Broncos Auditioned Leshoure, Stephens-Howling

In the wake of Montee Ball suffering a strained groin, the Broncos took a look at several veteran running backs today, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Klis tweets that Mikel Leshoure and LaRod Stephens-Howling were among the players working out for the team, but the Broncos opted not to sign anyone.

With Ball out, the Broncos figure to hand over the biggest share of the workload to Ronnie Hillman, though C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson should also get a few reps. While the Broncos have yet to use the designation to return on their injured reserve list, Ball isn’t really a candidate for that spot, given his projected recovery timetable. As such, if the Broncos wanted to sign another running back without losing any of their current options, they’d be carrying five for the next few weeks, which may not be the best use of roster space.

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