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Horse Tracks: C.J. Anderson, Ronnie Hillman and Montee Ball are splitting first team reps

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According to 9NEWS Broncos Insider Mike Klis, running backs C.J. Anderson and Montee Ball were splitting first-team reps during this past week's OTAs.

According to Cecil Lammey RB Ronnie Hillman also got a share of the 1st team reps. It appears that Gary Kubiak and the rest of the Broncos offensive coaches want to see a competition at the running back position instead of just handing the job the C.J. Anderson.

Montee Ball who was the week one starter for the Broncos last season appears to be the second back on the depth chart currently. Behind Ball is fourth-year running back Ronnie Hillman, and second-year back Juwan Thompson. According to Cecil Lammey Hillman as got a share of the 1st team reps.

The competition at the running back position is expected to pick up when the Broncos put on pads during Training Camp. That's when the cream rises to the top at the position, and we will get a much better idea how the running back competition will play out.

Kubiak noted that Ball remains focused and views himself as starter potential despite Anderson's success last year.

"It's interesting because I asked the coaches after about a month of work, I said, 'You know, [Ball] is a real quiet guy,''' said Kubiak, who has only been the Broncos' head coach since mid-January. "One of the coaches said, 'He's really not. He's just different this year.' He's working. He's very focused in what he's doing. I think he knows C.J. did a heck of a job at the end of the year, but he sees himself as a starter also."

If Ball can remain healthy this season, he figures to be near the top of the running back rushing yard list at the end of the season.

What did we learn from this past week's OTAs?:

Andrew Mason of gives a detailed reportof everything that went down during this past weeks OTA practices.

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