The Giants have officially released running back Peyton Hillis on Wednesday, per the team's official website. Hillis had his 2014 campaign cut short with a concussion. He rushed for 115 yards on 26 carries in nine games. He has appeared in only 16 games the past two seasons.
Hillis was released with a failed physical designation.
The Giants have placed running back Peyton Hillis on the season-ending injured reserve list because of a concussion, his second in as many seasons, per Adam Schefter of ESPN on Saturday. Hillis finishes the season with 26 carries for 115 yards in nine games. He has appeared in only 16 games the past two seasons.
He is expected to undergo a second MRI on Monday, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.
"They told me because since this was my third concussion, they didn't want to take it too lightly. So, we are suppose to take another MRI on Monday to make sure that everything is still working fine because I'm still having symptoms right now."
The Giants have ruled out Peyton Hillis (concussion), Cullen Jenkins (calf) and Jacquian Williams (concussion) out for Week 11 at home against the 49ers. The team also included Damontre Moore (shoulder), Nat Berhe (ankle), Daniel Fells (neck), Rashad Jennings (knee) and Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) on the final injury report, though all five were deemed probable.
Concussions have prevented Giants outside linebacker Jacquian Williams and running back Peyton Hillis from practicing Thursday and will likely keep them out Sunday against San Francisco, per NJ.com.
Williams leads the Giants with 78 tackles while Hillis is averaging 4.4 YPC in limited action this season.
The Giants have ruled out running back Peyton Hillis Week 10 against the Seahawks.
Hillis is dealing with a concussion, and will not be able to return to action. Hillis carried the ball once for 4 yards, and caught one pass for 5 yards before leaving the contest.
For the first time since Rashad Jennings went down with a knee injury in Week 5, Giants running back Andre Williams had real competition for touches Week 9 against Indianapolis. Peyton Hillis played almost the same number of snaps and actually had more total yards, gaining 20 on four carries and 50 on five catches.
Now obviously, the Giants were down big in this game from pretty much the outset. They were forced to throw the ball and, at least judging by the numbers, have never regarded Williams as much of a pass catcher. Maybe if the game had unfolded differently, Williams would have once again kept Hillis out of the box score.
But there's another issue at play here. Williams got three times as many carries as Hillis and gained only 22 yards with them, averaging 1.8 per carry. He has averaged just 2.9 yards per carry since Jennings went down and is averaging 3.0 for the season.
That's not good, and by now, the Giants have to realize it's making their offense one-dimensional. Jennings may well return Week 10 at Seattle, but if he doesn't, Williams may be looking at more of a timeshare.
Giants running back Peyton Hillis produced 70 total yards, a season high, in Monday's loss to the Colts. Hillis ran four times for 20 yards (5.0 ypc) and caught five of six targets for 50 yards.
Hillis provided a desperately-needed spark after rookie Andre Williams couldn't find any running room. Hillis visits the Seahawks in Week 10.
Giants running back Peyton Hillis received limited work Week 7 against the Cowboys.
Hillis gained 29 yards on six carries. He caught one ball for 4 yards during the contest. Hillis wasn't a big factor, and was the clear backup to rookie Andre Williams. Hillis is on a bye Week 8.
The Giants got several minor contributions in their Week 6 loss at Philadelphia. Backup running back Peyton Hillis carried five times for 24 yards and caught three of five targets for 28 yards. Tight end Daniel Fells caught two passes for 40 yards but lost a fumble, while tight end Adrien Robinson had a 29-yard catch on two targets.
Wideout Preston Parker had a 6-yard catch.
Giants backup runners Peyton Hillis and Henry Hynoski saw some time Thursday against Washington.
Hillis received eight carries in mop up duty, picking up 31 yards. He saw all of his action in the fourth quarter. Hynoski managed to pick up 1 yard on his only carry.
Both players will take on the Falcons Week 5.
According to ESPN, the following players are not expected to dress for the Giants Friday night against the Jets: Odell Beckham, Prince Amukamara, Charles Brown, Jayron Hosley, Trindon Holliday, James Brewer, Peyton Hillis, Xavier Grimble, Jon Beason and Cooper Taylor.
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) and cornerback Prince Amukamara (groin) have both been ruled out for the Friday night game against the host Jets.
Also set to sit are tackles James Brewer and Charles Brown, running back Peyton Hillis, tight end Xavier Grimble, safety Cooper Taylor, cornerback Jayron Hosley and wideout Trindon Holliday.
According to ESPN, the following players will not suit up for the Giants Saturday night against the Colts in preseason action: Odell Beckham, Trindon Holliday, Jayron Hosley, Peyton Hillis, Daniel Fells, Xavier Grimble and Mike Patterson.
Giants running back Peyton Hillis, who has been out the last week due to a foot/ankle injury, said he expects to return to practice Monday, according to the New York Daily News.
"It's getting better," he said. "Hopefully, I can recover and be out there by Monday."
Hillis said he is making progress in his recovery.
"It's hard to put pressure on it," he said. "It's been coming along well though. It's progressing really well."
The Giants are expected to be without 10 players for Saturday's preseason opener against the Steelers, the team's official site reports.
The list of players expected to sit out includes: wide receivers Odell Beckham and Trindon Holliday; tight ends Daniel Fells and Xavier Grimble; running back Peyton Hillis; offensive lineman Will Beatty; defensive linemen Mike Patterson and Kelcy Quarles; linebacker Jon Beason; and defensive back Trumaine McBride.
Giants running back Peyton Hillis is dealing with foot and ankle injuries and it will be "a little while" before he returns, coach Tom Coughlin told the New York Daily News. Hillis got hurt in Tuesday's practice.
Giants running back Peyton Hillis left practice Tuesday due to an ankle injury, the team announced.
The team did not disclose the severity of the injury. Hillis is expected to work in a reserve role behind Rashad Jennings as part of a committee this season.
Despite the likely loss of David Wilson to a neck injury, Giants coach Tom Couglin indicated he'll use a running back-by-committee approach. Rashad Jennings is the starter, with rookie Andre Williams, veteran Peyton Hills and Michael Cox and Kendall Gaskins also in the mix.
"I think we have some talented guys at that spot," Coughlin told The Star-Ledger on Thursday. "I think Rashad has done well. I think the young kid (Williams) has come along the more we have given him to do. Michael Cox has had his spots.
"Gaskins did some pretty good things today. We’ll let this thing play out. It’ll be some kind of combination of people involved. They’ll have plenty of opportunities in the preseason to show us what they can do and where they fit."
As expected, the Giants listed Rashad Jennings as their starting running back. The unofficial depth chart, which could change quickly, has David Wilson as the No. 2 back followed by Peyton Hillis and rookie Andre Williams.
Giants running back Peyton Hillis has missed some practice time with a low-grade muscle strain, the Newark Star-Ledger reports. He hopes to be ready for minicamp next week.
"I think I did it around the first day of practice that we were out on the field and I played with it for a week and a half and strained it a little more this past Thursday," he said. "But I've been getting better, been getting healthy."
Hillis is competing for playing time in camp this summer with a number of other running backs including assumed starter Rashad Jennings, rookie Andre Williams and speedster David Wilson.