Royce Freeman Could Be At The Front Of The Starting Line With Denver Broncos

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 28: Royce Freeman
EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 28: Royce Freeman /

While Oregon Football is looking to replace Royce Freeman on the field, the former Duck is impressing in Camp for the Denver Broncos.

Running Back Royce Freeman showed at Oregon that he is durable and not afraid to get the yards when given the ball. He is humble in person but can be a beast on the field. This mantra has translated from the College game to the NFL gridiron fairly easily and in the first week of NFL Training Camp, Freeman has his eyes on a role with Denver this season. He could land as one of their top running backs in the next month.

According to Terrell Davis, a Hall of Fame Running Back and former player for Denver, the team believes that Royce Freeman has the makeup to be their Starting Running Back. The former Oregon Duck averaged about six yards per carry in his four year career at the University of Oregon. Last season Devonte Booker led Denver with just over 3.5 yards per carry.

While it is early in the NFL Preseason, both Booker and Freeman are joined by three other Running Backs looking to make the cut. Freeman has been impressive so far. The third round NFL Draft pick from the 2018 NFL Draft showed positive strides in the teams minicamp and he hopes to continue that progression over the next month.

With the departure of C.J. Anderson in the offseason, the Running Back slate is clean in Denver as the team looks to replace the former Starter.

The Denver Broncos open the NFL Preseason on August 18th hosting the Chicago Bears. The regular season begins on September 9th as the team hosts the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson. For the season opener, both teams will be looking to get out of the gate with a win. Seattle had a disappointing season last year by their standard.

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Denver will look to start fresh with a new face at Running Back that could very well be Royce Freeman.