Tagged: cleveland browns

Arkansas Boasts Long Tradition Of Producing Quality Running Backs

by Evin Demirel 7/16/2012 12:00 am

On a national scale, Arkansas high school football has always hit above its weight. And for nearly a century, the state’s best punch has been its running backs.

Madden Curse

by Tre Baker 3/15/2012 8:56 am

Peyton Hillis takes his talents to Raytown.

Running Back Peyton Hillis Parts Ways With Cleveland, Signs With Chiefs

by The Associated Press 3/14/2012 10:34 pm

After a season of injuries, illness and sour feelings over a contract extension that never seemed to get signed, former Arkansas Razorback Peyton Hillis and the Cleveland Browns have gone their seperate ways.

Reports Of Hillis Considering CIA Continue Weird Year For Former Razorback

by Chris Bahn 3/2/2012 9:49 am

What a weird year for the former Conway High star and Arkansas running back. Madden Cover. Standing up kids at Halloween. Sitting out games either because of sickness or unhappiness over his contract. And now stories of contemplating quitting football for the CIA?

Homegrown Heroes: Hillis Looks More Like 2010 Version Of Himself In Browns' Loss

by Chris Bahn 12/20/2011 10:13 am

How about some good Peyton Hillis news from the field? Hillis, appearing healthy for the first time in months, ran for 99 yards in Cleveland’s most recent game. He also caught a pass for nine yards as the Browns looked more like the team they were last season on offense.

Peyton Hillis

by Tre Baker 11/15/2011 8:52 am

For the fifth consecutive week, the Cleveland Browns won't have their running back.

Peyton Hillis Gets Married In Northwest Arkansas

by 10/27/2011 3:47 pm

Peyton Hillis’ season hasn’t been all bad, apparently. Hillis, who has struggled with injury and a contract dispute with the Cleveland Browns, got married in Northwest Arkansas this week. Hillis and Amanda Brown purchased a marriage license in Benton County this week and had a reception in Fayetteville on Tuesday night.

Homegrown Heroes: Hillis, McFadden, Jones All On Shelf With Injuries

by Chris Bahn 10/25/2011 9:37 am

Early in the NFL season this seemed like the year Peyton Hillis, Darren McFadden and Felix Jones would share some headlines for success. But the trio who shared the backfield at Arkansas from 2005-2007 is going through a rough spot.

Cleveland Browns

by Tre Baker 10/24/2011 8:49 am

Peyton Hillis' absence called a "distraction" by Coach Pat Shurmur.

Homegrown Heroes: Injury, Limited Production Dogging Browns' Hillis

by Chris Bahn 10/19/2011 8:00 am

Peyton Hillis isn’t on the trading block. But he is on the injured list. Hillis, the Cleveland Browns running back, suffered a hamstring injury last week that has been the source of additional drama for the former Arkansas Razorback. This comes at the same time Hillis is working through increasingly heated contract negotiations with the organization.

Hamstring Injury Latest Drama For Hillis, Browns

by The Associated Press 10/18/2011 5:46 pm

No matter the coast or the opponent, Peyton Hillis can't seem to outrun the drama. Cleveland's running back, who since the season started has been involved in controversies surrounding contract negotiations with the Browns and his decision to sit out a game with strep throat, is again at the center of a mini-mystery surrounding an injury he sustained in Sunday's game at Oakland.

Hillis Facing Uncertain Future With Cleveland Browns

by The Associated Press 10/11/2011 10:55 am

Peyton Hillis wanted to retire with the Browns. Now, he's wondering and worrying if he has a future in Cleveland beyond the next 12 games. Hillis, whose stalled negotiations with the team on a contract extension have spawned weeks of analysis, conjecture and rumor, said Monday he has no regrets about sitting out the Sept. 25 game against Miami with strep throat, a decision — reached with the advice of his agent — that fueled reports he missed the game to protest not getting a new deal.

Agent Asked Peyton Hillis Not To Play Sick, Absence Not Contract Related

by The Associated Press 10/5/2011 1:56 pm

Fearing Peyton Hillis was weakened from strep throat and could risk injury, his agent advised the Browns' bruising back not to play on Sept. 25 against Miami. Hillis left Browns Stadium about two hours before kickoff, a decision that has led to speculation he was upset over ongoing negotiations with the club on a contract extension.


by Tre Baker 10/3/2011 8:49 am

Two players with Arkansas ties helped their NFL teams out with some long TDs.

Pressbox Roundtable: Bruce James, Media Tackle Alabama, Hogs' Defensive Concerns, 'Madden' Cover Boy Peyton Hills

by Jim Harris 9/20/2011 2:56 pm

Our roundtable guys take on a variety of subjects this week, most of them near and dear to Razorback fans' hearts: the upcoming Alabama game on Saturday, Tyler Wilson's performance, the areas of concern that arose on defense last week against Troy. Join in on the discussion in our comments section with the likes of Bruce James, Justin Acri, T.J. Carpenter and our staff.

ProFootballTalk: Hillis Quietly Working On Contract Negotiations With Browns

by Chris Bahn 8/31/2011 9:00 am

Peyton Hillis’ running style has little in common with his approach to contract negotiations. Hillis has been lauded for his straight-ahead running, a style that is very demanding. So far he's been much less direct with contract negotiations, something that ProFootballTalk has noticed.

Hillis Launches Official Site With Tribute (?) To Chuck Norris

by Chris Bahn 8/18/2011 9:45 am

Peyton Hillis has launched his official website at PeytonHillis.com. The intro video (embedded in the story below) shows off some gunslinging and kung-fu moves from Hillis while Chuck Norris narrates (sings?) what must be the theme from Walker Texas Ranger.

Peyton Hillis

by Tre Baker 8/1/2011 9:26 am

Finding stardom, but staying focused, it's the same ol' Peyton Hillis in Cleveland.

Hillis Hopes 'Unorthodox' Training Helps Him Continue Surprising Success

by Chris Bahn 6/27/2011 10:46 am

Peyton Hillis surprised the NFL last year when he ran for 1,000 yards. He further shocked folks by getting voted as the cover athlete for Madden ’12. So Hillis’ unusual training methods probably shouldn’t catch anybody that off guard. Hillis recently spoke with the Cleveland Plain Dealer about what he is doing this summer to get better.

Peyton Hillis Not In Favor of 18-Game NFL Schedule Proposal

by Chris Bahn 5/9/2011 11:00 am

Peyton Hillis loves playing football. But there is a limit. Hillis, who has gained national notoriety for a breakout season last year that led to him earning the Madden ’12 video game cover, recently spoke to the New York Times on a number of topics, including a proposed 18-game NFL schedule. The former Razorback is not in favor of adding games to the schedule.