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Broncos Briefs: Jerry Jeudy not candidate to be main punt returner in season opener

Broncos special teams coordinator Tom McMahon isn’t ready to announce his Week 1 punt returner, but he knows who it probably won’t be: Rookie receiver Jerry Jeudy.

On Sunday, Jeudy and receivers Diontae Spencer and Trinity Benson took turns catching punts (mostly fair catches).

“Right now, we’re just trying to get (Jeudy) to catch the (punt),” McMahon said. “He didn’t catch them at Alabama. He would, in my opinion, be more of an emergency guy. He does catch the ball well but he hasn’t caught one amongst the traffic or returned one before he got here.”

McMahon won’t have the benefit of preseason games to decide on a kick/punt returner for the Sept.