Broncos place Moore on IR; sign veteran Huff

The Associated Press
Broncos place Moore on IR; sign veteran Huff
FILE - In a Jan. 2, 2012, file photo Denver Broncos free safety Rahim Moore catching a pass during warm ups before an NFL football game in Denver. Moore underwent emergency surgery Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, for a condition known as lateral compartment syndrome that can cost patients a limb or even their life. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey, File)

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) -- The Broncos placed safety Rahim Moore on recallable injured reserve Tuesday and signed veteran Michael Huff to take his place.

Moore underwent emergency surgery to stop bleeding in a muscle in his left leg Monday. By placing him on recallable IR, the Broncos can bring Moore back to practice in six weeks and onto the active roster if they're playing in eight weeks, which would be the week of the AFC title game in January.

Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway said, ''obviously it hurts to lose Rahim, he'd been playing so well.''

Huff was the seventh pick of the 2006 draft by the Raiders. He signed as a free agent with Baltimore last offseason but played sparingly in seven games this year before the Ravens released him.