The report says about Moreno "the Broncos appear willing to let him go in exchange for pushing second-year backs Ball and Anderson up a notch." And
The main benefactor is Ball, and the report says the "Broncos want to give Ball the first chance at becoming their No. 1 running back in 2014."
Anderson will be No. 2, and Hillman will work into the rotation as well. The Broncos will also look to bring in a veteran, and the report says free agent options include Darren McFadden, Donald Brown and James Starks.
"Obviously we think very highly of him," Fox said per the Denver Post. "I thought he had tremendous growth as a rookie running back in this league. He got better with every week. We look for a big improvement next year and think he's very, very capable."
Ball could be in line to start for the Broncos depending on what happens to free-agent-to-be Knowshon Moreno this spring. Ball had 559 yards on 120 carries last year with four scores, adding 20 catches for 145 yards.
Ball would jump at that chance.
"I do want to be a starter, and yeah, I want the football every time," Ball told the Denver Post. "I think I'm going to have a great offseason, and I'm going to have a better season next year for sure."
Ball might have to work on his pass protection, a huge deal in Denver since Peyton Manning is the quarterback, and he also has to hang on tight to the football after fumbling twice in his first 31 carries. But Ball knows he can take what he learned this season and apply it to what he does in the offseason to become a starter.
"It was a very unfortunate situation for us, obviously, in the Super Bowl, but it gave us a lot to work for," Ball said. "We understand how much it took to get there, and for me as a rookie, it was great to be a part of the process leading up to the Super Bowl, because I truly understand what it takes. And I'm going to play a huge role in next year's success, and I'm really looking forward to it."
Running back and impending free agent
Moreno enjoyed a strong season with 1,038 yards on 241 carries for a 4.3 yards-per-carry average. He added 60 catches for 548 yards and finished with 13 touchdowns rushing and receiving.
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