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Hackney joins Broncos from practice squad to back up starter Cutler

Updated: November 1, 2008, 8:10 PM ET
Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos promoted quarterback Darrell Hackney from their practice squad Saturday to back up starter Jay Cutler.

The Broncos also waived tackle Matt Murphy, whom they had signed on Monday.

Cutler's original backup, Patrick Ramsey, was lost for the season Oct. 20 with an elbow injury.

Hackney is a second-year pro out of Alabama-Birmingham who also was promoted off Denver's practice squad last season. Although he was active for the final eight games, ...

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