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Broncos, Knowshon launch negotiations

NFL_moreno.jpgAs we troll the NFL waters for something/anything worthy of a mention, we continue to come up empty when it comes to the question of whether anything is happening between the 30 unsigned NFL first-round draft picks and the franchises who have picked them.

We have learned, however, that the Broncos and running back Knowshon Moreno have launched negotiations aimed at getting the first running back taken this year under contract.

Moreno, a star at Georgia, was the 12th overall selection.  Though the Broncos have, at last count, 23 running backs under contract, Moreno likely will be relied upon to have a significant role in an offense that lost much of its passing punch with the offseason trade of quarterback Jay Cutler. 

Moreno’s former college teammate, quarterback Matthew Stafford, was the first overall pick — and he agreed to terms before holding up a Honolulu blue jersey with his name on it.

The only other first-round selection under contract is Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

In the next week or so, the process of signing first-round picks will heat up.  Most of them likely will be signed before training camps open; some inevitably will hold out.

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10 Responses to “Broncos, Knowshon launch negotiations”
  1. Hungry N. Hadasnack says: Jul 13, 2009 3:13 PM

    Something’s wrong here…Did Florio REALLY just referencee Jay Cutler WITHOUT taking a quick little underhanded cheap-shot jab at him?
    Feeling okay, Mike?
    P.S. Be careful Moreno: the reigning Denver regime has a habit of telling players one thing, but then doing the exact opposite…
    Good luck with that.

  2. Citizen Strange says: Jul 13, 2009 3:16 PM

    Trying to come up with a 25 years out of date “Bo knows Knowshown” joke but so far nada.

  3. newty25 says: Jul 13, 2009 3:25 PM

    Did I miss the Romo and Simpson break-up story?

  4. jeadie5 says: Jul 13, 2009 3:32 PM

    Speaking of holdouts, how about doing a piece on which agents are most prone to having their clients hold out?
    We tend to blame the team when the players hold out, but I suspect the agents have more impact on the holdouts than the teams do.

  5. Brewster says: Jul 13, 2009 5:17 PM


  6. Jon Snow says: Jul 13, 2009 5:23 PM

    23 running backs under contract?
    Actually, 5 RBs (Buckhalter, Jordan, Walker, Torain, & Moreno) and 2 FBs (Hillis & Larsen).
    5 RB + 2 FB = 23. Yes, it does seem odd, but Florio’s probably right. You see… Hillis (standing still) is as good as 6 RBs and I think Larsen eats, at least, 10 RBs a day while practicing as a LB, so it sounds about right.
    This reminds me though… the thought of Hillis and Moreno in the same backfield is just about as much as I can handle without maniacally laughing out loud and getting fired.

  7. Al Davis' 40 Time says: Jul 13, 2009 6:52 PM

    Fucter N. Hadasnack,
    Perhaps you overlook that Cutler is a huge whiner who was used to getting his butt whipped by Shanahan.
    Good luck trying to get Cutler’s autograph.

  8. empty13 says: Jul 13, 2009 8:38 PM

    knowshown must be related to santurdio, atari and craphonso

  9. McNabb2JacksonAllDay says: Jul 13, 2009 9:04 PM

    Pretty Friggin’ late to be “Beginning” negotiations with the Broncos don’t you think? I mean, he’s the only real hopeful the Broncos have for a franchise-style Running Back, if they’re lucky. But Luck and the Broncos just haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye ever since their genius of a new head coach traded their pro-bowl, perhaps hall-of-fame bound QB for a far-far-far-far less talented QB. They better sign this guy before camp begins or McDaniels may be a one-and-done coach and not the next Bill Belichick.

  10. FumbleNuts says: Jul 14, 2009 1:17 AM

    We have learned, however, that the Broncos and running back Knowshon Moreno have launched negotiations aimed at getting the first running back taken this year under contract.
    Or will he be a Know-Show?

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