Head Coach Mike Shanahan has announced that the Broncos have signed running back Alex Haynes and placed Ryan Torain on injured reserve.
Torain marks the third Denver running back moved to IR after he suffered a left knee injury in the Broncos’ win at Cleveland last Thursday. He was having success against the Browns, rushing for 68 yards and his first career touchdown on just 12 carries.
Then on a carry in the second quarter, Torain was tackled and another defender rolled up awkwardly on Torain’s knee. Trainers worked on him on the bench and he jogged up and down the sidelines, but he eventually headed to the locker room and did not return.
The 5-foot-10, 230-pound Haynes is in just his second year in the NFL, and he began 2008 with the Ravens, who waived him on August 30.
He originally joined the Ravens in 2005 as a college free agent out of the University of Central Florida, and since then he has spent time with both the Ravens and Panthers.
He has appeared in nine games for his career, all last year with Carolina. He ran the ball three times for three yards in those games while also catching three passes for 14 yards. He also posted three special teams tackles.
Haynes finished his collegiate career at Central Florida as its all-time leading rusher, posting 3,356 yards on 742 carries. His 27 career rushing scores ranked second in UCF history.
– Adam Zinser, DenverBroncos.com