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As if the Peyton Hillis saga has not had enough bizarre angles, ESPN”s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns running back is considering retirement and has told the team such as recent as the end of this past season.
Recently firing his third agent in the past 12 months, Hillis reportedly “waivered” on playing football at all throughout the past season, going as far as to consider joining the CIA. Schefter adds that all of this does appear to be behind the player and he allegedly desires to continue on with his career in the NFL.
The Browns will reportedly not use the franchise tag on Hillis, opting to use the $7.7 million elsewhere. Recent reports circulated which stated the team has offered Hillis a three-year, incentive-laden deal. After the last year of extreme ups and downs, coupled with this latest revelation, it is difficult to envision any sort of large amount of guaranteed money being sent his way.
In 10 games through 2011, Hillis amassed 587 yards and three touchdowns.
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Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis wanted to set the record straight.
The bruising Hillis told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that he never considered retirement - or a career with the CIA, for that matter - in the wake of a difficult season in 2011.
"I never one time mentioned anything to any coach about retirement or joining the CIA or anything like that. It's 100...
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...
Cleveland Browns Running Back and Madden Cover Boy, Peyton Hillis has fired agent, Kennard McGuire. For Hillis, this is the third agent he has parted ways with in a year. Hillis rose to become the Madden Cover boy after a breakout year with the Browns in 2010 (1,177 yards, 11 TDs). Hillis came to Cleveland [...]
We reported a few days ago that the Cleveland Browns will not use the franchise tag on running back Peyton Hillis, but will try to re-sign him to a multi-year deal.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has confirmed that Hillis will indeed not be franchised.
Schefter also mentioned that Hillis thought about retiring during this past season and joining the CIA. Right now though, it’s not clear...
Peyton Hillis had a rough time in Cleveland last year. Coming off a dominant season in 2010, his 2011 season was plagued by injuries and frustration over a lack of contract discussions. At one point it looked like Hillis would be traded, but nothing ever came to fruition. Some are wondering if the Browns will franchise tag Hillis to keep him for another season, but ESPN’s Adam...
Last October, we noted that Browns running back Peyton Hillis used three different agents in 2011 alone. He’s celebrating the upcoming new league year by making another change. Hillis is looking for his fourth agent since the start of 2011 after parting ways with agent Kennard McGuire, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com. There is…
The Cleveland Browns have placed the franchise tag on placekicker Phil Dawson for the second year in a row.
Which means the Browns are still at the point that their kicker is one of the better and more professional players on the roster.
It also means running back should be added to the team's list of offseason needs. Because with Dawson franchised, it almost surely increases...
The Browns have made the decision not to use their franchise tag on running back Peyton Hillis, according to a source familiar with the situation.
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