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Peyton Hillis works out for Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will work out Peyton Hillis, who could stick at running back.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are working to find someone to take up Eric Wright's roster spot. According to Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida, the Bucs will work out running back/fullback Peyton Hillis today. It's not clear whether they view him as a running back or a fullback, where Erik Lorig has no real competition. Hillis has primarily played running back in recent years.

Hillis is most famous for recording 1,177 rushing yards and 477 receiving yards in 2010 with the Cleveland Browns before falling victim to the Madden Curse. He hasn't topped 600 rushing yards in a season since, and his per carry average fell from 4.4 to 3.6 yards per carry. He also got into a contract dispute with the Browns and supposedly telling people he was considering joining the CIA, something Hillis later denied.

Starting in 2010, Hillis' career looks eerily similar to Legarrette Blount's. Major differences being Hillis' penchant for getting injured, and his better performance in the passing game. But one good season is all Hillis has had, so we can't expect too much if he even makes the roster.

However, the fact that the Bucs' running back competition behind Doug Martin currently consists of people with 0 NFL carries fighting for a job may give Hillis a chance to do something, if the Buccaneers even sign him.

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