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August 2, 2019 12:00 PM
Mike Gillislee: Set to visit Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee is slated to work out for the Colts, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Gillislee also had a workout with the Raiders, with his latest opportunity likely fueled by the fact that both Jordan Wilkins and Spencer Ware are dealing with undisclosed injuries, leaving the Colts' current backfield depth a little thin.

August 1, 2019 03:36 PM
Mike Gillislee: Logs workout with Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee worked out for Raiders on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Gillislee has flashed at times in his career, most notably turning in a 577-yard, eight-touchdown effort on the ground in 2016. However, the past two years have been fraught with injuries and a lack of opportunity between stints with New England and New Orleans. The Raiders have a presumed one-two punch of rookie Josh Jacobs and pass-catching maven Jalen Richard plus two other veteran running backs (Doug Martin and DeAndre Washington) on the roster, but the team is still keeping an eye on other depth options with most of training camp and the entire preseason slate to come.

May 17, 2019 08:56 AM
Mike Gillislee: Works out for Jags
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee worked out for the Jaguars on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The Jacksonville backfield behind Leonard Fournette doesn't inspire much confidence, with Alfred Blue, Benny Cunningham, Thomas Rawls and fifth-round pick Ryquell Armstead currently set to duke it out for backup work. Gillislee was released by the Patriots and then Saints early last season, ultimately finishing 2018 with 16 carries for 43 yards in four games. The 28-year-old fell out of New England's backfield rotation midway through the 2017 campaign, but he did produce eight rushing touchdowns and 5.7 yards per carry in Buffalo the year prior.

February 15, 2019 11:12 AM
Mike Gillislee: Gets a look from Detroit
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Gillislee worked out for the Lions on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Gillislee was released by the Patriots on Sept. 1 and cut by the Saints about five weeks later, finishing 2018 with 16 carries for 43 yards in four games. The 28-year-old would make sense as a potential short-yardage back in Detroit, where LeGarrette Blount presumably will be allowed to walk after turning in an ugly 2018 campaign (2.8 yards per carry). Given their various needs on defense, the Lions likely hope to go cheap behind Kerryon Johnson in the backfield.

October 8, 2018 12:52 PM
Mike Gillislee: Could rejoin Patriots
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee has been in contact with the Patriots, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

A reunion makes a lot of sense after the Saints released Gillislee on Saturday. The Patriots have been carrying just two running backs on the 53-man roster, potentially creating a dangerous situation if Sony Michel or James White were to suffer an in-game injury. Gillislee probably wouldn't be a huge threat with all three healthy, but he might take away a few of Michel's carries.

October 6, 2018 05:32 PM
Mike Gillislee: Released by Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee was cut by the Saints on Saturday, Josh Katzenstein of NOLA.com reports.

With running back Mark Ingram suspended for the first four games of the year, Gillislee was signed in early September to help take some of the pressure off of second-year back Alvin Kamara. Ultimately, the veteran's performance was uninspiring, as he compiled only 16 carries for 43 yards in his four appearances. His roster spot will now be used to activate Ingram off the suspended list.

October 1, 2018 01:04 PM
Saints' Mike Gillislee: Three touches in Week 4
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee gained six yards on two carries and caught one pass for nine yards in Sunday's win against the Giants.

It was another underwhelming performance for Gillislee, who played just five snaps. With the Saints on bye in Week 5 and Mark Ingram set to return in Week 6, Gillislee probably does not need to be rostered in most formats.

September 25, 2018 07:56 PM
Saints' Mike Gillislee: Another quiet game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee gained 10 yards on three carries in Sunday's win against the Falcons.

Gillislee had the same number of carries as quarterbacks Drew Brees and Taysom Hill, who each ran the ball three times in Sunday's contest, with Brees actually reaching the end zone twice. Meanwhile, starting running back Alvin Kamara totaled 31 touches -- 16 carries and a whopping 15 receptions. Perhaps needless to say, Gillislee does not appear to be an integral part of the Saints backfield. With Mark Ingram set to return from suspension after Week 4, Gillislee probably does not need to be owned in most fantasy leagues.

September 18, 2018 05:24 PM
Saints' Mike Gillislee: Eight carries Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee gained 18 yards on eight carries in Sunday's win against the Browns.

Gillislee played just nine offensive snaps compared to 51 snaps for starter Alvin Kamara. While Gillislee should continue to see a handful of weekly touches while Mark Ingram remains suspended, he's totaled a mere 27 yards in his first two games. With such meager production, Gillislee should not be anywhere near most starting lineups and can probably be cut or left on waivers in many fantasy leagues with Ingram expected to return Week 5.

September 10, 2018 01:36 PM
Saints' Mike Gillislee: Coughs up fumble
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee gained nine yards on three carries and lost a fumble in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.

Gillislee signed with New Orleans earlier this month following his release from New England. There was some thought that Gillislee could fill the power-back role while Mark Ingram serves a four-game suspension, but the sixth-year pro fell flat in his Saints debut. A negative game script in which the Saints spent much of the afternoon playing from behind certainly didn't help the one-dimensional runner, but Gillislee did little to help his own cause, as his second-quarter fumble was returned for a touchdown. A better game by the Saints in Week 2 against the Browns could lead to more touches for Gillislee, but the running back will nevertheless be hard to trust following his poor opener.

