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Denver Broncos Could Look At Marion Barber III If Released

With the Denver Broncos in need of a running back to pair with Knowshon Moreno, who will play in a reduced role, much speculation has been placed on head coach John Fox bringing in DeAngelo Williams, his former running back in Carolina. But add Marion Barber III into the possible pool of players the Broncos could look at once free agency starts.

Recent reports have the Dallas Cowboys releasing Barber to avoid paying him $5 million he is owed for the 2011 season. The Denver Post's Mike Klis somewhat addresses Barber as a Broncos target, but he is mostly interested in making up for the mistakes of the 2005 draft, namely selecting Maurice Clarett with the final pick of the third round. Barber was selected the next day in the fourth round.

The 28-year-old back has his best season in 2007 with 975 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. He became the starter for the team in 2008, but did not take his game to the next level. In 2010 he fell behind Felix Jones and reached just 374 yards on the ground.

Could Denver rejuvenate a career that is on the downside right now?

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