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  Giants | Peyton Hillis released    Wed Feb 25, 10:34 AM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis was released Wednesday, Feb. 25. The move saves $945,000 on the 2015 salary cap.

Footballguys view: Hillis has had each of the last two seasons of his pro career ended by concussions. He hasn't been the same player (thanks Madden!) since rushing for over 1,000 yards with the Browns in 2010. Hillis may not get that much interest in a strong RB draft and free agent class.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis placed on IR    Sat Nov 15, 12:11 PM

The New York Giants placed RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Nov. 15.

Footballguys view: Concussions have been a problem for Hillis in the past. With Rashad Jennings coming back from injury, the role for Hillis was going to shrink anyway.

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  Giants | Friday injury report for Week 11    Fri Nov 14, 02:53 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf) and LB Jacquian Williams all did not practice Friday, Nov. 14, and have been ruled out for Week 11. DE Damontre Moore (shoulder), S Nat Berhe (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (neck) and DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) all were limited in practice and are probable.

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  Giants | Thursday practice report    Thu Nov 13, 01:54 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 13. S Nat Berhe (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (neck) and DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) were limited.

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  Giants | Wednesday practice report for Week 11    Wed Nov 12, 02:56 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 12. FS Nat Berhe (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (neck) and DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) all were limited in practice.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis has concussion    Sun Nov 9, 10:15 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (head) suffered a concussion during the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 9.

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  Giants | Andre Williams to continue to share    Fri Nov 7, 10:41 AM

New York Giants RB Andre Williams is expected to continue to lose carries to RBs Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox.

Footballguys view: Williams fumbled last week and he hasn't been all that effective anyway. This week's matchup at Seattle is terrible, so you'll likely want to avoid all Giants RBs this week.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis favored on passing downs    Thu Oct 16, 02:18 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis played 31 snaps in the team's Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles because the coaching staff doesn't yet trust RB Andre Williams on passing downs. Williams and Hillis are expected to share the workload in the backfield without RB Rashad Jennings (knee) again in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: Williams is not a good pass blocker and that's all there is to it. That's why the team missed Rashad Jennings so much--he allows them to have more versatility. We still see Williams as a decent RB2 as he'll get most of the carries, but if the Cowboys get an early lead and the Giants have to throw, Williams will be on the sideline anytime the team needs to pass and that will limit his upside.

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  Giants | Rashad Jennings ruled out    Wed Oct 15, 01:44 PM

New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) will definitely not play in Week 7 against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. Jennings sprained the medial collateral ligament in his knee in Week 5. The team is hoping he can return after their bye week.

Footballguys view: Most reporters have speculated that Jennings would return after the team's Week 8 bye. Rookie Andre Williams and veteran Peyton Hillis will be relied on again, and Hillis could see additional snaps if QB Eli Manning is under heavy pressure.

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  Giants | Rashad Jennings won't need surgery    Mon Oct 6, 04:03 PM

Updating previous reports, New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings (knee) will not need surgery to fix a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. However, he's expected to miss at least a few weeks due to the injury. RB Andre Williams will take over as the starting running back in the meantime, with RB Peyton Hillis as the backup. Williams ran for 65 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries after taking over for Jennings in Week 5.

Footballguys view: Good news for the veteran back here. Jennings compared this injury to the one he had in Week 1 in 2012, which kept him sidelined for two games. We'll see rookie Andre Williams--with a dash of Peyton Hillis--while Jennings misses time.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis practices    Sun Aug 24, 07:03 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (foot, ankle) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 24.

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  Giants | Several not playing    Fri Aug 22, 05:02 PM

New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (groin), OT Charles Brown (shoulder), CB Jayron Hosley (foot), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), OT James Brewer (back), RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring) and TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring) all are not playing in the team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 22.

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  Giants | Several players not participating in practice    Wed Aug 20, 12:49 PM

New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (groin), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), RB Peyton Hillis (ankle, foot), OT Charles Brown (shoulder) and OT James Brewer (back) are not participating in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis not practicing    Tue Aug 19, 12:19 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring) is not participating in practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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  Giants | Several don't practice    Mon Aug 18, 03:44 PM

New York Giants LB Jon Beason (foot), RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring), TE Kellen Davis (undisclosed), OT Charles Brown (shoulder), TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring), OT James Brewer (undisclosed) and CB Ross Weaver (undisclosed) did not practice Monday, Aug. 18.

