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Ronnie Hillman | Running Back

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: San Diego State
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ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold expects Ronnie Hillman to open training camp on the roster bubble.
Legwold goes so far as to predict Hillman will indeed be cut, leaving C.J. Anderson, Montee Ball, and Juwan Thompson as Denver's top-three backs. Still only 23 years old -- he turns 24 in September -- Hillman reportedly struggled to pick up Gary Kubiak's zone-blocking system at spring practices. He has a near-minimum salary and would generate a lot of interest on waivers. Jul 24 - 1:54 PM

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Ronnie Hillman rushed twice for eight yards in the Broncos' Divisional Round loss to the Colts.

He was used sparingly behind C.J. Anderson, as it should be. Hillman is a solid change-of-pace back, but the Broncos have found their featured runner of the future in Anderson. Hillman will be no more than a handcuff pick for Anderson owners in 2015 fantasy drafts, and he'll have to fend off Montee Ball and/or Juwan Thompson just for the distinction.
Jan 11 - 8:19 PM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) rushed 15 times for 56 yards and caught one pass for two yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Raiders.

Hillman surprising had a massive role in his first game since Week 10 -- and it wasn't just in garbage time. He got two of the game's first three carries, got key goal-line touches and ended up out-carrying C.J. Anderson 15-13. CJA was far more effective though, continuing to play at the Pro Bowl level and finding the end zone three times on the ground. Perhaps the Broncos were just trying to rest Anderson a bit, although this could be trending toward a timeshare as the No. 2 seed heads into their bye.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:09:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) is active for Sunday's Week 17 game against the Raiders, as expected.

Hillman finally returns from his Week 10 injury. He'll be eased in lightly as a breather back behind clear-cut feature back C.J. Anderson.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Hillman's role is uncertain. C.J. Anderson is locked in as Denver's feature runner, but Hillman could cut into change-up back Juwan Thompson's usage.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 02:59:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) practiced in full Wednesday for the first time since his Week 10 injury.

Hillman practiced on a limited basis last week, but was ruled inactive on Monday night against the Bengals. The Broncos often make their injured players practice for two weeks before activating them. So we'd consider Hillman on track to play against the Raiders in Week 17, serving as one of C.J. Anderson's backups. It's hard to see Hillman stealing anything more than 3-5 touches from Anderson, who has played at an extremely high level in his six starts.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 06:22:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) is inactive for Week 16 against the Bengals.

Hillman was listed as questionable and a game-time decision. He should be back for Week 17 and the Broncos' playoff run as a change-up to C.J. Anderson.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 07:12:00 PM

The Denver Post suggests the artificial turf at Cincinnati's Paul Brown Stadium makes it less likely Ronnie Hillman (questionable, foot) plays this week.

Hillman is "close" to returning, but the Broncos won't rush him back after doing so with Montee Ball (groin) and ultimately losing him for the season. "I'm better than I was," Hillman said. "Getting better. Progressing. I'm just waiting for them to say, 'You're up this week.' Whenever that happens, it happens. Playoffs, next week, I don't know." Look for Juwan Thompson to spend one more week as C.J. Anderson's primary breather back.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 11:14:00 AM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) was limited in Thursday's practice.

Hillman remains day to day. Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) sat out Thursday's practice, leaving C.J. Anderson's Week 16 backup up in the air.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 05:47:00 PM

The Broncos hope to have Ronnie Hillman (foot) back "if not this week at Cincinnati then in the season finale."

The Broncos could put Hillman to use as a complement to C.J. Anderson, who's averaged an unruly 27.25 carries per game over the past month. Shifty and quick, Hillman would make more sense as a true change-of-pace than Juwan Thompson, who is a big back like Anderson. Even if Hillman plays Monday night at Cincinnati, it would be a surprise if he handled more than 7-9 touches.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 09:39:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) is inactive for Sunday's Week 15 game at San Diego.

Hillman got back in practice this week and could be back for Week 16. He'll compete with Juwan Thompson for carries behind C.J. Anderson.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 02:50:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport would be shocked if Ronnie Hillman (foot) plays in Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Hillman resumed practicing this week, giving him a shot to return in Week 16. C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson are locked and loaded as Denver's top-two backs in San Diego Sunday.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 10:36:00 AM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Hillman practiced on a limited basis all week. He isn't a threat to C.J. Anderson's lead back job, but could replace Juwan Thompson as the change of pace.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 03:41:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) has resumed practicing.

Hillman got in limited sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. It's unclear if he'll be ready for Sunday's game against the Chargers, but a Week 16 return is more likely. Hillman is zero threat to C.J. Anderson's No. 1 status, and may even slide in behind Juwan Thompson on the depth chart. He's off the radar in 12-14 team re-draft leagues.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman (foot) is not practicing Wednesday.

As expected. Hillman could miss up to another month. With Montee Ball (groin) also out, C.J. Anderson and Juwan Thompson will handle backfield duties Sunday.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 01:52:00 PM