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Report: The Denver Broncos Made An Unsuccessful Waiver Claim On Ronnie Hillman

The Vikings waived running back Ronnie Hillman on Monday, but the Chargers were awarded him off waivers.

The Denver Broncos clearly believe they need help at running back, with C.J. Anderson on injured reserve. Ever since Anderson tore his meniscus, the Broncos have struggled on the ground. Denver's current stable includes rookie Devontae BookerKapri Bibbs and Juwan Thompson. They're all basically the same type of back, though — cut from the same cloth. 

The Broncos are lacking break-away speed in the backfield — a change of pace — and they reportedly attempted to remedy that Tuesday, after the Minnesota Vikings waived Denver's 2012 third round pick Ronnie Hillman

The waiver wire order is similar to your Fantasy Football version, with the distinction that the winningest teams have the lowest priority. 

At 4-6, the San Diego Chargers were No. 11 on the waiver wire, while the 7-3 Broncos were No. 28. Even though Hillman is a vested veteran, now in his fifth season, because he was released after the trade deadline, he has to pass through waivers before becoming a free agent. 

The same goes for any veteran player waived by a team after the trade deadline. 

The Broncos don't have much of a choice but to stand pat at running back for now. The street offers slim pickins at the moment. 

Hillman burned out in Denver once and fizzled quickly in Minnesota, possibly because of attitude issues and an unwillingness to play special teams. Who's to say it won't happen in San Diego? 

Denver's leading rusher in 2015 — Ronnie Hillman — could make a big impact for the Broncos. Alas, he's out of reach. 

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

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