Broncos sign safety Michael Huff, put Rahim Moore on IR

Michael Huff

The Denver Broncos announced Tuesday that safety Rahim Moore has been placed on injured reserve with a designation to return.

Moore must miss six weeks of practice and eight weeks of games before he is eligible to return to the active roster.  The earliest he can return to practice is Dec. 31, and will be able to play in the AFC Championship Game, if the Broncos reach it.

“Obviously it hurts to lose Rahim,” Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said. “He’s been playing so well, but to be able to have this happen to him is terrible. But we have to battle through that. Rahim I know is upset as anybody. So we had to put him on injured reserve with a designation to return so if he could come back he would be eligible to come back if we were to make it that far for the championship games.”

The Broncos also announced the signing of veteran safety Michael Huff.

Huff, an eight-year pro, started the season in Baltimore, playing in seven games and starting one for the Ravens, before he was released in October.

Huff spent seven seasons in Oakland before signing with the Ravens in the offseason.  He has 11 interceptions in his career to go with 54 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 5.5 sacks.

Mike Adams replaced Moore in last Sunday’s win against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Adams, who started all 16 games for the Broncos in 2012,  will likely start in place of the injured Moore with help from special-teams captain David Bruton and converted cornerback Omar Bolden.

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