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Mike Gillislee | Running Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/1/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 219
College: Florida

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Falcons signed RB Mike Gillislee to the practice squad.
Gillislee was a 2013 fifth-rounder of the Dolphins. He has six career carries for 21 yards. Gillislee isn't a special runner but can pick up the blitz and get what's blocked in front of him. He's a name to remember is the Falcons' shallow backfield. Sep 6 - 2:00 PM

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Dolphins waived RB Mike Gillislee.

The 164th pick in the 2013 draft, Gillislee never made a dent in two offseasons with the Dolphins. The writing was on the wall when the team drafted Jay Ajayi, who is now set to enter the season as Miami's No. 3 or 4 back along with "LaMike" James behind Lamar Miller and top backup Damien Williams.
Sep 5 - 5:00 PM

Dolphins RB Mike Gillislee is working as a fifth-stringer at OTAs.

He's behind Lamar Miller, Jay Ajayi, Damien Williams, and LaMichael James. A 2013 fifth-round pick, Gillislee has played just nine offensive snaps through two seasons. At this rate, he may be lucky to last until final cuts.
Jun 1 - 11:12 PM

Dolphins placed RB Mike Gillislee on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

It's possible Gillislee is eventually cut loose with an injury settlement. A 2013 fifth-rounder, Gillislee managed only three appearances as a rookie, turning in six carries for 21 yards. If Gillislee survives the season and offseason on the roster, he'll be a long-shot to crack the 53-man roster in 2015.
Tue, Aug 26, 2014 04:29:00 PM

The Dolphins reportedly "aren't sure when or if" 2013 fifth-round pick Mike Gillislee will "become more than a third-stringer."

Even with Miami's 2013 run game stuck in mud, Gillislee earned just nine offensive snaps. The Dolphins don't have a surefire feature back on their current roster, and it's not a good sign that they don't even know whether Gillislee can be a backup. He's barely worth holding in normal-sized Dynasty leagues.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Mike Gillislee had six carries for 21 yards in Week 13 against the Jets.

Gillislee saw more touches than Marcus Thigpen behind Lamar Miller and even managed a goal-line carry in the first quarter. Miller is going to be an every-down back with Daniel Thomas (ankle) sidelined, but Gillislee should continue to see change-of-pace work. He isn't worth rostering for the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 06:16:00 PM

OC Mike Sherman singled out Mike Gillislee as someone that has to step up in the wake of Daniel Thomas' ankle injury.

Gillislee, a fifth-round rookie out of Florida, hasn't played in a game all season. He'll compete with Marcus Thigpen for backup reps. However, we fully expect Lamar Miller to be an every-down back over the final five games, only coming off the field when he needs a breather. Gillislee barely cracked the roster coming out of training camp.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 12:40:00 PM

Dolphins declared RB Mike Gillislee inactive for Sunday's Week 1 game against the Browns.

Gillislee, a fifth-round rookie, squeaked onto the roster ahead of Jonas Gray. He'll still need an injury to either Lamar Miller or Daniel Thomas to make an impact this season. The rest of the Dolphins inactives: QB Pat Devlin, CB Will Davis, CB Jamar Taylor, LB Josh Kaddu, OL Danny Watkins and OL Dallas Thomas.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 11:57:00 AM

The Miami Herald believes rookie RB Mike Gillislee and Jonas Gray are fighting for one roster spot.

Gray is more of a powerful, early-down banger with short-yardage potential. Gillislee has been mediocre in preseason games, but was drafted by GM Jeff Ireland, likely giving him the edge. Gray will be a prime practice squad candidate. Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas are locked in as Miami's top two running backs.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 01:24:00 PM

Coach Joe Philbin said rookie RB Mike Gillislee might have been "dancing" a couple times during Sunday's preseason opener.

"Dancing" is another way of saying Gillislee wasn't decisive enough at the line of scrimmage. The fifth-round pick came on behind Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas, rushing seven times for 21 yards. The good news for Gillislee is that Thomas was brutal, picking up just five yards on four carries. Gillislee still has a decent shot at winning the backup job.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 12:50:00 PM

Rookie Mike Gillislee will enter training camp "clearly" behind Daniel Thomas in the battle for Dolphins No. 2 back duties.

The Fins also "like" Jonas Gray, though he's a "longshot" who'd likely need Thomas or Gillislee to suffer a serious injury to have a realistic chance at the 53-man roster. Gillislee could still make a run at the No. 2 running back spot when the pads go on in training camp. He's an equal or better talent to Thomas.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 12:45:00 PM

The Miami Herald "(keeps) hearing" rookie RB Mike Gillislee's name from Dolphins sources.

Per reporter Armando Salguero, there is great "internal excitement" about the No. 164 pick. A "longtime NFC scout" told the Herald earlier this month that Gillislee has the look of a career backup, but that's still more than can be said for Daniel Thomas. "Internal excitement" for Gillislee or not, Lamar Miller is the heavy favorite for feature-back duties in South Beach.
Fri, May 24, 2013 01:44:00 PM

Dolphins signed fifth-round RB Mike Gillislee to a four-year, $2.322 million contract.

Although Gillislee lacks special traits, he couldn't possibly be any worse than Dolphins incumbent backup and second-round flop Daniel Thomas. Gillislee fights hard for yards, has some necessary shake to him, and flashed violence in blitz pickup at Florida. With Lamar Miller having only carried the football 51 career times, Gillislee is a sleeper for rookie-year fantasy value.
Fri, May 17, 2013 03:48:00 PM

A "longtime NFC scout" considers No. 164 pick RB Mike Gillislee a career backup.

Gillislee was not a special runner at Florida, but is considered NFL-ready in pass protection. That alone could make him Lamar Miller's primary backup this season. Even if Gillislee doesn't have starter's upside, "Fumbling" Daniel Thomas is on notice in Miami.
Wed, May 1, 2013 12:04:00 AM

Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland cited No. 164 pick Mike Gillislee's pass protection skills as a primary strength.

It's particularly notable because pass protection is often the best avenue for rookie running backs to see the field. The Fins badly need an upgrade on Daniel Thomas behind Lamar Miller. "He can pass protect," Ireland insisted. "Kind of paid his dues there at Florida. He was a one-year starter. He catches the ball well and he pass protects. He runs it very well as well. He’s tough."
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 12:09:00 PM

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