The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed running back Peyton Hillis.
Hillis, who played for the Chiefs last year, signed shortly after working out for the Bucs.
Tampa Bay will be the fourth stop in the 27-year-old Hillis’s career, having previously played for the Broncos, Browns and Chiefs. Hillis had one outstanding season, in 2010 in Cleveland, when he carried 270 times for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns and added 61 catches for 477 yards and two touchdowns. But in his other four seasons he’s been a mediocre player.
In Tampa Bay, Hillis will have a chance to earn the No. 2 running back job behind starter Doug Martin. Hillis will be competing in camp with veteran Brian Leonard, rookie Mike James and all-name team candidate Michael Smith.