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Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

Posted on: January 31, 2012 11:34 am
 
Hills could be back in Cleveland next year. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

2011 wasn't Peyton Hillis' year. But maybe 2012 already got him clear of the Madden Curse, as the Browns reportedly want to re-sign the running back, despite his injuries during the previous season.

That's according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, who reports that Hillis "worked his way back into the team's good graces" over the final six weeks of the season, and that Cleveland would like him back in 2012.

Hillis struggled with injuries, a belief that he was soft, playing time, and all the other things that accompany the Madden Curse in 2011. After busting out for 1,177 yards in 2011, Hillis took a major step back in 2012, rushing for just 587 yards in 10 games, nine of which he started.

At one point, he was the embodiment of Cleveland athletics, a blue-collar guy whose style of running fit perfectly with the way Cleveland sees itself. Which is precisely why the Browns kept saying they'd re-sign him.

That they're now interested in locking up Hillis again is interesting, but perhaps the timing of the interest is obvious, given how much cheaper  Hillis will be to sign than he was a year ago at this time.

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Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:15 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

This is completly the medias fault.They blow everything out of proportion.This is the reason why Bill Belichick doesn't say a word. All year we  heard all year was how unhappy the coaching staff was with Hillis and no one in the media wanted to say the obvious that he had a hamstring injury that was affecting the way he plays.The media needs to start naming sources couse this crap is getting old.



Since: Jan 3, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:10 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

Oh yeah...the Cleveland fans ran LeBron out of town?  Yeah, you're right...it wasn't his selfish ego, or his realization that he needed to ride D Wade's N*TZ to win a title (maybe)...it was the fans, that sold out 100+ straight games at the Q that ran him out of town.  As DONWARREN says...Spot On (sarcasm...you idiot). 



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Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:07 pm
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Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:03 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

Theres always an opening as a internet E-Bay T-Shirt salesman....Jess Sayin'



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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:49 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

With Hillis they can pass on Richardson & be a joke for another 5 years!

They need both to be successfull.

Hillis to guide Richardson & Richardsion to PUSH Hillis!



Since: Aug 26, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:20 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

he is the best back they have had in a long time



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 4:18 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

1166 yards is a 'huge' year?  That's not even 75 yards a game.  Hillis has character issues, he proved it in Denver and in Cleveland he proved he doesn't have any heart.  He's a bum.


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