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Hillis back at work and feeling better

Posted on: September 27, 2011 9:08 am
Edited on: September 27, 2011 9:49 am
 
HillisPosted by Josh Katzowitz

One of the more surprising inactives from Sunday was Cleveland’s loss of Peyton Hillis because of strep throat. Although he had to miss practice last Friday, Browns coach Pat Shurmur expressed plenty of optimism that Hillis would be feeling fine by Sunday afternoon.

He was wrong, as became clear when a stadium valet fetched Hillis’ car a few hours before kickoff, and the Browns running back took off for home.

Apparently, he felt better Monday, showing up for work and participating in team meetings.

Shurmur told reporters, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer, that Hillis spent Saturday night at the team hotel and that he hoped a good night’s sleep would cure him of his ills.

"He was in all the meetings,'' Shurmur said. "He was getting better. He got really sick in the middle of the week, then he was getting better, so he was at the team hotel on Saturday night. We were hoping he’d get a good night's sleep and then get better. Then it didn’t happen. We were going through the process of getting him ready to play and he felt like he couldn’t go. I made the comment yesterday, with his illness, I felt like if he couldn’t play, the best thing for him to do was go home and get better.”

Surprisingly, the Browns did just fine without him. Montario Hardesty (14 carries, 67 yards) was solid, and somehow, Cleveland survived the Dolphins for its first win of the season. But yeah, the Browns wouldn’t mind having Hillis back in the lineup anyway, and it looks like that's exactly what they'll get for next Sunday.




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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:04 am
 

Hillis back at work and feeling better




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 7:21 am
 

Hillis back at work and feeling better

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Since: Mar 20, 2011
Posted on: September 27, 2011 8:58 pm
 

Hillis back at work and feeling better

Ahhh..Poor wittle baby have a tummy ache?!? Looks like real men like Percy Harvin play through the sickness.Not the Madden curse, its the cycle of staff infections caused by leavland water. Jess Sayin'



Since: Jan 17, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:53 pm
 

Hillis back at work and feeling better

Peyton Hillis = PUSSY!@!




Since: Dec 24, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 5:38 pm
 

Hillis back at work and feeling better

quit it! this is not a curse



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:20 pm
 

Hillis back at work and feeling better

It's really surprising how much worse the symptoms are in adults. As a kid, it's a day off school. As an adult, it's 3 days with a 103 fever and you can't move your arms or legs.



Since: Mar 21, 2010
Posted on: September 27, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Hillis back at work and feeling better

dcn, how long have you been playing fantasy football? It is a pretty normal habit and pretty much customary for fantasy football owners to check the status of the players an hour, or even half hour before the game start. I had him as one of my starter too but at 9am pst, it's already been announce that he won't be playing and I replace Tolbert for him and he didn't do crap for me, just 3 points. Good luck this week dude. Peace out.
Alien509 you are so on point with your comments. Not only did I have Peyton Hillis in my starting lineup as of Sunday 12:00p.m. Eastern Standard Time, but I also had Beanie Wells in my lineup as well. Wells was saying up until Sunday that he was going to play. At around 12:10p.m. I got word from The NFL Today on CBS that both Hillis and Wells were inactive, and I immediately scrambled to insert Mark Ingram into my starting lineup and to pick up Montario Hardesty off of the free agent waiver wire. CBS was on top of these inactives this week before the lineups locked, so they can't be blamed for the failings of owners for not receiving inactives information in a timely manner.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: September 27, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Hillis back at work and feeling better

The Madden Curse strikes again!


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