The Broncos have been leaning heavily on RB Willis McGahee in his first year in Denver, but with the veteran expected to be out for the Broncos in Week 8 after undergoing hand surgery, head coach John Fox and his front office have begun to look to shore up their depth at running back. It is expected that Knowshon Moreno will get the start vs. the Lions— and of course Tim Tebow will have runs of his own— but there is a glaring lack of experience in the backfield after him. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos have given two free agent running backs a look: Tyrell Sutton and Xavier Omon.
Sutton is familiar to Coach John Fox since they two worked together in Carolina over the previous two seasons. Sutton is an undersized back at 5-foot-9 and tallied just 139 yards over the past two seasons. Omon has been in the league since 2008 and has played in just seven career games.
Klis reports that there is also a chance that the Broncos will promote Jeremiah Johnson, a second year back out of Oregon, from the practice squad. It is also expected that current short yardage back Lance Ball will see an expanded role.