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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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Comments

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:58 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

The team is awful, so get rid of the only playmaker. Brilliant!!



Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:52 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

It's kind of funny, but it's Mary Kay Cabot, she was only promoted to beat writer for the Plain Dealer because the good guy was fired. she doesen't know jack about sports.



Since: Jan 26, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:50 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

Am I missing something here?  This article says that "Hillis too a major step back in 2012, rushing for just over 587 yards in 10 games, nine of which he started."  My question is, it is January 31, 2012 today.  How did Hillis play 10 games in 2012?  I mean I'm just a little more than a casual football fan and I did just wake up from a nap, but please tell me that I didn't sleep an entire year while napping?



Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:32 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

Good deal if you can get him at a decent rate.  It allows them to focus on many other areas of need and not draft a RB.  Although I'd love to have trent richardson.


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Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 8:12 pm
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Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:56 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

Hillis is capable of being the real deal.  He runs hard and can catch passes.  It is hard to shine in an offense that has no real receivers and a qb who is mediocre.  If the Browns want to be a bruising team then signing him after a miserable year is a great idea.  Give him a decent signing bonus, some cheap years up front and then back load the deal.  

If the Browns don't sign hin, i think he should go to the steelers and bang up on the Browns for the next couple of years.   



Since: Jan 31, 2012
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:43 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

I say get rid of him and pick up Trent Richardson 



Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:36 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

Hillis a cancer?......What did he turn into Pac Man Jones?




Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 31, 2012 6:19 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

Mike Holmgren is a horrible GM. Peyton Hillis is a cancer who has to be removed.




Since: Sep 13, 2010
Posted on: January 31, 2012 5:29 pm
 

Report: Browns now want Peyton Hillis back

tnacty siad it best HE IS A BUM


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