Broncos head coach Vance Joseph said Royce Freeman “absolutely” has a chance to be the team’s starting running back this year, according to ESPN.
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Freeman is accustomed to being a lead back, as the story goes on to say. He was a four-year starter at Oregon, who finished his career with 947 carries for 5,621 yards and 60 touchdowns, plus another 79 catches for 814 yards and 4 receiving touchdowns. It's obviously still early, but it doesn't seem like great news right now for Booker owners who were assuming the back would slide right into a primary role.