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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed running back Peyton Hillis to a one-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.
A source told FOX Sports the deal is for the veteran-minimum base salary of 715,000.
Hillis, entering his sixth season in the league, has played 65 games with 33 starts. He has 2,470 yards on 597 carries and 867 yards on 111 catches.
Hillis was a seventh-round pick, 227th overall, of the Denver Broncos in 2008. His best season came with the Cleveland Browns in 2010, his first of two campaigns with the team, when he had 1,177 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns on 270 carries. He played 13 games for the Kansas City Chiefs last season and had 309 yards on 85 carries.
Hillis, who worked out with the team Tuesday, adds depth at running back behind starter Doug Martin. The No. 2 spot appears somewhat unsettled entering training camp Thursday. Miami product Mike James was drafted in the sixth round, 189th overall. Brian Leonard, a seventh-year player who spent four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, also could compete for the role.
The team also announced the waiving of running back Matt Brown.
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From the Bucs communications department: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the signing of running back Peyton Hillis to a one-year contract.
Hillis (6-2, 250) enters his sixth year in the NFL, having played in 65 games with 33 starts, totaling 597 rushes for 2,470 yards (4.1 avg.) and 21 touchdowns, while catching 111 passes for 867 yards and three touchdowns.
Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida reports that the Buccaneers will bring in free agent RB Peyton Hillis for a workout on Tuesday.
Hillis, 27, signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs last year, but wound up seeing very little playing time. He finished the year with 85 carries for 309 yards and a single touchdown.
There has been almost no buzz surrounding Hillis this offseason...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed running back Peyton Hillis to a one-year contract.
Hillis is a sixth-year pro who finished sixth in the NFL in total yards from scrimmage in 2010, when he became the first player in Cleveland Browns history to rush for 1,000 yards, catch 50 passes and score at least 10 touchdowns in a season.
The 27-year-old Hillis appeared in 65 career games...
Formerly of the Chiefs and Browns, RB Peyton Hillis was considered a fantasy breakout candidate in 2011 after carrying the ball for Cleveland 270 times for 1,177 yards and 11 scores in 2010. A Madden-cover birth did no favors for Hillis as he skid between injuries and only found the end zone 3 times in 2011 and only once in 2012 (KC).Hillis is likely a benefactor of the NFC arms...
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did a little roster tweaking Tuesday in the hours leading up to the start of training camp.
Further fortifying their running back corps the Bucs signed former Browns and Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis to a one-year contract.
A five-year veteran Hillis had a breakout year with Cleveland in 2010 running for 1177 yards and 11 touchdowns. Since then however...
In the wake of Eric Wright’s failed trade with the 49ers and subsequent release, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will bring in running back/fullback Peyton Hillis for a tryout.
According to a source, Hillis is scheduled to work out for the team Tuesday and is among several free agents the Bucs plan to work out.
A seventh-round draft pick by the Broncos in 2008, Hillis spent two years...
From the gutter to the stars, the fall from grace can be hard and fast, yet the NFL can always seem forgiving and willing to give people with proven talent second chances.
That is the case with running back Peyton Hillis, who is reportedly going to train with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week, according to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida:
'Hillis is scheduled to work out...
Peyton Hillis has signed a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.Fantasy Spin:He'll have to have a strong preseason to make the roster, and even if he does he'll have no immediate fantasy value. Doug Martin is locked in as the feature back, both running and receiving, in Tampa Bay.