Levante Bellamy

Denver Broncos
Running Back #32
Denver Broncos
Running Back #32

Levante Bellamy News

Quiet in rookie season

Bellamy finished the season with 11 yards on four carries and a five-yard catch.

Analysis: Bellamy impressed during training camp, but did not record his first touch until Week 16.  Even with Phillip Lindsay dinged up for much of the season, Bellamy had trouble cracking the lineup with a logjam at the position featuring Lindsay, Melvin Gordon and Royce Freeman. Will all three either under contract or heading to restricted free agency this offseason, something will have to give to allow Bellamy to break through in 2021.

Jan 17, 2021 2:50 PM EST


Questionable heading into finale

Bellamy (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Analysis: Bellamy was contained to limited participation Wednesday and Thursday before submitting a full Friday session, meaning the undrafted rookie's status is trending positively for Week 17. The 24-year-old just made his fourth appearance of the season last Sunday in a loss to the Chargers, after a knee injury had kept him on IR between Oct. 10 and Nov. 24. Having been subsequently waived, re-signed to the practice squad and promoted to the active roster, Bellamy got his first offensive opportunity against L.A. in Week 16, collecting 16 scrimmage yards on four touches.

Jan 1, 2021 4:14 PM EST



Earns first touches of season

Bellamy ran for 11 yards on three carries and added a five-yard catch during Sunday's 19-16 loss at the Chargers.

Analysis: Bellamy saw his first action of the season following Denver's placing of Phillip Lindsay on injured reserve. He even enjoyed some early offensive snaps behind Melvin Gordon thanks to the balky hip of Royce Freeman. The rookie's forecast for Sunday's finale against the Raiders is largely dependent on Freeman's health. If Freeman is still nursing his hip, expect for Denver to give Bellamy a few extra looks before the offseason.

Dec 28, 2020 5:11 PM EST


Promoted from practice squad

Bellamy signed to Denver's active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: The 24-year-old will rejoin the Broncos' active roster with Phillip Lindsay (hip/knee) landing on injured reserve. Bellamy is without a touch in three games this season, but he could work as the secondary tailback behind Melvin Gordon if Royce Freeman (hip), who is listed as questionable, is unable to play Sunday against the Chargers.

Dec 26, 2020 5:48 PM EST


Lands on practice squad

Bellamy cleared waivers Friday and signed with the Broncos' practice squad, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: Bellamy returned from injured reserve earlier in the week and was quickly let go to make room on the 53-man roster. The undrafted rookie out of Western Michigan will continue to fine-tune his craft on the Broncos' scout team. Bellamy could have some solid potential, as he racked up 1,527 yards from scrimmage and 23 total touchdowns in his senior season at Western Michigan.

Nov 27, 2020 3:38 PM EST



Waived by Broncos

Bellamy was waived by Denver on Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: The rookie out of Western Michigan was activated from IR on Tuesday before being let go the following day. Per Klis, Denver hopes to re-sign Bellamy to the practice squad. After rushing for 1,472 yards as a senior last year, Bellamy has been used exclusively on special teams in his three contests this season.

Nov 25, 2020 12:40 PM EST


Returns from IR

The Broncos activated Bellamy (knee) from injured reserve Tuesday, Ryan O'Halloran of The Denver Post reports.

Analysis: Bellamy suffered a knee injury in Week 4 against the Jets and was subsequently placed on IR. The undrafted rookie out of Western Michigan has practiced for nearly three weeks now and is ready to return to action. Prior to the injury, Bellamy played exclusively on special teams and likely will maintain that role moving forward.

Nov 24, 2020 5:18 PM EST


Preparing to return

Bellamy (knee) was designated to return from injured reserve Friday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Bellamy has missed the last three games, but he returned to practice Thursday and is eligible to play Sunday against the Falcons. There's a decent chance he's not activated for that game, but the depth running back should be back in action soon. Bellamy played strictly on special teams before this injury.

Nov 6, 2020 4:25 PM EST


Shifts to IR

The Broncos placed Bellamy (knee) on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Bellamy operated strictly on special teams over the last three games even with Phillip Lindsay out of the lineup with turf toe, so his minimum three-game absence shouldn't affect the Broncos' backfield depth much. He's eligible to return Week 8 against the Falcons.

Oct 10, 2020 5:04 PM EST


Rejoins main roster

Bellamy was promoted from Denver's practice squad Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Bellamy's addition suggests the Broncos might once again be without Phillip Lindsay (toe) against the Jets on Thursday, leaving only Melvin Gordon and Royce Freeman in front of Bellamy at running back. The 23-year-old Western Michigan product suited up for Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay, but he only appeared in a special teams role.

Sep 30, 2020 11:21 AM EST


Sent back down to practice squad

Bellamy was reverted back to Denver's practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction report.

Analysis: Bellamy was called up for the Week 4 loss to Tampa Bay. He played 18 special teams snaps and recorded a pair of tackles but didn't see the field on offense.

Sep 28, 2020 5:39 PM EST


Promoted to active roster

Bellamy was promoted to the Broncos' active roster Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

Analysis: Bellamy's addition to the active roster is for insurance, as Phillip Lindsay (toe) is not expected to play in the contest. Should that ultimately be the case, he will be third behind Melvin Gordon and Royce Freeman on the depth chart. This will be the undrafted free agent's first NFL game.

Sep 26, 2020 11:32 AM EST


Reverts to practice squad

Bellamy reverted to the Broncos' practice squad Monday, Jon Heath of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Bellamy was added to the active roster over the weekend in order to give Denver some added depth in the backfield but he only ended up playing 14 snaps on special teams.

Sep 21, 2020 6:30 PM EST


Joins active roster

Bellamy was promoted to the active roster for Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old will move up from the practice squad as an extra player for Week 2. Bellamy will provide depth at running back with Phillip Lindsay (toe) sidelined, though he's unlikely to fill a significant role with Melvin Gordon and Royce Freeman handling the load.

Sep 19, 2020 8:48 PM EST


Done in Denver

The Broncos waived Bellamy on Saturday, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

Analysis: Bellamy put together a modestly impressive training camp, but without the benefit of preseason exhibitions he was fighting an uphill battle to earn a spot on the final roster. If he clears waivers, the Broncos could bring back the undrafted rookie out of Western Michigan as a member of the practice squad.

Sep 5, 2020 10:43 AM EST


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