With the Giants running game in shambles due mostly to injuries the team signed retread Peyton Hillis this week in the hope that he could give Brandon Jacobs a little bit of rest here and there. Turns out that Hillis might have an even bigger role than originally anticipated for Monday because Jacobs reportedly suffered a setback Saturday with his hamstring injury. "If he cannot play the Giants are reduced to fast-forwarding the learning curve on Hillis and rushing him onto the field even though he signed just this week" writes the NY Post. "The only other running back on the roster is rookie Michael Cox who has yet to record an NFL rushing attempt." That obviously is not good. Jacobs in his first start with the Giants since 2011 surprisingly rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns in Week 6 but he's also battling his leg injury. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and he didn't practice Saturday. Meanwhile Hillis hasn't done much of anything after rushing for 1177 yards and 11 touchdowns with the Browns in 2010 while also catching 61 passes. He made the Madden cover the next year but he struggled in 2011 and his teammates questioned his commitment as he tried to land a big-time contract. Last year he was largely irrelevant with the Chiefs and he was cut from the Buccaneers earlier this season.
Peyton Hillis might play bigger role with Brandon Jacobs injury
CBS Sports | Oct 20