Aug 10, 2010 1:17 AM by Lee Douglas
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - There was a time in Mario Haggan's career when he only got on the field for kickoffs and when another linebacker needed a quick breather.
That was typically it, as far as his role went.
Until last season, that is, when the Denver Broncos veteran deviated from the script, seizing the starting job out of camp and suiting up every game.
Now, a year later, Haggan may be the most valuable member of a dinged-up linebacker crew.
With Pro Bowler Elvis Dumervil headed for surgery on his torn pectoral muscle and possibly out for the season, Jarvis Moss sidelined with a broken right hand and captain D.J. Williams missing for an unspecified reason, Haggan brings what coach Josh McDaniels has always emphasized - versatility.
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