September 7, 2018 04:08 PM
Saints' Mike Gillislee: May be getting competition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee may get some competition in the backfield before Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

With Gillislee and Alvin Kamara left as the only running backs on the 53-man roster, there's been some speculation about the former Patriot handling a sizable chunk of the rushing workload Week 1. It's still a possibility, but there's also some chance the Saints promote Boston Scott or Jonathan Williams from the practice squad before Sunday to serve as the No. 2 back against Tampa Bay.

September 5, 2018 08:24 PM
Saints' Mike Gillislee: Listed as No. 2 back
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee is listed behind Alvin Kamara on the Saints' current running back depth chart, Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports.

With Mark Ingram (who scored 12 TDs in 2017) set to miss the first four games of the season, Kamara is clearly the team's lead back. Gillislee's quick rise up the depth chart since signing with the team Sunday suggests he could carve out a role in Ingram's absence, notably in short-yardage situations. Meanwhile, the 5-foot-6, 203-pound Boston Scott is on hand to provide a change-of-pace option and can potentially contribute as a returner.

September 3, 2018 09:12 PM
Saints' Mike Gillislee: Signs one-year deal with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee was signed by the Saints on a one-year deal Sunday, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Gillislee's visit with the Saints concluded with the signing of a one-year contract for the former Patriot, who had just been released by New England on Saturday. He'll likely be a candidate for touches primarily in short-yardage situations as a complement to starter Alvin Kamara and Boston Scott while Mark Ingram (suspension) misses the first four weeks of the regular season.

September 3, 2018 09:12 PM
Mike Gillislee: Visiting with Saints
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee is visiting the Saints on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Gilislee lost out to Jeremy Hill in New England but may quickly land on his feet with a New Orleans team that ended cutdown day carrying just two healthy, non-suspended RBs on its 53-man roster. The 27-year-old would provide a power element alongside Alvin Kamara and Boston Scott while Mark Ingram is suspended for the first four weeks of the season.

September 1, 2018 02:24 PM
Mike Gillislee: Released on cutdown day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots released Gillislee on Saturday, Kevin Duffy of MassLive.com reports.

Gillislee was outplayed by Jeremy Hill this preseason, finishing with 33 carries for 100 yards and a touchdown. This probably wasn't a difficult decision for the Patriots, considering Gillislee was also the more expensive option of the two. There is a decent chance Gillislee finds another landing spot at some point this season.

August 26, 2018 01:40 AM
Patriots' Mike Gillislee: Scores while splitting work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee rushed 10 times for 35 yards and a touchdown during Friday's 25-14 loss to the Panthers in the third preseason game.

Gillislee also caught his lone target for six yards. The tailback split time with Jeremy Hill throughout the contest, as those two were the only Patriots running backs to get rushing touches Friday. Battling for a roster spot, Gillislee outperformed Hill, who managed 25 yards on his nine carries and wasn't targeted prior to exiting due to injury. With a two-yard touchdown and ensuing two-point conversion rush, Gillislee carries some momentum into the final exhibition outing, but he's far from a lock for the final roster.

August 17, 2018 10:04 AM
Patriots' Mike Gillislee: Continues slide
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee rushed for 22 yards on nine carries during Thursday's 37-20 win over the Eagles.

After barely averaging three yards per carry in extended duty against Washington in the preseason opener, Gillislee managed to find even less consistency against Philadelphia. No team in the league manages running backs like the Patriots, but with James White continuing his role as Swiss Army knife, Jeremy Hill and Brandon Bolden breaking off big runs, and Sony Michel (knee) and Rex Burkhead (knee) waiting in the wings -- it's unclear what Gillislee brings to the table at this point. The 27-year-old could be on the roster bubble, though injuries may lead to him sticking around after all.

August 9, 2018 10:48 PM
Patriots' Mike Gillislee: Struggles in opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee took 14 carries for 43 yards in Thursday's 26-17 preseason win over Washington.

With Sony Michel (knee) and Rex Burkhead (undisclosed) both absent, Gillislee got the start and handled the first carry, but he was thoroughly outplayed by Jeremy Hill, who took 11 carries for 51 yards and a touchdown. Further hurting his cause, Gillislee was involved in a botched handoff with quarterback Danny Etling toward the end of the game, while Hill didn't get any carries after the third quarter. If the two veteran running backs are indeed competing for one roster spot, Hill likely moved ahead of Gillislee with Thursday's performance.

August 3, 2018 12:36 PM
Patriots' Mike Gillislee: Sheds non-contact jersey
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee (undisclosed) ditched his red (no contact) jersey at practice Friday, NESN.com reports.

Per the report, Gillislee appeared to be a full practice participant Friday, which paves the way for him to make a case for a roster spot. With Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead and James White viewed as locks to make the team, Gillislee is competing with Jeremy Hill, Brandon Bolden and undrafted free agent Ralph Webb for depth chart slotting in the Patriots' backfield.

August 2, 2018 01:24 PM
Patriots' Mike Gillislee: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gillislee (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday, the Boston Herald reports.

Gillislee, who had missed three practices, sported a red non-contact jersey, but he hopes to be cleared for full contact by Friday. The 27-year-old is currently fighting for a roster spot, while competing against Brandon Bolden, Jeremy Hill and undrafted free agent Ralph Webb behind roster locks Sony Michel, Rex Burkhead and James White.

 
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Height/Weight:
5-11/210
Birthdate:
11/01/1990
Age:
30
Hometown:
Deland, FL, USA
School:
Florida
NFL Experience:
6
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