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NFL Trade Rumors: Denver Broncos To Release Two Running Backs; Peyton Manning, Emmanuel Sanders Absent In Seattle Seahawks Preseason Match

( [email protected] ) Aug 14, 2015 03:01 AM EDT
As the NFL pre-season games commence, all teams are currently on the lookout for potential ways to further beef up their rosters and bolster their chances of bagging the highly coveted Super Bowl trophy. While it is still too early in the game to determine who might have the biggest chances of bringing home the NFL championship title, it can never hurt for the teams to search for promising players to potentially catapult them to the top. However, not all teams are looking for ways to add more NFL players to their roster.
Emmanuel Sanders and Peyton Manning will be absent during the game of the Denver Broncos against the Seattle Seahawks. Wikimedia Commons/Jeffrey Beall

As the NFL pre-season games commence, all teams are currently on the lookout for potential ways to further beef up their rosters and bolster their chances of bagging the highly coveted Super Bowl trophy. While it is still too early in the game to determine who might have the biggest chances of bringing home the NFL championship title, it can never hurt for the teams to search for promising players to potentially catapult them to the top. However, not all teams are looking for ways to add more NFL players to their roster.

A closer look at the Denver Broncos roster would reveal that the NFL team has an abundance of running backs. With an overcrowded backfield, it appears that the Denver Broncos could take advantage of potentially useful trades or the entry of other NFL stars in their roster. At the moment, the team has six running backs. With only four men anticipated to stay with the Denver Broncos, it means that the NFL team has two extras which could prove to be beneficial once they go back to the trading market.

CJ Anderson, the first-round pick in fantasy football and an undrafted agent until the Denver Broncos signed him in 2013, worked in the starting lineup of the NFL team in the last seven matches in the previous season. Given the 1,173 yards he recorded from scrimmage last season and the feasibility of his re-entry as the team's main back in 2015, it would be absurd for the Denver Broncos to trade him. The same could be said about Juwan Thompson. As a newly minted Denver Broncos star, Thompson shows great promise and it would be highly unlikely for the NFL team to place him in the trading block.

Meanwhile, the future of running backs Jeremy Stewart and Kapri Bibbs with the Denver Broncos appear far from over as the two are considered valuable members of the backfield. Hence, the chances of these two getting released from the Denver Broncos are slim. Should they suffer long-term injuries or participate in other untoward incidents, however, then they would find themselves in the NFL trading block in no time.

The NFL running backs who could end up in the trading block are Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. While Ball was drafted in the second-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2013, his injuries had been costing the NFL team quite a lot lately. Although he has been getting first-team reps since the training session started, it would not be surprising if the Denver Broncos decide that his health is something they would not put their money on. As for Hillman, his playing style has not emerged as completely memorable to the Denver Broncos. Hence, the NFL team might eventually opt to release him in exchange for a draft pick.

Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos appear to be quite confident on the NFL team's current roster. If rumors regarding the upcoming match against the Seattle Seahawks are to be believed, then NFL fans and followers will see the Denver Broncos with missing veteran players, according to Pro Football Talk. The NFL stars notably absent in the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos match include Peyton Manning, Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas, Owen Daniels and DeMarcus Ware. The match against the Seattle Seahawks will then witness the prowess of Brock Osweiler in running the team as he takes the place of quarterback Manning.

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