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Denver Broncos: Examining the Team's Options at Running Back
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The Denver Broncos officially placed starting running back Willis McGahee on the recallable injured reserve on Wednesday. While they will be without him for an extended period of time, Denver would be able to get him back should it make a deep playoff run.

This leaves a gaping hole in the Broncos backfield, as McGahee is averaging 4.4 yards per carry on the season and has ran for a total of 731yards. In 25 games in Denver, McGahee has amassed 1,930 yards on the ground. That is already good for 11th place on the team's all-time rushing list.

Denver will now turn to a committee approach as it heads into the final stretch of the season and positions itself for the playoffs.

Here, we will take a closer look at those that will be combining to replace McGahee.

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