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Mon, 20 May 2013 15:57:01 -0700
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said RB Ronnie Hillman will be counted on to have an increased role in the offense this year, and offensive coordinator Adam Gase is expected to utilize him more in the game plan. Manning has high expectations for Hillman this season.
Fantasy Tip: The Broncos coaching staff thinks highly of Hillman, too, so he will be used frequently. Unfortunately, Willis McGahee, Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball are all in the picture, too, so playing time is tough to predict right now. Hillman should be a nice late-round selection, though, especially in point-per-reception leagues.
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:04:15 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) and LB Joe Mays (ankle) were limited to individual drills during organized team activities Monday, May 20, because they have not been medically cleared to take part in team drills.
Mon, 20 May 2013 09:58:05 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (leg, knee) will not take part in the team's organized team activities Monday, May 20, but it's the same approach he's had in the past for offseason workouts. "He's following the same routine he's done his whole career. He'll be there," agent Chafie Fields told said. "He's ready to compete. No messages." McGahee is coming off a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee and a broken leg.
Fantasy Tip: Rumors have been swirling this offseason that McGahee and Knowshon Moreno will battle for one roster spot in training camp after the team drafted Montee Ball in the second round of the draft. Both McGahee and Moreno were productive behind Peyton Manning, but if McGahee can't prove he's healthy this summer, he might be cut. If he wins the starting job, consider him a solid RB3.
Wed, 08 May 2013 10:31:29 -0700
Denver Broncos RBs Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee likely will compete for one roster spot during training camp because the team probably will not keep both. Moreno could have an edge for the No. 3 running back job because he is younger, less expensive and a better receiver than McGahee.
Fantasy Tip: The Broncos would like to go with Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman as their top two running backs this season, so Moreno and McGahee likely will be competing for the No. 3 RB job. Neither running back would have much fantasy value as the third running back. Whoever wins the competition should not be drafted in fantasy leagues this season.
Tue, 07 May 2013 10:40:17 -0700
Denver Broncos executive vice president John Elway and head coach John Fox expect RB Montee Ball to compete for a starting job amongst RBs Willis McGahee, Knowshon Moreno and Ronnie Hillman this year. The team envisions Ball as an every-down back in the NFL. "We expect all these guys to contribute," Elway said. "The earlier you go, the more we hope they contribute."
Fantasy Tip: It would take a lot for Ball to win the starting running back job over both McGahee and Moreno. Hillman is in the picture, too, although he's more of a change-of-pace back. For now, don't prepare to draft Ball unless McGahee or Moreno suffer an injury in training camp or the preseason.
Tue, 07 May 2013 10:37:58 -0700
ESPN.com's Bill Williamson suspects that Denver Broncos RBs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman will receive some primary carries this year as the team looks to move away from older RBs Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno. Hillman is more of a third-down change-of-pace back, and the Broncos like the way Ball runs, his durability and that he can also catch the ball out of the backfield.
Fantasy Tip: Ball's usage this year is purely speculative at this stage. We won't know more until training camp, probably. With McGahee, Moreno and Hillman all on roster still, though, it's hard to envision Ball making much, if any, fantasy impact in 2013 unless injuries crop up. He's not worth a draft pick this year unless you're in a keeper league.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 08:18:24 -0700
The Denver Broncos will not keep status quo at the running back position heading into the 2013 season. RBs Knowshon Moreno (knee) and Willis McGahee (knee) are coming back from injuries. By the time training camp opens, the team will have at least one more back who they believe could take carries as a potential starter in the offense.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 12:25:40 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) underwent arthroscopic knee surgery after the season. He is rehabbing the knee at the team's facility.
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 11:03:26 -0800
The Denver Broncos could consider releasing RB Knowshon Moreno this offseason. He is scheduled to count $3.28 million against the salary cap next season.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:58:36 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) will not need surgery on the knee injury he suffered in the Divisional Round playoff game.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 18:36:59 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) was in a knee brace after injuring himself in the Division Round game last weekend, but he wasn't walking with much of a limp the following day.
