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Broncos OC Adam Gase reiterated at OTAs that he sees Denver's No. 2 tailback job as "wide open."

Montee Ball is entrenched as the top back, with Ronnie Hillman, C.J. Anderson, and UDFAs Kapri Bibbs and Brennan Clay competing for scraps. "Everybody behind Montee is competing for the second spot," Gase said. "Whoever wants to step up and take that spot, that's what we're looking for." Anderson is the best bet, but Hillman has enough talent to keep the battle going deep into camp.

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Broncos OC Adam Gase has made it "clear" that improvement is needed from Ronnie Hillman.

"We've talked to him," Gase said. "We've just got to start over. I can't say make or break because I don't know what that is. He's got to work his butt off and make sure he puts himself in a great position to contribute this year." Hillman's roster spot should be secure, but he's going to have a heck of a time trying to fight off C.J. Anderson for No. 2 duties behind Montee Ball. Hillman needs to hang onto the football. He's fumbled for times the past two years.

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Speaking Thursday at the Combine, Broncos coach John Fox insisted he believes Ronnie Hillman is a "tremendous talent."

"(He gives) us great explosion as a runner," Fox added. They're the kind of lying-through-his-teeth quotes Fox is famous for, and say exactly nothing about Hillman's 2014 status. When last we saw Hillman, he was being deactivated for Super Bowl XLVIII. Hillman's fumbling issues have eroded the Broncos' faith in him. With free agent Knowshon Moreno unlikely to be back, Hillman's roster spot should be secure, but Montee Ball is the heavy favorite to start in 2014.

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Broncos declared RB Ronnie Hillman, DB Quentin Jammer, QB Zac Dysert, OL Vinston Painter, OG Chris Kuper, TE Joel Dreessen, and DT Sione Fua inactive for Super Bowl 48 against the Seahawks.

A 2012 third-round pick, Hillman finished his second season with just 55 carries for 218 yards (4.0 YPC) after rushing 85 times as a rookie. He was benched for fumbling in Week 7 and appeared in just two more games (Weeks 16-17), being declared inactive for all three playoff contests. Hillman is only 22, but his long-term Dynasty appeal is limited behind Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson.

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Broncos declared RB Ronnie Hillman, QB Zac Dysert, CB Tony Carter, G Chris Kuper, TE Joel Dresseen, DE Derek Wolfe, and DT Sione Fua inactive for Sunday evening's Divisional Round tilt with San Diego.

Hillman is the inactive No. 4 running back behind Knowshon Moreno, Montee Ball, and C.J. Anderson. Wolfe is out with seizure-like symptoms. Wes Welker will start at slot receiver after being cleared from his concussion.

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Ronnie Hillman (personal) will practice Wednesday.

Hillman was scheduled for an arraignment on multiple traffic infractions Wednesday afternoon, but they've been resolved. He's ready to go as he strives to earn a jersey as the No. 3 back in Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Chargers.

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Ronnie Hillman has an arraignment on multiple traffic infractions scheduled for Jan. 8.

Hillman got busted with expired license plate tags and driving with a suspended license. He'll likely get the arraignment rescheduled so he doesn't have to miss any practice time. If active in the Divisional Round, Hillman will be the No. 3 back behind Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball.

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Ronnie Hillman is inactive for Week 8 against the Redskins.

Fumblin' Ron will likely remain in coach John Fox's doghouse for the foreseeable future. Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson will back up Knowshon Moreno against Washington.

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Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports Ronnie Hillman will not dress for Week 8 against Washington.

Hillman has fumbled in back-to-back games, and his costly loose ball near the goal line in Week 7 against the Colts killed any chances the Broncos had of a comeback win. (The Broncos should have given the football to Knowshon Moreno, and it is truly inexplicable why they didn't. Rock paper scissors?) Hillman can be dropped in 10- and 12-team fantasy leagues. C.J. Anderson will replace him on the game-day roster as Denver's No. 3 back behind Moreno and Montee Ball. Ball is worth a stash in the event of a Moreno injury.

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Ronnie Hillman rushed four times for 25 yards in Sunday night's loss to the Colts.

Hillman didn't get his first carry until late in the second half and had a costly fumble on a goal-line carry in the fourth quarter. He saw action in the Broncos two-minute offense, but was only targeted once in the passing game. Hillman isn't worth rostering in 12-team leagues and will likely see his role scaled back this week due to his ball security issues.