Help is coming for Peyton Hillis.
The former fullback isn’t likely to put up the kind of numbers that get you on the cover of Madden this year because Montario Hardesty is coming back from injury to share carries. And just in case Hardesty can’t get healthy, the Browns want more insurance.
Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer hears the Browns want to add a running back via free agency. They won’t spend big money, but want a runner that has experience and can be a decent backup.
Signing a back makes a lot of sense, and not just because Florio listed it No. 2 on his Browns checklist. The strongest, most stable part of the Browns team is the offensive line.
With a deep group of backs and control of the line of scrimmage, the Browns’ run game should be able to keep games close while their new passing attack and 4-3 defense figures things out.