Posted Wed Sep 28th by Jon Heath
Last week, the Denver Broncos worked out several running backs but each back left unsigned. Denver may want to consider giving another running back a look.
The Houston Texans on Tuesday released former 2008 third round draft pick Steve Slaton, a running back that played collegiate football at West Virginia. As a rookie, Staton lead all rookies in rushing yards with 1,282. Over the past two seasons however, Staton’s production has dropped and he has battled injuries.
Arian Foster became Houston’s starter in 2010 and Slaton has seen his carries drop ever since. Three games into the 2011 season, Slaton has rushed seven times for 20 yards.
Slaton is a fast running back and would be a nice compliment to Denver’s Willis McGahee. Denver has two other backs however in Knowshon Moreno (who is recovering from a hamstring injury) and Lance Ball, who has played well so far.
It seems unlikely that the Broncos would be willing to part ways with one of their three running backs, or have four dress on game days. Slaton is an option however, and could provide a nice change of pace to Denver’s running style.
What’s your take? Should the Broncos give Slaton a look?