The Denver Broncos are in the throes of a mortal struggle with the most formidable NFL adversary — the injury bug. Last week, 22 players were listed on the Broncos' injury report, including two running backs.
Ronnie Hillman has been battling a foot/ankle issue, but played last Sunday vs. Oakland. C.J. Anderson is dealing with an ankle as well and although he did suit up in Week 14, he did not see any snaps. He was kept active strictly for emergency purposes.
The Broncos also have Juwan Thompson on the active roster and Kapri Bibbs on the practice squad. Nevertheless, they're kicking the tires on a former top-5 pick of the Cleveland Browns, Trent Richardson.
The 'future' aspect is interesting and I don't believe it. The Broncos are looking for possible RB help now.
Richardson's last NFL home was with the Oakland Raiders. The former No. 3 overall pick in 2012 had a prolific career at Alabama, but has never been able to translate his talent to the National Football League.
The Raiders signed him to a two-year deal back in March, only to release him in August. Richardson's most productive season as a pro was his rookie year (2012), when he rushed for 950 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Here's a list of some of the other players the Broncos worked out Tuesday.
Here's a list of the rest of the players the Broncos worked out today.
Fullbacks: Mannaseh Garner, Emil Igwenagu
Running Backs: Cyrus Gray
Tight Ends: Nick Kasa
No decision has been made by the Broncos to sign Richardson or any other player, as of the publishing of this article.
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