Originally written on BroncoTalk  |  Last updated 11/14/11

Broncos runningback Jeremiah Johnson #37 rushes for a touchdown in Dallas. NFL pre-season 2011.

Off to a strong start after losing Willis McGahee to injury early Knowshon Moreno went down with what was originally thought to be a knee sprain.  After MRI results returned Monday the news got much worse for the struggling 3rd year runningback.  Moreno has a torn ACL in his right knee after an awkard landing yesterday in Kansas City.  The team has placed him on the IR and activated Jeremiah Johnson from the practice squad.  Some were eluding to interesting thoughts on who the Broncos would add to the roster to re-bolster tailback depth.  Such as kicking the tires on Correll Buckhalter for a 3rd season in the Mile High city.  Looks like Fox and company plan to go with youth in Johnson.  Hopefully “the next man up” can fill in and keep this team’s running game playing at a high level.

One has to wonder if Moreno’s days are done in Denver.  3 years in the league and a high first round pick Knowshon has only accumulated 1905 yards, never had a rush of 50+ yards, and can probably be summarized as a passing down back.  His rookie contract has to look like an anchor on the books for the front office and you can speculate if he will be released for a free agent back like Brandon Jacobs in the off-season.  


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