Mike Boone, RB (DEN)

Limited role in season debut

Boone caught his only target for three yards while failing to record a single rushing attempt in Sunday's 34-24 loss to the Raiders

Boone made his season debut Sunday, but veteran only managed to play on six of the teams 81 offensive snaps. The running back did, however, play on 61 percent of Denver's special teams plays. Boone is buried on the Broncos' depth chart behind both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams, as the two are splitting time almost evenly. The 26-year-old speedster will likely continue to see limited snaps on offense barring an injury to either Gordon or Williams. Nonetheless, Boone will have a chance to see the field in some capacity again when the Broncos visit the Browns on Thursday night.

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Mike Boone

Mike Boone


Likely headed for No. 2 role

Boone is expected to serve as the Broncos' No. 2 running back behind Javonte Williams in Sunday's game against the Chiefs with Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) listed as doubtful for the contest, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

Javonte Williams


Primed for lead role

Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said he's confident in Williams' ability to handle a lead role out of the backfield Sunday in Kansas City while Melvin Gordon (hip) is listed as doubtful for the contest and not expected to play, George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports.

Doubtful for Week 13

Gordon (hip/shoulder) will be listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Kansas City, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

To avoid injury report

Coach Vic Fangio said Bridgewater (shin) won't be listed on the Broncos' injury report Wednesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.