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  Colts | Mike Gillislee working out for Colts    Fri Aug 2, 11:36 AM

Free-agent RB Mike Gillislee (Saints) is working out for the Indianapolis Colts Friday, Aug. 2.

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  Raiders | Mike Gillislee works out    Wed Jul 31, 03:59 PM

Free-agent RB Mike Gillislee (Saints) worked out for the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, July 31, according to a source.

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  Jaguars | Jacksonville taking a look at Mike Gillislee    Thu May 16, 05:52 PM

Free-agent RB Mike Gillislee (Saints) worked out for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, May 16.

Footballguys view: The Jaguars are just updating their emergency list here. They already have guys like Alfred Blue, Benny Cunningham and Ryquell Armstead (oh yeah, Thomas Rawls too) to compete for the reserve spots behind starter Leonard Fournette.

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  Lions | Mike Gillislee works out for Lions    Fri Feb 15, 08:59 AM

Free-agent RB Mike Gillislee (Saints) worked out for the Detroit Lions Thursday, Feb. 14.

Footballguys view: Gillislee was with the Patriots during the preseason in 2018 but he didn't make their final roster. The Saints did pick him up for about a month after that, but Gillislee has been out of work since that time. A veteran back who runs with power, Gillislee should find a spot somewhere to compete this offseason.

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  Saints | Mark Ingram activated for Monday    Sat Oct 6, 04:51 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram was officially activated to the 53-man roster Saturday, Oct. 6 and the team cut RB Mike Gillislee to make room.

Footballguys view: Ingram is back in action for the Saints this week and the veteran back should take some touches away from Alvin Kamara. Fantasy GMs should know that this backfield can support both...just like it did last year. Kamara is the clear-cut lead back and an every week RB1 starter. Ingram might get eased back in this week with 10 or so touches...and that makes him more of a deep flex play in Week 5. Going forward, Ingram could have RB2/flex value once he's back in football shape.

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  Saints | Mike Gillislee disappoints in opener    Mon Sep 10, 02:34 AM

New Orleans Saints RB Mike Gillislee managed only three carries for nine yards and lost a fumble in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Saints | Mike Gillislee the No. 2 RB    Tue Sep 4, 06:05 PM

New Orleans Saints RB Mike Gillislee is listed as the backup running back on the Saints' initial depth chart.

Footballguys view: Well that didn't take long. Gillislee was released by the Patriots and scooped up by the Saints on Sunday. This puts him behind starter Alvin Kamara for the first four weeks of the year while Mark Ingram is suspended. With Kamara looking like he's going to hog most of the touches in the Saints backfield, Gillislee shouldn't get that many snaps.

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  Saints | Mike Gillislee joins New Orleans    Sun Sep 2, 06:09 PM

Free-agent RB Mike Gillislee (Patriots) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Sept. 2, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Gillislee should get touches while Mark Ingram is suspended, and might even have some fleeting value in deep leagues. His signing makes Boston Scott a less attractive sleeper in Weeks 1-4.

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  Saints | Mike Gillislee visiting New Orleans    Sun Sep 2, 11:01 AM

Free-agent RB Mike Gillislee (Patriots) is visiting the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Sept. 2.

Footballguys view: The Saints have Boston Scott as a #2 back, but he might be a little undersized to work between the tackles. Gillislee is a lunchpail back who could steal some goal line chances if he ends up with the Saints.

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  Patriots | Jeremy Hill wins job with Pats    Sat Sep 1, 02:21 PM

New England Patriots RB Jeremy Hill has won a roster spot, beating out RB Mike Gillislee.

Footballguys view: Hill brings some power to the Patriots backfield. He'll work as a short-yardage or goal line back with Rex Burkhead serving as the lead back.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee beaten out for spot    Sat Sep 1, 02:19 PM

The New England Patriots released RB Mike Gillislee, a source said Saturday, Sept. 1.

