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Old 11-24-2012, 07:05 AM   #1
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Broncos release running back Jeremiah Johnson from practice squad
POSTED: 11/23/2012 04:05:48 PM MST
UPDATED: 11/23/2012 04:07:16 PM MSTBy Mike Klis
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Jeremiah Johnson (Denver Post file)
The Broncos started the week with five running backs. They now have three.

In a procedural move, the Broncos released running back Jeremiah Johnson from their practice squad Friday with the plan of re-signing him back early next week. The move was made because the Broncos only have 52 players on their 53-man roster after starting tailback Willis McGahee was placed Wednesday on injured reserve with a designation to return.

Because Johnson has three years of NFL service, the Broncos had to either promote Johnson from the practice squad to fill the vacated spot on the 53-man roster or release him. The Broncos have decided instead to take on the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium with a three-man, running-back committee of Knowshon Moreno, Lance Ball and Ronnie Hillman.



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Old 11-24-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:11 AM   #3
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but he was the best running back we have .
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:16 AM   #4
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I hope we bring him back. He's alot better than Ball and Mareno.
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Maybe this is a way to circumvent the PS rules and activate him. It seems so odd to release him now with McGahee down.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:35 AM   #7
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Maybe this is a way to circumvent the PS rules and activate him. It seems so odd to release him now with McGahee down.
he was releases... not promoted. No way he can get activated. But you are right... it is odd for them to do so right now. For me, it's a sign that we will sign one of the 2 RB we tried out this week, and use his spot on the PS on another developing player.
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I hope we bring him back. He's alot better than Ball and Mareno.
Yet he was on the practice squad..... Because he is so much better than those two. That's exactly how the NFL works.

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:54 AM   #9
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First line in article;

"In a procedural move, the Broncos released running back Jeremiah Johnson from their practice squad Friday with the plan of re-signing him back early next week."
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Maybe this is a way to circumvent the PS rules and activate him. It seems so odd to release him now with McGahee down.
No, they had to release him or sign him to the active roster prior to the game. They probably weren't ready to sign a RB they tried out and he has very little time left of PS eligibility. I am not sure if adding him to the roster would have burnt it all up or not. So they take a risk releasing him but if a team was going to take him they would have tried to snag him of the PS already.

They probably still see potential in him but do not think he is ready for full time participation on the squad and they will continue to keep kicking tires on retread RB's.
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Second line.
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i'm still trying to figure out how Lance Ball is better than him. but whatever.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:13 AM   #13
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i'm still trying to figure out how Lance Ball is better than him. but whatever.
he protects Peyton Manning.

What's that worth to you?
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I hope we bring him back. He's alot better than Ball and Mareno.
.. yes, because practice squad = a lot better
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I'm surprised we haven't signed a big back. Defenses are going to come after Manning on 3rd down. Sure, if anyone can handle that, it's Manning....but still.
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I'm surprised we haven't signed a big back. Defenses are going to come after Manning on 3rd down. Sure, if anyone can handle that, it's Manning....but still.
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.. yes, because practice squad = a lot better
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:41 AM   #18
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Foster was on the PS for half a season, this is Johnson's 3rd. What a great comparison.
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he protects Peyton Manning.

What's that worth to you?
Having a running back worth a damn at running the ball seems to be too much to ask for I guess.
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So you think Jeremiah Johnson is as good as Arian Foster?
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Having a running back worth a damn at running the ball seems to be too much to ask for I guess.
Well we don't have one right now. Maybe KM or Hillman will come on but you just don't snap your fingers and appear one. In the mean time we got Ball who is a hell of a blocker on third down and he can catch and run enough to be a threat.
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i'm still trying to figure out how Lance Ball is better than him. but whatever.
I'm still trying to figure out why so many OMers fall in love with guys who can't make any roster on any NFL team, but to each his own.....
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he was releases... not promoted. No way he can get activated. But you are right... it is odd for them to do so right now. For me, it's a sign that we will sign one of the 2 RB we tried out this week, and use his spot on the PS on another developing player.
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Well we don't have one right now. Maybe KM or Hillman will come on but you just don't snap your fingers and appear one. In the mean time we got Ball who is a hell of a blocker on third down and he can catch and run enough to be a threat.
I think everyone in the world knew that Denver didn't have a running back able to run after McGahee. The FO didn't need to snap the fingers they just needed to be prepared for something like this. Moreno and Hillman should be on the roster. They had all offseason to do something to improve on Ball.

Having a guy that is good at blocking like Ball is great but it still is a liability for Manning. Ball comes in teams know he is in there to block not run so they can send more people. One missed block and bam down goes Manning.
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Worked for Arian Foster
so you found one exception to counter the many nameless clowns known as the rule?

Is JJ in your mind, potentially the next Arian Foster?
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