Hilliard was waived by the Redskins on Friday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post reports.
Hilliard faced long odds of cracking an RB group that already included a few more interesting prospects at the position. He'll be eligible to sign elsewhere upon clearing waivers.
Hilliard played one snap in Saturday's preseason loss to the Packers.
A late addition to the Washington backfield, Hilliard remains on the very bottom of the totem pole. It seems unlikely that he'll see substantially more work in Sunday's tilt with the Bengals, with the Redskins expected to treat the contest as a dress rehearsal for the regular season. This leaves the 25-year-old on the outside looking in for a roster spot.
Hilliard joins Washington on the same day the team released fellow tailback Keith Marshall with an injury designation. A seventh-round pick in 2015, Hilliard spent the past two seasons within the Texans' organization, although he failed to make a regular season appearance while in Houston.
Hilliard was released by the Texans on Tuesday.
Hilliard finished 2016 as a member of the Texans' practice squad but was never elevated to the active roster. Houston has a number of running backs battling for a spot behind Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue this offseason -- including talented rookie D'Onta Foreman -- while it elected to keep Dare Ogunbowale, another first-year back, and Akeem Hunt through this round of cuts.
Hilliard signed a futures contract with the Texans on Monday, The Houston Chronicle reports.
Hilliard, who finished the season on the Texans' practice squad, is yet to see any game action since being taken in the seventh round out of LSU back in 2015. He'll likely contend for No. 3 duties behind Lamar Miller and Alfred Blue.
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