Footballguys view: Jeremy Hill is the power back for the Patriots with the release of Gillislee. A team in need of a veteran back might give Gillislee a call.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee on Pats' roster bubble    Wed Aug 29, 11:59 AM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee's roster spot is in jeopardy as he battles Jeremy Hill and Brandon Bolden and others for the team's fourth running back slot behind Rex Burkhead, Sony Michel and James White. The roster cutdown to 53 players is Saturday, Sept. 1. 'Every preseason, I feel like it's a little harder for the running backs,' Gillislee said. 'But I'm doing all I can to make make the team or whatever it is, whether it's here or going (elsewhere).'

Footballguys view: Hill has been the most impressive out of that group of fourth-string running backs. Gillislee might get a chance elsewhere if he does get cut by the Patriots.

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  Patriots | Jeremy Hill in line for roster spot    Sun Aug 26, 10:08 PM

New England Patriots RB Jeremy Hill has the edge over RB Mike Gillislee for the 'big back' role, according to Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston.

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  Patriots | Jeremy Hill in position to make team    Fri Aug 3, 10:59 AM

New England Patriots RB Jeremy Hill is more likely to make the team as the final running back over RB Mike Gillislee (undisclosed) due to durability concerns, according to NESN's Doug Kyed.

Footballguys view: Gillislee also failed last year in the role that he's trying to win. Sony Michel, James White, and Rex Burkhead's value would be better off if neither makes the team. If Hill does make the team, he'll have matchup value in deep leagues, assuming he gets the majority of the goal line carries - which was a strength of his game in Cincinnati.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee may return Monday    Sun Jul 29, 06:52 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Sunday, July 29, but could return to practice as early as Monday, July 30, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Gillislee, Jeremy Hill, and undrafted free agent Ralph Webb are battling one potential roster spot as the #4 back, that is if the Patriots choose to keep four in addition to special teams ace Brandon Bolden.

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  Patriots | Three RBs may compete for one spot    Wed Jul 18, 09:38 PM

New England Patriots RBs Mike Gillislee, Jeremy Hill and Ralph Webb may compete for one roster spot during training camp.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee added muscle during spring    Fri Jul 6, 01:06 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee reported to spring workouts at 216 pounds after playing the 2017 season at 212 pounds.

Footballguys view: Gillislee was underwhelming last season even before he got hurt. His 3.7 yards per carry wasn't anything to write home about. With a first round pick Sony Michel in the house and a healthy Rex Burkhead, chances are that Gillislee will be buried on the depth chart, assuming he even makes the roster.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee on the bubble?    Sun May 6, 01:32 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee is likely fighting for a roster spot in 2018 after opening last season as the team's No. 1 running back, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.

Footballguys view: This report has been going around the Patriots circles as minicamps and OTAs are on the horizon. The Patriots added Jeremy Hill this offseason in free agency and they selected Sony Michel in the 2018 NFL draft. Michel has the ability to be a lead back in the mold of LeSean McCoy. There may not be many touches to go around for Gillislee.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee to be on bubble    Sat May 5, 12:21 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee will have to win a spot on the 53-man roster during training camp because there would be no dead money on the salary cap if Gillislee is released.

Footballguys view: The Patriots added Jeremy Hill this offseason in free agency and they selected Sony Michel in the 2018 NFL draft. Michel has the ability to be a lead back in the mold of LeSean McCoy. There may not be many touches to go around for Gillislee.

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  Patriots | Several RB battling for one spot?    Fri Apr 27, 11:20 PM

New England Patriots RBs Brandon Bolden, Mike Gillislee and Jeremy Hill might be competing for one spot with the chance one gets cut even before training camp.

Footballguys view: It's going to depend on how rookie Sony Michel looks. Neither Bolden nor Gillislee did anything last season and Hill is coming off an injury plagued year. There's a lot of potential but any or all three could be packing it in come September.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee likely to return to New England    Sun Mar 11, 02:11 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee is expected to return to the team in 2018 despite being a healthy scratch for the second half of the season, according to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin.

Footballguys view: The Patriots can still use Gillislee as a battering ram between the tackles. James White will continue to work as a dangerous receiving weapon and change-of-pace back. Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead may both move on in free agency.

