Hillman signed with
Hillman signed a contract with Minnesota.
Hillman's signing with the Vikings likely indicates they expect Adrian Peterson to miss several games or more. It's hard to see Hillman having a role initially as he'll add depth, but he could work his way into the rotation in a few weeks if Peterson remains out.
The Broncos released
In a cost-cutting move, the Broncos have sent Hillman packing in favor of Kapri Bibbs. While last season's leading rusher searches for other employment, the rushing attack in Denver will thus be headed by C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker.
Hillman rushed for nine yards on three carries in Thursday's preseason finale.
The lack of carries shouldn't concern Hillman fans too much. Hillman was last season's leading rusher, while his main competitor for the No. 3 job, Kapri Bibbs, is more of an unknown. What is of concern is that Bibbs performed well on Thursday and offers more special teams value at a lower cost. Whether or not Hillman and/or Bibbs make the team, C.J. Anderson and Devontae Booker are still locks to take up most of the carries barring injury.
Hillman totaled 45 yards and a touchdown off of just five carries in Saturday's win over Los Angeles.
Hillman has been written off in recent weeks under the assumption that he'll be the odd man out once final roster decisions are made. That might still be the case, but the speedster zig-zagged around the Rams' defensive front for an impressive nine yards per carry - his best performance of the preseason. He still faces stiff competition in Kapri Bibbs, a younger, cheaper player who offers more on special teams, but Hillman will likely have plenty of opportunities to prove that he's worth keeping around with the backups getting most of the reps against Arizona on Thursday.
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