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Running back Peyton Hillis #40 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball against cornerback Marcus Gilchrist #38 of the San Diego Chargers  at Qualcomm Stadium on November 1, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Struggling Giants Sign Running Back Peyton Hillis

The 27-year-old has played for the Broncos, Browns, Chiefs and Buccaneers. Hillis was active for just one game for the Bucs in 2013 — he didn’t have any carries or catches — before being released on September 21.

10/16/2013

Running back Peyton Hillis #40 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball against cornerback Marcus Gilchrist #38 of the San Diego Chargers  at Qualcomm Stadium on November 1, 2012 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Reports: Peyton Hillis, D.J. Ware To Try Out For Struggling Giants

With only one halfback healthy, the Giants are holding some open tryouts on Tuesday in an effort to add some depth — and maybe, just maybe, catch lightning in a bottle.

10/15/2013

Michael Cox (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Rookie Michael Cox Might Start At Halfback For Giants Against Vikings

Tom Coughlin doesn’t have many options at halfback for the winless New York Giants. The choice now is rookie Michael Cox, and that’s it. Yes, Michael Cox.

10/14/2013

Brandon Jacobs (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Giants’ Jacobs Ready To Handle ‘Full Workload’ Vs. Bears

For the Giants (0-5), running the ball has been a major challenge. The offensive line has not blocked well, the backs are a step off, and the result has been an average of 56.8 yards.

10/09/2013

Giants running back David Wilson, right, will miss the game against the Bears in Chicago due to a neck injury, the team announced on Oct. 8, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Giants’ Already Brutal Running Game Takes Hit With Loss Of Wilson

The New York Giants have the NFL’s worst running game and it doesn’t look like it’s going to improve much this week.

10/08/2013

Defensive end Justin Tuck of the New York Giants on the bench. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants Are Bad Right Now, Plain And Simple

The Giants are 0-2. It’s not an inescapable hole. There may be many days ahead. But bad things don’t happen to good teams. The performance level must rise.

09/16/2013

Brandon Jacobs (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Report: Giants To Work Out RBs Jacobs, McGahee And McKnight

Brandon Jacobs played for the Giants from 2005-11. On Twitter, Jacobs said he’d “give it all I got” to get back with Big Blue.

09/10/2013

Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants watches his team walk off the field against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 8, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 31-36. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Tom Coughlin ‘Totally, Totally Disappointed’ In Sloppy Giants

New York started the game with turnovers on their first three drives, all in the first 6½ minutes. There were two INTs by Eli Manning, including his first pass. That’s not how you want to start a season.

09/09/2013

David Wilson (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Giants Running Back David Wilson Is Ready For Every-Down Back Role

David Wilson is ready to become an every-down halfback for the New York Giants in the wake of the injury to backup Andre Brown.

08/31/2013

General manager Jerry Reese and head coach Tom Coughlin (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images | Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Dottino: An Overview Of The Giants’ Needs Ahead Of NFL Draft

The Giants own one pick in each of the seven rounds, plus a compensatory pick near the bottom of the seventh. Here’s a look at the Giants’ positional needs going into the NFL Draft.

04/24/2013

Darrelle Revis (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images), Brandon Jacobs (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) and Tim Tebow (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Palladino: It Stinks To Be Brandon Jacobs, Darrelle Revis And Tim Tebow

It’s amazing how good a former team can look once you’ve sampled someplace else, and how bad things can be when you’re there in the first place. Brandon Jacobs, Darrelle Revis and Tim Tebow must be feeling those emotions right now.

04/10/2013

Running back Andre Brown (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Palladino: Season-Ending Injury Is An Especially Tough Blow For Andre Brown

This season could have solidified his spot on the Giants’ roster. This could have proved to be his security blanket, or whatever goodwill equity a player with his history could collect.

11/27/2012

Ahmad Bradshaw (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) and Hakeem Nicks (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Ahmad Bradshaw, Hakeem Nicks Ruled Out For Thursday’s Game Against Panthers

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw, wide receiver Domenik Hixon and right tackle David Diehl have been ruled out for Thursday night’s game, as has wide receiver Hakeem Nicks.

09/19/2012

(credit: Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Dottino: Hendricks, Ojomo Make Case For Giants Roster Spot

It’s not like coach Tom Coughlin’s job got much easier, but he likely got a bit more clarity about a few of his positions in Wednesday’s preseason finale.

08/30/2012

Tom Coughlin (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images), Replacement refs (credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images), Bill Belichick  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Palladino: Replacement Refs Won’t Cut It; Latest Showing Of Ineptitude In Giants-Patriots

A civilized person might hide the names to protect the innocent. But, hey, we’re not about that here. Not at all. You put yourself out there, you take the heat. So here’s the heat.

08/30/2012

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