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Denver Broncos safety Rahim Moore suffers apparent setback in rehab

Discard the visual of Rahim Moore falling on his backside as Jacoby Jones triumphantly ran into the end zone last year in the divisional round of the playoffs. He is actually a good NFL safety, and the Denver Broncos will be much better off in this year’s playoffs if he is able to return.

In November Moore was placed on IR with designation to return after he had emergency leg surgery for compartment syndrome. His goal was return for the playoffs, but Mike Klis and Joan Niesen of the Denver Post report that his return is in doubt:

Safety Rahim Moore was at Broncos headquarters throughout the week but didn’t participate in practice…He said Friday that he had a recent setback and still hasn’t been able to run. That would seem to place his chance to return in a bit more jeopardy.

Given that it is week 17 and Moore still isn’t able to run, it actually sounds like a long-shot for him to return at all (even with the Broncos having a bye in the first round of the playoffs). If he is unable to return, the Broncos will continue to roll with Duke Ihenacho and veteran Mike Adams at the safety spots of a suspect secondary.

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