The Facts: The Broncos reached out to Hillman last week and communicated their interest in possibly bringing back the running back.
Diehards Line: Hillman became an unrestricted free agent on March 9 while Anderson became a low-tendered restricted free agent. As it turned out, Anderson was in the more advantageous position as he wound up with a four-year, $18 million offer from the Dolphins that was matched by the Broncos. Anderson will be the Broncos' No. 1 back in 2016 as he has already received $5.225 million in the form of a roster bonus from his new deal. According to 9News.com's Mike Klis, interest in Hillman was slow through the first two weeks of free agency but has since picked up. The Broncos' only experienced backup to Anderson is Juwan Thompson, who has shown flashes in his first two seasons but has struggled to stay healthy.