Broncos Promote RB Jeremy Stewart, Waive Kapri Bibbs


Aug 28, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Denver Broncos running back Kapri Bibbs (35) carries the ball against the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter at AT&T Stadium. Denver beat Dallas 27-3. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos have signed running back Jeremy Stewart off of their practice squad and waived undrafted rookie Kapri Bibbs on the eve of their matchup against the Miami Dolphins.

It’s a bummer for all of the Colorado State/Denver Broncos fans who saw Bibbs lead college football last season with 31 rushing touchdowns, but the Broncos obviously feel like the ‘veteran’ Stewart is more ready for game action if the need arises for him to be used behind C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson.

Stewart has played in 17 regular season games, most of his work last season coming with the Oakland Raiders on special teams, but he did score off of a blocked punt as well as a rushing touchdown.

Bibbs showed in the preseason that he can do what he does best, which is score touchdowns, but he also earned a spot likely because of his ability to also play special teams. The Broncos tried to keep Bibbs away from the Buffalo Bills earlier this season when he was on their practice squad, but now he’ll be subject to waivers and any one of the 31 other teams can have a shot at him if they want to.

It’s likely that Bibbs could wind up back on the Broncos’ practice squad, especially after all the shuffling of running backs that has happened this week, but the Broncos are apparently not too worried about losing Bibbs if he gets signed on to another team’s roster.

If he isn’t, he’ll return to the practice squad which is where Broncos fans hope he goes. He’s a fan favorite who has some skills to develop and the Broncos clearly think pretty highly of him to have played keep-away from the Bills earlier this year.

Stewart will likely see a role on special teams and perhaps around the goal line, but the Broncos have two guys in Anderson and Thompson who can take care of that as well.