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Report: Broncos don’t expect to re-sign Knowshon Moreno


Running back Knowshon Moreno has one game left with the Broncos this season, after which attention will shift to whether or not it is his last game with the Broncos overall.

Moreno is headed for free agency in March after his best professional season and that could lead to interest from several teams if he hits the open market. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that it looks like that’s where Moreno is headed. Per Rapoport, the Broncos don’t expect to be able to re-sign Moreno. The running back wasn’t interested in discussing his future this week.

“My future is right now. I don’t live in the future; I live in the present,” Moreno said at Monday’s media availability. “Right now, this is what I’m thinking about. I’m thinking about today getting better, throughout the week getting better and on Sunday doing what we can to get the win.”

Moreno, who turns 27 in July, ran for 1,038 yards and scored 13 overall touchdowns for the Broncos in 2013 after two years that saw him hurt or out of favor with the coaching staff for much of the time. The Broncos drafted Montee Ball in the second round last year with the intention of giving him a big role in the offense at some point, which might help them decide to let Moreno walk and devote their money to other free agents and/or new deals for players like wide receiver Demaryius Thomas.