck for the Broncos’ receivers.

Tim Patrick tore his left Achilles tendon early in camp and will miss his second straight season. KJ Hamler was released after being diagnosed with a heart condition, although the team plans to bring him back once he recovers. And Jalen Virgil sustained a season-ending knee injury at the end of a 50-yard catch in the Broncos’ preseason game at San Francisco last week.

Jeudy missed two games last season while dealing with rib and left ankle injuries and a right high ankle sprain in 2021 sidelined him for six games.

Entering his fourth season, the 2020 first-round pick had emerged as Denver’s No. 1 receiver after a strong finish last season. He had 35 catches for 523 yards and three touchdowns over the final six weeks of the season.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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