The website said there's a sizable gap between those top three backs and four newcomers trying to make the team.
In a projection of the
Undrafted rookies Brennan Clay and Juwan Thompson also figure into the competition to back up Ball, and both of those players have a shot to make the roster, according to Legwold. Clay is a good pass catcher and Thompson is a bigger back who can pass protect and work on special teams.
The battle will likely come down to
The report says "Anderson is a serious threat" to be No. 2 behind Ball even though Hillman still has the inside track.
"I would say everybody behind Montee right now is competing for the second spot. It's wide open," Gase said via a Denver Post video. "Whoever wants to step up and take that spot, that's what we're looking for."
"We've talked to him, (running backs coach) Eric (Studesville) and myself, as far as: 'Hey, this is a new start to the year. Whatever happened in the past, you've got to build off it. We've just got to start over,'" offensive coordinator Adam Gase told the paper.
Gase added Hillman has "got to work his butt off and make sure he puts himself in a great position to contribute this year."
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