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Is Peyton Hillis’ job in jeopardy?

Peyton Hillis signed a two-year deal with the Giants in early March, for only $100,000 in guaranteed money (BBB, March 12).

But with the signing of Rashad Jennings and the drafting of Andre Williams, Hillis’ job could be in jeopardy.

“How many big backs can you have on one roster? It doesn’t look good for Hillis,” Jordan Raanan said in The Star-Ledger (NJ.com, May 13).

The 28-year-old Hillis signed with the Giants in mid-October when the team was desperate for a healthy running back. He had 247 yards on the ground over seven games with the team in 2013.




7 comments
Bryan Soto
Bryan Soto

payton is the  insurance  in case wilson is not healthy or if he is healthy and starts his fumbling problem..   i think williams will jump right into the number two  spot right off the bat.

jaymanjay
jaymanjay

Cant see Hillis being let go but maybe.  Tom barely trusted Wilson inn his first year let alone a 4th rounder.  It will take Williams time to learn protection which is the most important thing when playing next to Eli.  If he can prove that he can block for Eli he will play until then Hillis stays.  

rico
rico

and what of Hyno?



Jeff Comerford
Jeff Comerford

Lets face it - someone is bound to get hurt during camp - so lets see who is the best come september

mcfly
mcfly

Outrageous comment of the month: trade him a 3rd and a 5th round pick for Andre Johnson

Michael Bedrin
Michael Bedrin

@mcfly  While a novel idea, he brings an $11 million cap hit this year and we don't have anything resembling that kind of space. We'd have to cut multiple players AND convince him to take a large pay cut all while giving up any chance to pay the guys we'll need to pay next year. Combine that with his age (33) during an off-season where we jettisoned almost every player over 29, and it becomes even less likely. 


If that's not enough ammo to shoot down that theory, consider this; Reese isn't giving up two draft picks for next year where we could have even more holes to fill than this year. 


As much as I like Andre, he doesn't fit at all with the philosophy that Reese has put in play this offseason, getting younger and better cap flexibility. My guess is that he ends up in Carolina or New England if he's traded at all.

mcfly
mcfly

Lol. Ya, the texans wouldn't even be willing to take the 11 million in dead money. Just a bored at work moment after reading the news of Johnson's disgust. On a scale of 1-10 of this ever happening it's about a -3