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Report: Buccaneers to work out Peyton Hillis

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Running back Peyton Hillis still finds himself looking for work after two mediocre-at-best seasons for the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs the last two years.

With training camps beginning to open around the league at least one team is willing to bring Hillis in for a kick of the tires to see if he has anything left.

According to Jenna Laine of SportsTalkFlorida.com, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bringing Hillis in for a tryout on Tuesday.

Hillis ran for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns with the Browns in 2010 in a breakout season. In the two years since, Hillis has rushed for just 896 yards and one touchdown. Injuries and lack of production have led Hillis to start just 11 games over that span.

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29 Responses to “Report: Buccaneers to work out Peyton Hillis”
  1. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 23, 2013 12:36 AM

    What happened to this guy?

    Aside from making the biggest mistake of his career by not signing the contract Cleveland offered him…

  2. stevenwilliams2013 says: Jul 23, 2013 12:38 AM

    The Madden Curse lives!!!

  3. lancer120 says: Jul 23, 2013 12:43 AM

    If Hillis still has something left in the tank, he could be a good fit in Schiano’s smash mouth style of football. Good luck to him!

  4. mackcarrington says: Jul 23, 2013 12:53 AM

    His “breakout” year was actually 2010.

  5. norvturnersneck says: Jul 23, 2013 12:58 AM

    Madden cursed!

  6. vikesorgtfo says: Jul 23, 2013 12:59 AM

    probably will be his last season in the NFL…

  7. rickyspanish says: Jul 23, 2013 1:04 AM

    Crazy, I had completely forgotten about him.

  8. fumblenuts says: Jul 23, 2013 1:07 AM

    Hillis should call Mike Alstott…….

  9. manilarizzo says: Jul 23, 2013 2:16 AM

    The life of an NFL RB.

  10. nathanbetz91 says: Jul 23, 2013 4:32 AM

    Wasn’t his last year with the browns like a really productive one?

  11. nathanbetz91 says: Jul 23, 2013 4:34 AM

    Well he is Jamal Charles backup, so do you expect him to geteven close to the amount of opportunities Charles gets?

  12. orivar says: Jul 23, 2013 5:05 AM

    Injuries, lack of production and Pat Shumar.

  13. gooch80 says: Jul 23, 2013 5:22 AM

    Worth a shot. I mean, he was on two mediocre offenses. The browns and the chiefs never played with a lead, so they were rarely running the ball down late in the game. Also, Colt McCoy, Brady Quinn and Matt Cassell weren’t exactly scaring defenses in the passing game.

  14. clebrowntown says: Jul 23, 2013 5:37 AM

    Now see most of you won’t get this move.
    He’s being moved from CIA over to the Joint Special Operations Command. The possible Bucs gig is just a cover.
    Sorry…it was just too easy

  15. clebrowntown says: Jul 23, 2013 5:37 AM

    For the unknowing….JSOC is located in Tampa

  16. bucsfan90 says: Jul 23, 2013 5:42 AM

    aaaaand let the Alstott comparisons begin.

  17. greenmeattruck says: Jul 23, 2013 5:57 AM

    Injuries and a bad bout with a marriage/ strep throat (coughcough..BULLSHART…coughcough) have lead to a lack of production.

    I wonder if he’s figured out his priorities now?

  18. bucingnasty says: Jul 23, 2013 6:46 AM

    I hope he doesn’t think he’ll be wearing #40 if he makes the team. That’d be a disgrace to the A-train

  19. yojoemama says: Jul 23, 2013 7:28 AM

    Peyton Hillis is another version of Tommy Maddox. One and done.

  20. randy001 says: Jul 23, 2013 7:51 AM

    Maybe he’s just a little over the Hillis! Hahaha

    Actually, the he helped the Browns beat my Patriots pretty bad a couple of years ago. Ran miles over us.

  21. petedutcherjr says: Jul 23, 2013 8:02 AM

    We need the depth. Question though, does Hillis share the same agent as a key free agent? This smells like a move to build favor with an agent.

  22. snookau says: Jul 23, 2013 8:11 AM

    The circle of life… Hillis was drafted by the Broncos in 2008 with the 7th round pick the Bucs (Gruden) gave up for the rights to Jake Plummer.

    Oh, and its pretty safe to say that if he signs, he won’t be wearing #40.

  23. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Jul 23, 2013 8:14 AM

    I bet he wishes he would’ve taken that deal in Cleveland. Had the Browns kept him, they would’ve taken Blackmon at 4 and they’d be in more of a whirlwind than they already are. Goes to show you that letting the boarderliners walk when they want too much cash is the better choice in the long run. Best thing I saw last year was a Browns fan with a Hillis jersey that put duct tape with the letters SYP, before the H on the back.

    Ok, back to work.

  24. barkymingo says: Jul 23, 2013 8:19 AM

    I’ve heard it takes 2 years to get over strep throat so he should be fine this year……….

    Waste of talent

  25. utteke says: Jul 23, 2013 8:49 AM

    Gee – Do you think that Hillis now regrets not taking the 4 yr. $16.5 million offer the Browns made him back in 2011?

  26. watchfullhose says: Jul 23, 2013 8:51 AM

    Payday made this guy soft.

  27. kelmcc says: Jul 23, 2013 9:03 AM

    So weird in modern day sports for an underdog white guy to have ONE breakout sports moment… and then disappear. Nope, never happens. Weirdest thing…

  28. bucrightoff says: Jul 23, 2013 9:23 AM

    I guess he’s better than Blount?

  29. whysomanylosers says: Jul 23, 2013 9:50 AM

    Bucs need a goal line back, not sure if Brian Leonard or rookie Mike Smith are it.

    Just like cornerbacks, you cant have too many decent RBs. I guess the Bucs are trying to make amends for not picking up one of the 20 decent FA CBs this past spring….

    That is the only thing that concerns me about the Bucs this year, they have NO depth at ANY position (maybe WR). They really need to stay healthy to be successful.

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