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Peyton Hillis

Peyton Hillis - #40 - RB

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 250 lbs.
Birthday 01/21/1986
Birthplace Conway, AR
College Arkansas
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 7th round, 20th pick by Broncos

Mangini: McCoy likely starter if Delhomme, Wallace out

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
  Browns head coach Eric Mangini indicated Wednesday he likely would start rookie Colt McCoy at Pittsburgh on Sunday if QBs Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace can't play because of ankle injuries, multiple media outlets reported.   

Browns MVP Meter: Week Five

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
RB Peyton Hillis remains atop the Browns MVP Meter after five games. Also, Seneca Wallace moves up the rankings.   

Browns players of the week

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 3:51 a.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week Five, with a familiar name getting the nod on offense in spite of a nagging injury. 

Browns RB Hillis limited Thursday

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
Browns RB Peyton Hillis (thigh) was limited in practice on Thursday, according to the practice report issued by the team. 

Falcons-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 9:39 a.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Falcons-Browns game.        

Running game highlights Browns' strengths, but pass defense a weakness

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
The Browns, who earned their first win of the season Sunday vs. Cincinnati, are shaping up as a more-formidable-than-expected opponent because of their style of play.

Browns MVP Meter: Week Four

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the Browns' top five team MVP candidates through four games.

Browns players of the week

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 3:52 a.m. ET
Here are the Browns' players of the week on offense, defense and special teams for Week Four.

Mangini to Harrison: Protect the football

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Eric Mangini had a less-than-subtle response to Jerome Harrison when the fumble-prone running back wondered publicly about his role in the team's offense.

Browns fantasy focus

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
Here's our weekly look at the Browns from a fantasy-football perspective. 

Bengals-Browns matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Here's a closer look at a matchup to watch in Sunday's Bengals-Browns game:  

Ten most intriguing players of Week Four

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 5:54 p.m. ET
Donovan McNabb returns to Philadelphia for the first time since being traded away and with his 1-2 Redskins reeling after a loss at St. Louis. McNabb tops Pat Fitzmaurice's list of the 10 most intriguing players of Week Four.

Hillis rumbles to top of Browns depth chart

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
While an injury to RB Montario Hardesty was supposed to open the door for Jerome Harrison to regain the top spot in Cleveland, it's Peyton Hillis who has seized the opportunity.

Browns' running game thrives, pass defense sputters

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
The Browns' running game gave Cleveland a chance to score the upset at Baltimore Sunday, but an inability to stop Ravens WR Anquan Boldin, with CB Eric Wright particularly struggling, proved the difference in the game.

Hardesty injury may bolster Hillis' role

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
Rookie RB Montario Hardesty left Cleveland's final preseason game with a left knee injury, and reported Friday that he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the season. The injury could lead to an increased ...

Sweed will have to earn playing time

Posted April 25, 2010 @ 3:38 p.m. ET
Although the trade of Santonio Holmes opens the door to more playing time for WR Limas Sweed, our AFC Whispers indicate that the third-year receiver will have to earn the PT.

Broncos trade for QB Quinn

Posted March 14, 2010 @ 5:44 p.m. ET
The Broncos announced Sunday that they have acquired QB Brady Quinn in a trade with Cleveland. The team agreed to trade FB Peyton Hillis, a 2011 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional 2012 draft pick to the Browns in exchange ...

Contrary to rumors, Patriots won't bring back Thomas

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 10:36 a.m. ET
If the Patriots can't trade LB Adalius Thomas, they'll likely cut him, we hear in this week's AFC Whispers.

Jaguars concerned about Mathis' durability

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 8:01 p.m. ET
With Rashean Mathis having missed 12 games over the past three seasons, the Jaguars are wondering how much they can depend on their one-time Pro Bowl cornerback next season.


Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Hillis had 15 carries for 101 yards in the Chiefs' loss to the Colts on Sunday.||||||| Hillis easily surpassed his season high of 66 yards. Jamaal Charles added 226 yards in a huge day for the Kansas City rushing attack.
Posted Sept. 30, 2012
Hillis was back at practice Wednesday and could play this weekend against Oakland for the first time since Week 3.||||||| Hillis sprained his right ankle in the Chiefs' victory at New Orleans on Sept. 23. He's was able to take advantage of their bye last week to get back on the practice field. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said he wasn't sure whether Hillis will play against the Raiders until he saw him practice in pads, but Hillis said he believes he'll be ready to go.
Posted March 14, 2012
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back Peyton Hillis, giving the team a formidable duo in the ground game with Jamaal Charles. The team formally announced the move Thursday. Terms were not disclosed.||||||| Hillis had a drama- and injury-filled second season in Cleveland after rushing for 1,177 yards in 2010. He rushed for just 587 yards last season. Hillis, a seventh-round pick out of Arkansas in 2008, also played two seasons with Denver.
Posted Jan. 02, 2012
Hillis' pathetic season ended with 30 yards on 10 carries in a 13-9 loss Sunday to Pittsburgh.||||||| Hillis was a fantasy bust with 587 yards.
Posted Dec. 25, 2011
Hillis ran for 112 yards in Cleveland's 20-14 loss at Baltimore on Saturday.||||||| Hillis is one of the biggest fantasy busts of the season. The less said about him, the better.