Daniel Fells and Adrien Robinson, New York Giants (September 25, 2014)

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The New York Giants have released running back Peyton Hillis. The 29-year old Hillis played in nine games for the Giants before his season ended due to a serious concussion he suffered in the game against the Seattle Seahawks on November 9. He was placed on Injured Reserve six days later. It was Hillis’ second concussion with the Giants in two seasons.

Hillis finished 2014 with 26 carries for 115 yards and 10 receptions for 87 yards.

Hillis was set to make $870,000 in salary in the final year of his contract and count $945,000 against the team’s 2015 salary cap if he had made the team. By cutting him, the Giants have “saved” that $945,000 against the cap with no “dead” money.

Hillis was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos and played for the Browns (2010-11), Chiefs (2012), and Buccaneers (2013) before signing with the Giants in October 2013. He carried the ball 73 times for 247 yards and caught 13 passes for 96 yards in 2013 for the Giants.