Willis McGahee's injury will force big decisions in Broncos run game
Posted: 11/20/2012 12:01:00 AM MST
With the discovery that Broncos running back Willis McGahee has a torn medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee and could miss six to eight weeks, the Broncos are faced with a decision about their running game. That choice goes beyond whether they make any roster moves.
Will they sign any new RBs?
As far as bringing other running backs in, the Broncos simply don't need to — they already have three other running backs on the 53-man roster (Ronnie Hillman, Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball) and have de-activated at least one running back on gameday for each of their 10 games so far.
Denver also already has a running back on their practice squad well versed in their system — Jeremiah Johnson.
The fact those other three running backs are on the roster and Johnson is on the practice squad is an indication the Broncos already have those four players ranked more highly than any running back that is still unsigned.
So, in short, there is no running back sitting at home right now that the Broncos have rated more highly than the four they have — otherwise, that back wouldn't be sitting at home right now.
It is possible the Broncos work out some running backs to update their personnel reports and to decide who they would sign if any additional backs get hurt.
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