It appears rookie third round draft pick Ronnie Hillman has the inside track to be Willis McGahee's top backup. According to Mark Stringer of Rantsports.com, Hillman has the best chance of being Denver's change of pace back.
What Stringer says in this article isn't anything new. He simply says that Hillman returned to practice on Saturday after missing about a week of practice due to hamstring issues. This article is merely speculation and isn't really indicative of the thinking behind the Broncos' brass as of the moment.
Having said that, what Stringer says, goes along with what I've stated on Broncos101.com, and what I've written on Bleacher Report. Hillman – not Knowshon Moreno, Lance Ball or Xavier Omon or any other RB on Denver's roster – will have all of the chances in the world to not only be Denver's No. 2 running back, but Denver's starting running back as the season wears on.
Willis McGahee will be 31 years of age in two months...