With running backs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman both out Sunday, the Denver Broncos have opted to add some NFL experience to their backfield. Jeremy Stewart, who was on the practice squad with 17 NFL games' experience that included 27 rushes, one touchdown, and 10 catches, has been promoted from Denver's practice squad, the team announced Saturday.
Colorado State star running back Kapri Bibbs, who is an undrafted free agent with no NFL game experience, was waived to make room for Stewart.
This looks to be a move where the Broncos wanted someone with just a bit more experience, as C.J. Anderson (second-year player) is expected to start with Juwan Thompson (undrafted rookie) playing the role of primary backup. Stewart, now expected to be the #3 back, has the most NFL experience on Denver's roster outside of Hillman.
It's a bit of a slight on Bibbs' part, who looked good in training camp and preseason and reportedly was sought after from other teams earlier this year. The Broncos promoted him from their practice squad a few weeks ago to keep him in Denver. Now they'll have to wait and see if he clears waivers to add him back to their squad again.