Out of sight and out of mind, the Madden 12 cover boy could be doing something other than playing football in a densely pixilated video image.
After missing several games with a hamstring injury, Browns running back Peyton Hillis could be playing on Sunday, when the Browns face the Bengals in Cincinnati.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Hillis is now a game-time decision.
“It’s looking very positive for this game,” Hillis said. “We’re all shooting for this Sunday. . . . I’m working my best to get out there, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity. I’m eager and excited about it.”
Montario Hardesty also is expected to be available, and he’s expected to start, with Chris Ogbonnaya serving as the backup. It’s unknown whether Hillis would leapfrog one or both of them if he’s able to play; coach Pat Shurmur has said in the past that Hillis will be the starter once again, once he’s healthy.