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Cullen Gillaspia

New York Giants
Running Back #22
New York Giants
Running Back #22

Cullen Gillaspia News

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

Won't suit up against Vikings

Gillaspia (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's matchup against Minnesota.

Analysis: The 25-year-old fullback sat out Houston's season-opening loss to Kansas City because of a hamstring issue, though he was able to take the field Weeks 2 and 3, garnering 29 combined special-teams snaps and one offensive snap. After logging limited practice participation throughout the week, Gillaspia seemingly did not show enough to the Texans' training staff to be made active for Sunday's matchup between 0-3 teams.

Oct 4, 2020 8:38 AM EST

Carries questionable tag

Gillaspia (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Vikings.

Analysis: Gillaspia was limited in practice all week, so he has a chance to play Sunday. However, the fullback missed the season opener due to a hamstring injury, so the Texans could exercise caution to avoid aggravating the injury again.

Oct 2, 2020 5:11 PM EST

Back at it again

Gillaspia (concussion) was upgraded from limited to full practice participation between Wednesday and Thursday, Sarah Barshop of reports.

Analysis: The 2019 seventh-round draft choice was forced to exit Sunday's loss to the Ravens in order to be evaluated for a concussion, but so far this week he is trending in the right direction. Gillaspia has been on the field for 13 combined offensive plays across 17 career regular-season appearances, though he has been an integral special-teams piece for the Texans, playing at least 54 percent of the snaps in every game last year. If fully ready to go, Gillaspia will be back in game action Sunday against the Steelers.

Sep 24, 2020 4:23 PM EST

Questionable to return Sunday

Gillaspia is being evaluated for a concussion and is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Analysis: If Gillaspia is confirmed to have suffered a concussion he'll be required to fully clear the league's five-step protocol for brain injuries before retaking the field, which would rule him out for the remainder of Sunday's action.

Sep 20, 2020 4:05 PM EST

Ready to rock

Gillaspia (hamstring) was a full participant for Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: Gillaspia was inactive while dealing with the hamstring injury for Thursday's opener against Kansas City. Now healthy, the Texas A&M product is expected to be deployed as the team's full back for Week 2, hoping to open some holes for starter David Johnson against Baltimore.

Sep 16, 2020 4:57 PM EST

Won't play Thursday

Gillaspia (hamstring) is inactive for Thursday's season opener against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Gillaspia put together a trio of limited practices this week, and the hamstring injury that hampered him throughout training camp will now force him to sit out Week 1. He'll work to get healthy enough to take the field Sept. 20 against Baltimore.

Sep 10, 2020 4:13 PM EST

Questionable for Week 1

Gillaspia (hamstring) is officially questionable for Thursday's season opener against the Chiefs.

Analysis: Gillaspia was limited in practice Monday and Tuesday before being handed another limited designation in Wednesday's estimation of participation had the Texans held a practice. The fullback has battled a hamstring injury throughout camp, though he was at least able to log limited practice sessions throughout the week.

Sep 9, 2020 1:13 PM EST

Back at practice

Gillaspia (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Gillaspia missed much of training camp due to a sore hamstring, but he's managed to recover ahead of Sept. 10's season-opener against the Chiefs. The 2019 seventh-round pick is the only fullback on Houston's roster.

Sep 6, 2020 8:45 PM EST

Battling minor injury

Gillaspia didn't practice Tuesday due to a sore hamstring, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Head coach Bill O'Brien didn't sound too concerned when he talked to the press, and with a different offseason, O'Brien said some players will take longer to ramp up to full speed. Therefore, Gillaspia shouldn't spend much time on the sidelines. Gillaspia is the only fullback on the Texans' roster, so his job security likely won't be majorly impacted by this injury.

Aug 18, 2020 12:01 PM EST

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