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Conway's Peyton Hillis sidelined with ankle injury for Giants

Posted: August 6, 2014 - 5:36pm
DAVID RICHARD AP PHOTO  New York Giants running back Peyton Hillis (33) rushes against the Buffalo Bills during the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition NFL football game Sunday in Canton, Ohio. New York won 17-13.   AP
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DAVID RICHARD AP PHOTO New York Giants running back Peyton Hillis (33) rushes against the Buffalo Bills during the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition NFL football game Sunday in Canton, Ohio. New York won 17-13.

The depth in the New York Giants’ backfield continues to dwindle.

Coach Tom Coughlin told reporters that running back Peyton Hillis’ sprained ankle was worse than originally thought.

“Looks like it’ll be a little while,” Coughlin said when asked when the back might return, per the New York Daily News’ Ralph Vacchiano.

According to Vacchiano, Coughlin seemed to intimate it was more than just a sprain but did not get specific.

Hillis was listed as No. 2 on the team’s first unofficial depth chart -- which tells you all you need to know about the validity of a team’s first unofficial depth chart.

Rookie Andre Williams took the first reserve snaps behind starter Rashad Jennings in Sunday’s Hall of Fame Game and showed some good flashes. Barring injury, he will be the backup. The third-down, blocking and pass-catching roles are up for grabs.

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