Cullen Gillaspia

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

Cullen Gillaspia News

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


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 ESPN.com 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


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