NFL Rumors: Denver Broncos releasing Ronnie Hillman in favor of DeVontae Booker?

NFL Rumors: Denver Broncos releasing Ronnie Hillman in favor of DeVontae Booker?

Running back Ronnie Hillman could be on his way out of the Denver Broncos roster, according to the latest NFL rumors.

The 24-year-old RB has been a productive member of the defending Super Bowl champions but new guys like Devontae Booker and Kapri Bibbs could replace him in Denver’s line-up for the 2016 NFL Season.

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Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak admitted in an interview that those three guys are battling for a roster spot with Hillman in danger of getting cut.

“He’s in a hell of a battle with Kapri and Booker right now. There’s no way around that. I’m just being honest with you,” Kubiak stated to

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Hillman, who has been with the Broncos since 2012, has a chance for a special teams role if he can’t cut it as a running back in Denver.

“Special teams will be really important. Ronnie is going to play a lot this week and he’s going to play some special teams, so it’s a very competitive situation,” Kubiak stated.

Booker has been impressive in the training camp for the Broncos and is “stealing” some playing time from Hillman. He is a fourth round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft but the team is excited for his star potential at the running back position.

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C.J. Anderson remains the number one running back in Denver while Hillman did not get the contract extension from the Broncos in the 2016 offseason. NFL rumors have the Broncos in a heated battle for the running back depth and Booker right now is the better option that Hillman.

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