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  Patriots | Free agency decisions ahead for New England    Mon Feb 5, 01:55 PM

The New England Patriots face the prospect of losing several key free agents. The Patriots have to address key impending free agents in OTs Nate Solder, Cameron Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle, along with RB Rex Burkhead, WR Danny Amendola, CB Malcolm Butler, WR/ST Matthew Slater and RB Dion Lewis. New England is projected to have approximately $17 million in salary cap space. TE Dwayne Allen, TE Martellus Bennett, DT Alan Branch, LB David Harris and RB Mike Gillislee all could be released to create more cap space.

Footballguys view: Solder is their franchise left tackle, and there's not a lot of talent at the position in this free agent class. There is speculation that Solder will end up retiring.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee will not play    Sun Feb 4, 04:46 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee has been declared inactive for Super Bowl LII.

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  Patriots | Super Bowl inactives for Patriots    Sun Feb 4, 04:42 PM

The New England Patriots have declared DL Alan Branch, WR Bernard Reedy, OL Cole Croston, LB David Harris, TE Jacob Hollister, WR Kenny Britt, RB Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 21.

Footballguys view: Mike Gillislee was seen as a possible sly Patriots pilfer from a division rival a la the Chris Hogan deal, but it ended up being a bust because Gillislee was ineffective or hurt for most of the season. He's unlikely to be back next year.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee says he's a game-time call    Thu Feb 1, 10:32 AM

Updating previous reports, New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) said he's a game-time decision for the Super Bowl.

Footballguys view: After he was hyped as the guy to take over for Legarrette Blount, he hasn't had much to do. If he does play, it's hard to say what - if any - role he will have beyond someone to give the other backs a rest

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee feeling better    Wed Jan 31, 06:11 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) said his injured knee is definitely feeling better but is not sure if he will play in Super Bowl LII.

Footballguys view: Gillislee ended up being superfluous at the end of the season when Dion Lewis emerged as a true lead back. It's seeming unlikely that the Patriots will bring him back next year.

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  Patriots | Friday practice report for Patriots    Fri Jan 26, 04:45 PM

New England Patriots DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 26, and would have been ruled out if the team played this weekend. DT Malcom Brown (foot) did not practice and would have been listed as questionable. RB Mike Gillislee (knee) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited during practice and would have been listed as questionable. FS Devin McCourty (shoulder) fully participated in practice and would not have been on the injury report.

Footballguys view: Wise joins Rob Gronkowski on the list of players needing to clear concussion protocol to play in the Super Bowl. The defensive line and pass rush are both thin for the Patriots, so his services will be missed if he is not able to play next Sunday.

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  Patriots | Thursday practice report for Pats    Thu Jan 25, 04:29 PM

New England Patriots DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (concussion) and DT Malcom Brown (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 25. RB Mike Gillislee (knee), OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) and FS Devin McCourty (shoulder) were limited during practice.

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  Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots    Wed Jan 24, 04:49 PM

New England Patriots DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 24. DL Malcom Brown (foot), RB Mike Gillislee (knee) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) were limited. The Patriots did not practice; these statuses are an estimation.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillisee inactive    Sun Jan 21, 01:46 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) has been declared inactive for the AFC Championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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  Patriots | Week 20 Inactives    Sun Jan 21, 01:39 PM

The New England Patriots have declared DL Alan Branch, WR Bernard Reedy, LB David Harris, TE Jacob Hollister, WR Kenny Britt, OT LaAdrian Waddle, RB Mike Gillislee inactive for Week 20.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee won't play    Sat Jan 20, 11:51 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) won't play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship game, according to a source.

Footballguys view: It's fair to wonder whether the Patriots will pay Gillislee the 2+ million is he is due this year to play for them. They have gotten very little out of their investment of a fifth-round pick and four million dollars in 2017.

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  Patriots | NE injury report for Championship game    Fri Jan 19, 04:19 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (hand), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), RB Mike Gillislee (knee), OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee) and DT Alan Branch (knee) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and are listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee questionable    Fri Jan 19, 04:14 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 19, and is listed as questionable for the AFC Championship game.

