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Gazette Premium Content Broncos release first depth chart; Ronnie Hillman is the top running back

The Denver Post - Updated: August 5, 2013 at 6:42 am

The Denver Broncos didn't practice Sunday, but the team released its first official depth chart since the opening of training camp.

Most, not all, of it reflected the units deployed in practice last week and in Saturday night's scrimmage at Sports Authority Field.

Ronnie Hillman was listed as the No. 1 running back, ahead of Montee Ball and Knowshon Moreno.

The depth chart didn't include the fullback position. And Jacob Hester — who lines up there when Denver does run out of a two-back set — was listed at running back, behind Hillman, Ball, and Moreno.

At other key positions: Joel Dreessen is listed as the No. 1 tight end and Manny Ramirez is listed as the top center, although newly signed Ryan Lilja is eventually expected to take over the starting spot.

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