The Denver Post's Ryan O'Halloran doesn't believe Royce Freeman's role as the Broncos' No. 3 running back is secure.
Free agent pickup Melvin Gordon and last year's No. 1 Phillip Lindsay form the clear-cut one-two punch for new OC Pat Shurmur. Freeman is a capable back, but he doesn't contribute on special teams, which is typically something coaches like to have from their depth players. Freeman has posted a mediocre 262-1,017-8 rushing line (3.9 YPC) across his two seasons since being drafted 71st overall in 2018. Perhaps GM John Elway will give him another chance, but he's competing with Khalfani Muhammad and undrafted rookie LeVante Bellamy for a couple jobs. Jun 17 10:16 am (EST)
- Freeman finished the 2019 campaign with 496 yards and three touchdowns on 132 carries and 43 catches on 50 targets for 256 yards and a touchdown.
- Freeman ran for 28 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and caught both of his targets for nine receiving yards during Sunday's 27-17 win against the Lions.
- Freeman ran for 12 yards on five carries and added 14 yards on four catches during Sunday's 23-3 loss in Kansas City. All Royce Freeman News
2020 PRESEASON RANKINGS
2019 SEASON STATS
|LAST 3 WEEKS||16||36||1||7||7||31||0|
|Dec 29||W 16 - 15||OAK||2||-4||0||1||8||0|
|Dec 22||W 27 - 17||DET||9||28||1||2||9||0|
|Dec 15||L 23 - 3||@ KC||5||12||0||4||14||0|
|Dec 08||W 38 - 24||@ HOU||8||24||0||2||8||1|
|Dec 01||W 23 - 20||LAC||5||11||0||4||13||0|
|Nov 24||L 20 - 3||@ BUF||2||20||0||2||9||0|
|Nov 17||L 27 - 23||@ MIN||8||31||0||1||14||0|
|Nov 03||T 0 - 0||CLE||5||15||0||1||-1||0|
|Oct 27||L 15 - 13||@ IND||12||40||1||1||5||0|
|Oct 17||L 30 - 6||KC||10||35||1||4||32||0|
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