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Published on 10/29/2012 at Mon Oct 29 18:04.
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Due to Hurricane Sandy, the NFL announced on Monday that the Week 8 trading deadline will be moved from its originally scheduled Tuesday time frame to 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, Nov. 1.  The hurricane has caused several East Coast teams—and the NFL’s New York-based league offices—to cancel Monday operations, which would make a Tuesday deadline tricky for a handful of teams.

Per, among the players rumored to be mentioned in trade talks this week are Rams running back Steven Jackson, Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams, and Buccaneers running back LeGarrette Blount.  The Denver Broncos may consider adding fourth-year running back Knowshon Moreno to that list.

Moreno, a former first round draft selection, was inherited by the Broncos’ current coaching staff and has battled injuries and lack of production his entire career.  Inactive the past five weeks, Moreno’s chances of seeing the field this season, barring an injury, seem to be slim to none.

With that being the case, the Broncos may seek teams interested in the twenty-five year old, 5′-11″, 200 hundred pound running back.  Owed $1.7 million in 2013 with a club option of retention in 2014, the Broncos have little reason to keep paying Moreno through 2013 in exchange for not dressing on game days.

Finding a trading partner could potentially be tricky for the Broncos, but a handful of teams would likely offer a mid-to-late round conditional draft pick in exchange for Moreno.  Do you think Denver should test the waters and place Moreno on the trading block?  Dish out your thoughts in the comments below!

  • Miky Hernandez

    moreno in the right team could be good. for his sake yes trade him!

  • Tim Lynch

    Who would want him?

  • Jon Broncos Heath

    New England? Arizona? Sixth round pick that could conditionally become a 5th, yea, nay?

  • Jim_Jebow

    I would be happy with an unconditional 5th for him

  • Jon Broncos Heath

    That seems more practical than “half of a grilled cheese sandwich,” as another fan suggested on Facebook.

  • Mike Birtwistle

    Strange thing about Moreno, I could see him going from fourth to first if the need arose for a starting caliber running back. He can’t do what Hillman and Ball do but he can do what McGahee can do. And strange as it may sound, I think he’s a better #1 than Hillman and Ball.

  • Jon Broncos Heath

    I see your logic and the team may see it the same way and keep him around.

  • BroncosWin

    thanks weather man

  • BroncosWin

    if ur not gonna use him at least get something out of him with a trade…. agreed… but with D Williams and a couple other good starting backs on the block from other teams… i doubt we’d get any value for him… at this point he’s just a bust

  • BroncosWin

    Agreed… imo Fox put him in the doghouse way too early this season… one fumble and he’s 4th string like that!!! ok Fox! You’re the boss! but if you ever watch the guys’ film (Moreno) it’s not talent or effort that’s holding him back, it’s injuries…. He has all the talent needed to be a first string Tailback in the NFL but if he can’t stay healthy talent doesn’t really mean jack…. I’m really on the fence and at this point don’t care what we do with him…. whatever coaches/elway think is best at this point is good with me.

  • BroncosWin

    I once said I would trade Darrent Williams for a sock…. A couple weeks later he was murdered…. be careful what u wish for.

  • Mergrath

    I would keep him. You wont get anything value wise for him so why not keep him as a 1B option in case McGahee goes down? As was mentioned in a previous post, Moreno is the closest thing we have to a #1 outside of McGahee so let’s keep him based off of that.

  • herc_rock

    The guy has been inactive for the last five games. He’s done. If you can get ANYTHING for him, you jump all over it.

  • Jon Broncos Heath

    I said “as another fan suggested on Facebook,” meaning I didn’t say it. I also implied that it was not practical.

    And there’s no need to re-mention a derogatory comment about Darrent Williams (RIP), he was a great guy and player that was taken too soon. All ready!

  • BroncosWin

    Sensitive much?

  • Jeffrey Teasley Sr

    Yes trade NOSHOW, he has not produced since he came to Denver. Wish him well as he exits Dove Valley

  • Jeffrey Teasley Sr

    How in the world do you figure Noshow can do what McGahee has done?
    McGahee has done nothing but get stronger and stronger as he plays. Noshow has never done that. Plus he can’t stay healthy!

  • Jim_Jebow

    I agree with Jon, that was a dooshy thing to say