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Hillis locked up a spot as the Giants' third-string running back Saturday.

He was on the bubble for the team's final cuts, but now finds himself behind only Rashad Jennings and rookie Andre Williams.

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Hillis (ankle) returned to practice Sunday, Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports.

Hills has been sidelined since injuring his ankle nearly three weeks ago, but he is feeling good enough to get back on the field. Hillis will have the next couple weeks to try and lock up a spot not he Giants' 53-man roster.

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Hillis (ankle) will likely do some work on the field this week, the New York Daily News reports.

Hillis, who didn't play in Friday's preseason win over the Jets, continues to work back from an ankle injury that's hampered him throughout camp. He'll look to expedite his recovery process as he attempts to carve out a role as the backup to assumed starter Rashad Jennings.

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Hillis (foot/ankle) is not slated to play Friday against the Jets, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

Hillis' continued absence has hampered his chances of establishing any sort of key backfield role behind Rashad Jennings, with Hillis' status for next week's preseason finale presumably murky as well.

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Hillis (foot/ankle) remained out of practice on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

Hillis is thus among the banged up Giants players not expected to suit up for Friday's preseason contest against the Jets, with his continued absence doing nothing to further his chances of carving out any sort of key backfield role behind presumed starter Rashad Jennings.

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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 1 Month

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.