Peyton Hillis RB NYG 11 months ago1 Comment

Hillis was released by the Giants on Wednesday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 reports.

Hillis appeared in nine games last season for the Giants, logging 115 yards on 26 carries (4.4 YPC) before he was placed on injured reserve with a concussion. While Hillis shouldn't have a problem finding a team to bring him in for training camp during the upcoming summer, his middling production the last few seasons could make it difficult for him to earn a roster spot.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 1 year ago

Hillis (concussion) has been placed on injured reserve, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Hillis was already ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, while Rashad Jennings is expected to return from a knee injury. Orleans Darkwa is in line to serve as the No. 3 running back, a role Hillis held for much of the season. Hillis missed one game due to a concussion last year, and he may not stick with the Giants beyond this season.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 1 year ago

Hillis (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Justin Tasch of the New York Daily News reports.

Hillis is out, but Rashad Jennings is back for the Giants, so look for Jennings and Andre Williams to handle the rushing duties against San Francisco. Hillis still needs to clear the league's concussion protocol before he is cleared to play. We'll consider him questionable for next week's game against the Cowboys until we learn more next week.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 1 year ago1 Comment

Hillis (concussion) missed Thursday's practice, Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record reports.

Hillis, who is currently embedded in the league's concussion protocol, was in fact sent home from Wednesday's practice as a result of the ailment. Due to the murky nature of head injuries, there's no telling when he'll ditch all symptoms, placing his Week 1 availability in doubt. Considering the current state of his health, the final injury report of the week could include a verdict on his upcoming playing status.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 1 year ago

Hillis (concussion) was sent home from Wednesday's practice, Newsday's Tom Rock reports.

Head coach Tom Coughlin said Hillis' status is "not good," so it appears he is still feeling the effects of the concussion he suffered in Sunday's game. He will need to be cleared, and will likely need to practice, in order to play Sunday against the 49ers.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 1 year ago

Hillis was forced out of Sunday's game against the Seahawks with a concussion.

With Hillis unavailable, Michael Cox figures to see added action Sunday, working behind Andre Williams.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 1 year ago

Hillis had five receptions for 50 yards and four carries for 20 yards in Monday's 40-24 loss to the Colts.

Hillis got quite a bit of playing time in a game that saw Eli Manning throw 52 passes. However, the aging running back doesn't seem likely to usurp Andre Williams in the pecking order for carries, and Rashad Jennings (knee) will likely be back in the next few weeks.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 1 year ago

Hillis logged 31 of the team's 62 offensive snaps Sunday, an even split with Andre Williams.

Hillis is the better blocker, so he saw equal time, but Williams got nearly all of the carries.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 1 year ago

Hillis had only two carries for seven yards even though starter Rashad Jennings left the game with a knee injury.

Rookie Andre Williams got the bulk of the work, but if Jennings were to miss any time, Hillis would slot in as the team's No. 2 back.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 1 year ago

Hillis had eight carries for 31 yards in Thursday's 45-14 win over the Redskins.

Rookie Andre Williams was first to kill the clock, with Hillis pitching in once the game was truly out of hand. Hillis is still the No. 3 back in the Giants' well-defined pecking order.