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Jacob Hester lands in Denver

Jacob Hester AP

The Broncos got a strong effort from Knowshon Moreno in their first game since losing Willis McGahee to a knee injury, but they still added another body at the position on Wednesday.

Former Chargers running back Jacob Hester is headed to Denver. The Broncos announced the news of his arrival on Monday as well as the addition of running back Jeremiah Johnson to the practice squad. Hester and Steve Slaton both worked out for the Broncos last week.

Hester was cut by the Chargers at the end of August, bringing his four-year run in San Diego to an end. Hester, originally a third-round pick in 2008, ran for 319 yards on 95 carries and caught 55 passes during his time in San Diego. He also played a key role on San Diego’s special teams units during his time with the Chargers.

Moreno had 111 total yards on 24 touches for the Broncos on Sunday, a pretty impressive effort given the fact that he hadn’t played in a game since the second week of the regular season. Ronnie Hillman had three carries and Lance Ball had zero as Denver turned the position over to Moreno in full. Hester’s arrival probably won’t change that all that much, although he does give Denver another option to use as they try to keep on winning without McGahee in the lineup.

 

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12 Responses to “Jacob Hester lands in Denver”
  1. lightcleric says: Nov 26, 2012 12:59 PM

    Really hope he succeeds in Denver. As a Tigers fan I’ll never forget his beast runs on those 4th downs against Florida in the 2007 title year.

  2. tebowthrowsaperfectonsidekick says: Nov 26, 2012 1:02 PM

    Jacob…Pick up the blitz, hit your holes, and HOLD ON TO THE BALL!!!!….that’s all we ask!

    Make San Diego regret letting go of you!

  3. tatatoothy says: Nov 26, 2012 1:23 PM

    What happened to Ronnie Hillman?

  4. yaryers says: Nov 26, 2012 1:27 PM

    Another brilliant move by AJ. He inexplicably traded his 3rd round pick, and the following year’s 2nd and 5th round picks to the Patriots to move up in the 3rd round to take this guy. The only impact Hester ever made was on Special Teams.

  5. konichiwabtches says: Nov 26, 2012 1:46 PM

    Just don’t ask him to pass block !

  6. comeonnowguys says: Nov 26, 2012 1:57 PM

    Why in the hell are they starting Moreno after Hillman?

  7. malachiofcourse says: Nov 26, 2012 1:59 PM

    jeremiah johnson has been on the practice squad since final cuts actually

  8. Josh Alper says: Nov 26, 2012 2:39 PM

    Johnson was released last week and signed again on Monday.

  9. sagatti says: Nov 26, 2012 3:09 PM

    Hillman is Lightning.. Hester is a “THUNDER” type.. As a Bronco fan is OBVIOUS we need a guy who can run between the tackles.. It opens up the playaction… Manning is less effective without it.

  10. frostymugobeer says: Nov 26, 2012 7:41 PM

    Hillman has a mild hamsring issue…should be more involved next week

  11. siaaa says: Nov 26, 2012 8:41 PM

    broncos would have been better off going after an aging LT. he still better than what they have. even at his age, he’s a more complete back than all these guys combined.

  12. sullijo1 says: Nov 28, 2012 8:45 PM

    Let’s hope he can convert some 3rd and 1′s

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