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Top Mike Boone News

  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Finishes season with six touches

    Boone appeared in eight games in 2021 and rushed four times for 35 yards while catching his only two targets for 22 yards.

    Boone missed the first five games of the 2021 campaign with a quadriceps injury he suffered before the season in training camp. When the veteran running back made his return to the field, his involvement was minimal as a result of the near-even backfield split between Melvin Gordon and rookie Javonte Williams. Both backs had a strong year, so Boone played a depth role for the games in which he was active while also contributing on special teams. Boone is entering the second year of his two-year contract he signed in March of 2021, so he will likely be a member of the Broncos next season. Gordon, however, is set to become a free agent this offseason. It's possible that Boone could become Denver's de facto No. 2 running back behind Williams if Gordon signs with another team. In that scenario, Boone would hold some value in 2022 as a change-of-pace back for a team that runs the ball effectively.

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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Returns from COVID-19 list

    Denver reinstated Boone (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the Broncos' official site reports.

    Denver received a roster exemption for Boone, so he could be eased back into the fold with lighter workloads in practice to begin the week after he spent 10 days on the reserve/COVID-19 list following his positive test of the virus. Through five appearances with Denver this season, Boone has garnered only seven touches (five carries, two receptions), but he's produced 47 yards from scrimmage. Even so, Boone isn't likely to see much of an uptick in opportunity over Denver's final three games while both Melvin Gordon and Javonte Williams are healthy.

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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Tests positive for COVID-19

    The Broncos placed Boone on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday due to a positive test for the virus, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    As a result, Boone won't be available Sunday against the Lions. The Broncos list Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) as questionable for Week 14, so if he ends up sitting a second game in a row, Damarea Crockett would be the only other running back on the active roster behind rookie second-rounder Javonte Williams.

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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Placed in COVID protocol

    Boone was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

    Boone was pulled from Friday's practice after reporting that he wasn't feeling well. While he hasn't been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against Detroit, it's highly unlikely that Boone will clear the COVID-19 protocol in time to suit up. The Broncos are optimistic that Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) will be able to play, but if Gordon and Boone both end up sitting, Damarea Crockett would be left as the lone backup to Javonte Williams.

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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Limited role in loss

    Boone rushed four times for 35 yards and caught his only target for 19 yards in Sunday's 22-9 loss to the Chiefs.

    Boone operated as the Broncos' No. 2 running back in the contest with Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) sidelined, though it was rookie Javonte Williams who received the bulk of the carries and targets out of the backfield, as expected. Boone showed burst in his limited touches, but Williams stole the show in his first opportunity as a true feature back. With Gordon expected to practice ahead of Week 14 matchup with the Lions, Boone should return to the No. 3 spot on the depth chart.

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  • Broncos' Mike Boone: Likely headed for No. 2 role

    Boone is expected to serve as the Broncos' No. 2 running back behind Javonte Williams in Sunday's game against the Chiefs with Melvin Gordon (hip/shoulder) listed as doubtful for the contest, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.

    Gordon wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week, making it likely that he'll be inactive for the first time all season. Through their first 11 games, the Broncos have deployed a near-even backfield timeshare of Gordon and Williams, with both receiving similar snap and touch counts in nearly every game. That has left scant work for Boone since coming off injured reserve Week 6, though he showed the ability to produce on the occasions he saw carries for the Vikings the past three seasons. Even so, rather than simply plugging Boone in for Gordon as part of a timeshare, the Broncos are more likely to prepare the Williams for his first look in a three-down bellcow role, with Boone likely mixing in when the rookie requires a breather.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Macclenny, FL
Age: 26
School: Cincinnati
Experience: 5