Broncos Activate Hackney

By: AP
By: AP
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The Denver Broncos promoted quarterback Darrell Hackney from their practice squad Saturday to back up starter Jay Cutler.

The Broncos also waived tackle Matt Murphy, whom they had signed on Monday.

Cutler's original backup, Patrick Ramsey, was lost for the season Oct. 20 with an elbow injury.

Hackney is a second-year pro out of Alabama-Birmingham who also was promoted off Denver's practice squad last season. Although he was active for the final eight games, he has yet to appear in an NFL regular-season game.

Hackney completed 24 of 38 passes for 285 yards and a touchdown in the preseason.

Ramsey was injured in a loss at New England before the Broncos' bye, when Cutler also injured the index finger on his throwing hand. Cutler will start Sunday against the Miami Dolphins.

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