Broncos' Devontae Booker: In line for expanded role?
Booker could receive additional work moving forward, Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com reports. "We've got to give Book some opportunities, he's doing some good stuff," head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday. "When he's had the opportunities he's done some really good things. As a young player we're trying to get him going as far as protections and those type of things and he's starting to handle himself better."
Since a brief three-carry showing in Week 1, Booker's touches have ranged between five and 10 per game over the last five outings, averaging 4.9 YPC and gathering in eight of 11 passes for 65 yards. Meanwhile, No. 1 running back C.J. Anderson hasn't reached 4.0 YPC or 100 yards from scrimmage in any contest during that stretch. Due to the four-year, $18 million investment made in Anderson in the offseason, he likely isn't in danger of losing his job, but Booker appears deserving of an expanded role, at the very least.