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BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns starting running back Peyton Hillis is practicing and taking part in team drills, increasing his chances of playing this week after sitting out the past two games with a hamstring injury.
Hillis hasn't played since straining his left hamstring against Oakland on Oct. 16. He ran at full speed at cut without any difficulty during the portion of Thursday's practice open to reporters. Hillis practiced one day last week, but suffered a setback and was kept out of Sunday's loss at San Francisco.
Browns coach Pat Shurmur had anticipated Hillis practicing Wednesday, but Hillis was kept out to get treatment. His status for this week's game against Houston could hinge on how well his hamstring responds after Thursday's workout.
The Browns need Hillis, whose second season in Cleveland has been shrounded in controversy, to get healthy. Backup Montario Hardesty is out this week with a torn calf muscle and could miss several games. Chris Ogbonnaya, signed off Houston's practice squad two weeks ago, will start if Hillis can't play. The team signed Thomas Clayton earlier this week after a tryout.
Starting wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi was on the practice field after missing last week's game with a concussion. Nickel back Dimitri Patterson missed his second straight practice with a knee injury.
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