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McGahee, Moreno switch roles for Broncos

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By Eli Kaberon

Playing in John Fox's run-first offense, RBs Knowshon Moreno and Willis McGahee were supposed to be the catalysts of the Broncos' attack this season. Coming out of training camp, Moreno, a third-year pro, was expected to be the primary runner, and McGahee, a ninth-year vet, was set to be the backup.

Just four games in to the season, however, those roles have changed. Because of an injury to Moreno, McGahee took over the starting role in Week Two and hasn't looked back, rushing for 256 yards over the past three games. He is a tough, between-the-tackles runner who can also catch the ball out of the backfield and throw a block on a blitz pickup. In contrast, Moreno seems to have lost some speed and is more of a third-down back at this point.

We hear the role switch won't be reversing anytime soon, as the team is pleased to see McGahee making the most of his starting opportunity.

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