Sports - Denver Broncos

Oct 27, 2011 2:47 AM by Lee Douglas

Broncos are beat up in the backfield

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - For all of the debate over Tim Tebow's development as a passer, the Denver Broncos may just need him to revert to a running quarterback come Sunday.

With top tailback Willis McGahee missing practice Wednesday following surgery to fix a broken finger, the Broncos (2-4) are down to two healthy backs, leaving Tebow as one of their leading rushing threats against the Detroit Lions (5-2).

Knowshon Moreno, who was supplanted as the starter by McGahee, and third-stringer Lance Ball took the bulk of the reps at practice. They figure to get a lot of action this weekend.

That is, when Tebow isn't making things happen with his feet instead of his arm.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.



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