Broncos Swipe Running Back From 49ers Practice Squad

The Denver Broncos are beginning to lose faith in their struggling roster, and they've begun looking elsewhere for reinforcements. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team signed running back Marlon Mack to their active roster late Sunday night. Mack's arrival follows an ankle injury to running back Mike Boone during the Broncos' 16-9 loss to the New York Jets. Initial X-rays came back negative on Boone, but the 27-year-old back apparently left the game using a crutch and wearing a walking boot, so he sounds likely to miss extended time. He'll undergo more extensive testing on Monday.

Mack joins the Broncos following a stint with the 49ers that included a mere five special team snaps. Mack hasn't seen much action in general over the past few years, totalling a mere 165 yards from scrimmage since 2020.

Mack initially entered the league as the Indianapolis Colts' 143rd overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. He had his most productive years from 2018 to 2019, totalling 2184 yards from scrimmage and 18 total touchdowns over 26 appearances. In Week 1 of the 2020 regular season, Mack suffered an unfortunate Achilles tear that derailed his promising career. The Broncos will be his third team in 2022 alone.
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