Ronnie Hillman led the Denver Broncos in rushing last year, but he is in serious danger of not making the final roster.
The Denver Post’s Cameron Wolfe is reporting that Hillman is battling with Kapri Bibbs, who has been active for one game in two years of an off again, on again relationship with the Broncos.
C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker will be the number one and number two running backs this season. That makes the Broncos’ final preseason game tonight against the Arizona Cardinals a battle for the final running back spot.
According to Wolfe, Bibbs looked like he was going to take the job until Hillman had a really strong last two weeks.
“I’ve still got to go out and prove I can still play and make the team, but I just came here with the mind-set of I’ve got to make it hard on the coaches,” Hillman told Wolfe. “If I make it hard on the coaches, then I did my job. I had a few runs, so hopefully I gave them a of couple things to think about.”
Hillman started 11 games for last season and rushed for 867 yards on 207 carries, scoring seven touchdowns and averaged 4.2 yards per carry. He has averaged right around four yards per carry in all four of his seasons in Denver.
Bibbs has spent two seasons on the Broncos practice squad. He has been released and resigned a couple of times.