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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Will Denver look at Alexander?

By Bill Williamson

Posted by's Bill Williamson

The Denver Broncos are still a team in the market for a running back so will they show an interest in Shaun Alexander, who was just cut by the Washington Redskins?

The Broncos had a chance to sign Alexander this spring after he was cut by Seattle, but they decided to sign Michael Pittman instead. Denver liked Pittman's blocking ability and toughness over Alexander's and went with the former Tampa Bay back despite Alexander's pedigree.

Alexander had already signed with Washington when Denver had an emergency at running back earlier this month, losing three running backs in a span of four days. The Broncos eventually brought back Tatum Bell and he is backing up rookie Peyton Hillis, who has done a fine job considering he was drafted in the seventh round as a fullback.

Denver's need for a running back isn't urgent at this point. Sure, the Broncos will consider running backs, but they don't need a warm body anymore. At this point, that's exactly what Alexander may be. He made little impact with Washington.

Now, if a player such as Edgerrin James of the Cardinals were to be cut, Denver may be interested, and the Broncos still could bring in Alexander if they are not comfortable with Bell or there is another injury. But at this point, it would be a surprise if the Broncos jumped on Alexander.