Ronnie Hillman | RB | Denver Broncos
Posted: 8/6/2014 11:56pm et
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is in line to start the preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 7, against the Seattle Seahawks with RB Montee Ball (appendix) out after an emergency appendectomy.
Huddle Up: Hillman has the early edge over C.J. Anderson to be Ball's backup. However, Hillman will have to hang onto the football and perform well in preseason games to win the No. 2 job. Ball is still expected to be ready for the season opener but Hillman is the favorite to be his handcuff.
Posted: 7/31/2014 8:53pm et
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman has been unbelievable this offseason, according to running backs coach Eric Studesville. Studesville said Hillman is starting to maximize his potential and it's been exciting to witness.
Huddle Up: Many believe second-year back C.J. Anderson is actually running ahead of the 2012 third-round pick in the race to back up Montee Ball, but the true tests -- the preseason games themselves -- are yet to come. Avoiding the fumbling issues that plagued him last season will Key No. 1 for Hillman.
Posted: 6/4/2014 12:28am et
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is focused on making the team after slipping down the depth chart quickly last season. 'I have a chip on my shoulder now,' Hillman said. 'I am not paying too much attention to the depth chart. But I am not out here practicing to be No. 2.' Hillman's work in regaining a job behind RB Montee Ball will start with him hanging onto the football. He fumbled twice last year inside the opponent's 10-yard line, and the team ran out of patience with him.
Huddle Up: The 2012 3rd-round pick had only 55 rushes and 12 receptions in 9 games a season ago, and is the odds-on favorite for the team's No. 2 RB role provided he can get -- a keep -- his grip on the pigskin during training camp and the preseason.
Posted: 5/30/2014 6:25pm et
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said RB Montee Ball has the starting job, and the competition for the backfield is with the No. 2 spot.
Huddle Up: There wasn't much suspense to this situation, as Ball played better down the stretch of his rookie campaign and no longer has Knowshon Moreno ahead of him on the depth chart.
Posted: 5/19/2014 3:19pm et
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said the team is looking for RB Ronnie Hillman to improve his play if he wants to make the team this upcoming season. Hillman has fumbled four times over the past two seasons.
Huddle Up: Sounds like Hillman is battling for a roster spot rather than pushing for any sort of meaningful role in the Broncos' backfield rotation. He could still see touches, but unless he improves dramatically it will take an injury or two for Hillman to warrant fantasy consideration.
Posted: 5/18/2014 6:05pm et
Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase said the competition for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart at running back behind Montee Ball is wide open. He also said that there is no clear-cut favorite to start at right tackle.
Huddle Up: For the first time in 3 seasons, the Broncos didn't draft a RB, but that doesn't mean anything is going to be handed to former third-round pick Ronnie Hillman, who must show more consistent production and show he's past his fumbling issues.
Posted: 1/2/2014 12:35pm et
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman may miss some practice time next week due to a court date for multiple traffic infractions.
Huddle Up: Hillman was actually active the last few games of the regular season, but will only see spare postseason touches as long as Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball remain healthy.
Posted: 9/24/2013 2:40pm et
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman scored a touchdown in the team's Week 3 game after winning a game of rock-paper-scissors on the sidelines with RBs Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball to see who would get the goal line carry. 'We were just messing around on the sideline,' Hillman said. 'Just something to do. Have fun.'
Huddle Up: Good to know your Week 3 fantasy fortunes may have hinged on Hillman showing a rock to the other backs' scissors, but it's all in fun, right? In any case, it remains a three-way RBBC in the Mile High City, but Ball's late-game fumble -- his second in 2 games -- may result in more touches for Hillman and Moreno over the next few weeks.
Posted: 9/1/2013 12:41pm et
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman is listed as the starting running back on the team's depth chart for Week 1. RB Montee Ball is listed as the backup running back and RB Knowshon Moreno is listed as the No. 3 back.
Huddle Up: Those who drafted Ball as a starting RB were hoping that Hillman's preseason fumbling issues (3 fumbles, 2 lost) would've vaulted their man to the top of the depth chart, but it looks to a full-bore RBBC in Denver entering the season with all 3 backs expected to share in the early workload.