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Selvin Young | Running Back

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/1/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 215
College: Texas

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Free agent Selvin Young recently opted against back surgery that might have made him available to teams by June.
Young is out until September and will need time after that to get in football shape. Don't expect to see him resurface until during the season, at best. Tue, May 5, 2009 01:32:00 PM
Source: Denver Post

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Selvin Young was reportedly waived Thursday because he has a herniated disc in his back.

Young is out until "September at the earliest," so no one is going to claim him off waivers. The Texans would've been an interesting fit, although they heed a short-yardage back and that's not one of Young's strengths.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, May 1, 2009 11:28:00 AM

Broncos waived RB Selvin Young.

Young was a favorite of Mike Shanahan, but he hasn't been able to stay healthy since high school. With Knowshon Moreno already added to a crowded backfield, he was deemed extraneous after failing a recent physical. Young's best bet is to catch on with a team needing a change-of-pace back, but even then his chances of fantasy value are slim. It wouldn't surprise us if Ryan Torain is the next to go.
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 05:55:00 PM

The Broncos are reportedly asking around to see if teams are interested in acquiring one of their running backs.

They recently signed Correll Buckhalter, LaMont Jordan, and J.J. Arrington, with Selvin Young, Ryan Torain, and Peyton Hillis already on the roster. Neither Young nor Torain would bring much, if anything, in return.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Mar 23, 2009 09:22:00 AM

Selvin Young appears unlikely to be on the Broncos' opening-day roster following the additions of J.J. Arrington and Correll Buckhalter.

Young was a product of Mike Shanahan's zone-blocking system and battled injuries all last season. He could be released shortly if the Broncos can't get a late-round pick for him via trade. Young is currently recovering from a ruptured disk in his neck. It's uncertain if he needed surgery.
Sat, Feb 28, 2009 10:10:00 PM

The Broncos will know in about a month if the ruptured disk in Selvin Young's neck will require surgery.

"Hopefully, the disk will go back into position where he won't have to have an operation," coach Mike Shanahan said. Young has certainly earned himself the "injury prone" label this season, and the Broncos could be reluctant to rely on him next year, even as a backup.
Tue, Dec 23, 2008 09:51:00 AM

Broncos placed RBs Selvin Young (ruptured disc in neck) and P.J. Pope (torn hamstring) on injured reserve, ending their seasons.

They're the sixth and seventh backs to be placed on Denver's I.R. list in 2008. Young couldn't beat out Michael Pittman at the beginning of the year and was injured almost all season. He is under contract for the minimum in 2009, but the Broncos are sure to upgrade their backfield and Young isn't guaranteed a spot on the roster. He's injury prone and not all that talented.
Source: CBS4 Denver
Mon, Dec 22, 2008 04:27:00 PM

Selvin Young left Sunday's loss to Buffalo with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Young's long-term stock decreases with every little injury he suffers. Clearly, the Broncos never could have trusted him to be a 20-touch per game back. Young had only seven carries for 16 yards Sunday and is probably out of the ball-carrying mix as long as P.J. Pope (hamstring) is healthy.
Sun, Dec 21, 2008 08:26:00 PM

The Denver Post suggests that Selvin Young's playing time in the final two games could be affected after he fumbled in Week 15.

Coach Mike Shanahan can't stand fumbling, and while Young was rusty after missing seven of the previous eight games, he wasn't very productive either. He barely managed 3.0 yards per carry. Tatum Bell started against Carolina and the Broncos used a three-headed monster with P.J. Pope also involved.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Dec 15, 2008 01:47:00 PM

Selvin Young was held to 19 yards on six carries against the Panthers in his Week 15 return.

Young was splitting snaps evenly with Tatum Bell and P.J. Pope until an awful fumble just before halftime gave the Panthers a gift-wrapped field goal. With P.J. Pope favored in the passing game, Young may not have a significant role going forward.
Sun, Dec 14, 2008 08:03:00 PM

Selvin Young (groin) is active for the Broncos in Week 15.

Young is expected to rotate with Tatum Bell and P.J. Pope. Brandon Stokley and D.J. Williams are also active. Newly promoted running back Cory Boyd is inactive, as is Champ Bailey. Other Broncos inactives: WR Chad Jackson, S Marlon McCree, FB Andrew Pinnock, FB/LB Spencer Larsen, G Pat Murray, and DE Tim Crowder.
Sun, Dec 14, 2008 03:25:00 PM

Selvin Young (groin, probable) practiced without limits again Friday.

Young was listed as probable last week too and didn't play, so he's no lock to face Carolina. He'll be worked out in warmups before the Broncos decide his status. If Young is active, he might see 8-10 touches.
Fri, Dec 12, 2008 05:44:00 PM

Selvin Young (groin) was a full participant in Broncos practice Thursday.

If he puts in another full practice on Friday, expect Young to be out there against the Panthers. However, the Broncos say he isn't in full football shape yet after missing over eight weeks. He's not a fantasy option.
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 06:29:00 PM

According to the Denver Post, Selvin Young "is expected back" from his groin injury Sunday against the Panthers.

We've heard this before, and coach Mike Shanahan sounded less sure in his post-practice presser Wednesday. The Post expects a rotation of Young, Cory Boyd, and Tatum Bell against Carolina's below-average run defense.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 12:58:00 PM

Selvin Young (groin) was limited in Broncos practice Wednesday.

He's questionable again this week, but coach Mike Shanahan is optimistic. "He feels like he can go," Shanny said. "He got some reps today (in practice). Limited reps." Young has not received a carry in a game since Week 10.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Dec 10, 2008 05:18:00 PM

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