Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Pittman to Broncos?

According to Michael David Smith at PFT

Posted by Michael David Smith on May 27, 2008, 3:27 p.m.

A league source tells PFT that free agent running back Michael Pittman will sign a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos.

Pittman, who has 10 years of NFL experience, will join a crowded backfield in Denver that includes veteran Travis Henry and youngsters Selvin Young and Andre Hall. Rookie fifth-round pick Ryan Torain is also in the mix.

Pittman spent the first four years of his career with the Cardinals and the last six with the Buccaneers. He’ll turn 33 in August, but he’s still productive in limited action, having averaged better than four yards a carry each of the last five seasons.

When he signed with Tampa Bay in 2002, Bucs coach Jon Gruden thought Pittman was the perfect fit as a combined run-catch threat in Gruden’s offense. But since the Bucs selected Cadillac Williams in the first round of the 2005 draft, Pittman has mostly served as a role player rather than an every-down back, which is what he’ll continue to be in Denver.

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