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Sutton stuck in 'stalemate' with Broncos amid contract negotiations

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton says he and the team are at an impasse amid ongoing contract negotiations.

"We are at a stalemate in a sense. But I have confidence and faith that the right thing will be done," Sutton said Tuesday, according to the Denver Post's Ryan McFadden.

He also emphasized his desire to remain with the Broncos.

Sutton has two years remaining on the four-year, $60.8-million contract extension he signed in 2021. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent in 2026. The 28-year-old has only $2 million in guaranteed salary remaining and will account for a $17.3-million cap hit this season, per Over the Cap.

Sutton led the team with 59 receptions for 772 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. The SMU product said he didn't attend the team's voluntary OTAs because he was in Florida rehabbing following offseason ankle surgery.

"Coach (Sean Payton) and I were on the same page of me staying down there and (continuing) to get my ankle where I need it to (be) so I can ultimately get ready for the season," Sutton said.

Sutton was elusive when asked if he'd be in attendance when the Broncos commence training camp in July.

"We'll see what happens. We have a month to be able to get things situated," Sutton said.

The 6-foot-4, 216-pound wideout reportedly drew trade interest from multiple teams this past spring, but the Broncos opted to hold onto Sutton. Denver traded Jerry Jeudy to the Cleveland Browns in April after trade speculation over the past couple of seasons.

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