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John Elway on Knowshon Moreno return: We’ll see how things flesh out

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The Broncos cleaned out their lockers on Tuesday and one member of the team hopes it wasn’t his last visit to the Broncos facility.

Running back Knowshon Moreno had his best NFL season in 2013, running for 1,038 yards and 10 touchdowns while also catching 60 passes from Peyton Manning, and he’d like to keep things just as they are in 2014.

“I’m a Bronco. We’ll see what happens in the offseason. Hopefully, I’m still here,” Moreno said, via NFL.com.

Moreno made $1.7 million last season and will likely look for a couple million more in salary as a free agent. That wouldn’t be out of line with his peers around the league, but it may be more than Denver is willing to pay to keep Moreno in their backfield.

Broncos executive V.P. of football operations John Elway said at Tuesday’s press conference that the team will wait to see how things “flesh out with Knowshon,” but stressed that it is a position where they have a lot of good competition with Montee Ball, Ronnie Hillman and C.J. Anderson. Elway said the team has high expectations for Ball after drafting him in the second round and reading the tea leaves suggests he’ll get a chance to fulfill them next season.

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13 Responses to “John Elway on Knowshon Moreno return: We’ll see how things flesh out”
  1. patriottony says: Feb 5, 2014 8:28 AM

    Come to the PATRIOTS,,you will get to play,,,and win…period..

  2. bucrightoff says: Feb 5, 2014 8:30 AM

    Elway needs to start getting in his Kentucky Derby prep.

  3. ptdennis says: Feb 5, 2014 8:49 AM

    No safety net…

  4. anonymous135 says: Feb 5, 2014 8:52 AM

    You’re going to need 2 #1 backs.. keep the split. keep them fresh..

    Moreno has proven his worth, especially pass blocking for ‘Peyton’.

    With injuries, it’s a no brainer as long as he’s asking for a TRUE market deal.. something bit better than Tolbert I’d imagine..

  5. raiderufan says: Feb 5, 2014 9:07 AM

    Some teams are gonna feel a real sting when they sign these Manning beneficiaries.

  6. RussianBreadMaker says: Feb 5, 2014 9:20 AM

    Playing ability is average at best, his tear generating ability is remarkable.

  7. jimmyt says: Feb 5, 2014 9:52 AM

    Did he mention anything about wishing he still had Tebow?

  8. jessejames182 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:01 AM

    Would you be interested in a trade for Arian Foster? You can take his psycho 20 yr baby mama for no extra charge.

  9. eastcoastgambler says: Feb 5, 2014 10:07 AM

    You will never win another SB Elway. When you dumped TT, you rejected not the individual, but the message. You should realize this, after two years of embarrassing playoff losses, including the most humiliating defeat in the history of football. You reap what you sow.

  10. washfootball says: Feb 5, 2014 10:19 AM

    Elway needs to build a stronger defense that can compete with NFC west. Payton is a great quarterback. But even great ones have bad days and unfortunately for Payton he has bad days in playoffs. I like offense but defense wins championships.

    I am not a Denver fan but like Payton. It is pleasure to see him successful (most times) for the hard work he puts in and he is good for the game.

    Signed
    NFC east fan

  11. kirschmania says: Feb 5, 2014 10:19 AM

    terrible expression. flesh out.

  12. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Feb 5, 2014 10:48 AM

    Just think, Denver could have drafted Lesean McCoy instead but scouts said McCoy wasn’t as tough as Moreno and lacked the explosiveness that Moreno has.

  13. jjackwagon says: Feb 5, 2014 11:04 AM

    No-show sure turned out for the SB.

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