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Peyton Hillis Released By Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images.

The Madden Curse continues to haunt Peyton Hillis. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released Hillis from their roster earlier today, per Jenna Laine of Sports Talk Florida.

While Hillis was active for the first two games of the season, he didn’t get a single snap. With Doug Martin as the team’s workhorse back and Brian Leonard and Mike James ahead of him on the depth chart, it was only a matter of time before they released him from the team.

Hillis’ fall after landing on the cover of Madden has been fast and ugly. After rushing for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns with the Cleveland Browns in 2010, his numbers have fallen noticeably since his career-high mark. He’s totaled 896 rushing yards and four touchdowns since that fluke season.He defines the one-hit wonder label, and things are looking bleak for his future in the NFL.