Knowshon Moreno misses practice

The Denver Broncos' substandard running game may be short-handed for the third straight week Sunday.

After returning to practice Wednesday, injured running back Knowshon Moreno missed practice on Thursday.

"We're trying to make sure we make a smart decision on when he's ready, when he's not," Broncos coach Josh McDaniels told the Denver Post before practice Thursday. "Unfortunately, we can't have him out there every day at this point until he's totally healthy."

Moreno injured his hamstring in a practice on Sept. 23 and has not played since Week 2.

If Moreno is unable to go against Baltimore on Sunday, Correll Buckhalter and Laurence Maroney will likely split the carries in Denver's last-ranked rushing attack.

In two games this year, Moreno has rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns.