The new look backfield of the Broncos has cost third-year tailback Selvin Young his roster spot, as today the Broncos released him. The team has gone on a spree of grabbing running backs this offseason, including the #12 pick from last weekend’s draft, Georgia running back Knowshon Moreno.
The team right now has six backs that could compete for the starting job. Peyton Hillis and Ryan Torian come back from last season, and the team also has free agents J.J. Arrington, Correll Buckhalter and LaMont Jordan.
As for Young, he played in 23 games, making 13 starts in two seasons for the Broncos. He ran 201 times for 1,032 yards and two touchdowns and caught 38 passes for 247 yards.
Young was beset by back and groin injuries last season and was one of seven Broncos tailbacks who ended up on injured reserve.