Montee Ball taking first-team reps in Broncos practice

Denver Broncos starting running back Knowshon Moreno is dealing with a bone bruise in his right ankle. Moreno’s status for Sunday’s big AFC West match up against the Kansas City Chiefs is in serious jeopardy and he has not been practicing with the team this week.

With Moreno out, rookie running back Montee Ball has been taking the first-team reps in practice.

If Ball is forced to start, the Broncos will need to seriously worry about turning over the ball because Ball has been known to have some issues hanging on to the ball this season. Kansas City can aggressively try to strip the rusher to create game-changing turnovers.

Behind Ball on the depth chart will be fellow rookie C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman, who has been a relative non-factor this season and a healthy scratch for the past month.

Denver would like to get a running game going at Arrowhead to take some pressure off of Peyton Manning and the passing game, but it is going to be much harder to get things going against Kansas City especially if Moreno is unable to take the field.

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  • Tim Johns

    I hate to say this, but so far, he has been a bust. He was supposed to be a great pick, no disrespect, but I still maintain should have selected Lacy. SEC backs tend to be much better backs. And yes, I am biased towards the SEC :). Hopefully Moreno will be able to come in and get 15-20 reps, but Ball needs to hang onto the Ball. Hillman to me is trade bait. Cant rely on him anymore. CJ just needs reps and I think he will turn into a good RB.