Broncos trade rumors: five possible deals for John Elway

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Aug 16, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Kenjon Barner (34) celebrates after scoring a 94-yard punt return touchdown during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts in a preseason NFL football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Trade Option #5 — trade for Kenjon Barner, RB/RS, Eagles

This was something I’d suggested back in the preseason, and I still think it could pay dividends.

The Eagles are obviously deep at running back, and they are deep at the return spots. They have no need for a backup running back and punt returner who doesn’t ever see the field, and the Broncos could hook them up with a player or draft pick compensation — something — to get Barner onto the field where he belongs.

He showed off impressive return skills in the preseason and even some ability on offense. The Broncos are currently just carrying 3 running backs on the roster, so there would potentially be room for Barner if they chose to upgrade their special teams.