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Report: Broncos re-sign running back Ronnie Hillman to a one-year deal

It will be Ronnie and C.J. again in 2016.

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According to 9NEWS Denver's Mike Klis, the Denver Broncos re-signed running back Ronnie Hillman to a one-year deal today. The terms of the deal have not been released yet.

On Sunday it was reported that talks between the two sides were "heating up", and those reports proved to be true as Hillman signed a one-year deal with the Broncos today. While the exact terms of the Hillman's deal have yet to be released I would assume that it will not cost the Broncos very much.

Hillman is still young(24 years old), and is coming off a career year under Gary Kubiak in 2015. He totaled 863 yards rushing, a 4.2 YPC, and 7 touchdowns. He led the team in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in 2015, so it makes sense that the Broncos would like him back.

So the Broncos re-signed their leading rusher for what will probably be a pretty reasonable deal.

Hillman will battle with C.J. Anderson for the starting role in the Denver Broncos backfield this summer, the same job he took over from Anderson last season. If Anderson keeps the job, Hillman will serve as a change of pace back for the team. His speed and explosiveness adds a home run threat to the Broncos offense.

I still believe the Broncos will add competition through the draft next week. Anderson has yet to prove he can last an entire 16 game season, and Hillman is only signed through this season.

Welcome back to Denver Hillman. Make sure to rip off some long runs this season like you did against the Vikings.