Last week, the Browns didn’t rule running back Peyton Hillis out for the game against the Texans until they boarded the team flight to Houston without him. This week, the Browns are wasting no time in saying Hillis won’t play.
Hillis has already been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Rams, Browns coach Pat Shurmur confirmed today.
And so the cursed season of Hillis continues. He’s missed three straight games with a hamstring injury, missed another game with an illness, and has been the subject of widespread criticism amid reports that his teammates don’t want him around anymore.
For the 2011 season Hillis has 60 carries for 211 yards. In 2010 he had 270 carries for 1,177 yards.