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Broncos Ink Former Detroit Lions RB Theo Riddick

The Broncos have officially signed former Lions running back Theo Riddick according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

The 28-year-old pass-catching back visited the Saints and Broncos after his release from the Lions but had trouble ginning up more interest.

Riddick has a reputation as a strong receiver, but he has been sub-replacement level two of the past three seasons, posting a 7.0 YPC or lower in both 2016 and 2018. And he offers very little as a runner between the tackles.

That said, Riddick might have found his best fit in Denver.

The Broncos have two terrific second-year backs in Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman but thus far neither has emerged as a proficient pass catcher. The Riddick signing could mean that Devontae Booker’s spot on the final 53-man roster is in jeopardy.


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