Selvin Young, and PJ Pope to IR, makes that a total of 7 RB's on the IR for the Broncos this year.
he Broncos have lost two more running backs to injuries.
P.J. Pope tore a hamstring, and Selvin Young ruptured a disc in his neck. Both players have been placed on injured reserve. The Broncos now have a remarkable seven tailbacks on injured reserve.
Denver is expected to bolster its depth at tailback by activating Cory Boyd off the practice squad and signing Alex Haynes, who was waived by the Broncos on Nov. 22.
Pope became the sixth tailback to start in the Broncos' battered backfield Sunday against Buffalo but went to the sideline in the first quarter with a torn left hamstring. He finished with six carries for 44 yards. He's expected to be out six to eight weeks.
Young picked up the slack for Pope before leaving with a pinched nerve in his neck late in the third quarter.
An MRI on Monday revealed Young had a ruptured disc.
"Hopefully the disc will go back into position where he won't have an operation," Shanahan said.
The injuries to Pope and Young on Sunday left Tatum Bell as the only healthy running back. Bell carried the ball five times for 20 yards.