Knowshon Moreno | RB | Denver Broncos
Posted: 6/4/2013 11:51pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) was back at organized team activities Monday, June 3, and he took part in some pass-protection drills. Moreno underwent an operation in the offseason in which stem cells were taken from the bone marrow in his pelvis and injected into his right knee. 'It was nothing really too serious,' said Moreno, who tore his right ACL in 2011. 'This time it was just a cleanup pretty much. And it feels pretty good.'
Huddle Up: Moreno was solid filling in for the injured Willis McGahee down the stretch in 2012, but the injury bug always seems to be lurking around the corner with the fifth-year back. Meanwhile, it's a whole new ballgame in the Broncos' backfield this season with second-round pick Montee Ball and bulked-up second-year back Ronnie Hillman the early front-runners atop the projected depth chart.
Posted: 6/1/2013 11:28am et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno hasn't been cleared to take part in organized team activities after suffering a knee injury in the team's playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, Montee Ball is spending extra time with Peyton Manning to pick up the Denver offense. Moreno will have to battle just to make the team as a backup, and he has little fantasy value as a Bronco this year.
Posted: 2/17/2013 10:56pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Moreno stepped in and performed nicely over the Broncos' final 6 regular-season games following starter Willis McGahee's injury, but just when it seems to be going good for Moreno, something always seems to crop up -- such as the untimely leg injury in the divisional-round playoff loss to the Ravens that left the Broncos short-handed at RB -- and those issues lead to question marks about the RB's long- and short-term dependability. If the Broncos sign an outside FA back, it wouldn't be shocking to see Moreno left as the odd-man out.
Posted: 1/17/2013 10:15pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) will not need surgery on the knee injury he suffered in the Divisional Round playoff game.
Huddle Up: Good news for Moreno, who filled in productively when Willis McGahee went down at midseason with a knee injury. However, Moreno's contact is up, and his Denver future is very much up in the air with the ground game looming as one of the Broncos' key offseason issues.
Posted: 1/13/2013 1:54am et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno suffered a knee injury in the Divisional Round playoff game and did not return to the game.
Huddle Up: Ronnie Hillman and Jacob Hester filled in for Moreno. Now he'll have all offseason to recover.
Posted: 12/20/2012 1:49pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno has 94 rush attempts in the past four weeks, tied for second-most in the NFL during that time.
Huddle Up: Of Moreno's 4 career 100-yard games, half have come over the past 2 weeks with Moreno gaining 119 and 118 yards, respectively. He now gets a shot at the Browns, who surrender the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 12/15/2012 4:58pm et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno is averaging 91 yards rushing in three games since being thrust into the lineup for RB Willis McGahee (knee).
Huddle Up: Moreno is coming off a career-high 32 carries in Week 14 and could be in line for another solid fantasy day facing the battered Ravens, who surrender the ninth-most points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 12/7/2012 12:01am et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno rushed for 119 yards and a TD on 32 carries and added 48 more yards on 4 receptions Thursday night in a 26-13 Week 14 win over the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Moreno's 32 carries were a career high and allowed him to take full advantage of a Raiders' defense, which came into the game ranked as the third worst in terms of points allowed to fantasy backs. Moreno has averaged 120.3 total yards per game since taking over the team's lead backfield role from the injured Willis McGahee 2 weeks ago and should continue to be a sneaky-productive fantasy play throughout the postseason.
Posted: 11/25/2012 11:44pm et
RB Knowshon Moreno got the start Sunday for the Denver Broncos and ran for a team-high 85 yards on 20 carries in the Week 12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He also added 4 receptions for 26 yards.
Huddle Up: When assessing who would be the primary replacement for injured starter Willis McGahee, Moreno was third on the majority of lists behind rookie Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball. After all, Moreno had been a healthy inactive the previous eight games, but Hillman (3-9) and Lance Ball (0-0) were almost complete non-factors Sunday, and Moreno, who is regarded to be the superior pass-protector of the 3 backs, looks like the main man in the Mile High City going forward.
Posted: 11/20/2012 10:34pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Hillman and Ball figure to see the most work since they've been active and Moreno hasn't been since Week 2. Moreno also isn't the best between-the-tackles runner, but he's a above-average receiver out of the backfield and is strong in blitz pickup, so there could be a little something here for fantasy GMs if Moreno can produce when given a opportunity.
Posted: 10/15/2012 9:59pm et
The Denver Broncos have declared RB Knowshon Moreno, OG C.J. Davis, QB Caleb Hanie, TE Julius Thomas, DL Sealver Siliga, LB Steven Johnson and CB Tracy Porter inactive for Week 6.
Huddle Up: In case anyone is holding out hope for Moreno, this makes four straight games he's been a healthy scratch. Moreno has 8 rushes for 15 yard and 1 catch for 12, but had a costly fumble Week 2 versus the Falcons -- the last game he played.
Posted: 8/31/2012 10:42pm et
The Denver Broncos released DE Jamie Blatnick, FS Rafael Bush, CB Drayton Florence, LB Jerry Franklin, DT Ben Garland, OG Adam Grant, OT Ryan Harris, WR Jason Hill, OG Tony Hills, SS Duke Ihenacho, TE Cornelius Ingram, RB Jeremiah Johnson, LB Mike Mohamed, WR Greg Orton, WR Gerell Robinson, DT Sealver Siliga, CB Syd'Quan Thompson, OG Wayne Tribue and QB Adam Weber Friday, Aug. 31.
Huddle Up: RB Knowshon Moreno will be back for his fourth season in Denver after surviving the Broncos' final cut Friday. The 12th overall pick in the 2009 draft has been fighting for a roster spot but made enough of a preseason impression coming off his 2011 ACL tear to earn one of the four RB spots on the Denver roster, joining Willis McGahee, third-round draft pick Ronnie Hillman and reserve Lance Ball. Expect most of Moreno's work to come on third downs or spelling the 31-year-old McGahee on occasion.
Posted: 8/28/2012 11:05am et
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno 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 and two catches for 28 yards.
Huddle Up: Moreno is fighting more for a roster spot than a role in the Broncos' running back rotation. At this juncture he's an insurance add for Willis McGahee in larger leagues only--and that's his upside.