The trade deadline has come and gone, and still, running back Peyton Hillis remains in Cleveland. It’s unclear what his role will be going forward, but one thing is certain: Mike Holmgren wasn’t going to let him go. After his agent announced that he had told Hillis not to play when he was sick, Hillis hasn’t had much of an impact in the previous two Browns gameplans, and it seemed like he was on the way out.
Obviously, he wasn’t. But why?
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Yes, whatever would give us that idea? How about the fact Hillis is only averaging eight carries and 30 yards during the past two games? How about the fact that, during a weird sequence in last Sunday’s game, the Browns said Hillis was on the bench because of a coach’s decision before saying he had a hamstring injury before he went back into the game(!)?
Even though it’s appeared that the Browns and Hillis are on the outs, Holmgren still talked about the potential contract extension that started this mess in the first place. He also told Hillis on Wednesday that the Browns want to keep him around.
“No one has called off contract negotiations,” Holmgren said. “Things are kind of quiet right now. Let's let the dust settle and see what happens.''
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