July 25, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno (27) prepares to catch a pass during training camp at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos' Knowshon Moreno getting "premium snaps with the starters of late."

Denver Broncos running-back Knowshon Moreno has been getting some “premium snaps with the starters of late.”, according to ESPN.com.

Moreno stepped in for the Broncos last season after Willis McGahee went down with a season ending knee injury and didn’t disappoint. I actually picked him up in a Fantasy Football league I was in after McGahee went down and he put up decent numbers for my squad.

Knowshon has always been a talented running back and deserves to be a starter in this league. What he’s capable of doing on the field proves just that, so having him as a back up just makes this Denver Broncos team better.

He has fallen behind Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball for the early-down work, but he should be the favorite in passing situations. During Saturday’s third preseason game, Moreno got the reps with the Broncos two minute drill before the end of the first half.

As the better pass protector of the three running backs, he will most likely get plenty of third-down snaps. This trio of running backs should give defenses across the league issues this season.

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