Broncos Sign RB Marcus Thomas As Ryan Torain Goes Down Again

Sayre BedingerSenior Writer 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)

Bill Williamson of ESPN.com is reporting that Denver Broncos second year running back Ryan Torain has suffered yet another injury.

Torain, who injured his elbow and tore ligaments in his knee in 2008, suffered a strained knee ligament in practice on Wednesday.

Per Williamson, Torain is expected to miss the preseason, a time that would have been very valuable for his chances of making the Broncos' final roster.

The Denver Post's website is reporting that Torain is "done with Denver," but the team has not issued a statement or made any roster move concerning Torain directly.

The Broncos did announce the signing of former Chargers running back Marcus Thomas, who was a fifth-round draft pick in 2008 out of UTEP.

Thomas was at practice on Wednesday.

Torain's tenure in Denver, if it comes to a close, will be remembered for the potential he brought to the table for being dubbed the next Terrell Davis by former head coach Mike Shanahan.

The second-year player out of Arizona State has showed flashes of greatness with the Broncos, completely dominating the Browns' defense for one half and having a solid training camp. Unfortunately, it may not work out the way he wanted it to.

In other injury news, running back LaMont Jordan returned to the practice field after suffering a leg injury.


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