Peyton Hillis RB NYG 15 Days

Hillis (ankle) will be out for "a little while", according to coach Tom Coughlin, the New York Daily News reports.

Hillis sprained his ankle during Tuesday's practice and is also nursing a foot injury, so he needs time for both ailments to heal. As such, Hillis will be held out of both practice and games until further notice. Although neither injury is considered serious, Hillis' absence opens more opportunity for rookie Andre Williams to stake his claim to be the Giants' No. 2 running back behind Rashad Jennings. With that in mind, Hillis may have to play catch-up whenever he eventually returns this preseason.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 15 Days

Hillis left Tuesday's practice with an ankle injury, Dan Graziano of ESPN NFL Nation reports.

Hillis left in the middle of practice for the training room with just one shoe on, and he was later confirmed to have suffered an ankle injury. The severity of the ailment has yet to be determined, but he'll likely at least miss a few days of practice. Rashad Jennings will continue to serve as the No. 1 back for the Giants, while the injury paves the way for Andre Williams to take reps with the second team.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 17 Days

Working with the second-team offense, Hillis gained 36 yards on seven carries and lost four yards on one reception in Sunday's Hall of Fame Game against the Bills.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 2 Months

Giants RB Peyton Hillis has missed a few practices with a minor muscle strain.

Hillis does not expect to miss much time and could return as early as minicamp. This setback is not a good development for Hillis, who may be fighting for his roster spot during training camp. If David Wilson is healthy, Hillis will enter 2014 as at best the No. 4 running back in New York.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 3 Months

The Newark Star-Ledger believes Peyton Hillis' roster spot is in jeopardy.

The Giants drafted fellow big back Andre Williams in the fourth round and are already high on him. Hillis inked a one-year deal to re-up with the G-Men back in March, but it included just $100,000 guaranteed. Rashad Jennings, Williams, and David Wilson are tentatively expected to be the Giants' top three backs.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 5 Months

Peyton Hillis' contract with the Giants only contains $100,000 in guaranteed money.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 5 Months

Giants re-signed RB Peyton Hillis to a two-year, $1.8 million contract.

Hillis, 28, signed off the street last year and rushed for 247 yards with two TDs on 73 carries (3.4 YPC), appearing in seven games and starting one. He should be viewed internally by the Giants as no more than an insurance policy. Hillis is a plus pass blocker, but offers no big-play ability as a runner, is in decline, and has a history of fumbling problems. He's an uninspiring re-signing.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 5 Months

The NY Daily News is "hearing" the Giants will re-sign free agent Peyton Hillis "probably today."

The G-Men just need bodies in the backfield with Andre Brown's contract up and David Wilson's (neck surgery) Week 1 availability uncertain. It would've been nice to see them aim higher than Hillis, however. He's an oversized plodder.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 8 Months

Peyton Hillis rushed 17 times for 56 yards and caught one pass for six yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Redskins.

Peyton Hillis RB NYG 8 Months

Peyton Hillis (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Hillis will serve as Andre Brown's backup against Washington.