Broncos running back Mike Boone will miss 4-6 weeks with a quad injury, as Mike Klis of 9 News tweets. It’s not ideal, but perhaps better than expected news after Boone was carted off the practice field this week.
Broncos GM George Paton brought the former Viking to Denver this year on a two-year contract worth up to $4.5MM. Formerly a special-teamer/third-stringer behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison, Boone is now vying for time behind Melvin Gordon and second-round pick Javonte Williams. Phillip Lindsay is no longer in the picture, so Royce Freeman could pick up Boone’s work for however long he’s out.
While Boone has mostly played special teams as a pro, fantasy GMs remember his 2019 fondly. Serving as the Vikings’ top back down the home stretch, he finished the year with 273 rushing yards on a 5.6 YPC average. He didn’t see as many totes last year, however, registering eleven carries for 59 yards.
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