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

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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.

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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