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Depth Chart Watch: Big Deal in Denver

Howard Bender

Howard Bender

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Broncos RB - With owners panicking at the recent increase in work for Montee Ball, the Broncos made it perfectly clear who their workhorse is in this backfield. Knowshon Moreno had a mammoth 37 carries and churned out a career-high 224 yards with a touchdown. Ball fumbled in the third quarter, which kept Moreno in the game full-time, but with the way he was running anyway, there was little reason for Ball to even be used. Moreno hurt his ankle during overtime and was spotted on crutches after the game, so you'll have to keep an eye on the practice schedule this week. Should he be unable to practice or play next week, obviously Ball will start, but even if Moreno does play, the Broncos won't give him that kind of a workload again so soon, so expect Ball to see a few extra carries come his way.

Broncos TE -
With Julius Thomas sitting out due to a knee injury, Virgil Green started for the Broncos on Sunday night. However, Green was used primarily as a blocking tig

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