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Horse Tracks: Broncos will work out running backs

With Montee Ball expected to miss time, the Denver Broncos will work out running backs, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported during Monday Night Football last night. Matt Prater gets a workout, more observations from the win over the Cardinals, and the aftermath from the Seahawks' win on MNF.

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So who's on the market? The only veteran name that comes immediately to mind is Willis McGahee, of whom Peyton Manning spoke very highly when McGahee was released by the Broncos last summer. Here's a guy who was familiar with Mike McCoy's offense in 2012 and very familiar with working with Peyton in his first year in Denver. While McGahee is 32 years old and only averaged 2.7 yards per carry with Cleveland last year, his familiarity with Denver could give him a shot with the Broncos should they start working out veterans.

Outside of McGahee, the Broncos have Kapri Bibbs on the practice squad, who looked good enough in training camp and preseason to make the team on my 53-man roster projection. He could definitely get a look.

But signing any running back would mean the Broncos would have to make a corresponding roster move to make room, and we all know those 53 slots are at a premium for this Denver team. I don't realistically see the Broncos bringing anyone in while Ball recovers the next 2-3 weeks. I think Schefter's report is an indication of Denver's due diligence rather than an impending signing.

Update: A Broncos source confirms to MHR that Denver is working out RBs this week but had no names to offer.

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