Knowshon Moreno Out With Hamstring Injury for Week 4
Moreno injured his hamstring at practice a week ago and he was a late scratch for last Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. He was unable to return to practice this week, and the team on Friday ruled him out for Sunday's game at Tennessee.
Also ruled out was fullback Spencer Larsen, who also didn't practice at all this week after spraining his ankle in the first half of the Indianapolis game.
Correll Buckhalter and Laurence Maroney figure to get the bulk of the snaps at tailback in the absence of Moreno, who missed the entire preseason with a pull of his other hamstring. Andre Brown also could see some time at halfback.
Tight end Dan Gronkowski, who stepped in at fullback after Larsen went down last week, is expected to take backfield snaps again this week.
While the Broncos backfield will be missing Moreno and Larsen, Denver's offensive line could be intact Sunday for the first time this season.
Right tackle Ryan Harris, who missed the first three games after spraining his ankle in the exhibition finale, was upgraded to probable Friday after taking part in practice without restrictions.
The Broncos are still hoping to get more production out of their rushing attack, which is averaging only 67 yards per game.
Cornerback Andre Goodman, who missed last Sunday's Indianapolis game with a quadriceps injury, also was listed as probable for the Tennessee game.