Hillis, a former seventh-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2008, broke out in 2010 when he rushed for 1,177 yards with 11 touchdowns for the Cleveland Browns.
After getting released by Cleveland, he spent last season with the Kansas City Chiefs. He played 13 games but totaled just 309 yards on the ground. He then signed with the Buccaneers in the offseason.
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Tim Tebow reportedly rejected a $1 million proposal to play football for a Russian team.
Moscow Black Storm owner Mikhail Zaltsman e-mailed Russian sports/news service R-Sport on Saturday, writing that Tebow refused his offer.
Zaltsman's offer included $1 million to play in two playoff games for the Black Storm. Zaltsman wanted Tebow to fly to Moscow for the team's semifinal against the Moscow Patriots in the American Football Championship of Russia on Sept. 28 and also play in the final if they advance.
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Detroit Lions safety Louis Delmas was fined $5,000 for wearing wrong-coloured socks during last Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
NFL rules regarding team uniforms only allow Lions players to wear blue or white socks. Delmas wore blue and black socks, which violated the league's dress code.
Delmas said he was not told by the team's equipment staff that his socks were in violation.
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The home of the Oakland A's and Raiders is having plumbing problems again.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that heavy rain caused flooding in the A's coaches' bathroom before the game against the Minnesota Twins.
A's catcher Kurt Suzuki said sewage was flowing out of the faucets. It is the second time this week that plumbing-related problems occurred at the Coliseum. Sewage made its way into the home dugout on Tuesday.
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