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.
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.
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