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Free agency has been alive and well in the NFL for about a month, yet one of the best running backs available on the open market – Knowshon Moreno – has yet to be signed. It was believed from the beginning that the Denver Broncos would move on from their starting running back of a year ago, largely thanks to his asking price and a checkered injury history.
While Moreno may have initially priced himself out of Denver and does have some red flags in the injury department, he also is coming off easily his best season in his career in 2013. Not only did he run for 1,000+ yards on the ground, he also stepped it up in the passing game as a receiver with 60 catches and 548 receiving yards, while totaling an impressive 11 touchdowns.
The Broncos seem fairly content moving on with second-year running back Montee Ball, however. Ball was solid in a change of pace role as a rookie, and has seemingly gotten past his two main weaknesses – catching the ball out of the backfield and protecting the football.
While it doesn’t seem all that likely that Moreno sticks in Denver at this point, head coach John Fox has publicly stated that the Broncos haven’t ruled out a return at the right price. However, until that interest progresses into something real, it might be worth while to see who else might be looking at signing Moreno. Here’s a look at some realistic suitors should Moreno in fact leave town: