The cursed season of Browns running back Peyton Hillis continues.
Hillis, the Madden cover boy who has played in only four games this season, will miss Sunday’s game against the Bengals, Browns coach Pat Shurmur confirmed today.
The last time Hillis saw the field was October 16, when he carried six times for 14 yards. Since then, a strained hamstring has left him unable to play, although Shurmur continues to insist that Hillis will play again this season.
At this point, it’s hard to see why the Browns would want Hillis to play for them again this season. It’s been widely reported that he won’t be back in Cleveland next year, and the Browns are getting good production from Chris Ogbonnaya, who had 115 rushing yards in Sunday’s win over the Jaguars. The Browns are ready to move on from Hillis.