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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 in Denver before being traded to the Cleveland Browns.
In 2010, Hillis rushed for 1,177 yards with 477 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns.
But Hills has yet to duplicate that magic. Injuries have taken a toll, and there has been talk of him struggling to get along with teammates.
He inked a one-year deal with the Chiefs last offseason. Relegated to a backup role, he rushed for 309 yards in 2012.
If the Bucs do sign Hillis, it would make for a crowded group of fullbacks heading into camp.
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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...
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...
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.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded cornerback Eric Wright to the San Francisco 49ers last Friday for a conditional pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. But the former 2007 second round selection (No. 53 overall) out of Nevada is now back on the open market, as he failed his physical with the Niners and was immediately released by the Buccaneers, according to ESPN’s Adam Shefter. CB...
Cornerback Eric Wright has failed his physical with the San Francisco 49ers and will return to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh declined to say specifically what portion of the physical Wright failed.
Wright was traded to the 49ers on Friday in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014, one week after he was arrested in Los Angeles on an unspecified...
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...
Eric Wright failed his 49ers physical on Monday. SOURCE: Albert Breer, NFL NetworkFantasy Spin:Wright was sent to the 49ers in a trade last week. After Wright was returned to the Bucs, Tampa Bay immediately cut him. Wright was expected to start opposite Darrelle Revis in Tampa, but off-the-field issues were his downfall.
So, basically the trade between the Bucs and 49ers never happened.
So to summarize, again, Niners failed Eric Wright on his physical. Rights revert to Bucs. And the Bucs will release Wright, making him a FA.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 22, 2013
On the eve of veterans reporting for training camp Wednesday, 49ers GM Trent Baalke addressed the media for the first time since Eric Wright failed his physical that voided the trade to San Francisco and Ahmad Brooks' recent run in with the law.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are planning on working out veteran running back Peyton Hillis today according to one source. Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida reported the news on Monday afternoon. The Buccaneers released CB Eric Wright on Monday after he failed a physical with the San Francisco 49ers. Wright had been traded to the Niners after the team learned of his DUI arrest earlier...