Broncos secure Marshall, lose Knowshon 

August, 17, 2009
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Although the Denver Broncos secured one of their top weapons late last week when Brandon Marshall got some good news off the field, the team lost rookie running back Knowshon Moreno to injury this past weekend.

Moreno, who's on average the 29th running back being selected in ESPN.com fantasy live drafts and the 64th player overall, suffered a sprained MCL in his left knee in Friday night's preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers. A weekend MRI showed a mild sprain, and the University of Georgia product is expected to miss two weeks. He might be back for the final preseason game, or he might not.

Correll Buckhalter
Cary Edmondson/US PresswireSay hello to Correll Buckhalter, the Broncos No. 1 back ... for now.
For now, Correll Buckhalter remains atop the team's running back depth chart, but who are we kidding? A healthy Moreno was going to zoom past Buckhalter at some point anyway, but now fantasy owners might want to pause a bit before using a sixth-round pick on Moreno. The Broncos placed pretty much all their top running back options on injured reserve a season ago, one in which Peyton Hillis led the team with 343 rushing yards. Moreno gained 18 yards on three carries Friday, while Buckhalter gained 4 yards on four rushes.