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Sources: Browns fed up with Hillis

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08:23 AM ET 11.05 | The Browns are near the end of their rope with running back Peyton Hillis and are prepared to let him walk in free agency after this season, NFL sources said. At this point, it would take a dramatic turnaround in behavior and production for Hillis to persuade the Browns to re-sign him when he becomes a free agent in March. "It's one thing after another, and what's been out there isn't even the half of it," one source said.

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November 5, 2011  08:27 AM ET

I didn't know running backs cause problems....I thought it was only wide receivers...

November 5, 2011  08:31 AM ET

Shame on him for severely straining his hamstring.

November 5, 2011  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Shame on him for severely straining his hamstring.

When your in last place in your division...the finger pointing rears its ugly head....

November 5, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

When your* in last place in your division...the finger pointing rears its ugly head....

You're...

November 5, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Something is up with Hillis though. He's talented but this is now the second team that seems eager to get rid of him.

November 5, 2011  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Something is up with Hillis though. He's talented but this is now the second team that seems eager to get rid of him.

i.e. doesn't play well with others...

November 5, 2011  08:48 AM ET

"Mentally fragile," hamstring injury history RBs are not in high demand right now. His agent may want to sit him down and have a heart to heart.
He is most likely looking at a one year offer from some teams for not much over the minimum salary for a fifth year player.

November 5, 2011  08:48 AM ET

What has he done to frustrate the Browns? I don't get it. This is certainly solid reporting.

November 5, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Yawn...who cares?

November 5, 2011  09:03 AM ET

Last week he leaves the team to back to Arkansas, gets married on a Tuesday and comes back to watch practice on Wednesday? Just a little different way to go about it all.

November 5, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Something is up with Hillis though. He's talented but this is now the second team that seems eager to get rid of him.

Bad attitude.

November 5, 2011  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Last week he leaves the team to back to Arkansas, gets married on a Tuesday and comes back to watch practice on Wednesday? Just a little different way to go about it all.

He'll be another backup RB soon.

November 5, 2011  09:19 AM ET

I thought he was loved in Cleveland

November 5, 2011  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

What has he done to frustrate the Browns? I don't get it. This is certainly solid reporting.

He used the old "I want a new contract so I'll sit out a game with a sore throat" ploy to get more money. Guys are playing with broken bones, punctured lungs and concussions but this doink sits because of a cold?!?!? Don't let him walk at the end of the year because he may pull another hamstring!

November 5, 2011  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I thought he was loved in Cleveland

He was when his production was better.

November 5, 2011  09:23 AM ET

Dude got married this past Tuesday. Do you really want to get married when the Maddon curse is in effect?

November 5, 2011  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

He used the old "I want a new contract so I'll sit out a game with a sore throat" ploy to get more money. Guys are playing with broken bones, punctured lungs and concussions but this doink sits because of a cold?!?!? Don't let him walk at the end of the year because he may pull another hamstring!

They all want more money, it's just the way he handles the situation.

November 5, 2011  09:24 AM ET
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Dude got married this past Tuesday. Do you really want to get married when the Maddon curse is in effect?

Hillis had one good year and now he thinks he's something special.

November 5, 2011  09:34 AM ET

Hillis needs to look at Matt Forte. He's not happy with his contract but he keeps bustin his **** instead of being a punk on the sidelines.

 
November 5, 2011  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Last week he leaves the team to back to Arkansas, gets married on a Tuesday and comes back to watch practice on Wednesday? Just a little different way to go about it all.

Kind of sounds like Kim K's entire marriage...

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