The playoffs are never a good time to pile up injuries in the secondary, especially when Tom Brady and the pass-happy New England Patriots are coming to town.
The Denver Broncos lost one starter in the defensive backfield when Chris Harris Jr. tore his ACL in the Divisional round win over the San Diego Chargers Sunday, and they won’t be getting another starter back, unfortunately.
According to Jason Hirschhorn, Broncos safety Rahim Moore is done for the rest of the playoffs.
So there it is people. The Broncos’ Rahim Moore will not return for the reminder of the playoffs.
— Jason Hirschhorn (@JBHirschhorn) January 15, 2014
Since Moore was already on the Injured Reserve with a Designation to Return, and he won’t return, he’ll just be moved to the regular IR. That means no new players to help bolster the Broncos secondary.
But, Denver did sign former Patriots DB Marquice Cole yesterday.
With Harris out, it remains to be seen who defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio runs out there to start opposite of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. It could be Champ Bailey, who’s now healthy but playing more in the nickel role, or Tony Carter may get the call. We’ll have to wait and see.
The AFC Championship Game kicks off at 1:05 p.m. MT and will be televised on CBS.
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