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Lex Hilliard | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 235
College: Montana
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Jets placed RB/FB Lex Hilliard (broken scapula) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Hilliard sustained the injury in Tuesday's camp practice. He was expected to lose out to seventh-round rookie Tommy Bohanon for the fullback/special teams role anyway. Hilliard, 29, will collect his full $715,000 base salary this season and then hit the open market in March. Wed, Aug 21, 2013 10:11:00 AM

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Jets re-signed RB Lex Hilliard to a one-year contract.

The Jets stem their tide of free agent losses with a special teamer they signed off the street in October. The soon-to-be 29 year old will fight for a roster spot in camp.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 04:30:00 PM

Jets signed RB Lex Hilliard.

Hilliard has been primarily a special teamer throughout his career. He has experience in Tony Sparano's offense, though, and could step in at fullback with John Conner (hamstring) out.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 05:29:00 PM

Patriots signed RB Lex Hilliard and waived C Matt Tennant.

Hilliard has been primarily a special teamer throughout his three-year career with the Dolphins. His addition could be a sign that Shane Vereen (foot) is in danger of missing the season opener.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 05:30:00 PM

Vikings waived or released RB Lex Hilliard, FB Ryan D'Imperio, OL Chris DeGeare and Kevin Murphy, WR Emmanuel Arceneaux, DE Nick Reed, DE Jeff Charleston and DT Trevor Guyton.

Hilliard's release speaks more about the progress of Jordan Todman than it does Adrian Peterson's knee rehab. Todman will be the No. 3 running back on paper and could be the No. 2 guy if Peterson doesn't play a major role in Week 1. A seventh-round pick, Guyton should be stashed on the practice squad if he clears waivers.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 06:20:00 PM

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Vikings RB Lex Hilliard is "tightening his grip" on the No. 3 job.

Hilliard is a 28-year-old journeyman who doesn't offer a ton at tailback, but is versatile enough to chip in at fullback and on special teams. He currently holds the edge on Jordan Todman, who is dealing with a sprained ankle. With Adrian Peterson clear of active/PUP, Hilliard won't see many offensive snaps this season.
Mon, Aug 13, 2012 08:55:00 PM

Vikings agreed to terms with RB Lex Hilliard, formerly of the Dolphins.

A versatile, No. 3-running back type, Hilliard goes 5-foot-11, 240 and can play fullback, tailback, and contribute on special teams. He only earned 39 carries in three seasons with the Fins, averaging 3.3 yards per rush. Hilliard will compete for a roster spot behind Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart.
Sun, Mar 18, 2012 09:19:00 PM

Dolphins did not tender restricted free agent RB Lex Hilliard.

Though he was a favorite of the Tony Sparano coaching staff, Hilliard never assumed more than a special teams role in Miami. His exit gives CFL import Jerome Messam a better chance to make the 2012 roster.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 12:40:00 PM

Lex Hilliard was not used as the Dolphins' goal-line back in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

For some unknown reason, the Dolphins identified Steve Slaton as their goal-line back and used him in that role three times. That left Hilliard with two touches for 11 total yards. It shows an extreme lack of confidence from the coaches in Hilliard.
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 05:10:00 PM

Dolphins RB Lex Hilliard is expected to have an increased role in Week 8 with Daniel Thomas (hamstring) unavailable.

Thomas will miss his third game of the season with a hamstring injury and Reggie Bush has struggled mightily inside the perimeter. While Hilliard is unlikely to out-carry Bush, his physical style makes him the favorite for redzone carries and he could be serviceable in a bye-week crunch. The Giants rank 27th against the run and allow an average of 19.3 points per game to opposing running backs this season.
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 09:11:00 AM

The Dolphins reportedly gave Lex Hilliard a "lot of practice reps" this week.

It's a concern for Daniel Thomas (hamstring) owners after the rookie back was limited all week. Salguero expects Thomas to make Miami's trip to New York, but stopped short of guaranteeing he will be active. Hilliard could be a shrewd add as somebody you could insert into your lineup on Monday if Thomas ends up sitting out, but he would be unlikely to out-carry Reggie Bush.
Sat, Oct 15, 2011 03:32:00 PM

Lex Hilliard rushed six times for 20 yards with a touchdown and added an 18-yard catch in Sunday's win over the Chargers.

The good news for Hilliard is that he executed on a one-yard touchdown plunge in the first quarter. The bad news is that he ran the wrong play and got Chad Henne hurt. Regardless, Daniel Thomas (hamstring) has a chance to be ready when the Dolphins come out of their bye in Week 6. Hilliard belongs on waivers.
Sun, Oct 2, 2011 07:54:00 PM

Lex Hilliard still expects to be given the opportunity to compete for playing time in the Dolphins backfield this year.

