The Facts: Following up on an ongoing story. ... The Broncos have exchanged contract proposals with the Hillman, according to two NFL sources.
Diehards Line: Hillman hit the free-agent market March 9 after spending his first four NFL seasons in Denver. A third-round draft pick in 2012, Hillman was a backup his first two seasons to Knowshon Moreno, then emerged into an off-and-on starter the past two years. Hillman, the speed back, started ahead of C.J. Anderson, the powerful back, for 12 consecutive games last season, although they swapped roles for Super Bowl 50. Hillman rushed for 863 regular-season yards in 2015 to Anderson’s 720. But Anderson rushed for 90 yards on 23 carries in the Broncos’ Super Bowl 50 win while Hillman had 0 yards on 5 carries. ... Stay tuned. Even if the Broncos do sign Hillman they are expected to select a running back with one of their 10 draft picks later this month.