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  Giants | Several inactive    Sat Aug 16, 01:12 PM

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), CB Jayron Hosley (foot), RB Peyton Hillis (ankle), TE Daniel Fells (knee), TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring) and DT Mike Patterson (shoulder) are all inactive for tonight's game against the Indianapolis Colts.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis hopes to practice Monday    Thu Aug 14, 02:00 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (ankle) is hoping to practice Monday, Aug. 18.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis sits    Thu Aug 14, 01:34 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 14.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis making progress     Tue Aug 12, 03:37 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (foot) is coming along with his foot injury, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

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  Giants | Several don't practice    Mon Aug 11, 03:44 PM

New York Giants WRs Victor Cruz (undisclosed), Jerrel Jernigan (undisclosed), FB John Conner (concussion), RB Peyton Hillis (ankle, foot), DT Mike Patterson (shoulder) and WR Marcus Harris all missed practice Monday, Aug. 11.

Footballguys view: That's a big group of players, and it's another three wide receivers out of practice. The Giants are already dealing with rookie Odell Beckham Jr. and a nagging hamstring injury that has slowed him down in camp.

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  Giants | No timetable for Peyton Hillis    Wed Aug 6, 04:00 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (ankle, foot) said doctors have not given him a timetable on his return from an ankle and foot injury, but he is looking to be back "pretty early."

Footballguys view: With "Archer" down with this ankle/foot injury, we'll see a greater opportunity for rookie Andre Williams. The big back is the likely primary backup behind Rashad Jennings this year.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis to miss some time    Wed Aug 6, 12:28 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (ankle, foot) will be out for a while because of ankle and foot injuries, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

Footballguys view: More injuries at the RB position here. With Hillis out, we'll see more opportunity for guys like rookie Andre Williams and Michael Cox.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis update    Tue Aug 5, 07:46 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (ankle) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 5, due to an ankle injury.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis leaves practice    Tue Aug 5, 06:48 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (undisclosed) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 5.

Footballguys view: The Giants don't need any more injuries at the running back position. We'll know more about this injury in the near future. Keep checking back for more updates.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis moves up the depth chart    Tue Aug 5, 02:20 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis has moved up to the No. 2 RB on the team's depth chart with RB Andre Williams as the No. 3 RB.

Footballguys view: The story told in the Hall of Fame was very different, with Williams as the #2 back, and looking good doing it. We know what Hillis is - an "in case of emergency, break glass" back. This is another reminder to never put too much into the first depth chart of training camp.

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  Giants | Running back roles shaping up    Fri Aug 1, 08:26 AM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis handled the bulk of the repetitions with the second-team offense Thursday, July 31. RB Andre Williams continued to receive most of the goal line carries.

Footballguys view: With David Wilson's status up in the air, Hillis could have value as the primary backup to Rashad Jennings. Hillis was far from impressive last year for the Giants, but he was serviceable. The rookie Williams is not accomplished in the passing game and would be in a committee with Hillis if Jennings were to go down.

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  Giants | David Wilson's career likely over    Thu Jul 31, 10:48 AM

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) 'needs a miracle' from his surgeon's evaluation to be able to continue his playing career, according to a source.

Footballguys view: This is a pretty big blow to his comeback, though remember that the Giants are one of the more conservative teams when it comes to diagnosing neck injuries. Our own Andrew Garda is in Giants camp and spoke with Rashad Jennings who said Wilson was "upbeat" and "hopeful" while he has been attending film sessions and meetings. Jennings was already the clear-cut No. 1 back and rated as a low-end RB2 but Garda has been impressed with him in camp and reports he is getting a ton of balls thrown his way as well. This news could move up Andre Willams a bit, but keep in mind his skillset is much different than Wilson's and he has never really caught the ball regularly. He remains mostly a short yardage, goal line back and more of a factor in a touchdown heavy league as opposed to a standard league where he resides in the RB4 territory. Guys like Peyton Hillis and Michael Cox are getting a lot of reps as well, so shaking the backfield out is still an ongoing process so make sure you keep up with the camp reports.

