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The situation looked bleak Sunday when the Denver Broncos’ top two running backs—Correll Buckhalter and Knowshon Moreno—went down with injuries during training camp, but it turns out their afflictions aren’t as bad as originally thought. Mile High Report writes that the hamstring injury that hobbled Moreno could keep him off the field for just three weeks, and Buckhalter may miss just one week with a tweaked back.
As a result, the rest of the Broncos’ running backs will have more time to impress the coaches. Lance Ball, Toney Baker, Bruce Hall, and Kolby Smith will each see increased playing time over the team’s first few preseason games, according to The Denver Post.
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The team’s lower-tier running backs aren’t the only nonstarters getting more attention than usual. Third-string quarterback Tim Tebow continues to be one of the biggest draws for fans watching training camp, proving that his league-leading jersey sales and emerging clothing empire (broken down by ESPN) are no fluke.
According to most observers, it’s only a matter of time before Tebow takes over the team’s starting roles, despite questions about his ability. Tebow remains confident and tells Will Leitch in the latest issue of 5280 that his faith in God and himself will carry him through.