Moreno done with torn ACL; Johnson promoted

Update 3:32pm ET: As expected, the Broncos have promoted RB Jeremiah Johnson from their practice squad to take the place of Knowshon Moreno, who was lost for the year with a torn ACL. Additionally, the team signed RB Xavier Omon to the PS to take Johnson's spot there. Johnson had suited up for the Broncos' Week 2 victory over Cincinnati, the first NFL game of his career. Omon is a 26-year old back out of NW Missouri State and has spent time with the Browns and Bills, where he played under current Denver RB coach Eric Studesville.

Original entry: The Broncos' heavy reliance upon running the ball comes with a heavy price. Or, they're unlucky, or Knowshon Moreno really is built like a china doll. Perhaps it's all of the above. Either way, the reality is that Moreno is done for the season after tearing the ACL in his right knee. According to John Fox, Willis McGahee was cleared to return to the game yesterday but was held out as a precaution, and the team is hoping he'll be available for Thursday's game. Presumably, the Broncos will either promote Jeremiah Johnson from the practice squad, sign a free agent, or possibly even do both.

 

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