|2015 Season - Average||91||414||3.2||22.3||161||0.8||0|
|0 - Dave Richard||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|0 - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Current Player Ranking: 44|
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|08/29/2015||Ronnie Hillman, RB DEN|
Zach Mettenberger, QB TEN
|Brandon McManus, K DEN|
Carson Palmer, QB ARI
|08/28/2015||Fred Jackson, RB BUF|
Bishop Sankey, RB TEN
|Andrew Hawkins, WR CLE|
Ronnie Hillman, RB DEN
|08/28/2015||Danny Woodhead, RB SD|
Ronnie Hillman, RB DEN
|David Johnson, RB ARI|
Andre Ellington, RB ARI
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Broncos' Kubiak says third-string RB Ronnie Hillman deserves more reps
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(8/25/15) Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman is having a heck of a preseason. The fourth-year running back is averaging 7.5 yards per carry, as he has totaled 120 rushing yards on 16 carries through two games.
Although he is still listed as third on the depth chart behind starter C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball, he received second-team reps Saturday against the Texans and is making a strong impression on coach Gary Kubiak.
"He’s moved himself up. He’s had a really good camp," Kubiak said after Saturday's game, per the team's official website. "... He deserves more reps and if he keeps playing like that he’ll continue to get some more."
Hillman is coming off a Lisfranc injury in 2014, but after resting during the offseason, it appears the foot injury is no longer an issue.
"They have to be cautious with it," Hillman said. "They did a good job on it, and now I'm healthy. I'm just trying to pick back up where I left before I got hurt.
"In the spring, I started feeling a lot better, coming back and doing the football stuff and breaking the scar tissue. I started feeling a lot better."
C.J. Anderson enters offseason as Broncos top RB
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) Broncos coach Gary Kubiak declared that C.J. Anderson was the team's starting running back entering OTAs.
"He made a big jump as a player, and I think he's earned the right to walk in to the offseason program -- the OTAs -- and line up as our starter," Kubiak said, per DenverBroncos.com. "But he's got to continue to earn it on a daily basis. I think he's shown he has all the ability to be an excellent starter in this league, so we're really looking forward to working with him."
Anderson rushed for 849 yards and eight touchdowns last season, most coming late in the season, after Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman went down to injury.
"All those guys are young. I think all three of those guys ... have all kind of had their little spurts of success with the club when they've had their opportunity," Kubiak said. "But they're all young. Who's going to be the bell cow, who's going to play every down, who's going to be the three-down player, they've got to sort that out. C.J. has shown the flashes of doing that."
Broncos RB Montee Ball vows to return 'ready to win the job'
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(2/10/15) Broncos running back Montee Ball, limited to five games last season by a groin injury, promised he'll return "ready to win the job," reports ESPN.com. Ball was the starter entering the 2014 season, but in 2015 he'll likely vie for a backup role behind C.J. Anderson, who went to the Pro Bowl.
Ball also must compete with Juwan Thompson and Ronnie Hillman in the crowded backfield. Ball was ineffective before getting hurt, averaging 3.1 yards per carry.
Broncos RB C.J. Anderson excited for Gary Kubiak's offense
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(1/20/15) Broncos running back C.J. Anderson, who scored 10 touchdowns from Week 10 onward, said he's excited about the zone-blocking scheme new coach Gary Kubiak is bringing, reports the Denver Post. The paper notes that in Kubiak's 11 seasons as an assistant in Denver, a Broncos rusher went over 1,000 yards 10 times.
"I have known about his system for a while, and what he accomplished," Anderson said of Kubiak. "One cut downhill and go get it. It fits me and the offense well. It's always been successful. He knows the team we have and what we can do. I can't wait to get started working with him."
Anderson will enter next season as the team's No. 1 back, though he'll have to fight off challenges from Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. Anderson averaged 4.7 yards per carry and 9.5 yards per reception and became the ninth Broncos running back to make the Pro Bowl.
Peyton Manning, Emmanuel Sanders cleared to play for Broncos
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/28/14) The Broncos will have both Peyton Manning and Emmanuel Sanders Week 17 against the Raiders.
Manning came into the contest listed as probable due to a thigh injury. He was never really expected to miss the contest. Sanders was listed as questionable with a hip issue. He was a limited participant in practice all week.
The team will also have nearly all of their probable players. That means C.J. Anderson, Lamin Barrow, David Bruton Jr., Ryan Clady, Chris Clark, Ronnie Hillman, Will Montgomery, Manny Ramirez, Jacob Tamme, Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Kayvon Webster and Derek Wolfe will all attempt to play.
|Ronnie Hillman enters this season looking to compete with C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball for playing time. We expect Hillman and Ball to share time as the No. 2 rusher behind Anderson, and that competition for the backup job is something to monitor. Hillman finally got a chance to show his skills in 2014 when Ball went down early in the year, and he played well with 100 rushing yards or a touchdown in four games from Week 6-9. But in Week 10 at Oakland, Hillman suffered a foot sprain, and when he went out is when Anderson took over and dominated. We could see new coach Gary Kubiak using Hillman as a change-of-pace option and letting him work on passing downs, but Anderson looks like the best option in this backfield. We would only draft Hillman with a late-round pick, assuming he beats out Ball for the No. 2 job.
(Updated 4/21/15) |