Huge opportunity ahead for Broncos' Hall
Lots to get to today, but first, the reports out of Denver that running back Travis Henry could be facing a one-year suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy a third time open a major window for former USF star Andre Hall, a rookie with the Broncos.
Hall made headlines by making the Broncos roster, but was a game-day inactive in the first three games before making his NFL debut in last week's loss to Indianapolis. Henry has some legal options that may delay (or technically, reverse) his suspension, but once he's gone, Hall and rookie Selvin Young would likely be the primary ballcarriers (perhaps converted fullback Mike Bell), continuing a theme of Denver being able to plug nearly anyone in at running back and find success.
ln the more immediate future, Hall might get a look this week as the Broncos' kick returner, since Denver cut receiver Domenik Hixon, who had decent numbers but couldn't break a big return for the 2-2 Broncos. It's a safe bet that he'll get his first NFL touch in Sunday's game against San Diego.
-- Yes, diligent e-mailers, it's the Lombardi Award that George Selvie is now a contender for. Selvie may very well pursue the Lombardi Trophy in the next few years, but not this season.
(mugshot courtesy of Denver Broncos)