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Knowshon Moreno (No. 27)
Knowshon Moreno is a mysterious case. On the one hand, it would be easy to see him as the team's Week 1 starter. On the other hand, it wouldn't be surprising to see the team finally part ways with him.
But with Willis McGahee now gone, Moreno figures to stick around for at least one more season, filling the team's veteran role.
Ronnie Hillman (No. 21)
As of now, Ronnie Hillman is the write-in starter going into training camp. McGahee is gone and Moreno is still recovering from knee surgery, so that leaves Hillman as the top dog, at least temporarily.
He'll face tough competition in training camp, but as of today, the starting job is his to lose.
Montee Ball (No. 38)
Contrary to popular belief, Montee Ball is not the team's clear-cut starter after McGahee's departure. As noted above, it's Hillman's job to lose (and he probably will lose it); Ball is still young and inexperienced.
Ball may take over the job by midseason, but he has some work to do before earning a starting gig.
Jacob Hester (No. 22)
Jacob Hester is a versatile player who is really a fullback listed as a "running back" on the team's roster. If the Broncos carry a fullback this season, it will be Hester. If the team does not carry a fullback, Hester's running ability will not be enough to help him make the final roster.
Lance Ball (No. 35)
Lance Ball is on the roster bubble and may be the odd man out if the team carries three true running backs and one fullback (Moreno, Hillman, M. Ball and Hester). If Lance does not make the roster, we'll have to throw out all of the great puns we put together after the team drafted Montee in April. In the meantime, the team will continue to carry a pair of Balls (there's plenty more where that came from).
Jeremiah Johnson (No. 37)
If I am not mistaken, Jeremiah Johnson's practice squad eligibility has expired, which likely means his chances of being a Bronco in 2013 have also expired.
C.J. Anderson (No. 39)
The Broncos already have a crowded backfield, but C.J. Anderson is worth stashing on the practice squad.