Denver Lost a Running Back

Brendon TateCorrespondent IAugust 12, 2009

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 06:  Ryan Torain #42 of the Denver Broncos scores a touchdown against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter of their NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium November 6, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Matt Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Denver Broncos' running backs was the most important offensive position. As many of you know seven Bronco running backs were placed on IR last year.

This year Denver has already lost a running back due to a knee injury. Ryan Torain, the running back out of Arizona State is done, will miss this season for the Denver Broncos. After sustaining a knee injury last year against the Cleveland Browns, Ryan Torain seemed as if he would recover and be productive as this year training camp indicated.

Ryan Torain is now placed on Denver's waived injured list after straining his left knee ligament.

He also missed half of last season with a dislocated elbow until his return against the Cleveland Browns where he would later injure himself and miss the rest of the season.

To make up for the Torain's absence, the Denver Broncos signed Marcus Thomas, a running back out of the University of Texas-El Paso. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers last year as a fifth round draft pick.

Sidenotes: LaMont Jordan returned to practice after his leg injury Wednesday.

Brandon Marshall was seen at the University of Central Florida practice wearing Broncos apparel.