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Ronnie Hillman | Running Back | #34

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 3 (67) / DEN
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Cowboys released Ronnie Hillman.
It is a surprise after Hillman worked as the No. 3 back in the third preseason game. A veteran whose contract will guarantee if he is on the roster Week 1, it is possible the Cowboys bring him back later in the season. Releasing him suggests Dallas both believes Ezekiel Elliott will be available Week 1 and plan to keep Alfred Morris. Sep 1 - 2:31 PM

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Cowboys signed RB Ronnie Hillman.

A middling back who spent time with two teams last year, Hillman signing with a team is not a big story in and of itself, but it is interesting the Cowboys are adding to a reasonably deep backfield. The move could hint at some concern about Ezekiel Elliott's availability for the first couple games. Dallas could also once again look to move Alfred Morris after failing during the draft.
Jul 27 - 8:46 AM

Free agent Ronnie Hillman worked out for the Cowboys on Thursday.

He was joined by ex-Jaguars running back Denard Robinson. The Cowboys are looking to stock their backfield in case of an Ezekiel Elliott suspension, which has now become a foregone conclusion. Hillman bounced around the league last season, making stops in San Diego and Minnesota after being dropped by Denver at the end of training camp. Hillman would give Dallas some backfield depth behind Elliott and Darren McFadden.
Jul 21 - 2:57 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed seven times for 41 yards and caught 3-of-6 targets for 50 yards Week 17 against the Chiefs.

Hillman played behind Andre Williams, but he contributed several chunk gains both on the ground and in the passing game. Hillman spent time with three teams this season after he received little interest in free agency last spring. He might face a similar fate this offseason.
Jan 1 - 9:31 PM

Ronnie Hillman managed seven yards on eight carries and lost a yard on his lone reception in the Chargers' Week 16 loss to the Browns.

That's six yards on nine touches. Kenneth Farrow hasn't been the answer in Melvin Gordon's (hip, knee) absence, but Hillman has been even worse. Aside from a 17-yard run in last week's loss to the Raiders, Hillman has managed 24 yards on 14 carries through two games with the Chargers.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 05:16:00 PM

Ronnie Hillman rushed seven times for 34 yards in the Chargers' Week 15 loss to the Raiders.

Half of Hillman's yardage came on one 17-yard run, but he wasn't a noticeable downgrade as a rusher from Kenneth Farrow, who averaged 2.6 yards on 15 carries. The Chargers will hope to have Melvin Gordon (knee, hip) back for Week 16 against the Browns. If not, another 7-10 touches would be likely for Hillman.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 08:29:00 PM

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, "both" Ronnie Hillman and Kenneth Farrow "will play" against the Raiders.

Beat writer Michael Gehlken confirms Farrow will start, but says Hillman will be involved. If Farrow plays well early, we would expect him to dominate the Chargers' backfield snaps. If Farrow slips up in pass protection -- as he did last week, causing a Philip Rivers strip-sack -- Hillman could wind up with more involvement than expected. Still, we are viewing Farrow as a reasonably high-floor RB2 play in a good matchup with big workload upside.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 03:47:00 PM

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.
Sun, Nov 27, 2016 11:41:00 AM

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.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 08:42:00 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.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 05:30:00 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.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 02:01:00 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.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 05:30:00 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.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 04:57:00 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.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:28:00 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.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 04:59:00 PM

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