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Two weeks ago, running back Chris Ogbonnaya was on Houston's practice squad, waiting for a chance to play. On Sunday, he'll face the Texans.
Such is life in the unpredictable NFL.
Ogbonnaya will play - and could start - this week for the Browns, whose offensive backfield has undergone nearly constant change because of injuries. With both Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty hurt in recent weeks, Ogbonnaya, signed by Cleveland on Oct. 18, has zoomed up the depth chart.
Last week, Ogbonnaya was pressed into full-time duty when Hardesty, starting in place of Hillis, tore a calf muscle. Ogbonnaya wound up playing nearly every snap in a loss at San Francisco. He's ready to do it again, but the Browns got good news Thursday, when Hillis practiced for the first time in more than a week and said he intends to play Sunday for the first time in three weeks.
BEST OF MAXIM
Allow me to quickly touch on activity deemed illegal. Here are the results and opening lines of the Cleveland Browns last three games:
Cleveland (+6) 17 Oakland 24
Cleveland (-3) 6 Seattle 3
Cleveland (+9.5) 10 San Francisco 20
It’s hard to dismiss these consecutive game scores as a pure matter of coincidence, and that’s why I looked into it. It turns out that the verdict...
The Cleveland Browns could still be waiting on the return of Peyton Hillis after he appeared to reinjure his hamstring at practice today.
Yesterday the Browns cut bait with yet another second-rounder from the 2009 NFL draft. First it was #52 overall David Veikune after he was beaten out by undrafted player, Marcus Benard. Now Brian Robiskie. The 36th overall pick was cut loose after a pretty disappointing career in Cleveland for a guy who was thought to be one of the more “NFL ready” prospects in the draft...
Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis participated in practice Wednesday as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.Hillis missed the Browns' previous two games with the strain, and is expected to be cautious throughout the week with an eye toward returning for Sunday's matchup with the host Houston Texans.There were reports that Hillis could have played last...
Former Jets and Browns coach Eric Mangini talked with The Post's Justin Terranova about Sunday's big matchups between the Giants and Patriots, and Bills and Jets. The ESPN analyst also discussed a possible return to coaching.
Q: What did the Steelers do to beat Patriots?
A: They took...
The Cleveland Browns released Brian Robiskie yesterday when they needed a roster spot for another running back after injuries to Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty.
Many of us were rooting for Robiskie since the Browns drafted him out of Ohio State. That said, Eric Mangini and George Kokinis were crazy to draft him at the top of the second round in their disastrous 2009 draft. ...
This season marks the thirteenth straight year that the Cleveland Browns have been a virtual nonentity in the NFL. And leave it to the Browns to screw it up and win three whole games when they desperately need to lose every possible game in order to secure the likes of Andrew Luck in the draft.
The Browns aren't going to get Luck, nor will they get Landry Jones, and that about...
While there has been little detail revealed about the situation between Peyton Hillis and the Cleveland Browns, it’s pretty obvious the relationship is not a pleasant one. Hillis had a monster year for the Browns in 2010, but the team clearly does not value him enough to offer him a lucrative extension. It would also [...]
"He played his heart out last year for this team. This year, the offense changes, they start throwing (or attempting to throw), stop feeding him the ball, he is sick and takes himself out, and everything snowballs." -lanche
Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis re-injured his hamstring during practice Friday, The Plain Dealer reported.
Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis has rushed for fewer yards this season (211) than Cowboys rookie DeMarco Muray had a single game (253) and he's missed more games (three) than he's been in the end zone (two). Since winning a fan vote to be put on the cover of "Madden 12," Hillis has engaged in public squabbles about his contract, missed a game because...