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Ronnie Hillman listed as Denver Broncos' No. 1 RB

The New York Giants made news this week listing running backs David Wilson and Andre Brown as co-starters on the team's first unofficial depth chart. Equally intriguing was the backfield pecking order released Sunday by the Denver Broncos.

Second-year pro Ronnie Hillman has been listed as Denver's starter, with rookie Montee Ball at No. 2 and Knowshon Moreno landing at No. 3.

TheMMQB.com's Peter King spent time at Broncos practices last month and tweeted that Ball looks "better" than Hillman. King predicted Ball would earn the starting job over time, and that's how plenty view this training-camp battle. Notably, the Broncos didn't list any rookies in starting roles, as coach John Fox rarely hands out top duties to first-year players.

At center, the recently signed Ryan Lilja is listed as an "other" player, deep behind Manny Ramirez, C.J. Davis and Steve Vallos. That won't stick, either.

We expect the Broncos to use a generous helping of Hillman this season -- Moreno, too -- but Ball is the bell cow in waiting. It's only a matter of time before he's at the top of the heap.

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