Cullen Gillaspia

Seattle Seahawks
Running Back #22
Seattle Seahawks
Running Back #22

Cullen Gillaspia News

Going to IR with knee injury

Seattle placed Gillaspia (knee) on its injured reserve list Saturday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: After sustaining a severe knee injury during the Seahawks' win at Arizona in Week 9, Gillaspia will be required to miss at least the next four games as he recovers. All of the linebacker's 119 snaps in 2022 have come on special teams, and Seattle will now have to try to find a way to replace that production.

Nov 12, 2022 3:35 PM EST


Won't play Sunday, as expected

Gillaspia (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia's designation for Sunday's contest versus Tampa Bay doesn't come as a surprise, after it's been recently revealed that the 27-year-old is slated to undergo knee surgery following the injury he sustained during the team's Week 9 matchup in Arizona. Gillaspia has primarily operated on special teams thus far in 2022, so his absence isn't expected to alter Seattle's defensive game plan in Week 10.

Nov 11, 2022 10:17 AM EST



Set to undergo knee surgery

Coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Gillaspia will need surgery on his knee after injuring it during Sunday's 31-21 win at Arizona, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Analysis: The exact severity of the injury is still unclear, but Carroll's comments suggest it may be season-ending. Gillaspia has played all 755 of his career snaps on special teams, and Seattle will now have to find a way to try to replace his production on that front.

Nov 7, 2022 11:52 AM EST


Doubtful to return

Gillaspia is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to a knee injury, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia was shaken up on a Seahawks punt Sunday and limited off the field with assistance from trainers. The extent of the injury isn't yet clear, and it's not yet known whether he'll be forced to miss additional time.

Nov 6, 2022 4:01 PM EST


Jumps to active roster

The Seahawks signed Gillaspia to the active roster from the practice squad Wednesday, John Boyle of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia is officially listed as a linebacker rather than his previous position, fullback. He's logged two appearances with Seattle this season, and in both contests Gillaspia handled a significant role on special teams but went without a defensive snap.

Oct 13, 2022 7:54 AM EST



Headed to Seattle

The Seahawks signed Gillaspia to the practice squad Wednesday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia landed his first deal since finishing out his previous one-year contract with the Giants this past season. The fullback's primary value has come via special-teams role over the course of his three-year career, playing 643 of his 667 total snaps in this phase over 38 games between New York and Houston. Now, Gillaspia should serve as a potential special teamer and emergency backup behind Seattle's starting fullback Nick Bellore.

Sep 28, 2022 8:17 PM EST


Suiting up Sunday

Gillaspia (knee) is active for Sunday's game against Washington, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia was listed as questionable heading into the season finale after managing only one limited practice during the week. He'll likely serve as the No. 2 fullback behind Elijhaa Penny, with most of Gillaspia's playing time set to come on special teams.

Jan 9, 2022 9:06 AM EST


Available Week 17

Gillaspia (shin) isn't listed on the injury report for Sunday's game against the Bears, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia was limited by the shin injury at practice this week, but he was able to practice with no limitations to avoid an injury designation for Sunday. He's played only a handful of offensive snaps all season and has primarily worked on special teams.

Dec 31, 2021 12:04 PM EST


Set to face Dolphins

Gillaspia (calf) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Dolphins, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia has been out since Week 9 with the injury, but he logged a limited practice Friday and will now return to the field. He played nearly exclusively on special teams prior to his absence and is likely to see the same role in Week 13.

Dec 5, 2021 9:04 AM EST


Listed as questionable for Sunday

Gillaspia (calf) is questionable for Sunday's contest against the Dolphins, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia returned to practice for the first time since before Week 9 and is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's contest. Before the injury, the 6-foot-2 product played primarily special teams, so when he does return, he likely won't have an impact on the Giants' offensive game plan.

Dec 3, 2021 11:46 AM EST


Will miss Week 12

Gillaspia (calf) has been declared out of Sunday's game against the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia has been unable to get back on the practice field at all this week. He'll miss his second-straight game with the issue.

Nov 26, 2021 2:06 PM EST


Inactive Monday

Gillaspia (calf) is inactive Monday against the Buccaneers, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia primarily plays a special-teams role, having only played four offensive snaps all season. The fourth-year pro will try to return Sunday against the Eagles.

Nov 22, 2021 4:29 PM EST


Questionable against Buccaneers

Gillaspia (calf) is questionable for Monday's game against the Buccaneers, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia was limited at practice all week and will carry an injury designation ahead of Monday's contest as a result. The fullback has played primarily on special teams this year, so his status shouldn't impact the Giants' offensive plans.

Nov 20, 2021 5:41 PM EST


Joining Giants

Gillaspia (back) signed with the Giants on Tuesday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia was cut with a failed physical designation last week. He has a clean bill of health now, and he'll look to secure a job with the Giants through the offseason program and training camp. Elijhaa Penny (illness) likely is the favorite to land the Giants' fullback job, though Gillaspia could carve out a role on special teams.

Mar 16, 2021 12:07 PM EST


Cut with failed physical tag

Gillaspia (back) was waived with a failed physical designation Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia missed the final seven games of the 2020 season due to a back injury. The fullback out of Texas A&M logged just seven offensive snaps over seven NFL games last year, catching his lone target for a gain of six yards. He'll focus on getting healthy before signing with a new team.

Mar 9, 2021 2:19 PM EST


Goes to IR

The Texans placed Gillaspia (back) on injured reserve Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia has already missed two games, and he'll be required to sit out another three before he's eligible to return. The Texans appear ready to operate without a fullback, a position they rarely utilize on offense, for the time being.

Dec 5, 2020 5:53 PM EST


Out again

Gillaspia (back) will remain sidelined for Sunday's contest against the Colts.

Analysis: Gillaspia was unable to practice all week, rendering this news unsurprising. The absence will mark his third straight game missed due to a back issue. However, his unavailability is not expected to have any impact on the offense given his lack of snaps this season. He will now set his sights on a potential Week 14 return.

Dec 5, 2020 8:35 AM EST


Out Thursday

Gillaspia (back) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: The 25-year-old will be sidelined for the second straight contest due to the back injury. Houston will be without a fullback with Gillaspia sidelined, though his absence shouldn't affect the offense since he's played only seven offensive snaps all season.

Nov 25, 2020 1:46 PM EST


Unavailable against Patriots

Gillaspia (back) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: The Texans will play Sunday without a fullback, but it shouldn't affect their offensive dynamic. Gillaspia has logged just seven snaps on offense through eight games this year, as his main contributions are on special teams.

Nov 22, 2020 9:19 AM EST


Full practice Thursday

Gillaspia (hamstring) was a full participant during Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Gillaspia was upgraded Thursday after he was limited during Wednesday's practice. The 25-year-old missed last week's game with the hamstring issue, however, he's expected to play as he did in Weeks 2 and 3. Expect Gillaspia to assume his normal starting fullback role for Week 5 against Jacksonville.

Oct 8, 2020 4:39 PM EST


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