Broncos Will Let RBs Devontae Booker & Theo Riddick Test Free Agency


Mike Klis reports that the Broncos will let running backs Devontae Booker and Theo Riddick test the open market in the coming weeks.

Klis says Booker should draw interest from teams in the second wave of free agency. As for Riddick, Klis mentions that his shoulder has healed and he’s medically cleared. 

Recent reports have said that the Broncos are expected to be in the market for a running back complement to Phillip Lindsay this offseason, so it’s not a huge surprise that they will allow their other running backs to see what else is out there for them. 

Booker, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2016. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2.723 million rookie contract and he’s now in position to test the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his NFL career. 

In 2019, Booker appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and rushed for nine yards on two carries while catching six passes for 57 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Riddick, 28, is a former sixth-round pick of the Lions back in 2013. He was in the third year of his four-year, $12.3 million contract and set to make base salaries of $2.7 million and $3.2 million over the final two years of the agreement when the Lions released him on Saturday. 

The Broncos signed Riddick to a contract during the summer, but he was placed on injured reserve with a shoulder injury coming out of the preseason. 

In 2018, Riddick appeared in 14 games for the Lions and rushed for 171 yards on 40 carries (4.3 YPC) to go along with 61 receptions for 384 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

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