The Denver Broncos have added two running backs to the 90-man offseason roster, the team announced Wednesday.
Denver earned JaQuan Hardy and Stevie Scott III to include more depth at the positioning with Melvin Gordon injured.
Were just looking after his foot, and were making certain hes good, coach Nathaniel Hackett said of Gordon on Wednesday. Hes a different one of these older guys. You want to make certain hes primed and ready for the growing season.
To create room for Hardy and Scott on the roster, the Broncos waived/injured running back Tyreik McAllister (foot) and placed outside linebacker Christopher Allen (foot) on injured reserve.
Gordon seems unlikely to play in the teams first preseason game on Saturday, and when Javonte Williams plays, he’d likely only have a short appearance.
With Gordon sidelined, Williams unlikely to play (at the very least very little) and McAllister out for the entire year, Denvers remaining running backs set to handle the Dallas Cowboys are Mike Boone, Max Borghi, Hardy and Scott.