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Correll Buckhalter | Running Back

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (35) / 10/6/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 223
College: Nebraska
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Broncos informed RB Correll Buckhalter of his release.
FOX 31 Denver's Josina Anderson suggests Buckhalter could return at a lesser salary than the $1.92 million he was due, but we doubt it. Going on age 33, Buckhalter petered out with a career-worst 2.49 yards-per-carry average last season. It's not out of the question that the former Eagle's NFL career is over. Mon, Jul 25, 2011 09:59:00 PM

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Correll Buckhalter's $1.92 million salary for 2011 has no guarantees.

Even with veteran-loving coach John Fox on board, Buckhalter is an obvious candidate for release at age 32 and coming off 2.5 yards per carry in 2010. Other Broncos veterans on the hot seat: FS Brian Dawkins ($6 million), DT Jamal Williams ($5 million), and SS Renaldo Hill ($2.4 million).
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 10:23:00 AM

Broncos RB Correll Buckhalter rushed three times for eight yards, and caught four balls for 49 yards in a Week 17 loss to San Diego.

Buckhalter played a complementary role on offense, although his 15-yard catch set up Eric Decker's first NFL touchdown. With Knowshon Moreno and Tim Tebow getting goal-line touches, the ten-year veteran merits little consideration for fantasy leagues barring an injury to Moreno.
Sun, Jan 2, 2011 11:06:00 PM

Correll Buckhalter came off the bench for 42 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and caught another three passes for 50 yards and an additional score in the Broncos' Week 16 win over Houston.

Knowshon Moreno (ribs) was ineffective in the first half before sitting out the final two quarters, so Buckhalter took over as the primary back ahead of Lance Ball (six touches). Frequently open over the middle, Buckhalter also did well to break open-field tackles against a Houston defense that tackles as poorly as many team in football. The 32-year-old may be the favorite in Denver's backfield for touches in Week 17 against San Diego.
Sun, Dec 26, 2010 07:13:00 PM

Correll Buckhalter played only in the two-minute drill during the Broncos' Week 10 game against Kansas City.

Knowshon Moreno is clearly the Broncos' every-down back. Buckhalter finished with two receptions for nine yards. The declining 32-year-old is ahead of Lance Ball and Laurence Maroney on the depth chart, but isn't worth a spot in any fantasy leagues. He's not even a good handcuff for Moreno.
Sun, Nov 14, 2010 09:31:00 PM

Correll Buckhalter was active did not play a single snap in the Broncos' Week 7 blowout loss to the Raiders.

Nor did Laurence Maroney, with Knowshon Moreno (17 touches) operating as the Broncos' every-down back. Game flow probably had something to do with it in the 59-14 drubbing, but Buckhalter certainly hasn't earned expanded playing time by averaging 2.2 yards per carry. Maroney has been even worse.
Sun, Oct 24, 2010 09:48:00 PM

Correll Buckhalter rushed five times for 13 yards and added one catch for 12 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

Buckhalter is just as inept as Laurence Maroney at this point. He'll be lucky to stick as the No. 2 back once Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) gets healthy. Feel free to drop Buckhalter.
Sun, Oct 10, 2010 04:22:00 PM

Correll Buckhalter rushed just six times for 3 yards and caught five passes for 38 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Titans.

Buckhalter saw the bulk of his time on third down and did a nice job catching the ball out of the backfield, but failed to do anything with his six ground touches. The Titans square off against the Ravens Week 5, so stay away from Buckhalter.
Sun, Oct 3, 2010 05:49:00 PM

Correll Buckhalter rushed just four times for 12 yards and caught six passes for 33 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to Indianapolis.

Buckhalter had six targets in the passing game, but played sparingly aside from 3rd down with Laurence Maroney handling the bulk of the touches on the ground. Look for a similar breakdown Week 4 against the Titans if Knowshon Moreno can't play, as both backs were unable to seize the starting job in Moreno's absence.
Sun, Sep 26, 2010 08:43:00 PM

Updating previous items, coach Josh McDaniels did mention Correll Buckhalter at Friday's press conference as one of the Broncos' running back options with Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) out.

The Broncos don't view Buckhalter as more than a change of pace back, however, so it's hard to imagine the 32-year-old being thrust into a featured role after averaging 2.0 yards per carry in the first two games. Laurence Maroney does have a history of "carrying the load" in a McDaniels offense. We strongly suspect Maroney will lead the team in touches against the Colts.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 02:24:00 PM

Correll Buckhalter rushed 11 times for 19 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-14 victory over the Seahawks.

Buckhalter should not be owned in any format, as Laurence Maroney should be active for the Broncos from now on.
Sun, Sep 19, 2010 07:10:00 PM

Beat writer Mike Klis says "it's possible that within a week or two, the Broncos will have a tailback rotation of [Knowshon] Moreno and [Laurence] Maroney."

Correll Buckhalter is getting close to the end of the line. He'll be 32 in October and has battled through myriad knee issues during his career. Maroney is the new handcuff to Moreno and Buckhalter belongs on waivers. Once healthy, look for Maroney to be used for a fistful of change-of-pace carries weekly.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Sep 15, 2010 12:21:00 PM

Correll Buckhalter had just three yards on three carries, but 26 yards on two catches in Denver's preseason finale.

Buckhalter was used sparingly, but proved his health on a 15-yard swing early. He's on track to open the year in a committee with Knowshon Moreno, who didn't play Thursday night but is fully expected to start Denver's opener.
Thu, Sep 2, 2010 10:09:00 PM

Correll Buckhalter (back) is expected to get his first carries of the preseason in tonight's finale.

While Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) is only considered 80 percent, Buckhalter is ready to go. He's extremely injury prone in his own right at age 31, but he's a must-own as a handcuff for Moreno owners with Week 1 approaching.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Sep 2, 2010 10:46:00 AM

Correll Buckhalter (back) returned to Broncos practice on Tuesday, as expected.

Buckhalter missed Denver's first two preseason games, but should be ready for the third. He remains the heavy favorite to be Knowshon Moreno's change of pace back this season, with Lance Ball and Justin Fargas behind them.
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 03:50:00 PM