Tyrell Sutton, Xavier Omon Work Out For RB-Depleted Denver Broncos

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.

For more on the Broncos, visit Mile High Report. To learn more about what's happening around the league, visit SB Nation NFL.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Denver

You must be a member of SB Nation Denver to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Denver. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.