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Peyton Hillis pleased to get opportunity with New York Giants

New York Giants running back Peyton Hillis says that he is pleased to have another opportunity in the NFL.

Peyton Hillis has said that he is happy to have an opportunity with the New York Giants.

The running back, who was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last month, joined the NFC East side earlier this week.

The 27-year-old told the team's website: "In my career, I found out that anything can happen. Just because a team looks like they can have backs, I'm assuming here they didn't expect to go 0-6, either.

"Things happen and you have to rebound from that, and we just have to take it one game at a time right now. If I can get back into shape and learn the small things on third down and stuff like that, I feel like I really can [help the team].

"It's good to finally get another opportunity. I felt the past couple of years I really haven't had an opportunity to show what I can do and I think I'm going to get my shot, so I better do it well."

Hillis rushed for 1,177 yards during the 2010 season, but has only one other year over 500 yards since joining the league in 2008.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Peyton Hillis in action on August 8, 2013
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