Browns cornerback Howard Wilson will miss his second straight NFL season before it started.

Wilson had surgery on Tuesday for a torn left patellar tendon and is expected to be sidelined the entire 2018 season Anthony Mantha Jersey , a cruel blow for the former fourth-round pick who missed last season after breaking his kneecap in rookie minicamp and undergoing surgery.

Wilson, who played collegiately at Houston, had not been practicing with the team during OTAs.

The team also said punter Britton Colquitt and rookie defensive end Chad Thomas are sidelined after undergoing surgeries, but both should be back for training camp next month.

Colquitt had surgery on his right (kicking) knee. The 33-year-old had a career-high 47.6-yard gross average last season, his second with Cleveland. He also broke his own team record with a 40.6-yard net average.

Thomas, a third-round pick from Miami, had sports hernia surgery.

When Emmanuel Sanders returned from vacation to start the Denver Broncos offseason training program, he went straight to the team store and loved what he saw.

Hanging off the racks were No. 4 Case Keenum jerseys.

For the first time since Peyton Mannings retirement after Super Bowl 50, the Broncos entered their offseason training program certain of who will be under center after signing Keenum to a two-year, $36 million deal and declaring him the starter.

I appreciate it, for sure Authentic Carl Gunnarsson Jersey , Sanders said Wednesday. This is the first time in two or three years that Im not standing up here talking about a quarterback debate. I remember when I got out here, I went out to the team store and I saw Case Keenum jerseys . I was like, `Thank God, I dont have to deal with that again.

Case is our guy. We can go from there. We can work our butts off, try to gain chemistry and try to put up points.

On the day he signed his contract, Keenum was named the starter by general manager John Elway, who also traded Trevor Siemian, who had beaten Paxton Lynch for the starting quarterback job each of the past two summers, to Minnesota.

After the draft last weekend, Elway reiterated two things about Lynch, whom he traded up to draft in the first round out of Memphis two years ago:

-He still believes hell figure things out and become a starting NFL quarterback.

-Hell have to beat out Chad Kelly this offseason to win the backup job.

If he doesnt Authentic Josh Norman Jersey , it would mark the third straight summer that Lynch has failed to beat out a seventh-rounder for a job.

Sanders, who said hes healthy after being bothered by an ankle injury almost all of last season, is a big fan of Keenum and of the Broncos decision to declare him the starter right away.

Hes a leader, Sanders said, adding that 98 percent of his passes so far have been on target. Hes confident in himself. Hes one of those guys that when he steps into the huddle, hes that leader.

You dont have to second-guess what his thought process is. Were going to complete this ball. Were going to keep the ball moving. Im liking what Im seeing from him so far.

Sanders and Demaryius Thomas were loath last season to complain about it, but they were clearly affected by the turnstile at quarterback as the Broncos churned through Siemian, Lynch and Brock Osweiler during a 5-11 season.

You can sit back and say were all professional football players and youve got to deal with that situation, but at the same time, obviously you cant gain the same chemistry, Sanders said.

You dont have the same mindset. You have to talk to two different quarterbacks. When youre going into individual routes Evgenii Dadonov Jersey Kids , you have to go to one guy and then go with the next guy. You dont really gain that chemistry. Youre not maximizing the opportunity.

Now were maximizing the opportunity, and hopefully it pays off.

The Broncos also added some talent into their wide receiving depth, replacing free agent departures Cody Latimer and Bennie Fowler III with draft picks Courtland Sutton of SMU and DaeSean Hamilton of Penn State.

Sanders, who also played at SMU, worked out with Sutton over the winter and was delighted when the Broncos picked him in the second round.

At 6-4 and 218 pounds, hes built like Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.

D.T. is big, Sanders said, but Sutton looks like he belongs in the NBA. Working out with him, he has amazing feet. Hes very fluid for being so big. Im looking forward to getting him in here and just working. Hopefully he can come up with some big plays for us this year.

At 6-1 and 205 pounds, Hamilton is closer to Sanders size 5-11, 180 but still bigger.

Im going to teach those guys everything that I know Womens Henrik Zetterberg Jersey , Sanders said. Thats my job.

Sanders, who is 31 years old and will make $8.25 million this season, said hes not concerned that the rookies will eventually unseat him.

Thats going to happen sooner or later, Sanders said. All I can do is make plays every single day and show that if I become expendable here, just show some other team, hey, look, I still got it. I still got the juice.

NOTES: The Broncos face a Thursday deadline to exercise OLB Shane Rays fifth-year option at more than $9 million, which seems unlikely given that hes started 15 games in three seasons, missed most of last season with a wrist injury and watched Bradley Chubb fall to Denver with the fifth pick in the last weeks NFL draft.

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