Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 3/5/12
When you talk about tough physical running backs you have to mention Peyton Hillis and that fact alone makes him an attractive free agent prospect for several NFL teams.  At 6-2, 250 lbs, Hillis is built a lot like former Tampa Bay Buccaneer standout Mike Alstott.    Hillis was the 20th pick in the 7th round of the 2008 NFL draft.  After being traded at the beginning on the 2010 season he had tremendous year with the Cleveland Browns rushing for 1177 yards and 11 touchdowns with a 4.4 yard per carry average.  Hillis is also a threat in the passing game as he had 61 receptions for almost 500 yards as well that season.  Amidst a contract dispute, injuries and illness, Hillis’ numbers declined last season and his popularity in Cleveland quickly faded.  Because of his performance last season Hillis will come as a bargain for a team willing to give him a chance in 2012.  Here are four NFL teams that should pursue Peyton Hillis. New England Patriots:  Of course the Patriots have to be mentioned on this list.  Hillis fits the mold of key free agent acquisitions New England has signed in years past; a troubled star who has lost his way [...]
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