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Peyton Hillis stuck at fourth string for Bucs


Buccaneers running back Peyton Hillis spent months on the open market.  He could end up back there soon.

The Buccaneers’ depth chart has been posted at the team’s website, and Hillis is listed behind Doug Martin, Brian Leonard, and Mike James at tailback.

To no surprise, rookie Mike Glennon is the No. 2 quarterback, behind Josh Freeman and ahead of veteran Dan Orlovsky.

On defense, Leonard Johnson leads Johnthan Banks at right cornerback, and Cody Grimm has earned (so far) the second-string strong safety spot behind Mark Barron.

As pointed out by the folks at, coach Greg Schiano said last year that depth charts don’t mean all that much.  Still, it’s a ranking of players at a time when there previously was no way to draw lines among the men on the roster.

For the guys at the bottom of the list at the various positions, they may not be on the roster much longer.

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24 Responses to “Peyton Hillis stuck at fourth string for Bucs”
  1. 858bolts says: Aug 2, 2013 11:10 PM

    One hit wonder

  2. rambo08 says: Aug 2, 2013 11:12 PM

    Fom the Madden cover to 4th string RB in two years. What a fall.

  3. jh500 says: Aug 2, 2013 11:14 PM

    should have signed that contract with the browns

  4. raider23mike says: Aug 2, 2013 11:22 PM

    Who were the idiots that voted him to be on the Madden cover as a Cleveland Brown?

  5. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 2, 2013 11:29 PM

    Worst Madden cover guy ever.

  6. dlbpatsfan says: Aug 2, 2013 11:32 PM

    Wow I remember back in 2010 when the Pats were like 7-1 and it was like Week 9 and we had to face the Browns. I’m thinking y’know lets destroy these guys and go 8-1 and then Peyton Hillis happened, this guy ran all over us, crushed us. The score was like 33-14 and I’m like this guy’s forreal but oh how the mighty have fallen.

  7. Sports King of this world says: Aug 2, 2013 11:34 PM

    Bucs trying to recreate Mike Alstott

  8. Stiller43 says: Aug 2, 2013 11:36 PM

    Remember when this guy was on madden? As one of the best/most popular/trendiest players in the NFL?

    Ohhh boy what happened

  9. nutsacker says: Aug 2, 2013 11:43 PM

    I bet the drama queen won’t care for this.

  10. ravensfan19 says: Aug 2, 2013 11:53 PM

    Peyton Hillis is the definition of a One Year Wonder.

  11. theverifiedtruth says: Aug 3, 2013 12:12 AM

    The Madden Curse Lives!

  12. revhein says: Aug 3, 2013 12:41 AM

    Remember when he said that the Madden curse would run and hide from him? Madden Curse sure showed him

  13. orivar says: Aug 3, 2013 12:56 AM

    “Ohhh boy what happened”

    Victim of the Madden Curse is what happened. Some players recover from it (Vick, Mcnabb, Brees), others are never the same again.

  14. greenmeattruck says: Aug 3, 2013 1:07 AM

    I wonder if he would go back in time if he could and not get strep(coughcoughB^%LSH#T)throat?

  15. robuff716 says: Aug 3, 2013 1:25 AM

    Well shucks…I’m glad I didn’t miss this article about a fourth stringer from Tampa!

  16. mcguenther13 says: Aug 3, 2013 3:10 AM

    Alcott 2.0, if depth is there for fantasy leagues talk about a great goal line back………IF he makes the 53

  17. ballboy48 says: Aug 3, 2013 3:26 AM

    His agent was a moron for not signing a multi year deal with Cleveland!

  18. jojopuppyfish says: Aug 3, 2013 7:05 AM

    Beware of the Madden curse.

  19. kilo0986 says: Aug 3, 2013 8:11 AM

    Really wish this guy would play at the level he was 2 years ago. It was a lot of fun watching the dude run and his td celebration was awesome.

  20. unfortunatelyabillsfan says: Aug 3, 2013 8:54 AM

    Looks like he’s out of shape as well.

  21. dizbucs says: Aug 3, 2013 9:05 AM

    Just stop with the A-train/Hillis comparison. There is none, other than both being white…. You guys lol

  22. albundy4tds1game says: Aug 3, 2013 9:45 AM

    They signed him what, 9 or 10 days ago. They are not going to put someone who does know the playbook yet ahead of someone that does. Not really a hard concept to understand

  23. albundy4tds1game says: Aug 3, 2013 9:46 AM

    Does not

  24. AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Aug 3, 2013 12:48 PM

    Glad he’s not wearing #40.

    No one should wear 20, 40, 47, 55, 63 or 99 again.

    Yes, I realize 63 and 99 have already been retired.

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