Knowshon Moreno’s knee still a problem


Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno suffered a knee injury in Denver’s playoff loss to Baltimore, and four and a half months later he still can’t participate in Organized Team Activities.

The Denver Post reports that Moreno had a stem-cell procedure on his knee and has been sidelined for OTAs. There’s no word on when he’ll be back to full speed.

“He’s coming along,” coach John Fox said. “We’re going to be very cautious. When the doctors give him the full-go go-ahead, he’ll be doing everything.”

Whenever he does get to full speed, Moreno will be competing for his job. Although he finished last season as the starting running back after Willis McGahee went down with a knee injury of his own, Moreno is part of a crowded backfield that has added second-round draft pick Montee Ball to go with Ronnie Hillman, Lance Ball and Jacob Hester.

If Montee Ball plays well enough in training camp to make the Broncos’ coaches believe he can start as a rookie, either Moreno or McGahee would likely become expendable. Every day Moreno stands on the sidelines is a day he can’t prove that he deserves a spot on the 53-man roster.

25 responses to “Knowshon Moreno’s knee still a problem

  1. Give him until pre-season. He has more ability and youth than McGahee. I say cut McGahee loose. If Moreno cant get healthy by pre-season, then I think he needs to go.

  2. thesteelers says: Jun 1, 2013 12:34 PM

    “Bust. Loser. Done for. Something to laugh at. Just like me.”


    But yeah, I’d say this point Moreno and McGahee are both expendable. Don’t forget they have Hillman too.

  3. Moreno gets hurt in the playoff loss and fans say cut him. Peyton has 3 turnovers in the same game and fans want a statue made in his likeness. Brilliant.

  4. Moreno is more fragile then a damn piece of bread. I hope he gets released, one of the Broncos biggest bust’s in there franchise. Ball and Hillman all day!

  5. I’m trying to get this straight.

    Moreno got hurt in January. its now June, and nothing’ been done about the injury?

    Elway musta been kneeling in front of Manning for so long he forgot to check in on everyone else.

  6. thesteelers says:
    Jun 1, 2013 12:34 PM
    Bust. Loser. Done for. Something to laugh at.


    Like the Steelers season opener last year

  7. Fans forget that in the first ravens game in Baltimore he carried the offense and was crazy on 3rd downs. He wore down that defense and ran hard. If he’s healthy he is a stud. This from a REAL Ravens fan.

  8. Hey now. Let’s all take a deep breath and relax….plz. Now, if Knowshon Moreno can’t be called upon to perform on game-day 1. Then and only then do we/I say hasta la vista. Casuse we are in the “What have you for me lately league”.

  9. The fact that they drafted M Ball is very telling…they don’t think Hillman is more than a change of pace, 3rd down back. Lance Ball is the cheap utility guy. Knowshon or Willis will be cut.

  10. The smart move in real life would be to cut the injured Knowshon, keep McGahee to help combo with or backup Ball.

    However, there’s cap considerations in the NFL world, and economically it’s gonna make more sense to dump McGahee if the option is one or the other.

    Knowshon has cap hit of $3.287m this year, but due to incentives he’s already earned, if he’s released they’ll still take a hit of $2.342m, only a savings of $945k. In addition, he’s a relative bargain in 2014 at Age 26 if healthy for only a $2.065m cap number, or would cost $755k to release.

    On the other hand, McGahee has a $3.00m cap hit this year, which is less than Knowshon, however if he is released they are only on the hook for $1.00m in remaining signing bonuses, a savings of $2.00m (more than twice the Moreno savings); he would cost $500k to cut in 2014.

    Cut Knowshon this year = Save $945k, Eat $2.342m;
    Cut McGahee this year = Save $2.00m, Eat $1.00m
    Which would you chose?

    And if/when they put Knowshon on IR, they collect insurance money.

  11. I would have knee problems too if I had a class act like Ball about ready to make my expendable a$$ even more expendable. That is what happens when you drive around sauced in your Bentley. He will be handing out phones at T-Mobile with Tatum Bell soon while Ball is moving the chains. No Show is once again NO GO!

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