The Broncos’ injury woes are continuing.
WhiteESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that backup running back LenDale White tore his Achilles Thursday night in the preseason finale at Minnesota. White was going to play a key backup role and be a short-yardage back in Denver. He was slated to serve a four-game suspension by the NFL to start the season.
White was signed because of injuries in the backfield earlier in camp.
Denver starting tailback Knowshon Moreno just returned to practice after hurting his hamstring on the first day of camp. The team hopes he is ready to carry a big load on opening day, Sept. 12 against Jacksonville. Top backup Correll Buckhalter was out for much of the preseason with a back injury. He played against the Vikings.
Denver will surely look for a tailback in the next few days. Denver needs a big back with experience to provide depth for its fragile running back crew. One possibility could be Derrick Ward, who was cut by Tampa Bay this week.