Footballguys view: Gillislee missed the Divisional Round due to this knee injury, and his status for Sunday is unclear. The Patriots have a fine group of RBs in place if Gillislee has to miss another game.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee listed as limited    Thu Jan 18, 04:35 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: Even if he plays, don't waste your time with Gillislee. He won't be a factor, much less a reliable one.

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  Patriots | Wednesday injury report for Patriots    Wed Jan 17, 04:39 PM

New England Patriots DT Alan Branch (knee) and RB Mike Gillislee (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 17.

Footballguys view: Gillislee could return this week to take a little off of Dion Lewis or Rex Burkhead's plate as an inside runner, but the restricted free agent signing has mostly been a bust for the team, and he's unlikely to have a playoff impact.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee to miss game    Sat Jan 13, 06:52 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) has been declared inactive for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

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  Patriots | Divisional Round inactives for NE    Sat Jan 13, 06:50 PM

The New England Patriots have declared DL Alan Branch, OL Cole Croston, LB David Harris, CB Johnson Bademosi, WR Kenny Britt, RB Mike Gillislee, RB Rex Burkhead inactive for Week 19.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee unlikely to play    Sat Jan 13, 10:16 AM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) is not expected to play in the team's Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Jan. 13.

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  Patriots | Divisional Round injury report for NE    Thu Jan 11, 04:19 PM

New England Patriots LB Marquis Flowers (illness), RB Mike Gillislee (knee), DT Alan Branch (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), DE Eric Lee (ankle, finger) and RB James White (ankle) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and are listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee questionable    Thu Jan 11, 04:00 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 11, and is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game against the Tennessee Titans.

Footballguys view: While we love Dion Lewis and think James White could be a solid RB2, we would avoid Gillislee even if he plays, which we don't think he will.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee misses practice    Wed Jan 10, 05:28 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Footballguys view: Gillislee isn't looking like he's going to be available. The Patriots have RBs James White and Rex Burkhead likely returning this week, so there's no need to rush Gillislee if he's not ready.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee a no-go Tuesday    Tue Jan 9, 12:36 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Jan. 9.

Footballguys view: The Patriots should get Rex Burkhead and James White back in the backfield this week against the Titans in the Divisional Round. Gillislee's status will have to be updated later in the week.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee out of practice    Thu Jan 4, 11:23 AM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) is out of practice Thursday, Jan. 4.

Footballguys view: Injury and other options limited Gillislee and he really didn't bring much to the table this year. He could explode during the playoffs -- somebody always does -- but we wouldn't be looking to invest heavily in him for DFS playoff purposes once the Patriots start playing again.

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  Patriots | Week 17 inactives for Patriots    Sun Dec 31, 11:40 AM

The New England Patriots have declared DL Alan Branch, WR Chris Hogan, OL Cole Croston, LB David Harris, RB James White, RB Mike Gillislee, RB Rex Burkhead inactive for Week 17.

Footballguys view: Dion Lewis should get as much work as he can handle against the Jets today.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee out for the finale    Fri Dec 29, 05:35 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) will not play in the Week 17 game against the New York Jets after missing practice again on Friday, Dec. 29.

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  Patriots | Week 17 injury report for New England    Fri Dec 29, 05:32 PM

New England Patriots DE Alan Branch (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (knee) and RB Mike Gillislee (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 29, and they're out for the Week 17 game against the New York Jets. DL Eric Lee (ankle) did not practice and is listed as questionable, as are WR Chris Hogan (shoulder), CB Devin McCourty (shoulder), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring), LB Kyle Van Noy (calf), OT LaAdrian Waddle (ankle) and RB James White (ankle), who were limited in practice.

Footballguys view: White could return this week with Gillislee out, but the Patriots lead back should be Dion Lewis once again this week.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee misses practice    Thu Dec 28, 04:21 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.

Footballguys view: If he does play - and he might not - Gillislee s going to see very little of the field this week and is worth no more than a RB5 spot. Keep him out of your lineup.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee does not practice    Wed Dec 27, 06:28 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

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  Patriots | Mike Gillislee active for Week 16    Sun Dec 24, 12:13 PM

New England Patriots RB Mike Gillislee is active for Week 16's game against the Buffalo Bills.

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