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:14:45 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) suffered a knee injury in the Divisional Round playoff game and is considered questionable to return.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:21:44 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno has been running well since taking over for the injured RB Willis McGahee (knee). In four of his six starts, Moreno has totaled more than 100 total yards from scrimmage, and he is tied with McGahee for the team lead in rushing touchdowns with four.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:47:08 -0800
The Denver Broncos have employed a next-man-up attitude at running back this year after RB Willis McGahee (knee) went down, and the team has been successful with RB Knowshon Moreno in his absence. Their 114.5 yards rushing per game ranks seventh in the league. RB Ronnie Hillman fumbled early in the team's Week 17 game and was benched for the rest of the game in favor of RBs Lance Ball and Jacob Hester. Denver still managed to run for 172 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in that contest. "If you want to say one thing that's great about this team, it's that nobody's selfish," Ball said. "That's what you need to have a championship team."
Fri, 28 Dec 2012 13:22:06 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) fully practiced Friday, Dec. 28, and is probable for Week 17.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:10:24 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 27.
Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:14:22 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is listed as probable for Week 16.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 14:49:00 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 06:17:14 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno has 94 rush attempts in the past four weeks, tied for second-most in the NFL during that time.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:50:01 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (ribs) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 07:35:36 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 15.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 14:47:18 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno rushed for 118 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries in Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Sat, 15 Dec 2012 07:51:43 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno is averaging 91 yards rushing in three games since being thrust into the lineup for RB Willis McGahee (knee).
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 08:26:07 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno had a career-best 69 yards after contact in the team's Week 14 win against the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Dec. 6. It was the second-most yards after contact by a team running back in the last four seasons.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 19:16:23 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno carried 20 times for 69 yards in the Week 13 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he added four receptions for 14 yards.
Fantasy Tip: While Moreno did not visit the end zone, he had a decent amount of total yardage. He is also now the unquestioned No. 1 RB in Denver, as Ronnie Hillman had just five touches, while Lance Ball managed just two. Moreno is a solid low-end RB2 or flex play heading into Week 14.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:34:11 -0800
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox confirmed that RB Knowshon Moreno will start in the team's Week 13 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:39:30 -0800
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox suggested RB Knowshon Moreno was inactive for eight games this year because of the fact that he needed sufficient time to recover from his torn anterior cruciate ligament last year. "It wasn't the one fumble (against Atlanta) because we had a few other players but as far as him coming off an ACL, it does take time until you're 100 percent. You're cleared to play but you're not as exact as you probably think you should be. He needed some time and he had a great attitude, great mindset throughout that period of time and just by the nature of this league and injuries are part of the game, we knew we needed him and he went about it right so that's why he looked so good," Fox said.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 12:29:42 -0800
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said the team will use a running back by committee approach moving forward, with Knowshon Moreno as the starting running back. The team will evaluate the position during the week.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:17:25 -0800
Denver Broncos FB Jacob Hester will serve as the team's short-yardage back. RB Knowshon Moreno will continue to serve as the featured back.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 09:49:46 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Denver Broncos are not confirming that RB Knowshon Moreno will start in Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but it looks like a good chance that he'll have the chance to be the lead back.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 09:03:48 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno will start in Week 12 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He has posted the two highest rushing yardage games of his career versus KC.
Fantasy Tip: You should still expect a rotation. Just because Moreno is starting doesn't mean he'll be worth more than a flex play. Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball will still factor into the situation. Hillman still has the most upside of this group. Their usage Sunday will tell us more about this backfield picture moving forward, though. Stay tuned.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 06:49:52 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (groin), who is probable for Week 12, had a very good week of practice and was strong in his pass protection. Moreno is expected to see an increased role moving forward due to RB Willis McGahee (knee, leg) being out of action.
Fri, 23 Nov 2012 13:23:14 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (groin), TE Virgil Green (hamstring), OG Chris Kuper (ankle), DE Robert Ayers (groin), DE Derek Wolfe (quadriceps) and CB Tracy Porter (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 23, and are listed as probable for Week 12.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:11:01 -0800
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he sees the injury to RB Willis McGahee (knee, leg) as a great opportunity for RB Knowshon Moreno. Moreno will split duties with RBs Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball. "He hasn't played, but he will be a part of it. It's going to be a three-man committee," Manning said. "Hey, this is the NFL. You are kind of used to where it doesn't matter what year you are or how old you are. If you're on an NFL roster, you're expected to go in there and contribute and do your job."
