Denver Broncos second-round pick Cody Latimer is four months removed from undergoing surgery to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal.
But the Broncos plan to be cautious with their new wide receiver, and will keep him out of situations that could hinder the complete healing process.
“All in all we’re going to be smart with his foot and he’s doing just fine,” head coach John Fox said, via the team’s website. “We were familiar with it and he’ll be more involved by Monday.”
Latimer caught just a few passes in the Broncos rookie minicamp.
“I’m eager, but you know that’s good,” Latimer said. “I get to get mental reps and learn from everyone else. Seeing what everybody else is doing and how to get coached up from their mistakes. And hoping that when I come out here and I’m able to run I don’t make those mistakes.
“So I’m doing a lot of learning and doing a lot of mental reps, so it’s good for me.”
Latimer was healed enough to run a 4.39-secod 40-yard dash at Indiana’s Pro Day.
“He’s a physical specimen, and when he plays, he plays his size,” said offensive coordinator Adam Gase. “To see him catch the ball as well as he does and then his blocking is unbelievable. I don’t think I’ve really seen a college guy go after it the way he has in the past, and hopefully he just carries that over to this level.”