The winless New York Giants plan to sign running back Peyton Hillis on Wednesday, according to reports.
Hillis was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in September. He worked out for the Giants on Tuesday along with Danny Ware, Fox Sports reported.
The Giants have been hit hard by injuries at running back, losing David Wilson (neck), Andre Brown (leg) and Da'Rel Scott (hamstring). Hillis apparently will back up starter Brandon Jacobs on Monday night when the Giants (0-6) face the Minnesota Vikings.
The 27-year-old Hills played for the Kansas City Chiefs last year but hasn't experienced the success he had with the Cleveland Browns in 2010 when he ran for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns. He rushed for a combined 896 yards and four touchdowns the past two seasons.