The New York Giants have signed undrafted rookie running back Jon Hilliman to the team’s practice squad after waiving him this past Friday.
Jon Hilliman has come full circle in the last few weeks.
On Monday, the New York Giants decided to sign the undrafted rookie running back to their practice squad. Hilliman was originally on the practice squad to begin the regular season and was promoted to the active roster prior to Week 4. The Giants then waived him this past Friday after he carried the ball 11 times for 38 yards (3.5 yards-per-carry) in the Week 6 loss to the New England Patriots. He also lost a fumble in that game.
Roster update: The Giants have signed RB Jon Hilliman to their practice squad.#NYGiants | @primepoint pic.twitter.com/CYzD41bCBC
— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) October 14, 2019
In three games this season, Hilliman has carried the ball 30 times for 91 yards and zero touchdowns. He’s additionally caught three balls for one yard.
The Giants played Hilliman and Elijhaa Penny during the loss to New England. The latter is primarily a fullback. New York was without Saquon Barkley and Wayne Gallman for the matchup. Barkley was nursing a high ankle sprain while Gallman was in the concussion protocol. Both underwent individual practice drills on Monday.
It’s unclear if Barkley or Gallman will be able to suit up for the team’s upcoming matchup with the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday. If neither veteran is good to go, the Giants will look to both Penny and the newly-signed Javorius Allen to man the running game.
Allen previously spent time with the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints. He was a fourth-round pick (No. 125 overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of the University of Southern California.
New York will play host to Arizona this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. ET.