Hilliard has two things going for him: GM Jeff Ireland has long been a fan, and new coordinator Brian Daboll turned a back with similar size and skills (Peyton Hillis) into the Madden cover boy last season. Hilliard is facing long odds, though. He's not nearly as talented as rookie Daniel Thomas, and coach Tony Sparano left him on the bench all of last season even as the ground game struggled.
Wed, Jun 1, 2011 12:21:00 PM

Contrary to a previous report, the Miami Herald suggests the Dolphins don't see Lex Hillard as a viable starter or even a complementary back.

The Dolphins expect to add three backs via free agency and the draft, which would leave Hilliard deep down the depth chart as the fourth-stringer. A high-profile addition such as veteran DeAngelo Williams or Alabama's Mark Ingram is not only possible but probable.
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 11:28:00 AM

There is "talk" about the Dolphins giving Lex Hilliard a chance to be the feature back, according to beat writer Omar Kelly.

Both Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams will likely walk, but expecting Hilliard to carry the load is unrealistic. He's really just a power back that went all of 2010 without a carry. If the Dolphins really saw him as a feature back, they would have given him a chance last year. It's more likely that the Miami addresses the running back position in free agency and the draft.
Mon, Mar 7, 2011 09:30:00 AM

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PosRoleName
QB1Kyle Orton
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Thad Lewis
5Josh Portis
6John Skelton
7Tyler Thigpen
8Caleb Hanie
9Vince Young
10Brady Quinn
11Kevin Kolb
12David Carr
13McLeod Bethel-Thompson
14Tim Tebow
15Ryan Lindley
16Jordan Rodgers
17Bryn Renner
18Jeff Mathews
19Logan Kilgore
20Ryan Katz
21Colby Cameron
22Kyle Padron
23James Vandenberg
24Mike Hermann
25Nathan Stanley
26Dalton Williams
27Matt Brown
28Caleb TerBush
29Tim Jenkins
30Dayne Crist
31Brett Smith
32James Franklin
33Chase Rettig
34Tommy Rees
35Brock Jensen
36Trent Edwards
37Pat White
38Dennis Dixon
39John Parker Wilson
40Jerrod Johnson
41Adam Weber
42Nate Enderle
43Nick Stephens
44Alex Tanney
45Collin Klein
46Rusty Smith
47Keith Price
48Kory Faulkner
49Alex Carder
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Chris Rainey
10Terrance Ganaway
11Edwin Baker
12Alvester Alexander
13Tauren Poole
14Jewel Hampton
15Zach Brown
16Brandon Saine
17D.J. Harper
18Tim Cornett
19Isaac Redman
20Lance Ball
21Javarris James
22Darren Evans
23Delone Carter
24Anthony Allen
25Damien Berry
26Richard Murphy
27William Powell
28Tim Flanders
29Terrance Cobb
30Jordan Roberts
31Orwin Smith
32Armond Smith
33Cierre Wood
34Stefphon Jefferson
35Ronnie Wingo
36Deonte Williams
37Bradley Randle
38Quentin Hines
39De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
9Zach Boren
10Harvey Unga
11Owen Marecic
12Dorson Boyce
13Owen Schmitt
14Quinn Johnson
15Roosevelt Nix
16James Baker
17Ben Bartholomew
18Ina Liaina
19Stephen Campbell
20J.C. Copeland
21Chad Young
22Kadeem Jones
23Chad Abram
24Alex Debniak
25Ryan Roberson
26Jonathan Amosa
27Rupert Bryan
28Cameron White
29Ryan D'Imperio
30Eddie Williams
31Jon Hoese
32Ben Guidugli
33Nate Eachus
34Jourdan Brooks
35Devonte Campbell
36Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Keenan Davis
6Lamont Bryant
7Taulib Ikharo
8Erik Lora
9Ryan Whalen
10Terrence Toliver
11Juron Criner
12Greg Childs
13Kevin Hardy
14Tim Benford
15Ben Obomanu
16Richard Goodman
17Devery Henderson
