The Denver Broncos could soon need more depth at running back.
With Melvin Gordon facing a possible suspension due to a recent DUI charge, the Broncos could be looking at having just two running backs on the roster — Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman. While the two of them have carried the load before, the team will need at least one more running back on the roster.
Gordon hasn’t exactly been a terrific signing either.
Lindsay has missed just about all of the regular season to this point so the team would have to work Freeman in to help manage his load. But who would the team turn to for added depth?
Though there are bigger and more recognizable names available out there, one name that should be discussed is that of Khalfani Muhammad.
Muhammad has spent parts of the past three seasons in the Broncos organization and it came as a bit of a surprise when the team waived him so early this summer. Since then, he has been looking for another opportunity and recently worked out for the Cleveland Browns.
It would make plenty of sense for the Broncos to bring him back into the fold if Gordon is lost for any amount of time. The only other in-house option the team has is Jeremy Cox, a bigger running back who is more like a fullback. Undrafted free agent LeVante Bellamy was recently placed on injured reserve.
A seventh-round pick of the Tennessee Titans in 2017, Muhammad is still looking to play in his first regular-season game. However, he has shown flashes of his talent in the preseason in years past.
Muhammad was expected to compete for a roster spot this season if the Broncos had decided to keep four running backs on the active roster, but when the team cut ties with him on July 27, it really spoke to how high they were on what Bellamy could do.
But with Bellamy nursing a knee injury and the team waiting on a potential announcement regarding Gordon’s recent brush with the law, Muhammad’s name should be one the Broncos consider.