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New York Giants’ Peyton Hillis Expecting to Return to Practice on Monday

August 15th, 2014 at 12:55 PM
By Douglas Rush

Peyton Hillis has been out for the New York Giants for the last week due to a foot and ankle injury and will keep him out again on Saturday when the team plays against the Indianapolis Colts.

Hillis though, is starting to feel better from the injuries and told reporters during practice on Friday that he's expecting to return to the team and practice for them on Monday.

“It’s getting better,” he told The Daily News. “Hopefully, I can recover and be out there by Monday.”

With Hillis out, Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams have shared the first-team carries on offense and thus far, they've been the best part of the running game. Michael Cox also saw an increase in playing time because of Hillis, but Cox still hasn't shown any signs of improvement since his rookie season, thus getting Hillis back into the lineup will be a boost to a running game that looks vastly improved from a year ago.

There was also some chatter amongst fans about re-signing Andre Brown after he was released by the Houston Texans during the week, but with Hillis likely coming back on Monday, there may be no need to bring Brown back to the Giants.

Hillis was brought onto the team before the Giants first win of the season last October against the Minnesota Vikings and rushed for 247 yards and two touchdowns on 73 carries in seven games. Following the season, the Giants were that impressed with Hillis' game that they rewarded him with a two-year, $1.8 million deal in March.


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3 Responses to “New York Giants’ Peyton Hillis Expecting to Return to Practice on Monday”

  1.  Dirt says:

    I thought about posting this 2 hours ago when this article was published. With nothing but crickets in that 2 hours, I’m definitely going to post this:

    I feel like I am one of two people (including Hillis) who likes Hillis on this team. And I don’t know why. He adds a nice element that isn’t the worst thing in the world from a 3rd or 4th string back.

  2.  kinsho says:

    About the last article regarding the referees blowing the whistle on a constant basis….it’s just one more reminder of what a money-grubbing organization the NFL has become. It’s amazing that so many of their major decisions lately can arguably be framed as a move to make some more money. Isn’t there a point where they should be content with the revenue they bring in?

  3.  rlhjr says:

    To DIRT, I admit to ignoring Hillis. I want to keep Conner and Hynuski.
    But Hillis does represent some of what is required to run this offense.

    He can carry the ball, he is a good reciever and I think he’s a blocker at heart.
    And not to be forgotten, Hillis is a big storng man. In short he could pull off most of the TE duties.

    I’d like to see more of him before the last preseason game.

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