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Knowshon Moreno is the Broncos’ starting running back

Quentin Groves,  Knowshon Moreno AP

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning said during the week that Willis McGahee’s injury is a great opportunity for Knowshon Moreno. It turns out that Moreno will get his first opportunity on Denver’s first snap.

The Broncos have confirmed that Moreno is the starter for today’s game at Kansas City.

That comes as something of a surprise, because Moreno has been the Broncos’ fourth option for most of the season, behind not only McGahee but also Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball. Moreno has just eight carries for 15 yards this season.

But Moreno is the guy the Broncos are showing their faith in as the starter, at least for this week. If he doesn’t make the most of this opportunity down the stretch with the Broncos, it may be the last opportunity in Denver for the running back the Broncos took with the 12th overall pick in the 2009 NFL draft.

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9 Responses to “Knowshon Moreno is the Broncos’ starting running back”
  1. ctp603 says: Nov 25, 2012 12:31 PM

    John Fox is doing this to tweak fantasy owners. Love it.

  2. spellingcops says: Nov 25, 2012 12:32 PM

    At least Brian orakpo was available at 12 that year. Thanks mcdouche

  3. coreydemoss says: Nov 25, 2012 12:36 PM

    I doubt this is a long-term thing. This seems like a team that will rotate which player it features based on matchups, and Moreno has eaten up the Chiefs. I’m just hoping this causes the guy who picked up Hillman to drop him.

  4. denverscott says: Nov 25, 2012 12:39 PM

    Just don’t put the ball on the ground Moreno.

  5. stealthjunk says: Nov 25, 2012 12:49 PM

    It’s called protecting your investment. Moreno is the best pass protector of the bunch.

  6. packerman1968 says: Nov 25, 2012 12:55 PM

    In my fantasy league we call him “know show” Moreno.

  7. johninthewest says: Nov 25, 2012 12:58 PM

    I feel 100+ today!

  8. footballbat says: Nov 25, 2012 3:03 PM

    I agree, they probably want to see if he’s worth keeping beyond this season. Strikes me as the kind of player who might do well elsewhere but just doesn’t quite fit where he is now.

  9. malvaren18 says: Nov 25, 2012 4:37 PM

    This guy was ok today, he should do for the rest of the 12 – 4 season I predict this year.

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