The Broncos are confident in their primary group of running backs. They’re so confident that they released LenDale White this morning. A Denver native, White missed the entire 2010 season with a torn Achilles Tendon.
White was drafted in the second round of the 2006 draft after playing on a highly touted USC Trojan team with Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush. Since entering the league, White has played for the Tennessee Titans with his best year coming in ’07-’08 when he rushed for 1,110 yards on 303 carries and had 7 touchdowns. The following year, he rushed for 15 touchdowns. He was traded to Seattle, but released before the season started.
The Broncos have a solid group at running back with Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee slated to take most of the carries. Lance Ball is a great backup to these two, and Jeremiah Johnson showed that he could run the ball effectively against Dallas.
In other Broncos news this morning, we’ve learned that DT Ty Warren has suffered a torn tricep. He will miss the rest of preseason. Surgery is a possibility but Warren and the team are holding out in hopes that he will recover enough to play the rest of the season. Warren missed all of last season after recovering from hip surgery.
With Warren and Marcus Thomas (strained pectoral muscle) out for the rest of preseason, Brodrick Bunkley and Kevin Vickerson will likely be the team’s starting defensive tackles.