Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/1/12
The Cleveland Browns decided not to franchise tag their starting running back for the past two seasons, Peyton Hillis. In fact, Hillis has contemplated leaving the game altogether to begin a career with the CIA. After being traded by the Denver Broncos, Hillis had a breakout season in 2010, his first year in Cleveland. He rushed for 1,177 yards and 11 touchdowns while giving the Browns a constant go to player on offense. This past season, however, Hillis’ carries were cut nearly in half as he struggled to stay on the field because of injuries. He finished the season with 587 yards and just three scores. Maybe the Madden curse had something to do with that? Now possibly entering free agency, Hillis has considered leaving the NFL as the Browns have declined to franchise tag him. Therefore, the running back would hit the free agent market later on this month. No other information about Hillis entering the CIA exists at this time. Curiously, Hillis and his agent, Kennard, McGuire have r...
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