Devontae Booker eyeing starting job in Denver-- Sat May 21 12:55 am --
"I'm not there to carry pads, I’m there to take someone’s job.”
Devontae Booker is now one of 41 rookies at the NFL Players Association in Los Angeles.
“My message to Broncos fans is I want to be one of the best running backs to come out of Denver," Booker told NFL Twitter. “I’m not there to carry pads, I’m there to take someone’s job.”
Booker might want to participate in a practice drill before he talks again. Last year's torn meniscus has kept him from participating this offseason except walkthroughs and will take him out of the first set of the OTAs that begin next week.(9 News Denver)
FF Today's Take:Booker needed two surgeries to correct the knee injury that caused him to miss his final three games at Utah last season. The rookie shouldn't have much problem working his way into the No. 2 role in Denver in front of Ronnie Hillman, but he'll be hard-pressed to beat out C.J. Anderson after the Broncos matched the Dolphins' offer sheet (four years, $18 million) this offseason. Booker will have a role, but it will probably be as a breather back - at least in the early going.
Broncos re-sign Ronnie Hillman-- Mon Apr 18 5:00 pm --
Unable to generate much interest in the free-agent market, Ronnie Hillman returned to the Broncos after reaching a 1-year agreement on Monday.
Hillman was a 12-game starter and the Broncos’ leading rusher last season. He was the Broncos’ 1A running back while C.J. Anderson was 1B.(9 News in Denver)
FF Today's Take:Even though Hillman "got the start" in numerous games last season the Broncos used a two-man committee approach with C.J. Anderson splitting time with Hillman in the backfield. It appears Anderson is now the flavor of the month in the Broncos backfield as he received a four-year deal while Hillman's one-year deal is worth significantly less money. Fantasy owners should favor Anderson at this point in time.
Broncos retain C.J. Anderson, match Miami offer-- Tue Mar 15 4:07 pm --
FF Today's Take:The Dolphins offered Anderson a four-year, $18 million contract but the Broncos have matched the offer meaning Anderson will stay in Denver. Ronnie Hillman remains a free agent so its unclear if the Broncos want to use Anderson a workhorse type back or as part of a committee. For now, Anderson should be viewed as the No.1 option in the Denver backfield.
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