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Chase Edmonds seen as Broncos' third-down back

The Denver Broncos view newly-acquired running back Chase Edmonds as more of a third-down back, according to general manager George Paton.

What It Means:

Paton says Edmonds will be on the field for third-downs and two-minute drills while Melvin Gordon and Latavius Murray will share the work on early downs. Gordon and Murray have both underwhelmed for the Broncos this season, so Edmonds should have an opportunity to earn a larger role if he plays well. The Broncos are on bye this week and will face the Tennessee Titans in Week 10.

numberFire's models project Edmonds to average 3.8 carries and 1.2 receptions per game over the rest of the season. Among the 50 running backs with at least 40 carries this season, Edmonds is 49th and Gordon is 50th in Rushing Net Expected Points per attempt.