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Report: Denver Broncos Shopping Ronnie Hillman

The Broncos are reportedly trying to trade running back Ronnie Hillman.

It seems the Denver Broncos want to keep Kapri Bibbs, if they can unload Ronnie Hillman. Word on the street is that the Broncos are "shopping" the fifth-year veteran running back.

The rub? Hillman doesn't have much value on the trade market. He's a scat-back, or at best a change-of-pace back, who doesn't play special teams. 

NFL teams want their No. 3 RB to play in the third phase. Hillman has little experience and no desire to contribute on special teams. 

He's scheduled to make $2 million in 2016. The Broncos re-signed Hillman, after he tested the free agent market and found it tepid at best. 

He struggled to start training camp. A bad attitude and lackadaisical effort caused him to drop down the depth chart. 

It was just what Kapri Bibbs needed to get a foot in the door. The Broncos attempting to trade Hillman by no means guarantees Bibbs a roster spot, but after they already released Juwan Thompson, they need a third running back. 

What happens when/if the Broncos are unable to unload Hillman? Do they keep he and Bibbs both? Probably not. 

One guy will likely be sent packing. 

Chad Jensen is the Publisher of Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ChadNJensen.

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