Latest News

Hillman claimed off waivers by Chargers

Follow The Capital Sports Report on

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The San Diego Chargers have picked up running back Ronnie Hillman, as he was claimed off waivers. He was released by the Minnesota Vikings on Monday.

He was cut because they’re expected to get All-Pro Adrian Peterson back. He could return within the next few weeks.

Ronnie Hillman (Getty Images)

Ronnie Hillman (Getty Images)

The 25-year-old returns to the San Diego area with this move. During his collegiate days, he played for the San Diego State Aztecs.

He played at Qualcomm Stadium while at San Diego State. He also played there when he was a member of the Denver Broncos.

He was signed by the Vikings on Sept. 21 when they thought that Adrian Peterson would be lost for the season with an injury. He was released by then two months later on Nov. 21.

He played in five games for the Vikings. He had 18 carries for 50 rushing yards in those games. He also had four receptions for 43 yards.

In his four year career with the Broncos, he had 452 carries for 1,892 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also had 71 receptions for 474 yards and another score.

According to 9News’ Mike Klis, the Broncos put a claim in for Hillman. However, the Chargers had a higher claim order.

The Broncos recently lost C.J. Anderson for the season.

The Chargers are led by Melvin Gordon III, who has 838 yards and nine touchdowns. No other back has more than a 100 yards this season.

The team has backs Danny Woodhead, Brandon Oliver and Dexter McCluster on injured reserve.

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony at

Follow Anthony: @alcaruso3 on Twitter | Anthony Caruso III on Facebook
Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook


Enter your email address to follow The Capital Sports Report and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 573 other followers

Any Corrections?. You can contact Anthony Caruso III, Publisher at

Follow us: @CapSportsReport on Twitter | The Capital Sports Report on Facebook

©2007-2018 The Capital Sports Report. Please honor copyright! Piracy hurts writers, devalues their works, and puts you and your employer at risk of lawsuits. All original materials contained on this website are protected by the United States copyright law and may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcasted without the prior written permission.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.