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Broncos Expected To Sign Two Running Backs

February 27, 2009
Correll Buckhalter

Correll Buckhalter

Free Agency started this morning and I just got some more news across the wire. FOX Sports is reporting that The Broncos are strongly courting two of them by setting up visits with Correll Buckhalter (Philadelphia) and J.J. Arrington (Arizona) at the start of the signing period. They are both backup running backs but are supposed to have potential to start. 

Buckhalter can be considered a frontrunner for a starting spot, while Arrington is likely to fill a niche as a third-down specialist and kickoff returner where he might be a very good player due to the fact that he is fast but he can also easily fight for the extra yard. They are both expected to sign today after physical exams. Buckhalter was a back up for Brian Westbrook for years but was always solid behind him.

While I wish we would go after Derrick Ward, both of these players are very good and would be great addition to our offenses. Arrington never fulfilled the expectations that came with being Arizona’s second-round draft pick in 2005. That said, he did have some success for Arizona and I think that Josh McDaniels hopes that he will be successful at his new situational position. 

But he did start three games for the 2008 Cardinals team that reached Super Bowl XLIII. Arrington tallied 432 combined yards from scrimmage (rushing and receiving) and averaged 25.6 yards on kickoff returns with one touchdown.

The only thing I don’t like about this is that Buckhalter is injury prone and that did not bode well for us last year. So if them or anyone else signs, we will have it here at Bronco Madness so stay tuned for the best Broncos Free Agency beat on the web!

  1. mark in MI permalink
    February 27, 2009 8:15 AM

    I don’t get it. Are either of these guys really an upgrade over what we have? Arrington could never unseat an over the hill edge and buckhalter is a career backup. hopefully this is just camp competition and these bums get cut.

    • February 27, 2009 3:51 PM

      I think that buckhalter is an upgrade but arrington is a better special teamer. the reason is that he averaged 4.9 yards per carry and is a good temporary solution. I like him but not for long.

  2. Jon Krause permalink
    February 27, 2009 10:51 AM

    wow both good, I actually really like buckhalter…

    BM, a fantasy update page [kinda like the mock draft page] I think would be a great upgrade for BM…

    boy are the skins busy!

  3. Josh Vitale permalink
    February 27, 2009 11:40 AM

    I feel like neither would start in Denver. I have heard that the entire is staff is high on both Torain and Hillis as potential starters, and a lot of guys are saying that Bickhalter would be brought in to play the power back, basicall to spell hillis or torain. And I think McDaniels likes Arrington to come in to play the Kevin Faulk role, catching a lot of passes out of the backfield and helping out Royal in the KR/PR role.

  4. Jon Krause permalink
    February 27, 2009 12:06 PM

    BT says they have been signed already:

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