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Denver Broncos splitting first team reps between Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball


The Denver Broncos parted ways with running back Willis McGahee and are currently trying to find a replacement between running backs Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman. When the Broncos released their first depth chart of 2013, it had Ronnie Hill as the #1 back.

  1. Ronnie Hillman
  2. Montee Ball
  3. Knowshon Moreno
  4. Jacob Hester (FB)
  5. Jeremiah Johnson
  6. C.J. Anderson
  7. Lance Ball.

That didn’t surprise Montee Ball one bit.

“I’ve most definitely seen (the depth chart), but I think that’s right, because Ronnie’s done a great job this camp,” Ball said. “He most definitely deserves it right now.”

Ball, however, isn’t just going to settle for the #2 spot on the depth chart.

“But I’m going to try to take it,” Ball said following up his previous comments.

The Broncos don’t seem committed to Hillman either. According to the Denver Post, “both Hillman and rookie Montee Ball took reps with Manning on Monday,” which the paper described as ‘usual.’

The job looks like it is still available for the taking if Montee Ball can earn it.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post also wrote that Ball outplayed the other backs in a scrimmage:

Montee Ball had the best scrimmage. He had one run for about 9 yards with the No. 1 offense that set up first-and-goal at the 4. Knowshon Moreno, running with the No. 2 offense, and Ronnie Hillman, who started with the No. 1 offense, didn’t have much room to run.

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