Peyton Hillis and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Reportedly Reach 1-Year Deal

July 23, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may finally have found the answer to their backup-running-back problem.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Bucs and free-agent back Peyton Hills agreed to a one-year deal Tuesday afternoon:
The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed at this time. Hillis worked out with the Buccaneers earlier Tuesday, as he hoped to land a contract before the beginning of training camp. Tampa will open its preseason practice sessions to the public Thursday afternoon, where Hillis would ostensibly make his public debut with the club.
A seventh-round pick in 2008, Hillis spent his first two seasons with the Denver Broncos as a hybrid back, working both traditional backfield roles. He was then sent to the Cleveland Browns along with draft picks in exchange for Brady Quinn prior to the 2010 season, a move that sparked a breakout campaign.
Given his first chance as an NFL starting running back, Hillis shined. The former Arkansas standout rushed for 1...

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