With both Andy Janovich and C.J. Anderson placed on injured reserve, the Denver Broncos could be looking to add to their number at running back…
The Denver Broncos are running a little thin at the running back position now, after injuries to Andy Janovich and C.J. Anderson.
While the potential for Anderson to return at some point still exists, the Broncos need to do something in the interim. They have a number of players who can fill in at fullback, including Juwan Thompson, Virgil Green, and A.J. Derby. What they don’t really have is any real running back depth behind Devontae Booker and Kapri Bibbs.
That’s a bit of a concern at this point.
The only other back the Broncos have in-house is the relatively unknown Terrell Watson, who was signed to the practice squad a few weeks back. Watson is a 6-1, 240 pound kid out of Azusa Pacific that has an intriguing blend of skills but very little NFL experience, and not a ton of experience with the Broncos’ offense yet.
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Perhaps preferable to the Broncos at this point would be some veteran help at running back, maybe even someone who could come in and return punts or at least contend for that spot with Jordan Norwood.
Does such a player exist? Well, C.J. Spiller is still a free agent, and running backs are constantly available in the free agent/waiver pool. The Broncos just have to be keeping their eyes out for the right one.
Just last week, prior to the injury to Janovich, the Broncos tried to claim Ronnie Hillman off of waivers from the Vikings before he was claimed by the Chargers. Hillman’s knowledge of the offensive system was part of the reason the Broncos sought after him, but it didn’t work out.
Instead, the Broncos’ only roster move last week was to waive Darius Kilgo for long snapper Thomas Gafford, a risk that helped the Broncos in the short-term, but maybe not the long-term. Kilgo was a promising young player who was claimed off of waivers by the Patriots.
At any rate, the Broncos should be looking to add some depth at running back, probably as soon as Thursday.