Englewood, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - The Denver Broncos signed former first-
round pick Michael Huff on Tuesday and placed starting safety Rahim Moore on
injured reserve with a designation to return.
The move comes one day after Moore underwent surgery for a serious condition
known as lateral compartment syndrome.
Moore exited Sunday night's 27-17 win over Kansas City in the first half and
did not return after being diagnosed with what the team called a lower leg
Still feeling pain in his leg during the night, Moore called head athletic
trainer Steve Antonopulos. Antonopulos and the Broncos' medical staff
diagnosed the ailment as lateral compartment syndrome, which is potentially
Moore underwent successful surgery on Monday morning and will miss six weeks
of practice and eight weeks of games before he is eligible to return to the
active roster. That timetable would leave him unavailable until the AFC
Championship Game, if the Broncos make it that far.
To fill the void left by Moore, the Broncos brought in a veteran presence in
Huff, who started the season with Baltimore and appeared in seven games with
one start before he was released in October.
Since being selected seventh overall by Oakland in the 2006 NFL Draft, the 30-
year-old Huff has 11 interceptions and 54 passes defensed in 115 games (94
starts) over eight seasons with the Raiders and Ravens.
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