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Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis will handle the running back duties with Rashad Jennings on the shelf. The team also added Michael Cox from the practice squad.

Tom Coughlin is confident in Williams and Hillis, and has a plan for them heading into Philly.

"We expect him to be what he was a week ago, a downhill, north-south runner, which is what he does very, very well," Coughlin said of Williams.

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Running back Peyton Hillis (foot, ankle) is hoping to resume practicing on?Monday?(Daily News, Aug. 14).

He'll need to in order to ensure his roster spot. Provided he can get healthy, Hillis is ticketed for No. 3 duties behind Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams. Hillis averaged an anemic 3.4 yards on 73 carries for the Giants last season. The G-Men could ultimately opt to replace him with a free agent.

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With David Wilson (neck) and Andre Brown (leg) still out, and Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) doubtful, the lion's share of the backfield touches this week will again go to Peyton Hillis.

He played his first game of the season for the Giants last Monday and performed fairly well, getting tough yards on the ground, catching the ball out of the backfield and even scoring a TD. But...he's sore.

"I expect that it (the soreness) is going to be here for a couple more weeks but I have to work through it and try to produce," said Hillis.

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Let?s start off by saying that it is great that the Giants finally got into the win column.

But let?s be brutally honest: It was anything but pretty.

The Giants missed plenty of opportunities on offense in their 23-7 win Monday night over the Minnesota Vikings. This really could have been a 44-7 game, but again, for the struggling Giants, a win?s a win.

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The signing of RB Peyton Hillis today is a sure sign the Giants want to make sure their backs can block as well as they can carry the football.

Along with Brandon Jacobs and FB Jon Conner, Hillis (6'1", 245) gives the Giants' backfield a new, physical wrinkle. In just a few weeks, the Giants have gone from a team whose RBs who struggled in short yardage situation and protection, to a team that could possibly dominate in those areas. Injuries have given RB coach Jerald Ingram has a whole new crew to handle with completely different skill sets.

Conner got his first start against the Bears last week and helped Jacobs turn back the clock with a smashing performance (106 yds, 2 TD). Hillis brings another dimension to the attack: he can catch the ball as well as run it.

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You may be asking yourself who is Da'Rel Scott??And why should I care?

Well, there is a myth that great running backs can be found in the later rounds and while there has been some great backs drafted in rounds four through seven...I wouldn't say that drafting a back in the later rounds has proven reliable.? Especially when you look at multi-year starting running backs in the NFL over the last 10 years

Yes, there has been some great backs like Terrell Davis, Michael Turner, Chester Taylor, Peyton Hillis, Leon Washington, Justin Forsett and Marion Barber all drafted in later rounds.? The New York Giants even made a little back from Marshall named Ahmad Bradshaw a household name.

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