Sean Payton and George Paton spoke at the NFL Owners Meetings on Monday. When talking about Javonte Williams’ status for Week 1, Paton was hesitant to say if the Denver Broncos’ starting running back will be ready to return from his injury. If Williams isn’t able to play, will Samaje Perine be able to handle the running back workload? Or will the Broncos have to re-sign Latavius Murray? Or potentially draft a running back. Would a later-round back, such as Deuce Vaughn, be a good addition? Or would a first-round investment in Bijan Robinson or Jahmyr Gibbs be needed? Could the Broncos trade either Jerry Jeudy or Courtland Sutton to get the draft capital to snag one of those running backs?

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Zac Stevens was born and raised in Denver, went to the University of Denver and now covers the Denver Broncos. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from DU in 2014, Zac worked for the Cleveland Browns as a remote scout. He then jumped straight into the journalism industry at the beginning of 2016 covering the reigning world-champion Broncos and joined DNVR soon after. Catch him on Twitter @ZacStevensDNVR and daily on the DNVR Broncos podcast as the co-host.