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  Giants | Andre Williams could be part of rotation to start the year    Mon Jul 7, 09:46 PM

New York Giants RB Andre Williams could unseat RB Peyton Hillis as the power back by the start of the year and become a part of a three-man rotation with RB Rashad Jennings and RB David Wilson, according to Giants.com writers John Schmeelk and Dan Salomone.

Footballguys view: Jennings is still the favorite to lead the backfield in touches, and he might end up being a value at his 5th/6th round ADP if the Giants use him as a true lead back. Williams can't contribute much in the passing game, and Wilson is not even cleared to play yet, so don't let this news scare you away from Jennings if you like him.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis suffering injury    Thu Jun 12, 07:22 PM

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said RB Peyton Hillis (undisclosed) has missed a few organized team activities because of a muscle strain. Hillis said he hopes to be able to participate in the mandatory minicamp next week.

Footballguys view: Hillis' roster spot is believed to be in jeopardy so every moment that he's on the trainer's table is one that is hurting his chances. Hillis is surrounded by a ton of backs on the roster and needs to get to camp as soon as possible or he'll be looking for a new job soon.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis re-signs    Tue Mar 11, 10:36 AM

Updating an earlier report, the New York Giants re-signed RB Peyton Hillis to a two-year, $1.8 million deal.

Footballguys view: The Giants aren't done at the running back position. We'll see them make a decision on free agent Andre Brown in the near future. They can't rely on David Wilson as he comes back from the neck injury that cost him most of the 2013 season.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis expected to re-sign    Tue Mar 11, 09:41 AM

The New York Giants are expected to re-sign free-agent RB Peyton Hillis to a two-year contract.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis probable    Fri Dec 27, 03:17 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is probable for Week 17.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis fully practices     Thu Dec 26, 02:46 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

Footballguys view: Even if he plays, Hillis isn't a safe start this week. He's also unlikely to be a very coveted dynasty or keeper option as he won't likely be a huge focal point on any team he lands on or the Giants if he stays in New York.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis limited    Wed Dec 25, 03:24 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) was limited during practice Wednesday, Dec.25. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.

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  Giants | Two RBs feeling better    Wed Dec 25, 01:50 PM

New York Giants RB Andre Brown (concussion) and RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) have been feeling better but have not been cleared at this point.

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  Giants | Week 16 Inactives    Sun Dec 22, 02:46 PM

The New York Giants have declared LB Allen Bradford, SS Cooper Taylor, OT David Diehl, DL Jason Pierre-Paul, RB Peyton Hillis, QB Ryan Nassib, WR Victor Cruz inactive for Week 16.

Footballguys view: With Cruz out, Rueben Randle will get the start, and Jerrel Jernigan will also get more snaps against the Lions.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis ruled out    Fri Dec 20, 01:39 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and has been ruled out for Week 16.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis still having issues    Thu Dec 19, 09:07 PM

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) is not showing improvement from his concussion.

Footballguys view: Andre Brown is pretty much the only game in town at running back this week for the Giants, but the matchup against the stout Lions front seven is still prohibitive. Brown is nothing more than a volume play flex.

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  Giants | No practice for Peyton Hillis    Thu Dec 19, 12:45 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) is not participating in practice Thursday, Dec. 19.

Footballguys view: As long as Andre Brown is the lead back, Hillis is too unpredictable to start even if her were healthy.

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  Giants | Wednesday practice report for Week 16    Wed Dec 18, 04:20 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), WR Jerrel Jernigan (knee), OG James Brewer (ankle), OG David Diehl (knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), DT Cullen Jenkins (quadriceps, shin), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), CB Terrell Thomas (knee) and SS Cooper Taylor (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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  Giants | No update on two players    Mon Dec 16, 05:49 PM

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin did not have any updates on RB Peyton Hillis (concussion) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) during his press conference.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis may have concussion    Sun Dec 15, 03:45 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis (head) is in the locker room being evaluated for a potential concussion suffered in Week 15's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis likely to see action    Fri Nov 29, 04:25 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis is likely to be active in Week 13 against the Washington Redskins with RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) inactive. Hillis will back up RB Andre Brown.

