Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Peyton Hillis is in the bag...

The International Herald Tribune, by way of the AP reported that Denver Broncos seventh round pick, Peyton Hillis has been signed (by Denver even!).

ENGLEWOOD, Colo.: The Denver Broncos signed seventh-round draft pick Peyton Hillis, a fullback from Arkansas who helped clear the way for two-time Heisman Trophy runner-up Darren McFadden.

Hillis gained 2,624 all-purpose yards and scored 23 touchdowns as a three-year starter at Arkansas, where he set school records for running backs with 118 career catches, 1,195 yards receiving and 11 TD receptions. He also rushed for 959 yards and a 4.7-yard average with 12 TDs.

Last season he led the Razorbacks with 49 catches for 537 yards and blocked for 1,000-yard rushers McFadden and Felix Jones. Also a kick and punt returner, Hillis totaled 886 all-purpose yards.

The Broncos have signed five of their nine draft picks.

Hillis will attempt to win the starting job at fullback for Denver and will face competition from incumbent Cecil Sapp and third-year back Mike Bell.

Tune in later this week and next as Broncos Denver Broncos Presents:

Our feature "Camp Battles," will give readers all they need to know prior to the first day of training camp. We stands to win what position, as the opening day starters pan out, who's likely to be cut and what surprises may be in store for Denver fans.

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