18Matt Willis
19Lavelle Hawkins
20Brett Swain
21Chaz Schilens
22Tiquan Underwood
23Charly Martin
24Marcus Jackson
25Kamar Jorden
26Nicholas Johnson
27Jordan White
28Chris Summers
29Chandler Jones
30Emmanuel Arceneaux
31Robby Toma
32Carlin Isles
33Skye Dawson
34Jonathan Krause
35Jeremy Kelley
36Sederrick Cunningham
37Zach Rogers
38Roy Roundtree
39Johnathan Haggerty
40Jon Baldwin
41Sam McGuffie
42Tyrone Goard
43Erik Highsmith
44Chip Reeves
45Cole McKenzie
46Jamal Miles
47Rashad Evans
48T.J. Moe
49Jasper Collins
50Kevin Smith
51Quintin Payton
52Wilson Van Hooser
53C.J. Goodwin
54Terrell Sinkfield
55Jheranie Boyd
56Eric Rogers
57Rashaad Carter
58Demetrius Fields
59Scott Pillar
60Mike Davis
61Cody Hoffman
62Kadron Boone
63LaQuan Williams
64Diondre Borel
65Bert Reed
66Brandon Carswell
67Joseph Anderson
68Julius Pruitt
69Mardy Gilyard
70Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Anthony Armstrong
3Davone Bess
4Kerry Meier
5Jordan Shipley
6Jacoby Ford
7Donald Jones
8Brandon Banks
9Kealoha Pilares
10Raymond Radway
11Earl Bennett
12Mohamed Massaquoi
13Steve Breaston
14Donte' Stallworth
15Eric Page
16Chris Givens
17Darius Hanks
18Aaron Mellette
19Robert Gill
20David Douglas
21Brandon Collins
22Tray Session
23Jeff Fuller
24Alec Lemon
25Lamaar Thomas
26Martel Moore
27Nicholas Edwards
28Dominique Croom
29Eric Thomas
30Greg Hardin
31Chris Harper
32Michael Jenkins
33David Ball
34Devin Aromashodu
35Jarett Dillard
36Armon Binns
37Tommy Streeter
38Isaiah Williams
39Tim Toone
40Duke Calhoun
41David Reed
42Terrence Austin
43Roberto Wallace
44Bobby Sewall
45Ronald Johnson
46Tori Gurley
47Deon Butler
48Darius Reynaud
49Early Doucet
50Patrick Crayton
51Micah Hatfield
52Tony Washington
53Jaz Reynolds
54Alex Neutz
55Kelsey Pope
56Anthony McClung
57Jordan Harris
58Jason Thompson
59Omarius Hines
60Gerrard Sheppard
61Rashad Ross
62Andy Cruse
63Anthony Amos
64R.J. Webb
65Andrew Helmick
66Weston Dressler
67Chris Boyd
68Perez Ashford
69Rodrick Rumble
70Ryan Spadola
71Jerry Johnson
72Joe Adams
73Devon Wylie
74Marvin McNutt
75Kevin Elliott
76Jared Green
77Mike Willie
78Michael Calvin
79Taveon Rogers
80Andrew DePaola
81James Shaw
82Devin Goda
83Brandon Kaufman
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Aaron Hernandez
2Adam Nissley
3Danny Noble
4Randy McMichael
5Leonard Pope
6Tony Scheffler
7David Thomas
8Kevin Boss
9Daniel Graham
10Jamie Childers
11Andrew Szczerba
12Steve Watson
13Billy Bajema
14D.J. Williams
15Tommy Gallarda
16Sean McGrath
17Jake Byrne
18Konrad Reuland
19Dominique Curry
20Tom Crabtree
21Brody Eldridge
22Nate Byham
23Dedrick Epps
24Nelson Rosario
25Joe Sawyer
26Matt Furstenburg
27Ben Cotton
28David Rolf
29Hayden Smith
30Justin Jones
31Joel Dreessen
32Martin Rucker
33Dan Gronkowski
34Colin Cloherty
35Kevin Brock
36Ben Hartsock
37Visanthe Shiancoe
38Evan Moore
39Travis Beckum
40Richard Quinn
41Jake O'Connell
42Isaiah Stanback
43Brian Wozniak
44Jerome Cunningham
45Evan Landi
46Taylor Cook
47Colin Anderson
48Travis Tannahill
49Chase Clement
50Adam Schiltz
51A.C. Leonard
52Joe Don Duncan
53Blake Annen
54Chase Dixon
55David Wright
56Tim Biere
57Ryan Otten
58Jamie McCoy
59Martell Webb
60Michael Higgins
61Alex Silvestro
62Brett Brackett
63Cameron Graham
K1Jay Feely
2Rob Bironas
3Garrett Hartley
4Matt Szymanski
5Danny Hrapmann
6Brandon Bogotay
7Havard Rugland
8Austin Signor
9Dustin Hopkins
10Morgan Lineberry
11Quinn Sharp
12Brett Baer
13Brett Maher
14Jose Maltos
15Adam Yates
16Zach Ramirez
17Carey Spear
18Michael Palardy
19Sergio Castillo
20Mitch Ewald
21Kevin Goessling