Denver Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno will be a free-agent after this season. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Super Bowl XLVIII could be running back Knowshon Moreno's final game as a Bronco. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Broncos don't expect to be able to re-sign Moreno when he hits free agency.
Moreno, 26, followed up two disappointing seasons by rushing for 1,038 yards and scoring 13 touchdowns for the Broncos in 2013. He ranked fifth in the NFL in yards from scrimmage and added 60 receptions. The presence of 2013 second-round draft pick Montee Ball and the need to devote cap space to restructure contracts or re-sign other players could leave Moreno to find another team on the free agent market.
Moreno has shied away from the subject during Super Bowl media sessions.
From Pro Football Talk:
“My future is right now. I don’t live in the future; I live in the present,” Moreno said Monday. “Right now, this is what I’m thinking about. I’m thinking about today getting better, throughout the week getting better and on Sunday doing what we can to get the win.”
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Moreno is expected to play Sunday despite leaving the AFC Championship Game with a rib injury.