NFL News : Broncos could look to ex-Patriot to replace injured player

Broncos could look to ex-Patriot to replace injured player

This could be a great temporary fit for the Broncos.

Published on by The Football Feed in NFL News

On the heels of the announcement that second-year running back Devontae Booker would be out 6-8 weeks due to surgery on his wrist, the Broncos may have already found the depth replacement they need to fill the sudden hole at the position.

That would come the in form of 28-year-old running back Stevan Ridley, who has five years of NFL experience and 2,914 career rushing yards. 

Ridley had his best seasons with New England and ended up signing and being cut by the Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts, and the Atlanta Falcons in 2016. He played 1 game with the Falcons last season, rushing 7 yards in 3 attempts. In 2015, playing for the Jets, Ridley played 8 games, starting only one, and made 90 yards rushing on 36 attempts.

Ridley won't replace Booker, who had 612 rushing yards in his rookie season last year, but he could provide and an effective veteran stopgap for the Broncos until Booker is ready to take to the field again. Booker is expected to return in time for the start of the regular season.

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