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Ronnie Hillman | Running Back | #36

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (67) / DEN
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Ronnie Hillman was a healthy scratch for Week 12 against the Texans.
Claimed off waivers on Tuesday, Hillman did not have enough time to get ready for action this week. He could end up supplanting Kenneth Farrow as the handcuff to own for Melvin Gordon. Nov 27 - 11:41 AM

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The Broncos also placed a waiver claim on Ronnie Hillman on Tuesday.

Hillman, of course, spent the first four seasons of his career in Denver before being part of final cuts this past summer. It's notable with Devontae Booker struggling badly in his three starts since C.J. Anderson (knee) was hurt. Booker is averaging just over 50 yards per game and 2.9 YPC in that span.
Nov 22 - 8:42 PM

Chargers claimed RB Ronnie Hillman off waivers from the Vikings.

WR Griff Whalen was waived in a corresponding roster move. The Chargers have extremely little depth behind Melvin Gordon, but Hillman should see little, if any, action on Sundays. That being said, Hillman could get some third-down snaps if he acquits himself well in practice.
Nov 22 - 5:30 PM

Vikings waived RB Ronnie Hillman.

Hillman got an extended shot in Week 9, but was buried behind Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata on Sunday. Hillman has had multiple opportunities to prove he belongs in the NFL, and failed every time.
Nov 21 - 2:01 PM

Ronnie Hillman had four carries for two yards in Week 10.

He was the No. 3 back through the rotation behind Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata. Hillman doesn't have any fantasy value going into Week 11.
Nov 13 - 5:30 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed seven times for 30 yards and caught his lone target for 32 yards in the Vikings' Week 9 loss to the Lions.

It could be argued that Hillman was the Vikings' most effective back on Sunday, both via the eye test and box score. That may say more about struggling Jerick McKinnon and Matt Asiata, however. Hillman has always possessed impressive short-area burst, but he doesn't break tackles and has long been iffy in the passing game. He's just a rotating member of the Vikings' three-man RBBC.
Nov 6 - 4:57 PM

Vikings signed RB Ronnie Hillman, formerly of the Broncos.

Hillman led the 2015 Broncos in rushing with 863 yards and seven touchdowns, but he was far too inconsistent and fumbled the ball three times. He was beat out by rookie Devontae Booker and Kapri Bibbs behind C.J. Anderson at final cuts in Denver. Hillman will slide in as the Vikings' No. 3 back and could make a move up the depth chart in short order if Matt Asiata and/or Jerick McKinnon struggle in the wake of Adrian Peterson's (likely) season-ending knee surgery.
Sep 21 - 12:28 PM

Free agent RB Ronnie Hillman worked out for the Chargers.

This was presumably before San Diego signed Dexter McCluster. It's Hillman's only known visit since he didn't survive final cuts in Denver.
Sep 20 - 4:59 PM

Broncos released RB Ronnie Hillman.

The 2012 third-rounder had nine lives in Denver, but not much production. Hillman was surprisingly re-signed in April, but was always going to be a roster reach. Hillman is a mistake-prone third-down back who hasn't shown much between the tackles. His phone won't be ringing off the hook.
Sep 3 - 4:05 PM

950 Denver's Vic Lombardi reports the Broncos are "shopping" Ronnie Hillman.

The writing has been on the wall for Hillman. He didn't re-sign with the Broncos until a month into free agency, and then Denver went and drafted Devontae Booker to be their new No. 2 running back behind locked-in starter C.J. Anderson. Hillman doesn't play special teams, making it tough for the Broncos to keep him over Kapri Bibbs and Juwan Thompson. Hillman led the Super Bowl champions in rushing last season but looks to be on his way out of Denver.
Sep 2 - 1:51 PM

Broncos coach Gary Kubiak said Ronnie Hillman has "really responded" the last two weeks of camp.

In a fight with Kapri Bibbs over the No. 3 job, Hillman helped make his case with five carries for 45 yards and a touchdown in the third preseason game. Still, he did not play on special teams, and the Broncos will be hard pressed to keep a non-contributor in their third-back slot. Bibbs, on the other hand, is a standout on special teams. Even with another great performance Thursday night, Hillman could be on the outside looking in.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 1 - 9:34 AM

Ronnie Hillman rushed five times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' third preseason game.

Long an inconsistent back, Hillman flashed his trademark foot quickness and burst on a handful of nice runs as Hillman continues to fight for his roster life. He worked behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker for the second straight game. In order to keep his job, Hillman may still need the Broncos to keep four backs. No. 4 runner Kapri Bibbs has more special teams value.
Aug 28 - 12:00 AM

9 News Denver's Mike Klis says it would be a "surprise" if the Broncos kept Ronnie Hillman on their 53-man roster.

The Broncos could take themselves off the hook for Hillman's $1.4 million base salary by releasing him near final cuts. Hillman has fallen to No. 3 on the running back depth chart behind C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker, and has been outplayed by No. 4 back Kapri Bibbs. A team like the Colts might have interest in Hillman due to their tailback woes behind 33-year-old Frank Gore.
Aug 21 - 7:32 PM

Coach Gary Kubiak admitted Ronnie Hillman is facing competition for his 53-man roster spot.

"Ronnie is in a battle, a helluva battle with Kapri [Bibbs] and [Devontae Booker] right now," Kubiak said. "There’s no way around that. I'm just being honest with you. Special teams are going to be real important. Ronnie is going to play a lot this week, and he’s going to have to play some special teams, so it’s a very competitive situation right now." Hillman has never played special teams since coming into the league as a 2012 third-rounder. That's going to have to change if he wants to stay. Bibbs led the Broncos in rushing in the preseason opener, and Booker isn't going anywhere as the favorite to be C.J. Anderson's direct backup.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 15 - 6:17 PM

The Broncos listed Ronnie Hillman and Devontae Booker as co-No. 2 running backs on their initial preseason depth chart.

Some beat writers essentially handed Booker the No. 2 job before camp, but Hillman has seen more second-team reps and reports have suggested Booker has been a bit up and down. Booker remains the superior talent and should win the No. 2 back job eventually. C.J. Anderson's feature back role looks safe.
Source: Denver Post
Aug 8 - 5:56 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Dexter McCluster
3Kenneth Farrow
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Kenneth Farrow
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Dexter McCluster
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Travis Benjamin
2Jeremy Butler
WR21Dontrelle Inman
2Tyrell Williams
3Geremy Davis
WR31Tyrell Williams
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Sean McGrath
4Asante Cleveland
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Kenny Wiggins
C1Matt Slauson
2Max Tuerk
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Spencer Pulley
RT1Joe Barksdale
K1Josh Lambo