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Montee Ball (groin) is out for the Broncos' Week 9 game.

Ronnie Hillman is expected to be able to undertake a full workload, which means that other Denver backs will have a minimal role. Hillman will dominate the backfield yet again, and he is the unquestioned starter in Denver, which moves Ball to the backup role.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

31 Oct, 07:22 PMSource

Juwan Thompson (knee) practiced in full Friday.

Ronnie Hillman has really taken a stranglehold of the Broncos running back position. Juwan Thompson has found himself a little bit of a role as the goal line back for Denver. The Broncos are missing Montee Ball for what looks like another week and CJ Anderson has been a non-factor.
Analyst: Drew Phelps  View Profile

31 Oct, 06:47 PM

Kayvon Webster was granted an excused absence from practice to attend to a personal family matter.

As of now there is no indication he will miss Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

31 Oct, 02:46 PMSource

Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) participated fully in Friday's practice.

Hillman's status was likely never in doubt and he should be all set for Sunday in a great matchup for him against a Patriots defense that is just terrible against the run.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

31 Oct, 02:41 PMSource

Ronnie Hillman (shoulder) is expected to have his normal workload in Week 9, despite his limited practice repetitions.

Since Montee Ball departed the line up with a groin injury, Hillman has been extremely efficient. Hillman and the Broncos face the Patriots this week and Hillman should be started in line ups, despite the limited reps in practice.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

31 Oct, 09:32 AMSource

Juwan Thompson (knee) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday.

With the Broncos' backfield in limbo, Thompson may see an increased role this weekend against the Patriots. At this time, Ronnie Hillman is likely to draw the start, but if he has any type of setback, Thompson will slide right into a starting role. Thompson recorded two touchdowns last week against the Chargers.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

30 Oct, 09:39 PM

Montee Ball (groin) remained out of practice for the second day Thursday.

It doesn't sound as though Ball will play this weekend, but we still have one more day to go before we find out for sure. He has already passed his 2-3 week timetable, so his recovery doesn't seem to be going as well as planned. A week 10 return seems like a more realistic bet at this point.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

30 Oct, 09:08 PM

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman was limited again Thursday, but all indications are he should play on Sunday.

Hillman has a very favorable matchup on Sunday as the Broncos face a Patriots defense that makes almost every running back look like Barry Sanders on Sunday.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

30 Oct, 03:16 PMSource

Ronnie Hillman, who was listed as limited with a shoulder injury Wednesday, told the Denver Post that his shoulder feels fine and he won't be limited Sunday at New England.

Montee Ball is expected to return this weekend, but Hillman is the starter in Denver. In the last four games since Ball got hurt, Hillman has two 100 yard games, and scored two touchdowns in week seven against the 49ers. Hillman is the starting back in the Denver and is the fantasy ball carrier to own from the Broncos.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

30 Oct, 08:53 AMSource

Montee Ball (groin) remained out of practice Wednesday.

When Ball returns, it will be interesting to see how the Broncos will handle their backfield situation. Ronnie Hillman has been very efficient and effective during Ball's absence. Both will cut into each others' fantasy value, but the primary back will have more of the fantasy value. This situation will be worth monitoring.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

29 Oct, 11:19 PM

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