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 04:27:47 -0800
Denver Broncos RBs Ronnie Hillman, Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno will replace RB Willis McGahee's (knee, leg) carries during his absence.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:09:10 -0800
Denver Broncos team president John Elway said Tuesday, Nov. 20, that RB Knowshon Moreno will be in the mix going forward with RB Willis McGahee (knee) sidelined. RB Ronnie Hillman and RB Lance Ball are also expected to see carries.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:04:14 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman will likely get the first crack at carries after the loss of RB Willis McGahee (knee, leg). However, pass blocking will remain the biggest factor in which running back sees the majority of work with McGahee out. "For a smaller guy, he's pretty feisty in protection," head coach John Fox said about Hillman. "That's the thing that's always hard to learn for a rookie." RBs Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno could also be mixed in. Moreno has been inactive for the last eight games but hasn't been injured.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:02:04 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared WR Andre Caldwell, QB Caleb Hanie, OG Chris Kuper, TE Julius Thomas, RB Knowshon Moreno, DL Sealver Siliga, CB Tracy Porter inactive for Week 11.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 08:43:15 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared QB Caleb Hanie, OG Chris Kuper, SS Duke Ihenacho, TE Julius Thomas, RB Knowshon Moreno, DL Sealver Siliga, CB Tracy Porter inactive for Week 10.
Sun, 04 Nov 2012 08:44:12 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared WR Andre Caldwell, OG C.J. Davis, QB Caleb Hanie, TE Julius Thomas, RB Knowshon Moreno, DL Sealver Siliga, CB Tracy Porter inactive for Week 9.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 15:59:55 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared OG C.J. Davis, QB Caleb Hanie, TE Julius Thomas, RB Knowshon Moreno, DL Sealver Siliga, LB Steven Johnson, CB Tracy Porter inactive for Week 8.
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:31:30 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared OG C.J. Davis, QB Caleb Hanie, TE Julius Thomas, RB Knowshon Moreno, DL Sealver Siliga, LB Steven Johnson, CB Tracy Porter inactive for Week 6.
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 12:12:19 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared OG C.J. Davis, QB Caleb Hanie, SS Duke Ihenacho, TE Julius Thomas, RB Knowshon Moreno, DL Sealver Siliga, LB Steven Johnson inactive for Week 5.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 11:45:52 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared OG C.J. Davis, QB Caleb Hanie, OG Chris Kuper, RB Knowshon Moreno, WR Matt Willis, LB Nate Irving, DL Sealver Siliga inactive for Week 4.
Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:00:47 -0700
The Denver Broncos have declared WR Andre Caldwell, OG C.J. Davis, QB Caleb Hanie, OG Chris Kuper, RB Knowshon Moreno, DL Sealver Siliga, LB Steven Johnson inactive for Week 3.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:24:48 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno lost a fumble at the end of the first quarter in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, and barely saw the field after that. He finished with two rushing yards on three carries, while adding one catch for 12 yards.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:42:31 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) saw his most extensive action of the preseason Sunday, Aug. 26, against the San Francisco 49ers as he works his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He had five carries for 16 yards, annd two catches for 28 yards.
Tue, 14 Aug 2012 19:18:56 -0700
Denver Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil and RB Knowshon Moreno needed to be separated by LBs Joe Mays and Wesley Woodyard after a fight in practice Tuesday, Aug. 24. "It's just brotherly love. Just tempers flaring a little bit," DL Jeremy Beal said. "We're tired of seeing each other all day."
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:59:45 -0700
Denver Broncos RBs Knowshon Moreno (knee), Lance Ball, Jeremiah Johnson, Xavier Omon and Mario Fannin could be fighting for one final roster spot amongst running backs if rookie RB Ronnie Hillman lands the No. 2 running back role behind RB Willis McGahee.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:05:25 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) took part in his first full-contact drills since suffering a torn ACL in December. Moreno noted he is building his confidence in his knee at this point. "I feel confident in running on it and doing the things I need to do, and cutting sometimes," Moreno said. Moreno feels there is still a role for him within the Denver offense this year. He thinks he could be the team's third-down back.