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Tuesday, 10 June 2008 13:47
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 ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -Now that the competition has opened up at running back, Selvin Young feels like he's poised to take advantage.
The second-year running back worked with the top offensive unit in the morning session of the fifth day of a two-week camp.
Young is one of the players up for the No. 1 running back job that opened when Travis Henry was released on June 2.
``I'm taking the reps with the No. 1 unit and it's my mind to go out and be a leader,'' Young said. ``I'll continue to keep pressure on those other guys and whenever it is etched in stone, I hope I'm the guy who gets the job.''
Andre Hall, Michael Pittman and Mike Bell are expected to be the top competition for Young.
The day the Broncos released Henry, coach Mike Shanahan said he felt good about the team's talent at running back.
``We have a tailback coming back that averaged 5.2 yards a carry (Selvin Young),'' Shanahan said.
``That's confidence coming from Mr. Shanahan,'' Young said. ``He is one of the greatest coaches of all time and I believe in anything that he does and anything he says. I'm going to be a soldier for him.''
Young had 729 yards on 140 carries after coming to the Broncos as an undrafted player out of Texas.
He had 100-yard games both times against Kansas City. He ran for 109 yards and a touchdown on Nov. 11 in Kansas City and 156 yards on Dec. 12 at home.
``I always had it in my mind I could be a feature back for any team in the NFL,'' Young said. ``I was just looking for a team to give me an opportunity, one that would believe in me and allow me to push myself to get to the level of competition.''
The question is can he be an every-down running back playing at 5 feet 11 and 211 pounds.
``It's something that's up to me to prove,'' Young said. ``I had the opportunities and I showed flashes of it as a rookie, but it is my job to go out and prove to the coach that I can be productive (at 211 pounds).''
Injured tight end Tony Scheffler dressed for the camp, but participated only in his position drills. Scheffler is recovering from a broken left foot.
 

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