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Broncos & RB Ronnie Hillman Have Exchanged Contract Proposals

Mike Klis of 9News reports that the Broncos have exchanged contract proposals with free agent RB Ronnie Hillman.

  • According to Klis, even if the Broncos do end up re-signing Hillman at some point, it’s still possible they target a running back in this year’s draft.

The Broncos previously expressed interest in re-signing Hillman in recent weeks, but it sounds like talks are progressing to some degree.

Klis previously reported that Hillman has interest from “several” other teams, and the Packers actually came up as a speculative option for him.

Denver managed to bring back C.J. Anderson after they matched the Dolphins’ offer sheet a few weeks ago, but they could still use help at the position.

Hillman, 24, is a former third-round pick of the Broncos back in 2012. He has played out his rookie contract and is now testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time.

In 2015, Hillman appeared in all 16 games for the Broncos and ran for 863 yards on 207 carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with 24 receptions for 111 yards receiving and seven total touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 49 running back out of qualifying 69 players.

We have him featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.