Peyton Hillis … SMH.

Ever since Hillis graced the cover of “Madden 12″ just two years ago his career has been an unmitigated disaster reaching a low point Saturday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Hillis without him even playing a down this season.

You’ll recall that Hillis burst onto the scene in 2010 with the Cleveland Browns when he rushed for 1177 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was a fan favorite thanks to his throwback running style and the fact that he was an instant fantasy star.

It was good times all around for Hillis who was voted as the cover boy for “Madden 12″ in the ensuing offseason.