Footballguys view: Hillis may get a few goal line touches here and there. We still can't recommend him as anything more than a desperation flex play.

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  Giants | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 24, 03:03 PM

The New York Giants have declared WR Hakeem Nicks, TE Adrien Robinson, QB Ryan Nassib, DT Markus Kuhn, OL Dallas Reynolds, RB Peyton Hillis and CB Corey Webster inactive for Week 12's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Footballguys view: With Nicks out, Rueben Randle will start and be a solid WR2 play, and outstanding WR3/Flex play this week, even in windy conditions.

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  Giants | RB roles clearer    Fri Nov 22, 05:57 PM

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin doesn't expect to change things up when it comes to the roles of his running backs. Last week against the Green Bay Packers, RB Andre Brown was the lead back with RB Brandon Jacobs serving as the goal-line and short-yardage option. Brown had 18 carries for 75 percent of the workload, with Jacobs having five touches. RB Michael Cox will likely continue to be used on special teams, meaning RB Peyton Hillis would be inactive for the second straight week.

Footballguys view: Brown is facing a Cowboys defense that is without two starting linebackers, including defensive MVP Sean Lee. They gave up huge games to all three Saints running backs in Week 10, so Brown is almost a must play against Dallas.

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  Giants | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 17, 03:03 PM

The New York Giants have declared TE Adrien Robinson, LB Allen Bradford, CB Corey Webster, OG Dallas Reynolds, DL Markus Kuhn, RB Peyton Hillis, QB Ryan Nassib inactive for Week 11.

Footballguys view: Brandon Jacobs is healthy enough to back up Andre Brown again, and Peyton Hillis is a healthy scratch. With Andre Brown's lengthy injury history, Jacobs is a name to keep on waiver wire speed dial.

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  Giants | Peyton Hillis likely to be big part of Week 10 plans    Wed Nov 6, 11:38 PM

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis is expected to be a big part of the team's plan for Week 10 against the Oakland Raiders. Hillis is expected to be the primary option, with RBs Andre Brown and Brandon Jacobs sprinkled into the equation. 'I'm pretty sure they are going to switch us in, switch us out,' Brown said Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Footballguys view: Andre Brown is just getting back into playing shape and Brandon Jacobs has run well but is limited in upside--Hillis has performed well in his first two games with the team and given that it sounds like the Giants are easing Brown back in, should have one more week of Flex value.

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  Giants | David Wilson not cleared yet    Mon Nov 4, 04:24 PM

Updating a previous report, an MRI showed RB David Wilson (neck) significant improvement in his recovery from a neck injury, but he has not been cleared to resume football activities at this point. Wilson will undergo another evaluation in a few weeks.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners need to watch this situation closely. Wilson could miss several more weeks or miss the rest of the year. Either way in shallow bench leagues it's time to consider different options. The Giants are getting Andre Brown back and are going to have a package of plays for him in Week 10.

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  Giants | Andre Brown fully healthy    Tue Oct 29, 07:25 PM

New York Giants RB Andre Brown (leg) is 100 percent healthy and recovered from his fractured left leg, but he said he will wear a protective shin guard 'for the rest of my career.' Head coach Tom Coughlin said he's 'going to have to wait and see' when Brown will return. It's unclear if RBs Peyton Hillis and Brandon Jacobs will have a roster spot when Brown returns.

Footballguys view: The Giants have said they will keep Hillis around as he ran with toughness during his two games with the team so far. We'll see if that actually happens when Brown is back on the active roster. Fantasy owners need to grab Brown on the waiver wire now that he's close to returning.

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  Giants | Unlikely to release Peyton Hillis    Mon Oct 28, 05:03 PM

The New York Giants likely will not release RB Peyton Hillis when RB Andre Brown (leg) is activated because he has been running the ball well and has been a good blocker and receiver in the passing game.

Footballguys view: Good news for the NFL's version of Archer here. We'll see if the story is the same when (if?) David Wilson (neck) comes back from his injury as well.

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